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Old October 29th, 2013, 04:29 PM
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ICON- Cross post

Was reading up on the ICON post on Jalopnik and happened to notice a familiar front fascia.




"Icon will rework all sorts of things, including this Land Rover, which Jonathan didn't have very nice things to say about, construction-wise. Let's just say the British were very good at ignoring how differing metals interact. Also, note that all the plastic bits that made up the grille and headlight surrounds are being replaced with custom-milled aluminum replacements."


http://jalopnik.com/this-guy-makes-t...uvs-1453905912

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Holy Jesus is that an LS motor in there????
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Old October 29th, 2013, 04:36 PM
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That would be sweet in black anodized
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Old October 29th, 2013, 05:08 PM
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Haven't seen any aftermarket grilles and especially headight finishers that I actually like... But those are sweet.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 05:16 PM
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Sheesh! Billet Aluminum grill and headlight surrounds? Fancy indeed.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 05:32 PM
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Old October 29th, 2013, 05:32 PM
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Old October 29th, 2013, 05:41 PM
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Old October 29th, 2013, 06:25 PM
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I always thought the icon's were scratch built rather than starting with existing platforms. Good read.

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Old October 29th, 2013, 06:51 PM
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That's were they get their title from, isn't it?
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Old October 29th, 2013, 08:17 PM
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This was a while back and I never saw the finished product. I love what he does with old Broncos.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 08:43 PM
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This was a while back and I never saw the finished product. I love what he does with old Broncos.
This interview was just done, I think they're still working on it.
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I always thought the icon's were scratch built rather than starting with existing platforms. Good read.

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No, I think there is a title issue so they start with an existing truck. Some in the Cruiser world are not happy with him as he buys up trucks, gets what he needs for a title and then crushes the rest.

I personally do not understand the attraction.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 07:44 AM
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All hat and no steer. How does this:
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Also, note that all the plastic bits that made up the grille and headlight surrounds are being replaced with custom-milled aluminum replacements.
Make this a better truck?
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All hat and no steer. How does this:

Make this a better truck?
Its what the buyers want. They want everything CNC machined and milled. Look at how much these things sell for.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 08:25 AM
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Looks like a Bronco,
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Old October 30th, 2013, 08:26 AM
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So 1990s. 3d printing is the new CNC machined and milled.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 08:39 AM
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Screw the grill/surrounds, what is lurking in the engine bay?
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Screw the grill/surrounds, what is lurking in the engine bay?
LS motor more than likely. It is the answer to every powertrain question.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 09:02 AM
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No, I think there is a title issue so they start with an existing truck. Some in the Cruiser world are not happy with him as he buys up trucks, gets what he needs for a title and then crushes the rest.

I personally do not understand the attraction.
Sounds familiar.

I also do not see the attraction. I do think there is a market for resto-mod Defenders with LS powertrains but all the goofy cosmetic stuff they do is.... well goofy.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 09:03 AM
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LS with a turbo? Looks like a large dia pipe from an intercooler.
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