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Old May 28th, 2013, 03:18 PM
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The turbo heat shield is missing (very common). I would get a replacement especially with travel to Africa.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 03:27 PM
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The turbo heat shield is missing (very common). I would get a replacement especially with travel to Africa.
Priceless advice, I didn't even notice myself. Thanks for the heads up. After all I'm am close to clueless but within a year I will know my things

P.s hit 90 miles an hour on this thing on the highway felt like an earthquake
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Old May 28th, 2013, 03:29 PM
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Fortunately the speedometers always read high...
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Old May 28th, 2013, 03:30 PM
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Obviously have a serious look over the cooling system. It is almost unused in the UK...not so where you are going. Usually the viscous units on the fans are long dead by this age and you would never know until you got somewhere hot.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 03:47 PM
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The turbo heat shield is missing (very common). I would get a replacement especially with travel to Africa.
Priceless advice, I didn't even notice myself. Thanks for the heads up. After all I'm am close to clueless but within a year I will know my things

P.s hit 90 miles an hour on this thing on the highway felt like an earthquake
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I see a power steering reservoir on the left at the front (the round black plastic container). Unscrew the lid and there is an integrated dipstick to see the level with.
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Very interested to see what's been done with the fuel tank. Any idea what the capacity is?
Long range is advantageous when overlanding.
The overhang looks about the same as a 90.
Where is the filler located?
You could use this to increase the fuel carrying capacity.
http://www.safari-equip.co.uk/index.php?page=80 (Lots of cool stuff.)
How many people are riding in the truck for the trip? Three's a crowd in a 110 on a long expedition.
Think I'd put a standard steering wheel on it too.
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Old May 30th, 2013, 06:53 PM
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Very interested to see what's been done with the fuel tank. Any idea what the capacity is?
Long range is advantageous when overlanding.
The overhang looks about the same as a 90.
Where is the filler located?
You could use this to increase the fuel carrying capacity.
http://www.safari-equip.co.uk/index.php?page=80 (Lots of cool stuff.)
How many people are riding in the truck for the trip? Three's a crowd in a 110 on a long expedition.
Think I'd put a standard steering wheel on it too.
The capacity is 85 liters I believe. Will install another fuel tank 45 liters or so before expedition. I read somewhere a high fuel mileage always brings you to the best places or something along that lines. Furthermore adding 5 or so Jerry cans (minimum). I'm the paranoid type.

Filler is located drivers side RHD, you can see the modified fuel pipe coming from the filler on the floor, below the seat (see picture) transparent tube. Personally I think it looks rather shit. Whoever did that could have done a better job.

Currently we have 3 land rovers, one td5 (1999) one 300tdi (1994 or so) and then mine. Total 8 people.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 02:51 AM
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Here's what I did on my expedition truck.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...2&postcount=53

If you're planning on taking 5 jerry cans you'll be needing all the space you can get. I wouldn't put them on the roof, 100 kg is too much up top.
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Here's what I did on my expedition truck.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...2&postcount=53

If you're planning on taking 5 jerry cans you'll be needing all the space you can get. I wouldn't put them on the roof, 100 kg is too much up top.
Looks clean! Did you do all this yourself, was thinking of doing exactly the same.
How did you do it?
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Old June 1st, 2013, 03:42 PM
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Looks clean! Did you do all this yourself, was thinking of doing exactly the same.
How did you do it?
Thanks.

Yes. It took a long time!

Here's the full story
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...oject+start-up

For the seat I measured up the height of the front seat box and replicated it in the back. Folded up some sheet alli and bolted the seat on.

The bulkhead was 1" 3mm box section steel bolted to the body cappings with a sheet of alli cut & folded to fit, much quicker to type than to do.

I made a cut-out on the sloping rear wheel arch to take an engle fridge sitting behind the driver accessible from the second row door, works a treat when camping. I think Foley's do something very similar off the shelf for the fridge.
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Old June 20th, 2013, 04:11 PM
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I'm back, it's been a while but no more delays on the car getting prepped. Everyday I will post something in progression, problems and possible solutions since I have a few.

First things first what have I been doing, well finished university 2 weeks ago, before my journey with the 110 from London to Luxembourg, wheel bearings, power steering breaks and hand breaks all brand spanking new.

Drove the landy, London - folkstone , euro tunnel (30 min) to Calais, bombed it to luxembourg on a full tank 400 km in about 4 hours. If you remember I posted earlier on I have a modified tank (under the drivers seat) I believe no more 50 ltr, since my 110 has a bob tail, 140 km on the high way top speed at earthquake vibrations, 3 km before the luxembourg border ran out of diesel because the gauge is from a original 110 tank I believe (you can imagine the rest when I was smiling when I still thought I had diesel) Anyways work has commenced today.

Mechanically the car is sound and running smooth. So making the interior expedition ready with a few exterior alterations (roof rack, external roll cage, change in colour) is the goal.


Today's work 20 June 2013

Front drivers Doors off, and stripped
cut out the rust and weld new pieces on (weekend job to be sand blasting or simply good old fashioned hand to sand paper restoring he door and paint )

driver window out (took me 20 min to figure out) trick was you had to remove the metal supporters of part of the inner lining of where the door slides down into ( that was no where to be found online)
Front seat out, carpets gone, seat rails going to be sand blasted for a respray, seats are mint so keeping those

Tomorrow repeat to front passenger side.

Mikeslandrover's interior is my goal,beautiful simple but very functional.
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Old June 21st, 2013, 10:59 AM
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Old June 21st, 2013, 08:05 PM
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Today 22 June 2013

All seats out
Started taking front passenger side floor out. Nightmare with the rust. Very thankful for the inox screws that didn't rust, will from now on only use them for future ease of getting them out again.

Roofing out aswell.
Really debating where I should put the water tank or a fuel tank maybe replace the fuel tank with a water tank and put a larger fuel tank else where,
Any ideas?

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Old June 22nd, 2013, 06:25 PM
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Looks like you have some work ahead to sort the bulkhead out.
Is that big tube the fuel fill?
I'd get a standard 110 if I were you, one without the back chopped off & a standard sized fuel tank mounted where it should be.
I discounted an extra fuel tank where your only tank is due to filler routing.
Had twin tanks when it was a three door, not a problem in that configuration.
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 06:19 PM
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Looks like you have some work ahead to sort the bulkhead out.
Is that big tube the fuel fill?
I'd get a standard 110 if I were you, one without the back chopped off & a standard sized fuel tank mounted where it should be.
I discounted an extra fuel tank where your only tank is due to filler routing.
Had twin tanks when it was a three door, not a problem in that configuration.
The bulkhead need some cutting at the bottom haven't got down to that yet there is so much rust. Planning on cutting the bottom arches out, but scared there might be cables or something behind, I know for a fact my air intake is behind the bulkhead on the bottom left (at the bottom). Anything else I should be awake of? Any electrics? Drivers side?

And that sure is the fuel fill, was resting in the car when I bought it, will now bring it down below the floor board.

Car is now fully stripped bar bulkhead
Easy work just need to know what's behind so been looking around online. Found a guy who sells the bulkhead floor boards (the arches) for 20 quid a pieces. Actually saw his article in a paper.

Standard 110 will be next on my list. will bring this car back to what it should be out of respect to the defender in the next 3 weeks. After that will get a Standard 110 (couldnt agree more mike)
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Old June 24th, 2013, 02:37 PM
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If you remove the front wings you'll see whats on the outside of the bulkhead.
If the toe boards are that bad you'll want to look very closely at the area of the upper hinge on the front door where it mounts to the bulkhead and where the windscreen seals against the bulkhead. Both are favourite places for rusting out.
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If you remove the front wings you'll see whats on the outside of the bulkhead.
If the toe boards are that bad you'll want to look very closely at the area of the upper hinge on the front door where it mounts to the bulkhead and where the windscreen seals against the bulkhead. Both are favourite places for rusting out.
Finally took it all out started at 11 am finished at 10 pm today. Also took out all rust spots around the chassis behind the bulkhead. Rather disappointed. More than I expected. But nothing to worry about.

Took out all the doors
Tomorrow will cut out the rust, take measurements, give widows a clean
Try and do the seals around the edges
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This like all old land rover refurbishments has become a BIG project.
Pictures, we need pictures.
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Old June 28th, 2013, 04:25 PM
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Finishing touches in term of chasis prep.

Its already galvanised, the places I brushed off are being touched upon. Finally looking good and clean!

Here are pics before. Also include the super winch (hydraulic) which im having trouble with. The lever doesnt move to engage. Even tried pulling it with my mates, nothing worked. should i open it up? any suggestioned? tried all conventional techniques.

Next up doors!
cant seem to upload pictures, dont know why!
and yes i tried everything
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