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Being as I’m bored , I thought I’d show you a defender build I did a few years ago.

will try 1 post per day 

started off with a seized 2.5 turbo engined defender with a rotten chassis  bought from Cornwall for less than £700 and transported to Nottingham for £180.

It actually doesn’t look as bad as it was 

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oooohhhhhhh...........shall watch this as i had a 2.5 turbo desiel.........i did a complete engine re-build on a spare bored out oversize engine for Pigeonwatch...fawsands of pics..:good:

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Yeah looking forward to this one...mine is due back this week with new gear box,transfer box and shafts....note to self keep an eye on  oil levels 🤐

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2 hours ago, Modafinale said:

Being as I’m bored , I thought I’d show you a defender build I did a few years ago.

will try 1 post per day 

started off with a seized 2.5 turbo engined defender with a rotten chassis  bought from Cornwall for less than £700 and transported to Nottingham for £180.

It actually doesn’t look as bad as it was 

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At one post/picture a day its likely the corona virus outbreak will be over before we see the end results, or I'm dead.  

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Richards chassis was collected with the help of a friend and his trailer. Two td5 axels procured and cleaned up.

gearbox was to be removed and reused if main drive was good 

 

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God did I really take that many pictures 😳

hope we all live long enough to finish the project 

front discovery  axel cleaned and two pack chassis black painted

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Rear axel cleaned painted new discs and callipers fitted , for the price it’s was safer than trying to refurbish the old ones.

lots of bits to buy, lots of refurbishing to do

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Front axel rebuild, balls showed a little rust but nothing major and not enough to damage seals, disks where in fair condition so reused along with callipers.

while this was happening I was also stripping the donor , and buying parts and panels !  Unfortunately  very little of the donor was of much use 

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I bought it from Barnstable north Devon .

and it had a lifeboat crew window badge so I assume some of its life was very close to the seaF5B9EE22-5BEB-4D06-A6EF-9C9605E6D378.jpeg.7bc182a58b2aa95e16dbc9b1194f19aa.jpeg

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Bought a low mileage 200tdi from a friend of a friend who thought it had a turbo overrun.

But on hearing the story sounded more like a stuck throttle. Stripped it down new head gasket, turbo cartridge and injection pump ( rusted internally due to being stored in damp barn)

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Engine finished ready to go in chassis 

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hello, it goes to show what the cold and damp can do to vehicles not being used, i am sure lots of PW members like myself are not driving, it pays to start up and leave running a while to get oil around the engine and any damp areas, i might get some petrol instead as tesco is very close

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22 minutes ago, Scully said:

Excellent stuff! Keep em coming. 👍

As above and nice to see an old stager being returned to use.  What box did they put in those....LT77 ??

Was that a 50 cal through the window?:lol::w00t:

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Donor of driver and rear door 

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Donor of bonnet, not much left of any value .

yes LT 77 gearbox 

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Chassis coated in black wax can’t remember what it’s called will look it up and mention later .

but wanted the car to look like a factory spec car, not showing galvanised chassis .

eagle eyes will spot the rear fuel tank mount 

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Transfer box cleaned and painted .

bulkhead bought from Halifax what a drive !

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Already repaired, very little in driver’s footwell 

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Great pictures and nice work, we to have done quite a few typically 200 tdi conversions Into series stuff. Currently have a 1989 turbo diesel 90. The plan with this one is to put a Merc om606 engine mated to r380 gearbox and td5 axles to up the brakes. Might come sooner than later with this lockdown business.

 Stay safe all.

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I’m in awe, addicted to Wheeler Dealers if only to watch the nitty gritty transformation stuff. 

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Engine and gearbox in chassis .

fuel tank fitted, due to finding good rear tub’s and to upgrade to a more modern look I went for rear fuel tank and puma bonnet 

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Alternator rebuilt and fitted. Power steering pump fitted and new pipes 

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