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Old September 29th, 2010, 03:50 PM
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Perfect day in VT to Drive this

To day is one of those perfect days in VT to be driving this 110 Safari Special
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Oh my! That's nice!
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Old September 29th, 2010, 08:19 PM
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Old September 29th, 2010, 08:49 PM
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That's a beauty! I love that truck.
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Did you do the soft top conversion? Can you tell us what is involved? Is that the Allwheeltrim one? Can you post more pics of the soft top and hoodsticks?
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Old September 30th, 2010, 09:12 AM
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I think that might be my new favorite 110
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Old September 30th, 2010, 09:19 AM
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Old October 4th, 2010, 08:22 AM
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We did the Soft top conversion custom pipe bending , and the soft top starts out a a 110 2 door pickup top , and had it modified by a local boat shop there are more photos here. Still have a little work to do to seal above the passenger 2nd row of door to the soft top. It has a Mazda SL35 diesel engine that gets on average 25mpg at 65mph .
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Old October 4th, 2010, 08:44 AM
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Remote wing ignition

so what's this key hole for?
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Old October 4th, 2010, 08:51 AM
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Engine kill/ alarm
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Old October 4th, 2010, 08:55 AM
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Looks good. Your pipe bender did a solid job. Need some pics with the top off, though. Those seats look nice and cool, too.
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Looks great. I like the Tan and white.
Why RHD?
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Old October 4th, 2010, 10:54 AM
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Personaly I like the Right Hand Drive , think it makes the Rover that much more Clasic British,although it could be changed for $4,000 or so.
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Old October 4th, 2010, 11:08 AM
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Just wondering. If your planning on selling I bet it would make a difference.
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We did the Soft top conversion custom pipe bending , and the soft top starts out a a 110 2 door pickup top , and had it modified by a local boat shop there are more photos here. Still have a little work to do to seal above the passenger 2nd row of door to the soft top. It has a Mazda SL35 diesel engine that gets on average 25mpg at 65mph .
http://picasaweb.google.com/10902293...CNfhiuWl95v3cA#
Thanks Chris! I have been planning on doing this for a few weeks now after I saw that video on youtube:

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=27476

I was just going to order the complete set from allwheeltrim but then remembered someone telling me the rear tub on the 110 is the same as an 88. I have hoodsticks for an 88 and so was going to try and use that to see if it will work. Just not sure about the soft top itself. SafariRover has what I think is a military plastic-type hood I'm going to try and fit. I think it is the same as the soft top you used so it is somewhat reassuring to see yours. Plus I didn't really like how allwheeltrim use all those buttons along the cappings to hold down the top. How are you securing the top along the bottom there?
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Old October 5th, 2010, 10:15 AM
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Standard old rope the way UK land Rovers has always done. Wondering if the next one I do if I do it with the 1997 Defender rail and plastic strip (although they are difficult to sew)
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Nice truck! Got any shots with the top off?
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Old October 5th, 2010, 04:45 PM
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No shots with the top completely off and now it's been too cold and rainy do take it off just for photos . My favorite way is sides and back rolled up and windows off like a large surrey my kids love it that way too.
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