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Old January 9th, 2010, 05:03 AM
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SVX - Sort of

O.K. here goes. Project mayham - I have inherited a car-b-qued 94 NAS 90 (Special Construction Title) which will end up with the following:
4.6L resleeved rebuild motor
Auto tranny out of a 4.2 classic
Powder coated silver frame (with zinc undercoat and clear top coat)
Powder coated bulk head, inside underside tub, seatbox, floor plates and other misc parts.
As you guys have seen from my want ads - the hardest things to get a hold of are interior and roll cage bits.
O....I included pic of yours truly - note to self sanblasting sucks!
I have included a few pics of the progress through last month and will put some more. I would like to thank board members whole I have purchased items from in the past 6 months to make this one possible.

I do wonder....what constitutes a "Ground Up Restoration"? comments appreciated
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Old January 9th, 2010, 07:36 AM
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Nice, I can't wait to see how this develops. I want to inherit a 90...

Also, looks like you've been taking workout tips from Neil!
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Old January 9th, 2010, 10:12 AM
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Sweet! How come you didn't galvanize the frame?
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Old January 9th, 2010, 11:39 AM
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is that an FJ there hiding behind the frame?
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Old January 9th, 2010, 03:10 PM
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Sweet! How come you didn't galvanize the frame?
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Old January 9th, 2010, 08:40 PM
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Maybe 'cause nothing rusts in SoCal?
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Old January 9th, 2010, 11:49 PM
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As you guys have seen from my want ads - the hardest things to get a hold of are interior and roll cage bits.
CDeWan, did you find a roll cage? I have a complete soft top roll cage (no padding), if you are interested.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 04:14 PM
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Hey guys....thanks for the feedback. The place that I go to for powder coating I don't think has the tank for galving the frame but they did do a rust inhibiting coat. Anyone try to coat the inside of a frame and with what? Yep that is an FJ in the back, at Premier Rover where they are letting me do the resto (thanks to Will and Dave) one of there customers has a FJ and a classic. The classic is getting a 3inch lift and all the rovertyme fixins and I think the FJ will be sold. Neil has a late night info-mercial so I have been staying up doing the "Body of Steel by Neil" workout out video and purchased the Neil-e-0 universal machine for three easy installments of $995 - and I understand they are selling like hot cakes so don't let Neil claim poverty .

As far as things not rusting out here -yes we do have it made. Even growing up in Florida my knuckles would be ripped up from rusted bolts. Trouble is we all can look at a bolt before losening it and tell if it is going to take out a chunk of skin so why do we continue to do it...ARGH!

As far as roll cage bits I think I am down needing the B pillar diagonals, a descent B pillar and a C pillar and C pillar tub mounts. Though what do you mean by no padding, is that the factory rubber padding is gone or....?

O I forgot to mention - I am putting one of the LRX silver grills on it and am powdercoating the front A bar Silver to kinda resemble a SVX.


On Friday night I say a SVX 60th anniversary 110 which the owner drove up from most likely Tijuana. I took pictures but it was night time and I was drolling over the damn thing.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 12:48 AM
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Hey Clay,

If you need any help putting that thing back together, let me know.. I'm pretty free for the next couple of months.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 02:35 AM
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Josh,
Thanks a bunch and will drop you a line if I get into a bind. We just need to get out wheelin before the weather gets to hot.
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Old February 7th, 2011, 01:27 AM
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updated pictures of project SVX sort of. During the build process I was unfortunate to find a job again after enjoying a year off of work and not have to do public accounting!!!! Some much for the quick turn around on the build. Anyway here are some updated shots:
Tub is on
seat box on
floors are on
bulkhead is on
fenders got put on today
dash if half the way there
picked up a set of hard top doors for it
4.6 mated to a automatic out of a 4.2 classic
Need to finish up the dash.
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... During the build process I was unfortunate to find a job again after enjoying a year off of work and not have to do public accounting!!!!
Defender looks good....and congrats on the job...it is that time of year
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 07:11 PM
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Keith,
Thank you. I will get some more pics up when I get the center tunnel on as the dash should be pretty much down. I have learned not to tighten body parts and roll cage bits as you kinda of need to be sure it fits altogether before putting the final gaps/alignments between panels.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 12:26 AM
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Game on as this puppy was sitting idle in the garage prior to a month ago. Dash is almost complete, body panels are on though I need to get the right bolts and captive nuts for the passengers fender, 95 lights installed and front is on. Wondering what grill to go with. I will post some pics.

Note: if anyone fully dissasmebles a Defender Good Luck to you. This thing is a time consuming but not to difficult puzzle. Make sure you build each fender complete than put it on the truck! Also helps to have another 90 lying around for reference purposes.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 06:37 AM
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Looking nice. makes me want to get my arse into gear and finish the project90 i'm doing LOL!
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 11:54 AM
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Jim,
Motivation is the single most cause of procrastination! And the best cure is the wife giving you that look of "you better start getting that piece of sh*t finished or you will never get another project again"
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Looking nice. makes me want to get my arse into gear and finish the project90 i'm doing LOL!
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 01:37 PM
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Jim,
Motivation is the single most cause of procrastination! And the best cure is the wife giving you that look of "you better start getting that piece of sh*t finished or you will never get another project again"
Clay

EXACTLY! you've got it in one there... I want to get another trail bike (Suzuki DR350/400, or Honda XT400 sort of thing)

But apparently I can't have 2x rovers AND a bike.... so the long haired general has said....
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 04:20 PM
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Clay,

Just noticed your tee in the initial post. You a bull? What yr? I'm '93.
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Old December 24th, 2012, 02:31 AM
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Paul,
Finished Bayboro in 96 then went for a masters at Tampa. If I went straight through out of HS I could have finished about the same time as you. Went to Lakewood in St. Pete and the wife went to Seminole HS. Remember the days of dreaming of a football team .
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Old December 24th, 2012, 10:28 PM
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Clay, your project is looking good. You're light years ahead of me.

I remember the days of hoping for a team but the way they've played the last 2 years is a little frustrating.
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