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Old November 1st, 2015, 08:07 PM
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110 3-door to 5-door conversion?

Anyone have a link with a detailed write-up on converting a 110 from a 3-door to a 5-door. Is it just tub, doors and side panels? I saw one thread somewhere describing a crossmember or support or something?

Anyone have experience with this? Easy or hard? Worth it or not worth it?

Baby coming in January. Pretending an upgrade to a 5-door makes sense.

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Old November 1st, 2015, 08:26 PM
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Probably KVB500230 for anchoring your rear seats.

Depending if you are looking at pre-2007 or post (Puma) style rear seats.

YRM has both these as galvanized.

Land Rover Defender Hot Dipped Galvanised 110/Station Wagon Mid Crossmember pre tdci (2007) - YRM Metal Solutions

Land Rover Defender Hot Dipped Galvanised 110/Station Wagon Mid Crossmember tdci onwards (2007) - YRM Metal Solutions
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Old November 1st, 2015, 08:44 PM
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Probably KVB500230 for anchoring your rear seats.

Depending if you are looking at pre-2007 or post (Puma) style rear seats.

YRM has both these as galvanized.

Land Rover Defender Hot Dipped Galvanised 110/Station Wagon Mid Crossmember pre tdci (2007) - YRM Metal Solutions

Land Rover Defender Hot Dipped Galvanised 110/Station Wagon Mid Crossmember tdci onwards (2007) - YRM Metal Solutions


Nice!! Thanks for the links. That piece looks pretty reasonable! It would be the only galvanized part on my truck. LOL
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Old November 1st, 2015, 08:51 PM
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Gonna be hard to source the tub!
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The tub is easy. The spendy bits are the middle doors.

------ Follow up post added November 1st, 2015 10:17 PM ------

The tabs on the outriggers are also different. If you want the oval window sides, those are spendy too. If you are ok with square Windows, those are cheap because they are the same as on a 109 or 88 series truck.
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Old November 1st, 2015, 09:45 PM
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The tub is easy. The spendy bits are the middle doors.

------ Follow up post added November 1st, 2015 10:17 PM ------

The tabs on the outriggers are also different. If you want the oval window sides, those are spendy too. If you are ok with square Windows, those are cheap because they are the same as on a 109 or 88 series truck.
Hrm.. Any ideas on how much these parts are going for? Ballpark on the tub, and middle doors? I think the side panels look much slicker and modern in the oval flavor, but beggars can't be choosers...
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Old November 1st, 2015, 09:50 PM
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Old November 1st, 2015, 09:52 PM
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Not trying to steal the thread but does YRM ship to US? Seems like DefenderNW and Urbanlabpndcruisers sell their parts but only for LHD. In need of bulkhead panels for RHD.
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All depends on how nice you want. I am sure someone will sell you the tub and doors off an early 110 for not too much, but they will need a lot of work. If you want a NTO puma rear body, you are looking at $10k plus easy.
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Not trying to steal the thread but does YRM ship to US? Seems like DefenderNW and Urbanlabpndcruisers sell their parts but only for LHD. In need of bulkhead panels for RHD.
I bought direct from YRM before DefendersNW started with them. I like their product alot.

Since ULC is in Chapter 11 or 7, they are off the approved list of people to do business with.
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All depends on how nice you want. I am sure someone will sell you the tub and doors off an early 110 for not too much, but they will need a lot of work. If you want a NTO puma rear body, you are looking at $10k plus easy.

Oh no. I have a driver for sure. This isn't a restoration project. The only thing my truck has going is that it's painted one color. LOL
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I bought direct from YRM before DefendersNW started with them. I like their product alot.

Since ULC is in Chapter 11 or 7, they are off the approved list of people to do business with.
I have called DefNW a couple of times but answering machine picks up. Emails have been exchanged but takes a couple of days to get a response.

I will try them again.
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He's right here on the forum as well
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We have a few extra 109 5 door SW rear bodies and was thinking about removing the 110 2 door side panels and cutting them to fit the 109 5 door body tub once the outside panels of the 109 tub have been removed.
I think the end result would be a 109 rear body with the wheel arch cutouts in the correct location for a 110.
According to the measurements I took, think it would fit.
Anyone know why this wouldn't work?
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We have a few extra 109 5 door SW rear bodies and was thinking about removing the 110 2 door side panels and cutting them to fit the 109 5 door body tub once the outside panels of the 109 tub have been removed.
I think the end result would be a 109 rear body with the wheel arch cutouts in the correct location for a 110.
According to the measurements I took, think it would fit.
Anyone know why this wouldn't work?
It does work, or atleast in SA it did.

http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...ad.php?t=78321
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Tub side height inside is different too. Someone did this in 98 or so. Should not matter but thought I would mention it.
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Looks like they did not use 110 outer skins and the 109 body lined up properly.
What is the Tub height difference?
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I have called DefNW a couple of times but answering machine picks up. Emails have been exchanged but takes a couple of days to get a response.

I will try them again.
They are closed on Monday's, and many times Brian is in the shop working on projects so can't always get right to the phone...but give him time, it's worth the wait. Brian definitely will take care of you in the long run...
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BACK AT IT!! Resurrecting my one year old thread. I got a little sidetracked... My wife had a beautiful baby, bought my first ever NEW pickup truck and then had to top it off with a house. LOL It's been a zoo this last year.

I'm moving forward here. I have a set of doors now. They're rough, but will get the job done for now, (no picture at the moment) a Puma rear tub, early square window sides and an early ribbed roof with alpine windows.



I have a set of t-posts, but they are definitely shot. So I'm on the hunt for another set of those and maybe an external rollcage seeing as the tub already has those holes drilled...
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Have you considered the all glass rear panels?
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