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Old December 23rd, 2014, 02:27 PM
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This would really bug me if I'd have paid all that money.... couldn't even cut a boot neatly
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 02:36 PM
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Send them a lot of money... http://www.croytec.co.uk/ 300 pounds for two doors.
Good god. Yeah. That's crazy. Couldn't I probably find a local CNC guy to do them?
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 02:47 PM
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Good god. Yeah. That's crazy. Couldn't I probably find a local CNC guy to do them?
Other options:
Stainless: http://www.yrmlandrover.com/Landrove...el-Door-Hinges
Britpart Aluminum: http://www.paddockspares.com/da1131-...-set-of-4.html
Zinc Plated: http://www.paddockspares.com/pm068-z...-set-of-4.html
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 03:04 PM
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Good god. Yeah. That's crazy. Couldn't I probably find a local CNC guy to do them?
Easily done on a Bridgeport...
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 03:13 PM
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Send them a lot of money... http://www.croytec.co.uk/ 300 pounds for two doors.
I'm liking these hinges more!

http://tmdtuning.com/exterior/optimi...-hinges-detail
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 03:16 PM
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So I made the same comments on jalopnik when they covered the 90 he built but for the amount of money we're talking here I think it's a pretty big let down. However, gotta give credit where it's due, the attention to detail and quality & crafsmanship is obviously fantastic but at the end of the day, he just doesn't like these trucks and it shows. It's clear to me his approach was to just make everything "top dollar" and not think about much else. For me, when any aftermarket shop begins their build with an LS swap i just roll my eyes and turn the page. It's the single biggest indicator that you have no vision whatsoever. This is better than the 90 though where he swapped everything. I think on that build he did the engine, transfer case, tranny, running gear and axles. Basically it was a GM custom rolling chassis with D90 body kit. Not that cool. So this has more rover stuff at least. Dash is great but that triple action tailgate would drive me f'ing nuts.. front bumper could be a snow plow on a quick glance and a side ladder?? Also for that amount of cash.. i would want way more gizmos and functionality which is something ECR is really good at. Guess that's just my opinion though.
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 03:39 PM
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 03:55 PM
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...yup, he is just a guy with an opinion...
I'm impressed with the drive train, but not with the jewelry...nor his smugness
I'd take an ECR Defender over this any day..

I saw in ICON FJ a few years ago. I walked out to my Defender (in a parking lot) and the ICON was parked next to me. The owner wanted to know about my Defender. I looked over the FJ, it was nice, but I wouldn't pay that kind of coin for it. I looked in the engine bay, underneath it, it was so so.
Funny, the owner mentioned how he had a Defender like mine and regrets getting rid of it.
For what he paid for that ICON, he could have had a sweet Defender...
Having owned both FJ 60 and have a 40 I am redoing, and have followed his FJ love, and work for J Leno, etc. I don't recall him mentioning the "agricultural " nature of the 40. And how Toyota never made IT what it could be. Instead when Range Rover came around, FJ s started following that path, etc. 30 years later defender has improved interior and ride and Boom, Toyota comes out with FJ Cruiser...
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Yeah I've decided that the ICON guy is an ass clown when it comes to Rovers.

It also shows what really separates a LR from a Jeep/Cruiser... there really is some X-factor "heritage" there. It does not go well with matte black paint, bling wheels, CNC aluminum, and goofy bumpers.
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 05:06 PM
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I like his work. But I also find I like all 4wd's. I grew up and my dad had an FJ60. I have considered buying one of those in the past as well. I owned a modern 110 and it drives like a tractor. The hertiage is what I like about Defenders and Cruisers. Jeeps have their won heritage as well. At least this 110 looks like a Defender.
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 06:06 PM
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Yeah. I like all 110's I see. I like this ICON. I'm working on my 110 build right now and it's coming along nicely. This ICON is finishing the last 10% "attention to detail" for 2X the cost. I think it's great that folks do that but I would imagine that ICON has well over $200K in it..... Maybe more. I wouldn't want to do anything with it for fear of breaking it. I've got a lot of $$ in my 110 but I use the hell out of it. It's probably all relative.
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Just saw the 110 video. Some cool concepts and an insane amount of work, but not my style. Good to know that there are people that will pour this much money into old farm tractors. To each their own i guess.

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These are also a nice option. Series 2 in style, so that the door can open a full 180. Comes in handy when camping.


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Where do the mirrors mount?
He said series 2 style, so I can only hope for the front of the wings.
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Old January 9th, 2015, 05:19 PM
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Opinions are like A$$H@!3s. Everybody's got one. So let me share mine. Beautiful trucks, incredible shiny bits. Not my ideal, but I'm positive the owners love them. It looks and sounds like he did a lot of raiding the hot rodder parts bins to keep costs down and get functional bits. I think the Icon version of the Defender has lost much of the charm of owning a Land Rover, but I can't argue with working HVAC and loads of power from an off-the-shelf GM V8. Just think, that engine has the benefits of 50 years of progress over the old Buick V8.

So, overall, nice truck! For my ideal truck, I'd take some details and leave others, but my to-do list is so long I'll likely just keep enjoying my quirky old British Defenders.

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