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Year 1991
Make Land Rover
Model Defender 90
Color Green
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1991 Land Rover Defender 90
History Former Hong Kong Garrison LHD General Purpose Hard Top Defender. LHD, but not NAS, which is a bit weird, I assume this was done on Ex-MoDs to allow for ease of part swapping.

Truck left Hong Kong around 2011-2013 and landed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Imported to Canada by a super nice guy, who didn't have the tools or inclination to work on it himself. I suspect this is one of the reasons he chose to sell. The lack of TLC on these trucks really shows...and can be extremely labor intensive to rectify. However, it looks like he did replace the fuel injection pump, the speedometer, added the glass sliding windows to the canopy for better visibility, replaced the windshield, and he added some floor coverings.

Purchased off of ebay by me in 2015 originally, had to wait one year to get an EPA import exemption.

Seller claimed it had approximately 78,000 Km (48,500 miles) on the odometer before it broke, unfortunately, I have no proof of this, but I believe it since most of the repairs I have been doing relate almost exclusively to rotten rubber and consumable replacements; indicative of the vehicle simply sitting outdoors for many years.

Imported to the U.S. via the Peace Arch border crossing in Washington State in July of 2016. Titled in Texas in September/October.
Exterior
I'm currently going through the entire truck bumper to bumper as part of a full mechanical restoration. I have no intention of doing any aesthetic related restoration; I just want this thing to be as reliable as it is ugly!

Interior
Bare bones...what can I say?

Wheel and Tire
NATO spec, new as of October, 2016.

Under the Hood
2.5NA Diesel. All I need for what I intend to use it for.

Suspension
Stock.

Other
Almost the entire mechanical restoration work consists of replacing rotten rubber, rotten nylon/plastic bushings, and minor surface rust removal. Which is a far greater PITA than one might think. Imagine having to do the 5k, 15k, 36k, 50k, 75k, 100k, 125k, and 150k services all in one shot!!!
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Old January 10th, 2017, 04:42 PM
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Neat. I didn't think 1991's any came with ribbed roof and the half doors (with lift up handles).
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Old January 12th, 2017, 08:19 AM
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Neat. I didn't think 1991's any came with ribbed roof and the half doors (with lift up handles).
Agree. I believe some of the MoD vehicles are done a little different. Mine has far more similarities with a 1990 or earlier Defender. I especially have noticed this as I replace certain parts in and around the transmission and ancillary linkages. I suspect its probably a 1990 that didn't get its certificate until '91 due to the factory LHD conversion? But who knows?

I've never seen an MoD defender with anything but half doors with lift handles.
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Old January 12th, 2017, 11:12 AM
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Ah, but Ex-MoD can be Belgian, Dutch, Italian, Czech.. lots of other MoDs used Defenders. And remember, parts is parts to the light wheeled vehicle mechanic. Roof banged up? Grab one from spares, and it is what it is. No telling what was thrown at an MoD truck.
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