Landrover Defender, something a bit different

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  1. Liam Flanagan

    Liam Flanagan Well-Known Member

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    Just spent 4 yrs building this baby, time to play now :rolleyes2:
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  2. JOHNNY BOY

    JOHNNY BOY Well-Known Member

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    A credit to yea. Enjoy :Thumbp2:
     
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    carrick Well-Known Member

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    Superb craftsmanship there, health to enjoy
     
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    headcase Very Senior Member

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    I hope its got a 350hp cummin 6bt in it:tt1:
     
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    Nifty looking weapon. Fine job.

    You won't get stuck anyway. What with the tyres , not to mention winches
     
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    AYF Well-Known Member

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    Now thats a machine.
    Just dont crash it on the first bend!
     
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    Howd you fair with the DOE with the roll cage and winches etc, they can be pretty fussy ?
     
  8. defender

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    looks very smart , what engine have you got in ?
    any more pics ?
     
  9. Liam Flanagan

    Liam Flanagan Well-Known Member

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    No problem with DOE, had advice from a tester as we built it, had to get the polycarbonate quarter windows we made certified and stamped, stamp looks very like the one on camper windows , the logbook for that defender actually states body type unspecified/unknown as it was originally an ex British RAF Landrover, engine is still the 2.5 200tdi from a disco for now, pulls no bother and cruised along at 60mph happy as Larry. Going to change ratios of diffs next to gear down a bit cause the wheels are 35 inches tall.
     
  10. WestCorkBoy

    WestCorkBoy Well-Known Member

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    Saw your creation in the flesh on Friday was up in athlone for a wedding and passed you parked up. Looked very well in real life!
     
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  11. Liam Flanagan

    Liam Flanagan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, yep, was on way to Tullamore
     
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    indecisive sort Well-Known Member

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    Browsing DD last night and I see the new landrover defender, looks great albeit nothing like the old one ,price is off the charts however, over 80 k
     
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    scoffcruddle Well-Known Member

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    About 20 years ago when I was a Land Rover enthusiast I fitted some huge mud terrains on alloys,I jumped in booted it up through the village and on the 1st bend I lost it and slid off the road into a field,fortunately for me it’s the only field with no fence as it’s sort of private grassland in front of a big public school,I learnt that day my mud terrains were useless in the wet.
     
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    At least they were handy for getting out of the field again anyway
     
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