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Michael Slade

Model: Defender 145
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Contact: mike@tawayama.com

The model is based on the 127 crew-cab, but has been significantly altered
from the factory configuration. Work still in progress

Chevy 350 conversion (with hundreds of mods just to make THAT work)
SM 465 (again, several mods to make it work too)
Advance Adapters Ranger Overdrive (torquesplitter)
Divorce mounted part-time 4wd LT-230
Salisbury rear
Sewercapped front axle
Maxidrive 24 spline front shafts
one-ton 110 CV's
Freewheeling hubs (too custom and complicated to describe here)
Armored Personnel Carrier 110 front calipers
Vented rotors on rear (again, mods to get it to work)
Galvanized everything (frame, bulkhead, t-frames, trim, hood frame, etc...)
Frame stretch to approximately 146 inches (including strapping with 1/4
steel top and bottom, front to back)
Flat cab floor (too complicated to explain now)
Cab stretch, including custom rear doors (modified front doors for rear door
Roof stretch
Red Dot rooftop AC/heater, additional RedDot front floor heater and
windscreen defroster
VDO guages
Custom rear cargo box
Custom fuel tanks (2) with approximately 52 gallons of fuel capacity
On board air via Sanden compressor
Rear adjustable air springs (cuuuuustom baby, wait for the detail pics)
Rancho 9000's (rear custom lower mounts)
Dunlop Radial Mud Rovers 255/85/16's on early 110 rims powder coated black
ARB bumper
Custom Warn Series 12 commercial winch
IPF Driving lights

The "Serious One"
More pictures can be found at: http://www.msnusers.com/TheSeriesOne...eriousone.msnw

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