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Old October 27th, 2007, 08:24 PM
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My new NAS 110

I'm doing a restoration on my new NAS 100 #24 and I will share when I can. I'm impressed at the quality of the Defender materials so far. The plastics don't seem brittle and the rubber is very high quality. Whatever I can't refurbish will be replaced. Here are a few shots of today's work (I resored the headlight surrounds, the amber turn signals and the grill and mesh).
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Old October 27th, 2007, 08:41 PM
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Welcome to the board... Congrats on the 110. I want one of those next.

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Old October 27th, 2007, 10:37 PM
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I laughed a little about the quality comments... i feel the exact opposite about mine!
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Old October 27th, 2007, 10:47 PM
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I've been around too many late model Merdedes-Benzes I guess. Most plastic car parts that are 14 years old just break when you try and take them apart. The plastic on the 110 is still nice and pliable, definitely not the cheapest like you might find on a "93 Ford Taurus or Honda Accord of the same vintage. It could also be because the 110 was in a mild, non-corrosive climate.

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Old October 28th, 2007, 12:16 AM
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I'll ask as I'm sure others beside me want to know.......

Can you tell briefly about how exactly you did your restore on the grill/headlight surrounds

What product you used? Approximate cost?


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Old October 28th, 2007, 01:27 AM
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Smile Welcome aboard the Rover addiction

Fred,

I was looking at #24 but I wasn't quick enough it! Congratulations. Best of Rovering! Please keep us abreast of your restorations.
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Old October 28th, 2007, 02:25 AM
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I used black plastic enamel by Valspar. Primed the plastic first with a plastic primer. Make sure to use rubbing alcohol and clean the surface thoroughly first. 3 light coats 15 minutes apart, the first coat is almost a dusting. I've used this before on cars and it lasts for at least 5 years. Any tips for getting the interior door panels off? Cost was $7.00 for primer and paint. Also painted the metal grill behind the plastic with a high heat aluminum colored enamel. Tomorrow I tackle the interior, the wheels and the rock sliders.

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I'll ask as I'm sure others beside me want to know.......

Can you tell briefly about how exactly you did your restore on the grill/headlight surrounds

What product you used? Approximate cost?


Thanks!


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Old October 28th, 2007, 11:25 AM
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Fred, the first thing you do when taking off the door panels is order the black male plastic parts that snap into the white plastic parts that snap in the door. Sorry I cant remember what they are really called but they are very cheap, like .20 cents each. Get a bunch because I bet you will break quite a few. Also go to a good auto parts store and buy a trim removal tool. You can also get the tool at sears or Crutchfield online. Mike

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Interior Door Trim Fastener Rovers North part#MXC1800, these attach to your door and they pop into a female Snapsac(part#MWC3136,again a RN #) that attaches to the door itself. You should need less of these but I know you drivers side door needs one at the top as I had ran out of them when putting your door panel back on. Also, I know you can get these parts at other places,the dealer might even stock them. Both parts were .55 each at RN. Mike
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Old October 28th, 2007, 11:32 AM
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If a 110 is the same as a 97 d90, then you can find more detailed info on another thread. But, in short, be sure to remove the roll up window handle, door lock surround and door handle insert. Remove these first, then it is just a matter of popping it off. Good luck, don't pull too hard, work it out slowly.

Also, the parts you painted look good. I noticed a little shine to them, so I know you didn't replace them. When I was redoing mine, I just bought new ones. I think that for the headlight surrounds, and new grill it was less than $60 from RDS. Pretty cheap for rover parts. Also while you are at it, you can order all new lights and it will make the truck look really nice.
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Old October 28th, 2007, 02:31 PM
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Thanks for the tips. I'm buying the retainer pegs/clips first before I remove the door panels. I did some more paint prep work mostly today as well as epoxy coating of the rock sliders. The shiny look disappears in about two months but I actually like the semi-gloss shine to it now.

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If a 110 is the same as a 97 d90, then you can find more detailed info on another thread. But, in short, be sure to remove the roll up window handle, door lock surround and door handle insert. Remove these first, then it is just a matter of popping it off. Good luck, don't pull too hard, work it out slowly.

Also, the parts you painted look good. I noticed a little shine to them, so I know you didn't replace them. When I was redoing mine, I just bought new ones. I think that for the headlight surrounds, and new grill it was less than $60 from RDS. Pretty cheap for rover parts. Also while you are at it, you can order all new lights and it will make the truck look really nice.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 11:11 AM
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Here's another shot. Interior is coming together nicely. Anyone know where to get a new carpet kit if I can't get the old one perfect? I'm also thinking of adding DynaMat under the carpets for added noise supression. Anyone on the board try this (I've seen it on ECR's website).

Thanks!

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I'm doing a restoration on my new NAS 100 #24 and I will share when I can. I'm impressed at the quality of the Defender materials so far. The plastics don't seem brittle and the rubber is very high quality. Whatever I can't refurbish will be replaced. Here are a few shots of today's work (I resored the headlight surrounds, the amber turn signals and the grill and mesh).
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Old October 29th, 2007, 12:04 PM
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Fred that looks nice...

I should send mine out to you for some freshining up!

Did you replace the pannels?
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Old October 29th, 2007, 01:54 PM
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Fred, It looks great! I saw this truck when Mike had it and you have done wonders with it. Are you planning on painting any of the interior pieces, or just cleaning them up? Post some picture of the interior so we can see your completed restoration.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 05:48 PM
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I will be painting/ refinishing anything that needs it. For example, the A/C panel needs to be re-colored with the white outlines and the red and blue "wedges". The dash has four 1/16 inch foles drilled in the top of it that I will need to repair with some plastic patch. If it's noticeable, I'll just get a new dash. I cleaned the wheels with denatured alcohol. I then touched up the wheels with Alpine white 456 (which I had to tint with a little beige myself because of matching new paint with aged paint). I took off all the aftermarket window and bumper decals with a razor blade and cleaned the windows thoroughly as well with the razor. I need to figure out a good, durable way to get the rear bumper black again. I'll keep posting as things progress.

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Fred, It looks great! I saw this truck when Mike had it and you have done wonders with it. Are you planning on painting any of the interior pieces, or just cleaning them up? Post some picture of the interior so we can see your completed restoration.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 06:18 PM
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Thanks Fred, I am starting an interior retrofit myself on my D90 and could use any tips/tricks you figure out.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 08:20 PM
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Fred,

Please post everything you can on your work as it will come in handy as I slowly work on mine.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 08:20 PM
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Fred, check with George at Rovers Down South, he has that AC dash trim part that was on special for the longest time. It is OEM and is not that much. I bought one for my other 110 and I think it was either $10 or $30. Way to cheap to try to fix what you have. Mike
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