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Old October 4th, 2015, 10:41 AM
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There are a few things that I would do differently but holy shit this is a clean and well done build! I hope you get a ton of money for it!
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Old October 4th, 2015, 12:05 PM
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Hit your tunnel with a DA sander, lay down some high build primer, and keep sanding until it's smooth. FG is much easier to get quick results from than most materials. I was lucky and the original tunnel was in excellent shape but it still required some love to make it look perfect. I shot the underside of it with the color matched bedliner to eliminate the ugly natural fiberglass look.

Regarding the electronics, are you referring to an MFU (Multi Function Unit)? Is your Defender a 97?

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I love it. My build is nearing completion. One of my sticking points is the R380 trans tunnel made of fiberglass. I hate the finish on it. Your looks so much better. Did you do something to it?

Also, where is the box that manages the electronics?
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Thanks for the props!

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Old October 4th, 2015, 12:52 PM
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Yeah, great work. Hope that price on eBay goes way up with the work you've done. Very thorough build up. Kudos.
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Old October 4th, 2015, 12:55 PM
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One of my sticking points is the R380 trans tunnel made of fiberglass.
Why? The tunnel cover should be covered with a rubber mat for sound and heat reduction.
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Old October 4th, 2015, 01:17 PM
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Is there a cover over the rear crossmember?
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Old October 4th, 2015, 02:11 PM
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Do you have a soft top for it? Sweet build, I really like this 90!
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Old October 4th, 2015, 02:56 PM
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Hit your tunnel with a DA sander, lay down some high build primer, and keep sanding until it's smooth. FG is much easier to get quick results from than most materials. I was lucky and the original tunnel was in excellent shape but it still required some love to make it look perfect. I shot the underside of it with the color matched bedliner to eliminate the ugly natural fiberglass look.

Regarding the electronics, are you referring to an MFU (Multi Function Unit)? Is your Defender a 97?



------ Follow up post added October 4th, 2015 09:09 AM ------

Thanks for the props!
Yes. The MFU. Mine is a 1984 110 with a new 4.6 Gems and R380. We have the MFU in the engine bay. I don't like it unless that's the right place for it.

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Why? The tunnel cover should be covered with a rubber mat for sound and heat reduction.
Why? Because this one looks kick ass. I don't like the rubber mat look.
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Old October 4th, 2015, 03:16 PM
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Well done restoration thats makes my OCD all warm and fuzzy

Not a fan of the rims and color but imagine thats what is getting top dollar these days.
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Old October 4th, 2015, 03:37 PM
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Yes. The MFU. Mine is a 1984 110 with a new 4.6 Gems and R380. We have the MFU in the engine bay. I don't like it unless that's the right place for it. ------ Follow up post added October 4th, 2015 02:56 PM ------ Why? Because this one looks kick ass. I don't like the rubber mat look.
Without the rubber it all gets hot as shit
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Old October 4th, 2015, 03:48 PM
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Just the bikini. I have used the Badger half-cabs tops before and really like them but the wait time to get it pushed out well past when the Defender would be sold.

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Do you have a soft top for it? Sweet build, I really like this 90!
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I drove it in 110 degrees to test the fan set up. I let the truck achieve full temp first. No noticeable heat or additional noise from the tunnel cover. The seat box, bulkhead, doors, and hood are not insulated from the factory. Not applying the rubber mats makes a negligible difference in sound and heat. I doubt that anyone will be driving this in hotter temps than I have here in Scottsdale. I put a couple thousand miles on my D110 soft top pickup with the same results.

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Why? The tunnel cover should be covered with a rubber mat for sound and heat reduction.
------ Follow up post added October 4th, 2015 12:57 PM ------

Different harness than mine. I didn't have a big ungainly MFU to hide.

[QUOTE=jason1st;677016]Yes. The MFU. Mine is a 1984 110 with a new 4.6 Gems and R380. We have the MFU in the engine bay. I don't like it unless that's the right place for it.

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Old October 4th, 2015, 04:02 PM
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Is there a cover over the rear crossmember?
I welded a 3/16's steel plate over it to provide reinforcement to the drop down tailgate hinges (converted back to swing away) and integrate the body mounting tabs. I didn't like the extra errant holes in the back of the NAS crossmember. I also rolled 3/16's over the top and sides of the crossmember to eliminate the apertures on the crossmember sides that collect dirt and water.

The modification was both aesthetic and structural. I did the same with my 110.
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Old October 4th, 2015, 05:25 PM
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Without the rubber it all gets hot as shit
Does that rubber mat alone help a lot?
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Old October 4th, 2015, 05:55 PM
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It does make a difference, but removing it does not make the truck unbearable IMHO. Blocking the natural airway with a winch bumper and skid plate cause more heat build up in the tranny/exhaust area than removing the mat. I have tested this with a IR gun on a couple of different trucks after noticing high temps in the console and tunnel area.
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Old October 4th, 2015, 11:53 PM
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Does that rubber mat alone help a lot?
Yes - road noise is transmitted through the single wall floorboard and lower bulkhead, adding dampening and insulative layer to these areas reduces the transmission of sound into the cabin from below.

Heat transfer from some engines to the floorboard can be felt as radiant heat - again insulation helps to comfort the driver/passenger.
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Old October 5th, 2015, 08:18 AM
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Yes - road noise is transmitted through the single wall floorboard and lower bulkhead, adding dampening and insulative layer to these areas reduces the transmission of sound into the cabin from below.

Heat transfer from some engines to the floorboard can be felt as radiant heat - again insulation helps to comfort the driver/passenger.
I drove the truck about 5000 miles before we started working on it and yes it gets hot.

However, with all the threads about dynamat and bedliner solutions I never thought just a rubber floor mat would do the trick.
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Old October 5th, 2015, 08:26 AM
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I drove the truck about 5000 miles before we started working on it and yes it gets hot. However, with all the threads about dynamat and bedliner solutions I never thought just a rubber floor mat would do the trick.
How about dynamat plus the Wright rubber mat thingy?
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Old October 5th, 2015, 08:40 AM
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This is why tuffy boxes are (or should be) mounted on strips of wood. To prevent the metal to metal heat transfer. Thinking you could cook eggs on an uninsulated metal tunnel box. Those V-8 CATs are ~ 400 F and less than an 1-inch away.
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Old October 5th, 2015, 10:35 AM
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I always feel heat coming right up through that area above the cats.... nice in the winter... Summer it is so hot anyways that I barely notice...
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Old October 5th, 2015, 10:42 AM
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KAHN ALLOY WHEEL 18" X 8" RETRO STYLE - Rovers North - Classic Land Rover Parts

This might have been a better wheel choice, still 'Kahn' design, has the blingy look you probably want but less offensive.
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Old October 5th, 2015, 09:28 PM
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You can always sell the wheels if buyer doesn't like and put Boost's
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