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Vehicle Name The Need Machine
Year 1987
Make Land Rover
Model Defender 110
Color Epsom Green
1987 Land Rover Defender 110
1987 Land Rover Defender 110 1987 Land Rover Defender 110 1987 Land Rover Defender 110
History Began life as a ESB (Electric Service Board) truck in Ireland as a SVO fleet vehicle. Purchased by previous owner in 1995 and driven around as a 3-door van for 10 years. PO was a private military contractor for GB and the truck was used for under-the-radar logistical support and "other stuff" primarily in North Africa and Middle East.
Imported to the US in 2011 and reconfigured as an ROW station wagon. New roof, window sides, NAS-spec Safety Devices full EXO cage installed by ECR.
Exterior
1987 Land Rover Defender 110 Exterior 1987 Land Rover Defender 110 Exterior 1987 Land Rover Defender 110 Exterior

Interior
1987 Land Rover Defender 110 Interior 1987 Land Rover Defender 110 Interior

Wheel and Tire
1987 Land Rover Defender 110 Wheel and Tire
Former: Wolf wheels w/ 265/75/16 BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain KM1 running tubes.


Current: ANR1534 D-130 wheels in Alpine White with 275/70/16 BF Goodrich All-Terrain KO tubeless.

Suspension
1987 Land Rover Defender 110 Suspension 1987 Land Rover Defender 110 Suspension 1987 Land Rover Defender 110 Suspension
OME shocks front/rear with dual rear shocks
HD springs front/rear give it roughly 1.0-1.5" lift over stock.

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Old January 31st, 2013, 09:28 AM
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Finally looked through the Registry last night. Your truck looks fantastic and the story is great!! What is the front bumper you're running?

The black NATO's look awesome also, although that is a biased opinion as I have the same on my 90.

Nice job!
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Old January 31st, 2013, 09:41 AM
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Finally looked through the Registry last night. Your truck looks fantastic and the story is great!! What is the front bumper you're running?

The black NATO's look awesome also, although that is a biased opinion as I have the same on my 90.

Nice job!
THanks John,
Like most of you guys' rigs, mine continues to evolve. Mine in particular has lived many lives, but that's what's great about Defenders.
The winch bumper in one of those pics is no longer on there (it was left on there from its days as a service vehicle and wasnt' allowed on the UK roads, so the PO had to remove it). I'm just running a stock front bumper, but I'm looking for a solution for a winch bumper that will allow me to continue to run the existing bullbar. I may end up making something custom, though I may explore the option of mounting a winch under like some NAS trucks have as an option (though I know it would be a bitch to clean and de-tangle).

One of the things I have to remember is that I don't want to take a truck that does a lot of things well enough and go in one direction making the truck look and perform like a off-road beast, nor do I want to make it a plush mall-cruiser either. Gotta find that balance that works for me and what I use it for every day.
Thanks for the compliments.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 09:45 AM
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Sorry, I meant brush bar. Is that stock? For some reason, I have never seen that one before?
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Old January 31st, 2013, 09:48 AM
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Have you come up with a way to keep the Nantucket pinstriping at bay?
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Old January 31st, 2013, 09:57 AM
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Have you come up with a way to keep the Nantucket pinstriping at bay?
Haha! I took a break from ACK this past summer so this 110 hasn't had the privelidge yet, but would gladly accept Nantucket pinstripes in exchange for several weeks on the rock! It's only paint (and a UK paintjob at that, so I'd actually welcome any excuse to repaint)

My buddy sold his house on Surfside last year , so I need to either buy a place (yeah right!) or play "Kato" at somebody else's house.
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Old August 24th, 2013, 06:55 AM
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Great truck -- did ECR have to modify the SD cage to fit your tub?
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Old August 24th, 2013, 10:04 AM
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Great truck -- did ECR have to modify the SD cage to fit your tub?

funny story that one
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