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Old May 24th, 2006, 01:24 PM
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If the capacity isn't adequate then that's a problem.

Perhaps an aftermarket blower and evaporator along with Elite's ductwork?
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Old May 24th, 2006, 01:41 PM
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Has anybody tried dyna-mat or other insulation on the inside of the roof? Or maybe fabricate a "tropical top" for a D90 like the SIIAs had?
I live in Maine... we don't have to worry about AC execpt for about 1 week in August.

I'm running with the fiberglass top right now, and it flat out bakes like a broiler. After giving up on some sort of headliner, I considered using the Dynamat. However, I don't care to look up and see D-Y-N-A-M-A-T written all over the roof in bright letters. So, I thought those liners I mentioned might be the solution, along with Dynamat underneath.
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Old May 24th, 2006, 02:31 PM
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Jeff,

I rode in Jim's TD5 D-110 truck yesterday. He brought me back to work after I dropped off the D-110 for him to convert to a 4.2 Range Rover automatic transmission.

He does not have rear air in his truck or that of any current D-110 customers.

BTW, the 1994 AA Yellow Soft Top will have to go to cover the aquistion of the 110 for the fleet. My wife is agreeable to a point, on the obsession.

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Old May 24th, 2006, 09:54 PM
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...He does not have rear air in his truck or that of any current D-110 customers.

BTW, the 1994 AA Yellow Soft Top will have to go to cover the aquistion of the 110 for the fleet. My wife is agreeable to a point, on the obsession.
Dennis,

Too bad Jim did not have the setup in his D-110. I find it hard to believe that someone in the greater San Diego area that has a D-110 does not have the rear AC. The guy down the street from me has a D-110 that I was also going to check for you, but he gets his truck serviced by Jim, so that rules that one out.

Mike from ECR offered some useful tip as usual, but I will keep looking for other information as well.

Sorry to hear that you cannot hold on to the AA D-90. The concept is to hord them, so selling Defenders should not be an option.

Congrats again on the new ride, and if I find anything that may be of use, I will forward it your way.

Cheers,

Jeff
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Old May 31st, 2006, 10:00 PM
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Well folks,

The high end way to go appears to be the Elite brand made in the UK as a kit for the Defender 110. It appears to it into the rear of the truck very smoothly with no impact on seating. Thanks to Mike at ECR for the lead.

http://www.eliteautomotive.co.uk/home.htm Look under Dealer Fit Kits.

I think I will still explore other aftermarket generic units with the local AC specialist to see if rear AC can be done for reasonable money.

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Old June 1st, 2006, 09:15 AM
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Personally I can't see a custom set up being cheaper. The Elite system bolts in in an afternoon, it is dead easy. Taking the time to make something is always going to cost more than buying something already made (unless you do it yourself). Just my .02
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Old June 1st, 2006, 09:23 AM
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Dennis, The Elite is what we've been talking about.

If you go aftermarket you'll end up with a blower box mounted behind the second row seat or replacing one of the rear seats. You'll probably have a vent blowing straight out from this box - no ductwork. If you do have ductwork where is it going to go? It will not look nice in any respect.

The Elite looks stock and uses the best "looking" duct system. Now, I do not know how efficient this is and I'll bet it's not the best blast of cold air you can get. But it looks right and is good enough.
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 06:16 PM
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Art and Mike,

Certainly, your points are well taken. The one installation I saw locally was in fact a big box that replaced one of the rear seats.

The Elite set up is highly desirable, as long as it provides enough cooling for my dogs in So Cal summer heat.

Will let you all know what else I find out over time.

P.S. The RR 4.2 automatic transmission gets installed in the 110 this weekend. Hope it is completed and back on the road next week.

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