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Old March 4th, 2015, 06:09 PM
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updating interiors using disco parts

I recently stumbled across an old ad for a 1984 110 for sale on this board. The owner had replaced his defender interior with the interior (seats, center console, etc) from a disco II. The result was amazing and it looked fantastic. Any of you do this level of interior swap? How hard and how much customization was required? I really am interested in doing this.
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Old March 4th, 2015, 06:20 PM
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Post the thread? A few people have done it.
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Old March 4th, 2015, 06:32 PM
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here is the thread. This looks absolutely stunning. Mine is LHD so probably even easier.

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Looks more comfortable than my worn-out defender seats,I'd like to try this also
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This is the best case scenario for the 2019 Defender.
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there is a build thread somewhere for the back seats ..... it looks the modified the seat boxes to make the front seats fit.
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Old March 5th, 2015, 09:41 AM
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hmmm....if you do the front seats how do you get into the battery? IIRC Disco seats do not pop out...

Looks good though.
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User spartan (who you can see in that thread was impressed with the Discovery II interior) ultimately installed second row seating from a D2 as well.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...hed-54282.html

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http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ect-40984.html
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hmmm....if you do the front seats how do you get into the battery? IIRC Disco seats do not pop out...

Looks good though.
this is how… remote posts on the side of your seat box…

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Personally I'd prefer the Puma front/rear seats...but at the same time I'll also admit that the DII interior really doesn't look all that bad, and I bet it's super comfortable (not to mention a hell of a lot cheaper). I bet if it were black (instead of tan) it'd look even better...
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Personally I'd prefer the Puma front/rear seats...but at the same time I'll also admit that the DII interior really doesn't look all that bad, and I bet it's super comfortable (not to mention a hell of a lot cheaper). I bet if it were black (instead of tan) it'd look even better...
About 1/10th of the price I bet. spartan's were black.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...6&d=1355429021

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So looks like he used the regular front seats (that may have been recovered to match), but the DII rears...really that does look damn good, and is probably the way to go. I wonder how tricky it is to get the brackets to work and/or custom fab something up.
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I'd try it if it wasn't for the power seats, found one manually operated passenger seat but no matching drivers, maybe a early P38
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We have a black leather d2 seat for Trey's 110. My understanding is you need to do pretty much the same tub mods to a 110 as you do to fit the puma rear seat. I have seen a couple of these and I like the seat position and how it actually gives the 2nd row some decent leg room so an adult can sit there.

The stock 110 2nd row is designed for umpa lumpa's or hobbits.
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The stock 110 2nd row is designed for umpa lumpa's or hobbits.
haha...yeah I remember what Trey looked like in the back of mine at Conclave last year...he had to sit "side saddle"!!!

If the seats are moved back then the seatbelt would have to be mounted somewhere other than the c pillar right? Otherwise it wouldn't "hug" your shoulder correctly.
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any idea what it takes to fit the DII auto shifter console and trim parts? That may be the starting point. I am getting really interested in doing this update and wouldn't be surprised if I could get a lot for my current defender seats.
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I too am currently interested, looking to also better understand what's involved with the power seats.
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Some custom fabrication will be involved for sure, but the console itself appears to have kept its same shape in the pics posted previously, so it may not be all that difficult to make it functional, but a little more to make it as pretty as possible.

Just give it a shot and post a detailed account of it here. It should be fun.

Regarding your seats, I guess that depends on what you think "a lot" is.
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the console is too short. there will be a big gap in the front of it. you will also need to figure out a place to attach the shifter the console won't work if the shifter is bolted to the seat box.
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took a look at a disco today and the console is definitely too short. Anyone have better pics of what a DII front seats look like? I am getting ready to do my engine and transmission swaps and may work on this at the same time. I will go with Black as my interior is all black and gray.

Any more examples out there would be greatly appreciated.
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