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Old February 8th, 2016, 09:27 PM
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Making my 90 my own

Hey Everyone,

So a quick background;

I have thought about owning a defender literally every day for the past 20 years. Finally I was able to make my dream come true. Its an 87 ex Mod 90

My plan is to DD my dream and little by little create my perfect truck. Here is what I have done so far;

1-Relocated NATO switch to center panel. Inspiration from JohnsD90s Perentie
I made a custom plate to house the switch, as well as my RRC clock (First car) and the cigar lighter. Here is a picture
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2-Next I stripped, cleaned, and painted the diamond plate fender plates.
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3- I just bought a pair of seats from vrivas and installed this past weekend
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I will probably buy an Exmoor retrim kit and their heated seat elements and install over the summer but for now they are great!


I am open to ideas that people have done to their trucks or thought of and want to see happen. I hope to contribute to the community
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Old February 8th, 2016, 10:58 PM
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As far as I know the Exmoor seat heater kit is nothing special. Your wallet will be better off buying seat heater kit from a domestic vendor.
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Old February 8th, 2016, 11:03 PM
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Any Amazon heater kit will work
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Old February 8th, 2016, 11:53 PM
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yep - just buy a carbon fiber seat heater kit..

they are better (i have exmoor which i just replaced the switches on for these..

Amazon.com : Carbon Fiber Seat Heater Kit Hi/Lo Setting 3 Years USA Warranty - 2 Seats : Automotive Electronic Security Products : Car Electronics
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Old February 9th, 2016, 05:30 AM
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Good stuff...keep it going!
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Old February 9th, 2016, 08:08 AM
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yep - just buy a carbon fiber seat heater kit..

they are better (i have exmoor which i just replaced the switches on for these..

Amazon.com : Carbon Fiber Seat Heater Kit Hi/Lo Setting 3 Years USA Warranty - 2 Seats : Automotive Electronic Security Products : Car Electronics
Installed a similar kit from Amazon, very happy with the results.
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Old February 9th, 2016, 08:26 AM
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awesome thanks guys I will look into those kits then!
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Old February 9th, 2016, 08:07 PM
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In the process of refinishing my upper dash, here is some pictures.

I cant decide if I should paint gray to match oem, or maybe black? Any thoughts?
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