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Vehicle Name
Year 1994
Make Land Rover
Model Defender 90
Color Coniston Green
1994 Land Rover Defender 90
1994 Land Rover Defender 90 1994 Land Rover Defender 90 1994 Land Rover Defender 90
History Originally a Port of Entry truck (badge #1511), needed some TLC when I purchased it. It had high miles (130K) but no rust. I completely rebuilt the suspension, engine, drivetrain, and accessories. Now a great running and driving truck.
Exterior
1994 Land Rover Defender 90 Exterior 1994 Land Rover Defender 90 Exterior 1994 Land Rover Defender 90 Exterior
Hard and Soft Tops
Safari Rack
Warn 9500i Winch
6 Hella off-road lights
WIPAC LED tail lights

Interior
1994 Land Rover Defender 90 Interior
Exmoor Trim seat covers
Iron Goat center console

Wheel and Tire
BFG Mud Terrains

Under the Hood
1994 Land Rover Defender 90 Under the Hood
Turner Engineering Remanufactured 3.9
High flow heads and performance cam
Kent H180 cam
Trailhead oil cooler lines
Ashcroft rebuilt trans
NRP exhaust
MANTEC raised air intake

Suspension
Rebuilt suspension with teflon bushings
OME Springs and Shocks
Ashcroft ATB Diffs front and rear
QT Diff guards front and rear
EQUIP steering guard
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 07:39 PM
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Hard and soft tops?
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 07:42 PM
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Yep. I found a complete soft top cage and added a Badger soft top. So in the summer we run it as a soft/no top and put the hard top on in the winter.
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 07:56 PM
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Now I'm jealous......

I want to see some pics of the soft top
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 08:01 PM
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It looks like any other soft top, except I got the tan top. I will see if I have a photo of the truck with the soft top on it (already switched back to the hard top for the winter).
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Is the POE hard top difficult to take off and on? I have an OEM fiberglass top on my 1994 (painted) and thinking of taking it off for hot summer months here in New England (it doesn't have A/C). I know your top is different than the Fiberglass but just wondering.

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Very nice truck BTW.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 10:35 PM
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Is the POE hard top difficult to take off and on? I have an OEM fiberglass top on my 1994 (painted) and thinking of taking it off for hot summer months here in New England (it doesn't have A/C). I know your top is different than the Fiberglass but just wondering.

Thanks,
Will

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Hard tops are not difficult to remove - just time consuming to mount and unmount. Lots of little bolts.

Be aware that you will likely need a seat belt mounting solution once you remove the sides.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 10:00 AM
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Thanks, the restoration has been a labor of love (and $). The top is not difficult to remove, but it will take 2 people most of an afternoon to do it. One of the most difficult parts for me is getting the roof rack and ladder off without damaging anything else. After that there are about 50 10mm nut/bolt combos to remove around the top and sides. I have both cages, so I install the soft top cage to allow the shoulder belt mounts to be reinstalled. The cage itself takes about 45 mins to assemble, the top slides right on. I would assume your fiberglass top is easier to remove than the full 3 piece hard top.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 11:15 AM
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Nice truck! Can you tell a difference with the flowed heads and cam?
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Old November 6th, 2014, 08:27 PM
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Grover,

When I got the truck the engine was pretty tired, primarily due to a very worn timing set. As a result, I really don't have a reference to compare before and after the heads and cam. What I can say is the truck runs very well, and I do not have trouble keeping up with traffic accelerating out of a light or pulling 5th up a hill. It pulls strong above 2000 rpm, and revs well. Turner Engineering says the heads are good for 10-30% gains. Overall, I would not pull a good set of heads to replace them with high flows, but if you need to have them rebuilt, it should be something you look at.
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