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Old January 25th, 2016, 12:50 PM
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How did you get photos out there?
They are not his photos.... They are official Land Rover issued photos.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 12:52 PM
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JLR Marketing web site. I stumbled across it in the fall.

What was really cool was a month after getting all these photos, going to the factory and recognizing people on the floor from the photos.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 12:57 PM
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If you want a load of photos from the assembly line floor, feel free o download them from my drop box link.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/10tpcfjg4...0NVPtmI2a?dl=0
Beautiful photos. What did you shoot with?

I love that grasmere green heritage edition.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 01:04 PM
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Custom ones are being made for people

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Old January 25th, 2016, 01:35 PM
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another article.

The last Defender: Is Land Rover's off-road heyday over? - BBC News
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Old January 25th, 2016, 03:02 PM
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12:39 today... the last truck went through... nothing behind it...
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Old January 25th, 2016, 03:04 PM
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12:39 today... the last truck went through... nothing behind it...


Anyone know what LR is doing with the stamping/dies/jigs/machinery? Will they still make Defender parts?
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Old January 25th, 2016, 03:05 PM
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12:39 today... the last truck went through... nothing behind it...
What is up with the offset tailgate??
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Old January 25th, 2016, 03:14 PM
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What is up with the offset tailgate??
It's just carried along while the body is in its rack on the way to paint.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 03:25 PM
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12:39 today... the last truck went through... nothing behind it...
What a site! ;-(
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Old January 25th, 2016, 03:48 PM
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What is up with the offset tailgate??
Capturing the spirit of land rover build quality since 1948.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 04:16 PM
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Old January 25th, 2016, 05:10 PM
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12:39 today... the last truck went through... nothing behind it...
Photo says it all.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 05:31 PM
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Anyone know what LR is doing with the stamping/dies/jigs/machinery? Will they still make Defender parts?
I thought that there was talk about potentially continuing production in India. Would they just move the machinery there?
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Old January 25th, 2016, 06:42 PM
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I thought that there was talk about potentially continuing production in India. Would they just move the machinery there?
Production was discontinued because the trucks no longer meet EU safety requirements so they won't be built anywhere, by rover anyway.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 06:48 PM
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There has been talk of moving production to India for less fussy markets.
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There has been talk of moving production to India for less fussy markets.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 07:06 PM
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What is up with the offset tailgate??

The body parts are all assembled onto a metal frame in building called Body in White (BiW) .If you look at the photos, you can see panels aren't positioned as you would see in a final body. (gaps and offsets)

In BiW they manufacture the doors, seat boxes, tubs, wings and scuttles (bulkheads) all the various body panels. (other than the roof).

Once all the panels are bolted to the holding frame, a fork lift loads them onto a flat deck truck and delivers them a couple hundred yards away to the paint building (same building where they paint Range Rovers, Discoveries and Jags).

Defenders are painted by hand on these frames, (the orientation is somewhat unusual, to make them easier to paint. (also note, hinges are painted in place on the doors). Once completed, painted shells are loaded onto another flat deck, sent a couple hundred yards away to the building that holds the actual assembly line. The shells sit on racks until a specific build sheet calls for a specific shell. All Defender roof fabrication and paint is sub-contracted to an offsite supplier.

Panels are removed from the frames, and attached to vehicles at the assembly line building as required during the final assembly process.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 07:09 PM
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wonder what happens to all those paint frames now...
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Old January 25th, 2016, 07:26 PM
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probably scrap...

The final assembly building which was originally build during the war for airplane engine production is due to be demolished, and a new modern facility built in it's place. (you can still see some camo paint on the skyline glass from the war).

The front of the building will probably remain. It's been restored and has an amazing oak turnstile door. Kings, Queens, and heads of state have passed through that door over 75+ years, so it's of historical value.
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