So after making all the calls to the proper people and adding up the costs, i've pretty much determined that a 110 Defender isnt practical to import and use in California. So, now that I am shifting my attention toward picking up AU Perentie over a UK Defender I got to wondering, what kind of compatibility would I be looking at for getting defender parts for the perentie?
[Quote/]Engine aside, the other major difference between a stock Land Rover Defender and the Perentie is an extra 100mm added to the width
, to accommodate three soldiers sitting abreast in the cab. As standard the truck had a galvanized chassis, plus the wider chassis rails enabled the spare wheel to be slung on the underside out of sight. Another useful add on was an engine mounted air compressor supplied by Rockford 4×4.[Quote]
(source: The Land Rover Perentie â€¦ the Aussie Landie | Everything 4×4
And after looking into the possibility of fitting a hard top to a Perentie GS I found out it has a slightly different wind screen- presumably to accomidate that extra 100mm.
But that got me to wondering, to what extent would/does that extra 100mm skew things? Would it effect internal mount sizes? Seat mounts? Center console? Dash board? The width of the bed? Rear door width?
I know theyre pretty much the same vehicle asside from what is under the bonnet and behind the skirt, but its got me wondering.