land rover defender ute twin locked 35's and lime green

dazzy170
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land rover defender ute twin locked 35's and lime green

Unread post by dazzy170 » November 1st, 2012, 6:42 pm

hey im darren im 17 and on my p's.
been on this sight for a while now and finally thought i would make a build thread.
i first bought this car just before my 16th birthday.

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it came with:

ARB bull bar
2" lift with OME springs and rear shocks and Bilstein fronts.
16x7 performance alloys with 265 75 r16 BF Goodrich mud terrains KM1's
and a set of the standard 16x5.5 steel rims with BF Goodrich A/T's
a safari snorkel
an old aftermarket stereo
no back door
and lots and lots of wiring issues
as well as a few road worthiness issues

it took me almost a year to finally get it registers

since i got this car i have:

fixed the wiring up so it works(will re wire most of the car eventually)
fixed all the road worthy issues (mostly leaks and worn out parts)
fitted side steps
toolbox
center console
temporary rear doer
and put a few scratches and dents in it
fitted new rear axle and drive flanges.

my plans for it are:

fit tail gate(Done)
new wheels and tyres (33x12.5 on 15 or 16 x 8 -25 steel rims)
F&R lockers and strengthened axles
re paint tray, tailgate and bull bar
uhf
spot lights
rock sliders
new stereo
steering and diff guards
roll bar
on board compressor
duel battery
and just tidy it up

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Re: land rover defender ute first car 2" lift and 32'S

Unread post by Josh Leonard » November 1st, 2012, 8:00 pm

Looks the goods mate, keep us updated :)
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Re: land rover defender ute first car 2" lift and 32'S

Unread post by d3m0n1c_4b » November 1st, 2012, 8:13 pm

Love it. Will always love and want a defender. Maybe one day will get one.

Keep updates coming.

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Re: land rover defender ute first car 2" lift and 32'S

Unread post by dazzy170 » November 1st, 2012, 10:48 pm

thanks for the positive feed back

plans for the weekend are to try make a set of bolt on hinges for the drop down tail gate... some how managed to loos the ones that cam with it :rolleyes:

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the old tail gate (made from a wagon door with the top coped off)

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the new one dummy fitted up to c how the holes line up (off a series 3 i think)

i think the photos are a bit big but i only just made a photo bucket and don't know how to make them fit

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Re: land rover defender ute first car 2" lift and 32'S

Unread post by dazzy170 » November 3rd, 2012, 6:18 pm

well today i started on and almost finished attaching the tailgate all that is left to do is tidy up the hinges and make some proper things to stop it dropping all the way down.

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the hinges that i will trim and round off.

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pop riveting the latches on.

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i think it looks a lot neater than the old one and will allow me to roll a swag out in the tray and carry dirt bikes.

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Re: land rover defender ute first car 2" lift and 32'S

Unread post by dazzy170 » November 7th, 2012, 1:39 am

well after a very dry few months it finally rained a little last night so this morning i went in search of mud.
didnt find much on the first track.
all was going fine until my steering went a bit funny so i hoped out to take a look and found my wheels facing different directions and my tie rod dangling.
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the thread had snapped of the tie rod end but after a quick fix i was moving again. when i got back to town i met up with a friend and we went in search of a new in stock tie rod end. luckily we found one and had it fitted in no time.

so the search for mud was on again this time with more luck.
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it rained more tonight and i am planing on heading out with a friend in his new fj cruiser

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Re: land rover defender ute first car 2" lift and 32'S

Unread post by THE RIG » November 7th, 2012, 11:36 am

looks good mate

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Re: land rover defender ute first car 2" lift and 32'S

Unread post by dazzy170 » November 8th, 2012, 5:13 pm

well went out 4wding again yesterday afternoon unfortunate i got my diff's hung up on some wheel ruts and had to be towed out but other than that it was a fun day playing in the mud. i discovered that my car is in no way water tight. as soon as the water gets to the bottom of my doors it starts flowing in and also drips from several spots when it rains.

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you can see the scrape mark from my diff behind the car.

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my friends week old fj cruiser next the the ancient defender.

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Re: land rover defender ute first car 2" lift and 32'S

Unread post by dazzy170 » November 21st, 2012, 2:14 pm

well just another update i made up some lengths of braided wire to stop the tail gate dropping all the way down.
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and also am getting my (dad's old) yz 125 dirt bike fixed up so i can start riding again (haven't ridden since i was small enough to rime my old pewe 80)

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Re: land rover defender ute first car 2" lift and 32'S

Unread post by larcie » December 10th, 2012, 12:17 pm

It's a Landy mate,
Of course it bloody leaks!

Well done mate, enjoy it!

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Re: land rover defender ute first car 2" lift and 32'S

Unread post by garrycol » December 10th, 2012, 12:45 pm

To help get a bit more clearance under your rear diff you can give the Salisbury a shave - basically grind off the metal on the bottom of the diff up to the diff cover. I don't think you can do much with the front Rover diff but it should have better clearance anyway.

If you haven't already done so join the Aust Landrover forum (AULRO) at www.aulro.com (note is not .com.au)

Garry

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Re: land rover defender ute first car 2" lift and 32'S

Unread post by dazzy170 » January 16th, 2013, 5:11 pm

sorry there havent been any updates been on holidays so not much happening with the rover.

i am a member of AULRO and there is some good info on there i just find the layout and larger variety of cars on this site more enjoyable as i am not a land rover nut. i have herd about shaving diffs but am not to keen on giving it a go my self just yet.

also i am considering putting my defender up for sale for a bit of a change im thinking a SAF hilux or if i can get enough money a coil cab gu but i don't think i will.

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Re: land rover defender ute first car 2" lift and 32'S

Unread post by Peter Aawen » January 16th, 2013, 5:23 pm

Swap the Landy for a Hilux!! :eek:

You'll learn a whole lot more about engines, drivelines, and 4WD'ing by sticking with the Landy for a while - possibly a touch more expensive, and maybe not quite as popular with your mates, but most of the time you'll be out there with them if not further than them!! Stick with the Landy, learn from it, maybe mod it some more, engine swaps are possible & fairly readily do too, in the meantime save your $$$ and upgrade a few years down track! ;)

Oh, and no-one will ever label you as a Hoon 'P' plater in a Landy either! So there's no risk of your vehicle being crushed by the Authorities! :D
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Re: land rover defender ute first car 2" lift and 32'S

Unread post by dazzy170 » January 18th, 2013, 8:43 pm

iv owned it for almost 2 years now and me and my dad have put a lot of time and money into it and if I had enough money to buy a new car and keep the defender I would

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Re: land rover defender ute first car 2" lift and 32'S

Unread post by Geeps08 » January 18th, 2013, 9:04 pm

i love it mate. such a legendary truck. having the tub looks good but i wouldnt rule out a custom flat tray. paint it white, black chequer plate here and there, big muds and a worked 3.5 all alloy rover v8 with big single exhaust and you have just created a toyo and dato owners wet dream....... :woohoo:
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