i finally got myself a defender! its a 1984 ROW d-90 with a 2.5 NA in it from a fellow board member. I am loving every second of it! I will be changing a lot of things to it but i want to have a stockish look!
It has its little things that need to be fixed. the transfer case has a leaky cover gasket. the rear axles weeps a bit. little things like that.
Here is what i will be doing:
disco axle swaps (from my old disco)
heavy duty stock height springs
winch bumper (suggestions? i might make one)
tuffy console (ordered)
NAS style snorkel (open to suggestions)
down the road will be a 200 TDI swap
and considering new paint? suggestions
also this is my second vehicle and both were land rovers! i am young and already have an obsession with these things. and i Couldn't be happier. this will be a learning experience for me as i just came out of a tech school for welding and metal fab. and i have been learning from my neighbor how to work on cars. so forgive me in advance because i am sure i will have some stupid questions to ask!
thanks for reading and i will update this as much as i can!
EDIT: the photo upload is not working so here is some picture via photobucket