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Old November 2nd, 2014, 08:08 PM
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touche touche. i admit being judgypantsy but at least i used mostly original dash components!
Picture of your dash cluster please. We'll let the Forum be the judge.
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 09:02 PM
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Like the rear bumper. Tire offset so I can see over right shoulder when I turn around to look behind. Gas can mounted on right as it is shorter.
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 09:50 PM
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I am friends w the guy who does some of the detail design for Icon. I like the FJs, CJs and the Bronco they've done, but this one misses in my mind. Maybe I just am a bit of a purist or too close to rovers, but this build doesn't improve on stock much. Feels more bolt on than custom. Going to sound like a snob but maybe the defender in all it's classic simplicity is too sophisticated.

Look at that hand hold on the end of the dash. Big clunky and lacking any detail.
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 09:54 PM
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Well, I will say something positive - that truck is very clean and it's clear that virtually every non-stock item is completely custom. For example - the interior door latch release and window crank. Footwell lighting, etc.

Huge amount of CNC hours and dollars in that thing.
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 11:15 PM
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Yeah I don't knock the quality of build or attention to detail. I just don't like it.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 10:36 AM
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I agree, it looks like alot of cosmetic changes, not a re-engineered product like the toyo's. Too bad, but a nice clean cool truck none the less.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 10:51 AM
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LS3, 6L80e Atlas transfer case dyna trac axles! All bolt on? Smh, not my taste but mad respect for the attention to detail! I do love the CNC light bezels and grill!
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Old November 5th, 2014, 10:52 AM
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Interesting to compare the subtle differences between the LS installs by Himalaya and ICON.
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I'd like to see them do a few more and see how they can refine it, their budget-less builds are pretty crazy. I'm not an experienced off roader by any means but that ladder placement seems like a bad choice?

I think mechanically they are pretty comfortable with their go-to setup, their is of course getting the geometry and mounts right but everything else they seem to use their kit of parts.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 12:22 PM
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I'd like to see them do a few more and see how they can refine it, their budget-less builds are pretty crazy. I'm not an experienced off roader by any means but that ladder placement seems like a bad choice? I think mechanically they are pretty comfortable with their go-to setup, their is of course getting the geometry and mounts right but everything else they seem to use their kit of parts.
Ha! X2 on the side ladder. My first thought was...LE Joe the Plumber series.

The overall truck vibe for me feels rushed by comparison to their other builds. I had higher expectations so this has been disappointing. But, with that said, a guy that is not as synthesized will probably find it unique.

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Not sure if I have room to comment given the changes in my drive train. Hats off to the hard work that went into it. Like the rest of you commented the intangibles are missing and if money was not an object I would still buy an original over a copy.
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What front bumper is that?
That bumper is a custom ICON unit.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 12:27 PM
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Not sure if I have room to comment given the changes in my drive train. Hats off to the hard work that went into it. Like the rest of you commented the intangibles are missing and if money was not an object I would still buy an original over a copy.
Would do you guys think would make this a more appealing purchase to a LR enthusiast? What would you change?
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Old November 5th, 2014, 02:13 PM
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If you see the video of the truck, with the guy that built it, you could tell that he had no enthusiasm for this truck.
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If you see the video of the truck, with the guy that built it, you could tell that he had no enthusiasm for this truck.
That video was for the D90 he built - haven't seen one yet for the 110
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Old November 5th, 2014, 02:31 PM
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Sure, but it looks identical. So, I'm not thinking he found any more enthusiasm....
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Old November 5th, 2014, 02:32 PM
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he had no enthusiasm for this truck.
I have not see the video but it doesn't surprise me, that was my feeling looking at the truck, super neat job but lack of enthusiasm.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 02:38 PM
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Sure, but it looks identical. So, I'm not thinking he found any more enthusiasm....

Yea, I wonder how the owner of that 90 felt watching that video on a truck they spent ~$200K on. Maybe he'll fake the Defender enthusiasm on this one
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Old November 5th, 2014, 02:41 PM
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He his so clueless in that vid. The trucks have evolved since the late 90s.... He just has not seen or driven a new one. I'd rather have a new one, and it is a lot nicer than his build at a third of the cost.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 05:35 PM
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He his so clueless in that vid. The trucks have evolved since the late 90s.... He just has not seen or driven a new one. I'd rather have a new one, and it is a lot nicer than his build at a third of the cost.
That's a retarded video. Not a fan of that particular build.
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