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Old June 5th, 2014, 10:54 PM
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The new stealth dash mod

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-Land-Ro...p2054897.l4275

Seriously, alpine window? That dash is just...

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Old June 5th, 2014, 11:02 PM
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Yikes! That's atrocious
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Old June 5th, 2014, 11:24 PM
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Symptom of the crazy cost of defender dashes. Down the toad, People are either going to do this or go Puma.
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Old June 6th, 2014, 07:41 AM
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Other than the dash, it ain't too bad at all, at first glance.
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Old June 6th, 2014, 09:15 AM
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I can't like the roof chop/ rear door made into a bulkhead. Just looks poorly done. 2nd row seat is mounted very high, have to be very short to fit there. 2nd row seat looks even less comfortable than the oe if thats possible.
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Old June 6th, 2014, 10:04 AM
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All that work, time, and $$, to make a dash that has no function but to hold a few poser aviator gauges and frame a $30 ricer steering wheel. Jeez people. Whats wrong with the stock dash again?
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Old June 6th, 2014, 10:08 AM
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I guess he found inspiration in the Tomb Raider 110..... makes my dash effort look quite reasonable
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Old June 6th, 2014, 10:16 AM
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not to sound like a safety ninny (of the kind that brought us mandatory rear cameras and airbag cocoons) but darn there are a lot of sharp metal folds and edges facing the occupants... Makes a Series look Naderesque!
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Old June 6th, 2014, 11:48 AM
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I can't like the roof chop/ rear door made into a bulkhead. Just looks poorly done. 2nd row seat is mounted very high, have to be very short to fit there. 2nd row seat looks even less comfortable than the oe if thats possible.
Good eye...I didn't realize that the roof was not a real DCPU roof, but was instead a chopped SW roof.

It's unfortunate that the seller didn't actually build the truck with real DCPU parts. It raises the question of what else on this truck isn't really done to spec. The dash is shiny, but that is an easy fix. However, if the floor panels, bulkhead, and roof are wrong, that's a lot of money to fix. I think homefab repro panels are great if they are actually dimensionally accurate reproductions of the real thing, but these non-repro panels are a bit much (for me at least)
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I think the back seat only being suitable for umpa lumpa's is indicative to build quality, and the builders considerations made for functionality.
This isn't the first thread on this truck. There is a reason it hasn't sold despite multiple listings on ebay.
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Old June 6th, 2014, 12:50 PM
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It doesn't appear to have been restored by a "Defender enthusiast" as most of us here are. When I retrofit a EFI rover v8 into a ROW I at least try to make it look like a NAS under the bonnet. I don't even see a heater box under the hood on this thing. No heat, i.e. no defrost? Better not take it anywhere it gets cold… or rains.
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Old June 6th, 2014, 01:08 PM
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Read the description.... It was imported as is from the Middle East.

No heat, no defrost, no AC, no vents. Fuse panel? Hidden away?
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