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Hello all. I have been around here for along time with my own D90, but my son wanted a 110 as a first car. I told him no and he found a sweet deal. Being the pushover that I am, we imported a truck for him. Anyway, he has 2 years to get it up and running.

These are the major short term goals.
1. Get a tire-tube that will work as we have one that is flat. Did not know these are tubed. Wow.
2. Put one of my old reman steering boxes in and get power steering back.
3. Figure out what to do about getting disk brakes on the rear. Also did not realize the rears were drum.

Long term goals.
1. Pull the motor and rebuild
2. Fix the dents and paint it a cool color.
3. Fix up the interior. Make it safer, including an internal or external roll cage. Not sure how we are going to go on this.
4. Add HVAC.
Anyway, we will be posting updates.
 

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Drum brakes

The drum rear brakes in these trucks can give very good to really good braking.
I had a car pull in front of me & I stopped no issues.
So I am keeping the drums on my 110 just rebuilding them.
My 5€
 

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Thanks a ton for the reply’s. It is always a really cool thing to see the LR defender guys back each other up. Will absolutely be keeping everyone posted.
 

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Just my thoughts.
A. I think it already is a cool color, nothing better than a patina’d green Defender. Put funds and energy towards other stuff.
B. Safety Devices cage and a good set of rock sliders to help out in case of a side impact.
C. I think it is an awesome first car, mine was a 1970 Series IIa.

P.S. What kind of motor is in it?
 

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Damn, wish you were my dad. I had to wait till I was in my 30s and buy my own 110. Looks like a great truck to start with
 

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Love to see some axle stands under that axle. Much safer.
GLWYP: Good luck with your project!
 

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Love to see some axle stands under that axle. Much safer.
GLWYP: Good luck with your project!
Look closer... they're there.

------ Follow up post added November 22nd, 2018 10:15 PM ------

Just my thoughts.
A. I think it already is a cool color, nothing better than a patina’d green Defender. Put funds and

P.S. What kind of motor is in it?
Agreed on the color/patina.

Yes... what motor?
 

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What engine do you have?
 

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Sorry for the slow replies. It has the 2.5 turbo or the 200. That motor is staying in the truck. Every kid with a defender at 16 should need a calender, not a stop watch to time 0-60mph times!
 

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All. So I got a huge parts inventory in for this truck last week. We will certainly have our work cut out for us. I have two questions though.

1. Have any of you converted the windows to electric before and how successful was that?
2. Has anyone done anything to help with the horse power decrease on the motor when running the HVAC?

A local group is adding an aftermarket HVAC system to Defender 110's that come from a hot rod parts supplier in Dallas. They work but they are converting the dash to a puma, and are adding a separate radiator type of contraption to the front to help with the performance while under load. I know on my NAS 90 when I put on the HVAC with my V8 I have to drive it entirely differently.

Thanks all for the ideas and help in advance.

RickM
 

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We made a lot of progress finally. The truck sat for 9 months. I took my NAS 95 90 St to go help pick up my sons truck to start working on it. My truck died on the way there. His truck started right up and ran like a champ. The diesel is impressive. This is him finally driving it. No seatbelts And only a drivers seat. He is 14 btw.
 

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I know this is no fun without pics, but I am so sore from climbing around this truck all weekend. I put in a new steering box, and replaced almost all of the front suspension. Next up will be the rear. Glad we did what we did. The bushings were simply shot. I cannot wait to see how it drives now.

I will get pics up soon.
 

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Questions.

I noticed two areas of rust on our truck that need addressing. It is the right and left side door sill B/C pillar areas. I saw on YRM that those parts are certainly something that can be ordered and they are not cheap. My repairs are likely somewhat medium to severe in scope. I also have rust up into the B pillar but that looks patchable. That said, I am thinking I may be better off with the kits. My concern here is alignment and doing this correctly. So...

1. Rather than repair mine, should I scrap it and go with the kits?
2. Is YRM going to be the cheapest way to get these kits?

Thanks in advance.

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I think RN has some proline ones now. Back when they were cheap genuine I bought them and galvanized them. They are one of the first things to rot on a SW so galvanizing is highly recommended.
 

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Just got off the phone with RN. the Pricing for the proline stuff is way better accept for the B post. It is crazy expensive. I am going to see if I cannot salvage our B-post and repair that. The C and the Sill then can come from RN. I need to get that rear cap off the c-post and see just how bad it is.
 
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