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Old September 2nd, 2012, 09:03 PM
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ICON Defender.....huh?

Not what I was expecting. Interesting, but not the North American Icon.

http://www.defendericon.com/index.php
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 09:08 PM
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some of them dont look too bad...just call me boring, I'll stick with the original.
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 09:35 PM
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I was in on the initial conversations. They wanted to sell them to the states and have me clear them and deliver them anywhere in the US wearing a jacket and tie and handle any problems the client might have- ie a bespoke white glove service from start to finish. I bailed for a number of reasons.
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 09:40 PM
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Hmmm wonder if they licensed the music for that video at the bottom. Really popular track and would cost a lot for a commercial like that.
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 10:25 PM
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Old September 4th, 2012, 02:06 PM
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It's just Nene Overland branching out and trying to exploit the "more money than sense" market. That's not just intended to be a criticism of the (questionable) taste, but the build quality on the trucks I've seen has been horrific. They do stuff like dab sliver paint (badly) on the hinge bolts after painting over everything in body color. Lots of hideous shortcuts that would terrify anyone with standards.
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I actually like a few of the design elements- but I think they are failing to recognize that Land Rover already beat them to the punch --- except instead of ICON, they call them Range Rovers
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Old September 5th, 2012, 12:17 AM
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Yikes all around.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 08:02 AM
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Makes ya really wonder huh!!!....I wonder if they actually made all those "EDITIONS" and have them sitting around in a lot somewhere, or if some genius on a computer made them?
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Here is another company with a similar concept. The retro style is interesting. Maybe its the series style grill. The color is not good.

http://www.twistedperformance.co.uk/
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I like this one, minus the hood.

http://www.neneoverland.co.uk/4x4def...enders1CON.htm
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Looks like the real icon is doing a defender...

From their newsletter, "There is a wonderfully diverse collection of unique vehicles lined up for our one-off division. Right now we are working on a 1946 Lincoln Club Coupe (Derelict), a 1965 Dodge Power Wagon (Reformer), a Defender D90 (Reformer), and a Defender NAS 110 (Reformer)."


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Old September 5th, 2012, 09:46 PM
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Looks like the real icon is doing a defender...

From their newsletter, "There is a wonderfully diverse collection of unique vehicles lined up for our one-off division. Right now we are working on a 1946 Lincoln Club Coupe (Derelict), a 1965 Dodge Power Wagon (Reformer), a Defender D90 (Reformer), and a Defender NAS 110 (Reformer)."


Damn, there goes my kids college fund.
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Anyone know what wheels twisted is using on the below truck?

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Old September 5th, 2012, 11:20 PM
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Old September 5th, 2012, 11:28 PM
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Thanks, thought they had developed their own wheel that would be a straight fit...didn't realize it needs an adapter.
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they can be built here as well. Not finished yet but here's a teaser
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Old September 6th, 2012, 10:51 AM
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Most of those trucks are ugly as sin.
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Old September 6th, 2012, 10:57 AM
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You have wheel adapters on there right? Seats look nice they are recaros? I have a similar setup with the seats.

The wheels that twisted is using must be made an aftermarket for Range Rovers as well. Anyone seen them for sale here?

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Agreed, most look awful.

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Looks like it does bolt directly on...

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Here is another company with a similar concept. The retro style is interesting. Maybe its the series style grill. The color is not good.

http://www.twistedperformance.co.uk/
Does anyone have a source for this grill?
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