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Body on, first time outside obviously not finished any old wheels on just to move it about and do shake down tests 😓  but heading in the right direction 

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4 minutes ago, kenholland said:

don't forget a good anti theft device, after all the hard  work you have put in .

Foundry 4x4 peddle lock works well  👍

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Dash fitting 

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Out in the Sun on shakedown and exhaust routing due to mating a post td5 exhaust to a 200 tdi down pipe, note polystyrene between tailpipe and tub.

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Another angle 

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Ridiculously good. Thanks for starting this thread.

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That is truly superb. I like it without the sills. Amazes me the dedication and hard work that some are prepared to put into one of these. Did you do the paint work yourself? 

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Very, very nice! Did you keep an itemised record of the cost of the rebuild?....I bet that would be eye watering! 

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31 minutes ago, panoma1 said:

Very, very nice! Did you keep an itemised record of the cost of the rebuild?....I bet that would be eye watering! 

The first rule of rebuilds is NEVER, EVER, keep a total of the costs involved.

You will either drop dead from shock or your wife will issue divorce proceedings. 😁

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Passed its Mot , photo was after custom tonneau cover had just been made and fitted in Leicestershire wolds.

still running in rear brake running hot, fuel tank leaking needs new seal on fuel pickup ( only when tank full to brim)

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Carpet fitted 

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Finished car next to a friends 10 month old Defender  puma.

Hopefully you liked what I did ! I was very proud of the car !

 

For all who asked about getting it muddy and using it for work 😩

The kick in the teeth was I split up from my wife about 2 months after completing the car ! 
 

Guess who has it now 😡

 

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1 hour ago, Modafinale said:

Finished car next to a friends 10 month old Defender  puma.

Hopefully you liked what I did ! I was very proud of the car !

 

For all who asked about getting it muddy and using it for work 😩

The kick in the teeth was I split up from my wife about 2 months after completing the car ! 
 

Guess who has it now 😡

 

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Please don’t say her new blokes driving it 

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1 hour ago, Modafinale said:

Finished car next to a friends 10 month old Defender  puma.

Hopefully you liked what I did ! I was very proud of the car !

 

For all who asked about getting it muddy and using it for work 😩

The kick in the teeth was I split up from my wife about 2 months after completing the car ! 
 

Guess who has it now 😡

 

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That is truly appalling. 

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I Honesty have not got a clue who’s driving it, I know she still has it.

But if it’s not enough they take 3/4 of the house that I had before we met the car I spent a year to build was a very nice touch 🤢

But life goes on. 😀 I’m happy And proud I built my own car, objects can be taken but memories are forever 🙂 
Thank you all for looking at my pictures.

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13 minutes ago, Modafinale said:

I Honesty have not got a clue who’s driving it, I know she still has it.

But if it’s not enough they take 3/4 of the house that I had before we met the car I spent a year to build was a very nice touch 🤢

But life goes on. 😀 I’m happy And proud I built my own car, objects can be taken but memories are forever 🙂 
Thank you all for looking at my pictures.

Very magnanimous.....I reckon “your a better man than me, gunga din” :bye2:

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42 minutes ago, Modafinale said:

I Honesty have not got a clue who’s driving it, I know she still has it.

But if it’s not enough they take 3/4 of the house that I had before we met the car I spent a year to build was a very nice touch 🤢

But life goes on. 😀 I’m happy And proud I built my own car, objects can be taken but memories are forever 🙂 
Thank you all for looking at my pictures.

The only way to do it looking forward and not back. I did the same in the past but all worked out well in the end. 

You can certainly be proud to have built your own car and what a super job you did on it. Would you do another? 

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Yes if I found another with a seized engine and rotted chassis for under a grand.

i still have a Defender but only had a respray and upgrades.

might eventually re-chassis it and put a newer tub rear fuel tank.

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