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Old October 28th, 2013, 10:58 PM
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Hello people!

I'm new to this forum. Found the thread after doing a bit of searching on google.

Living in the UK and owning a Defender 90 for 5-6 years now I've had it with my Rover V8 lumps and decided to go down the LS route.

Thinking an LS3 is the best option at present and going to use an NV4500 5 speed.

I have a question!

What Atlas transfer case/box is this truck using?

Any help with the conversion would be greatly appreciated.

On another note - If anyone ever needs any parts from the UK sending abroad then just let me know! Would be happy to help.

Thanks in advance!

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Welcome Bob

I used the Atlas 2 "2 Speed". I ordered through advance adapters and they customized the T-Case to my spec's.

Let me know if u have any other questions.

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Old November 2nd, 2013, 06:47 PM
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stick with an auto - much easier conversion.

all adapters available off the shelf plus torque convertor takes a bit of pressure off the drivetrain.

I have a 6.3 small block in mine and it drives beautifully.

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Old December 9th, 2013, 11:53 PM
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Awesome

Just came across this awesome build and it looks great. keep the pics coming!
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This looks great. Did you do anything different or custom to the frame v8 engine mounts?
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This looks great. Did you do anything different or custom to the frame v8 engine mounts?
Of course- the LSx does not just bolt in.
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Details on the mounts etc... Would be great.

Edit: to much coffee
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Rumor is that this truck is for sale...
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Rumor is that this truck is for sale...
Now for sale for only $82,000

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1994 Land Rover Defender Soft Top
AdventureMotorCars presents 1994 Land Rover Defender 90 CUSTOM BUILD LS2 engine!


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Item Location: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Mileage: 96,500

VIN: SALDV2280RA944141
Plaque: 1599
Color: Portofino Red
Configuration: Soft Top

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1994 Land Rover Defender 90 Soft Top
AdventureMotorCars presents 1994 Land Rover Defender 90 CUSTOM BUILD LS2 engine!

1994 Land Rover Defender 90 Soft Top
Welcome to AdventureMotorCar's online listing. You are looking at a Custom, One-of-a-Kind 1994 NAS Land Rover Defender 90. This project began with a bone stock Portifino Red Defender 90 (No. 1599 of only 1943 Soft Tops made in 1994 for the US market) with only 91,500 miles. The entire project took two and a half years with a total cost close to $100,000. It has been driven less than 5,000 miles since the build was completed in 2012.
Options Include: 6.0L Corvette LS2 V-8 engine transplant, NV4500 5-speed transmission, ATLAS transfer case, DANA 44 front, DANA 60 rear, 4-link suspension, ARB front and rear lockers, WILWOOD disc brakes, Air Conditioning, Atlantic British brush guard, Badger Coachworks GK2 soft top, 18" Fuel Offroad wheels, 285/70/R18 NITTO Trail Grappler M/T tires, ROCKWARE swing out spare tire carrier, ROCKWARE rear bumper, diamond plated rear quarter panels, rear lamp guards, EXMOOR front seats, (4) EXMOOR rear jump seats, TUFFY console, ALPINE AM/FM/ CD player stereo, (4) 6-1/2" HERTZ speakers, and Land Rover rubber matting (front and rear).
The exterior is in good condition. The wheels look good and the tires still have only 5,000 miles on them. The soft top is in excellent condition (see pics). The only exterior apologies are a few minor imperfections typical of a twenty year old vehicle (see pics).
The interior is in good condition. All seats look good and the rubber matting has less wear than you would expect. The only interior apologies include a few minor imperfections that you would expect from a vehicle of this age.
This Defender drives well. Understand that this vehicle has over 400 horsepower and it is probably the fastest NAS Defender in the world. The impressive 4-link suspension does cause the vehicle to drift at higher speeds.
**NOTE: IF THIS IS NOT THE DEFENDER THAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR, WE HAVE SEVERAL OTHER DEFENDERS IN STOCK**
Please call us should you have any questions at 205-821-2497.
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The "over 400 horsepower" comment is very, very conservative, and with tuning this could be putting down 600+
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Old August 18th, 2014, 12:40 PM
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This Defender drives well. Understand that this vehicle has over 400 horsepower and it is probably the fastest NAS Defender in the world. The impressive 4-link suspension does cause the vehicle to drift at higher speeds.
This is very reassuring for a Defender with the Power of a Star Destroyer.
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Aside from the wheels, that's a really sweet truck. Can't imagine destroying it on the trails for $82k, but looks fun.
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Old August 18th, 2014, 01:12 PM
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All that cash invested and they can't be bothered to replace the lights with LED's?
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Old August 18th, 2014, 01:16 PM
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All that cash invested and they can't be bothered to replace the lights with LED's?
Or put a winch on it..?
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Old August 18th, 2014, 01:39 PM
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Or put a winch on it..?
It wasn't built to ever go through mud or other obstacles. It comes with an LS2 engine and a ramp (not pictured) so that it can jump over any mud or obstacled.

Duh.
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Old August 18th, 2014, 02:03 PM
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Aside from the wheels, that's a really sweet truck. Can't imagine destroying it on the trails for $82k, but looks fun.
While it may take a different skill set to avoid wheel spin with that much torque, its still a 90 and would be pretty hard to "destroy".
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Old August 18th, 2014, 02:06 PM
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While it may take a different skill set to avoid wheel spin with that much torque, its still a 90 and would be pretty hard to "destroy".
I mean all the pretty panels. Underneath looks pretty bulletproof.
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It seems to reminds me of another LS1 build in progress.... oh yeah, mine.
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While it may take a different skill set to avoid wheel spin with that much torque, its still a 90 and would be pretty hard to "destroy".
The diffs are geared quite low, there is the NV4500 1st "granny" gear, plus the Atlas gearing...
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Old August 18th, 2014, 03:30 PM
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I've never really considered myself a 'purist', but that looks like any number of J**P projects from underneath, with a Defender Body on top. I also wonder how much front axle articulation there could actually be. It doesn't look like much room for that front drive shaft to move within that opening in the new cross member..

Not my taste, but someone put alot of work into it. In the end, I have to wonder, how better does it actually work, than a mildly modified Defender..

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Old August 18th, 2014, 05:52 PM
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Yeah the room for the driveshaft looks iffy, but more importantly I don't like the fact they welded in that rear crossmember!
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