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Old August 2nd, 2016, 03:48 PM
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I've seen new trucks with similar rust. It's all minor. What floors me is you restored the vehicle and left the old springs on.
Thanks. Feedback from the community is a huge help! I will not stress about it. It's easy to overreact on this stuff.

Re: the springs, they are in good shape and honestly i did not want to risk raising the height of the truck at all as it is going to be a very tight fit getting into my garage
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Old August 2nd, 2016, 03:56 PM
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Don't worry about the rust.

How do you know the springs are in good shape?

Have you ever driven a truck with old springs?

You are spending all this money to make the truck nice and leaving old springs. If the springs are indeed original they are garbage at this point.

I would yank them and put new ones on and while you are at it ditch the terrafirma shocks. They are crap.

To spend all this money and have the truck come and hate the ride would be a shame.
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Old August 4th, 2016, 05:51 AM
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Learning a lot in this process. I just learned that the rivets on the Defender were left unpainted on the rear doors whereas the other rivets were painted as in the below photo. Learned that the triangle panel is installed last so not painted.
I've been meaning to send you a pic of the rivets in my 83. Looks like they must have changed their assembly processes from the first year as mine are not painted under the rear windows. I also think I have a few more spot welds in odd places the newer trucks don't. Like three in a triangle shape on the sills.
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Old August 4th, 2016, 09:24 AM
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I've been meaning to send you a pic of the rivets in my 83. Looks like they must have changed their assembly processes from the first year as mine are not painted under the rear windows. I also think I have a few more spot welds in odd places the newer trucks don't. Like three in a triangle shape on the sills.
interesting!! Thanks for sending
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Old August 4th, 2016, 12:19 PM
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Sound Deadening

I wanted to provide an update on the sound deadening installation I chose. After researching sound deadening, i went with a company called The Sound Deadening Shop that recommended the below system. Their customer service was excellent. Here are some photos of the installation. I think the installer did a fantastic job. I don't have any before sound readings but will post some after db readings.

Stage 1 - All surfaces
110 Landrover Bundle 279.99
Landrover 110 LWB Vibrodamping Sound Proofing Kit Bundle – Sound Deadening Shop

Stage 2 - Floor
Dodo Pro Barrier MLV 199.99
Dodo Pro Barrier MLV 5m Roll – Sound Deadening Shop

Stage 3 - Roof (2mm & Noise Isolator 6)
Silent Coat Noise Isolator 6 - (5 sheets required at 11.99)......total 59.95 Silent Coat Isolator 6 Large Sheet – Sound Deadening Shop
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Old August 4th, 2016, 12:36 PM
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Is it carpet over rubber over the sound deadener?
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Old August 4th, 2016, 01:59 PM
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Is it carpet over rubber over the sound deadener?
Yes it is carpet (pretty thin carpet) over rubber over 2mm sound deadener on the floors. The rubber is not in the doors. On the ceiling it is headliner over foam over the 2mm product
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Old August 4th, 2016, 04:34 PM
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CoolAir Logan

I also promised I would post some photos of the AC system I installed on my 200TDI. This was installed at the CoolAir Logan (CAL) factory by their techs. Their customer service was excellent. These are the AC systems that are sold on Rovers North. I only ended up installing the front dash system, not the rear unit. CAL told me that they are working on telling a 200TDI kit very soon. My truck was one of their first test trucks (for better or worse), and you should expect to see it for sale on Rovers North soon. I do not know engines or AC system installations well enough to identify from the photos any potential issues or interesting aspects of the install. It would actually be great if someone can describe exactly what I'm looking at in the photos of the engine and which components were installed for the AC.
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Old August 5th, 2016, 04:06 PM
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Old August 12th, 2016, 12:01 PM
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Hi all. A few practical questions. What gear should I plan to have in my D110 for day to day use and where should i store it? I have AAA and am not super handy so any major issues that come up I will be calling AAA vs fixing myself on the road.

- jack - what jack should I buy and where should I store it?
- torque wrench - same questions
- jumpers?
- any small specialized tool sets that can buy as a set that have defender-spec tools
- what else?
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Hi all. A few practical questions. What gear should I plan to have in my D110 for day to day use and where should i store it? I have AAA and am not super handy so any major issues that come up I will be calling AAA vs fixing myself on the road. - jack - what jack should I buy and where should I store it? - torque wrench - same questions - jumpers? - any small specialized tool sets that can buy as a set that have defender-spec tools - what else?
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Tools are a personal preference IMO. Buy what and as much as you can afford.
But a lithium battery jumper.
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Old August 12th, 2016, 02:47 PM
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Hi all. A few practical questions. What gear should I plan to have in my D110 for day to day use and where should i store it? I have AAA and am not super handy so any major issues that come up I will be calling AAA vs fixing myself on the road.

- jack - what jack should I buy and where should I store it?
- torque wrench - same questions
- jumpers?
- any small specialized tool sets that can buy as a set that have defender-spec tools
- what else?
in addition to what Clay said, this may help as well:

Portable tool kit - Defender Source
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Old August 17th, 2016, 03:11 PM
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in addition to what Clay said, this may help as well:

Portable tool kit - Defender Source
Thanks. That thread was very helpful. I think i'll just grab a few basic tools and throw them in a bag in the back.

My truck is now officially on the boat as of yesterday! It will be a long, slow journey as I track it online. Scheduled to hit port on September 9th.
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Thanks. That thread was very helpful. I think i'll just grab a few basic tools and throw them in a bag in the back.

My truck is now officially on the boat as of yesterday! It will be a long, slow journey as I track it online. Scheduled to hit port on September 9th.
What port is it headed to? Ours was at Baltimore for a long 8 days! Thenew it cleared

My wife thinks I only have 3 guns
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Old August 17th, 2016, 05:41 PM
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What port is it headed to? Ours was at Baltimore for a long 8 days! Thenew it cleared

My wife thinks I only have 3 guns
Headed to Port Hueneme
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My wife thinks I only have 3 guns
Good man!!

Kurt, hope your 110 has ABS cause if I see you out on the Bay Area roads the amount of drool will be hazardous.
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What port is it headed to? Ours was at Baltimore for a long 8 days! Thenew it cleared

My wife thinks I only have 3 guns


Baltimore cleared my defender in 2 business days. Shockingly fast.


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Old August 26th, 2016, 02:03 PM
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The ship landed in Baltimore yesterday and is now headed for the Panama Canal. Should be in On the west coast on 9/9
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Old September 27th, 2016, 02:22 PM
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Truck arrived in the port on the 9th and was finally released by customs. Sounds like there was a mix up at the port with the paperwork since they recently moved to an electronic system. I'm hoping to have it by this weekend. I will post some follow up photos and impressions. I have had a few requests for feedback on the CoolAir Logan AC install.
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Old October 4th, 2016, 01:27 PM
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I took delivery of the truck on Friday. It was perfect timing as I had a wedding up in Humboldt on a 1000 acre ranch where we all camped out. What a perfect weekend to put the D110 through the motions and get to know her. Did some river crossings and some fun offroading. Overall I am very happy with the truck and the condition of the refurbishment. High quality work and a great paint job. I do have some specific questions for everyone.

- Warning lights - I'm being told that the early 200TDIs (mine is a 1991) don't have a hand brake light. Accurate?

- Fuel Gauge & Low Fuel Light - i actually ran out of gas at around 1/4 tank. No warning light came on. I'm being told that there are only two wires. One for ground and one for the gauge so no warning light. Is this accurate?

- Speedometer - mine jumps around like crazy on smooth freeway. is that normal?

- Cigarette Lighter doesn't work so will replace. I assume this is pretty easy

- Turn signal doesn't stay when turning right so needs to be replaced

- Rear Wiper - what are people's opinion on rear wipers? I got a new rear door with a tire arm. They did not install a wiper on the new door. Is it worth installing and drilling a hole in the door, etc?
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