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Nigel is my daily driver and the facilitator of adventure for our family of four boys.

My goal was mechanical dependability for long family trips and enhance interior comfort/convenience, as much as possible.

We've done a major audio system install, exmoor diamond stitched heated seats, reverse camera/bluetooth and AIR CONDITIONING. I'm not exactly a purist and am looking forward to power door locks and windows to finish things off on the interior.

This vehicle has had a frame off restoration with galvanized frame and loads of pictures, records and receipts.

The high point of the truck is there are no real rust issues, other than small spot on the bulkhead, I will address that when I get to paint.

Still looking for some NTO style doors and will then do paint in either bonatti, orkney or stornoway with black roof, hood and brows.

We sent Nigel to Safari Heritage Parts for a complete restoration and reimagining. See below for details.

New interior, new SD roll cage, and NAS style basket rack, new ARB bumper, Warn 9.5 xt winch, new NAS style rear bumper, engine serviced, Allisport radiator, Allisport power steering reservoir, new Garrett Turbo, disc brake conversion, switched from RHD to LHD, New LHD Air Conditioning, PDL, PW, Exmoor Middle Row Seats, Exmoor Rear Seats, Genuine LR Defender Suspension, new bushings all around, New Puma Doors, New Puma hinges, New Puma Rear Door, New Puma Bonnet, NTO Puma Tub, NIB Puma side windows, T-post replaced, replaced/repaired firewall, heater box, LED lighting package, new wiring loom, new steering box, 5 Goodyear Wrangler Duractracs, 5 Black Sawtooth Wheels, Line-x interior floor/bulkhead, painted in Silver Billet Metallic Clearcoat (Jeep color), dynamat and megamat installed throughout, new puma style spare tire holder, new five bar all around, heated windshield, new stainless bolts/fasteners all-around, new seals/gaskets, new steering wheel, new Puma running boards, LR decals, auxiliary lights, work light, custom made speaker pods, leather trim kit for dash and sun visors, custom panel in leather diamond stitched exmoor cubby with all new carling switches mounted, new interior Puma plastic trim all around, new seat belts all around, Exmoor interior black carpet kit, all new VDO gauges, interior mats and custom converted tufty with built-in subwoofer.


Rebuilt 200 TDI Defender Engine
Rebuilt Turbo
New Allisport Radiator/w Silicone Hose Set
New Allisport Intercooler
New Elite AC Kit w custom brackets pumps cold!
New Alternator (Pendy's High Capacity specs escape me)
New PAS Pump
New Water Pump
New Bosch Starter
New Thermostat
New Derale High Performance Electric Fan
New Die Hard PM1 Battery
New Speedo Cable and speedo cable housing
- Exmoor Diamond XS Elite Heated Seats Front
- Exmoor Diamond XS Elite Locking Cubby
- Exmoor Diamond XS Elite Fold-ups Cargo Area
- UK MUDD Dash, Coin Tray
- UK MUDD Cup Holders (6)
- Parrott Touch-Screen Head unit with Blue Tooth
- Pioneer Reverse Camera
- Alpine Amp, (4) Polk 5 1/4", (2) Kicker 4", Kicker 10" Subwoofer
- Matrix Plus AudioControl 6 Channel Driver
- Audio Control ACR1 remote for Individual Sub Control
- Pre-Wired Carling Switches mounted in MUDD Dash
- USB Chargers
- Wright Floor Matting System
- New VDO Turbo Gauge
- New VDO EGT Gauge
- New VDO Clock Gauge
- New VDO Temp Guage
- LaSalle Headliner, alpine trim, speaker pods
- Dynamat Roof and doors
- LED dome lights w door actuators
- Blue Sea Systems Fuse Panel
- Galvanized Frame
- KBX Grill and surrounds
- Aluminum/Powder Coated Wing Top Vents
- Tomb Raider Side Steps
- LEDs
- YRM Door Repairs
- YRM Battery Tray
- Push button, roll-up windows
- POR15 undercarriage treatment
- New Hinge Hardware
- 2" receiver
- Mantec swing away spare wheel carrier
Just ordered the black sawtooth's and will put those on after paint.
Pro Comp Shocks
Pro Comp Springs
Old Man Emu steering stabilizer
Rebuilt Salisbury Diff
Rebuilt front Diff
Wheel and Tire
Bunch of items ordered and waiting until paint, to be installed.
- New puma hood and prop rod
- NTO Style Front Doors pw/pdl
- New NAS rear bumper
- New Exmoor Diamond XS High backs for middle row
- New hinge kit
- New LED lighting kit
- New Genuine Mats throughout
- New VDO Speedo & Fuel Gauge
- New Left Wing
- New P&P Cage
- New/Used Interior Plastics/Trim



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