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Old July 31st, 2012, 02:19 PM
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fully build aluminum bodies replacement

anyone know why there isn't a company doing these for defenders? Seems to me this would be something that someone would take on...

similar company doing FJ, Jeep and Zuk stuff...

http://www.aqualu.com/index.html

Just wandering...
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Old July 31st, 2012, 03:35 PM
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Other than the bulkhead, most everything on the body is aluminium already. There are a few places in the UK selling rebuilt and galvanized bulkheads and, of course, galvanized frames are very common in the land rover world (at least compared to replacement aluminium bodies on jeeps).
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Old July 31st, 2012, 05:14 PM
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Other than the bulkhead, most everything on the body is aluminium already. There are a few places in the UK selling rebuilt and galvanized bulkheads and, of course, galvanized frames are very common in the land rover world (at least compared to replacement aluminium bodies on jeeps).
Sure, I understand that, I guess what I am saying is that all the parts for the body now you pretty much have to get from the factory right? And they come in pieces??

It seems very appealing to me that if you could order a fully welded, one piece replacement for the whole body that would be a a desirable upgrade...
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Imagine the price for shipping on that.. Being realistic and money wise it can only be in bits and part. I remember the days of my 4runner, toyota dealer sales you another car if you need part. Damn happy about how rover sales part after that experience....

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Imagine the price for shipping on that.. Being realistic and money wise it can only be in bits and part. I remember the days of my 4runner, toyota dealer sales you another car if you need part. Damn happy about how rover sales part after that experience....

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You can get complete Jeep aluminum and steel bodies from multiple manufacturers. Shipping isn't that bad for a crated up body.
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Really? I think that would make it very difficult to maintain. The modular nature of LR's is a big part of their appeal.

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It seems very appealing to me that if you could order a fully welded, one piece replacement for the whole body that would be a a desirable upgrade...
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