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Old February 3rd, 2012, 08:28 PM
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Yeah - it is one of those things. I have a thing for yellow and black. I have another car like that, and this kinda fits in. I know it is not everyone's taste.... thank God, right??!!
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Old February 4th, 2012, 01:32 AM
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Sorry, just saw this. I can check this tomorrow afternoon or Sunday (assuming they're open) if you'd like. If it's tomorrow, I'm heading over to Planes of Fame in Chino to watch their FW-190 fly at noon, but I have the afternoon free. I only live about 13 miles south of the 10/15 split, so it wouldn't be a big deal.


If you want a really thorough/mechanical check, Inland Rover (excellent local shop) is within about 15 miles, I can take it over there as well, but that'd have to be during the week.
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Old February 4th, 2012, 09:11 AM
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Old February 4th, 2012, 08:14 PM
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Nice place. Had to pass all the cheap cars to get to the D90.
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Old February 4th, 2012, 10:25 PM
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I want to publicly thank Andy (Gravitysucks) for looking over the Defender today for me. What a great (and thorough) guy. I hope to meet you in person one day.... Sent you a PM with my info and hoping to return the favor!!!!

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Old February 5th, 2012, 07:37 AM
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So Bryan, are you going to get it? Whats the plan?
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Old February 5th, 2012, 07:54 AM
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Im not sure if your ealier post intended the teak flooring to be part of your upgrades, but here is a source for the teak.
http://www.entreq.de/products/interi...er-90-110.html
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Old February 7th, 2012, 05:44 PM
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For those following, and really have nothing better to do, other than to follow my silly search...lol I decided against this Defender, and instead purchased a 97. This one has ZERO rust (which is really strange to me). Thank you GravitySucks for your prompting!!!
So now the big issue.... this one is a ST (with a lift kit) and I don't want a lifted ST.... So fellas, please help me:

1. Find SW parts to swap onto the Defender
2. Probably sell the new (it was obviously just lifted a few weeks ago) lift kit. I will get details on brand, etc - it when I pick it up tomorrow.
3. The new (but no receipt) Badger top has a broken zipper already

One really good thing about this truck is the bad*ss exhaust on it. It sounds GREAT!

http://mobile.mercedesofbuckhead.com...&sessionToken=
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Old February 7th, 2012, 06:04 PM
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Congrats

Just FYI, but the top in those pictures is not a badger (in case you don't have both).

If it were me I'd just get a fiberglass top from http://www.d90tops.com/

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Old February 7th, 2012, 06:13 PM
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Congrats

Just FYI, but the top in those pictures is not a badger (in case you don't have both).

If it were me I'd just get a fiberglass top from http://www.d90tops.com/

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It's a Badger With the sunroof. Congrats. Could have sworn someone listed that truck here recently. Good luck!
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Old February 7th, 2012, 06:17 PM
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Damn, I should have looked at all the pics. I see the badge, but it still doesn't look very badgery to me
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Old February 7th, 2012, 06:17 PM
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Yep its a Badger. Got a big patch on the back left, and on another point I think.

I have been considering a fiberglass from D90tops, BUT, this Defender is going to be a serious daily driver (street queen) and only see dirt trails once in a great while when we get the chance. For the comfort of daily driving, I want to turn the interior into as much of a Range Rover as possible (and I am selling our RR right now). Therefore, I am going to attempt the futile of zero water egress. I am actually think to seal the dash vents even, like the new Defenders that come from the factory now. I would do the fiberglass if I could get that close to no water egress, but I called him and he said I would still have leakage around the roll bar, etc.

Ideas or input?
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Old February 7th, 2012, 06:19 PM
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Ideas or input?
Yes, keep the RR
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Old February 7th, 2012, 06:22 PM
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somehow I knew that was coming...

BTW, does anyone know of a "tuffy" style option for the center box (insert?) for a 97 automatic? The cheap plastic lock tab on the one I bought is cracked.
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Old February 7th, 2012, 06:22 PM
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Its a Defender it will leak fluids OUT at the bottom and water IN at the top...
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Old February 7th, 2012, 06:23 PM
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you mean these leak oil??? no way... LR's never leak!

(actually that has been true of my L322 with a BMW engine...giggle)
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Old February 7th, 2012, 10:45 PM
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Honestly, my SW is a DD, and sometimes it gets caught outside in the torrential downpours that make the gulf south so much fun, and I only got/get any water in from my clutch box b/c the mechanic didn't put any sealant on it before it went back in and I didn't know any better at the time. You can get the foam vent seals and put new ones on, and those won't leak either.
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Old February 8th, 2012, 01:28 AM
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For those following, and really have nothing better to do, other than to follow my silly search...lol I decided against this Defender, and instead purchased a 97. This one has ZERO rust (which is really strange to me). Thank you GravitySucks for your prompting!!!
So now the big issue.... this one is a ST (with a lift kit) and I don't want a lifted ST.... So fellas, please help me:

1. Find SW parts to swap onto the Defender
2. Probably sell the new (it was obviously just lifted a few weeks ago) lift kit. I will get details on brand, etc - it when I pick it up tomorrow.
3. The new (but no receipt) Badger top has a broken zipper already

One really good thing about this truck is the bad*ss exhaust on it. It sounds GREAT!

http://mobile.mercedesofbuckhead.com...&sessionToken=

Congratulations Bryan. Funny thing, I saw that D90 online a few days ago, but thought the soft top would kill it so I kept looking



I will add, for anyone potentially looking at the original D90 in this thread, there is a considerable amount of rust on some of the cross members as well as the tub. If anyone else was interested in it and wants more info, let me know.
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Old February 8th, 2012, 08:51 AM
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I really don't think the water ingress potential should be that much of a concern on a NEW fiberglass top to completely rule it out. It is a Defender, so regardless of whether it is a ST or SW, there will be SOME water coming in.

Hell, it's even in the owner's manual!
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Old February 8th, 2012, 09:37 AM
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Honestly, my SW is a DD, and sometimes it gets caught outside in the torrential downpours that make the gulf south so much fun, and I only got/get any water in from my clutch box b/c the mechanic didn't put any sealant on it before it went back in and I didn't know any better at the time. You can get the foam vent seals and put new ones on, and those won't leak either.
DD? Don't know that abbreviation
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