Defender 110 SW 2003 - A good BOV base made in UK

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Defender 110 SW 2003 - A good BOV base made in UK

Post by morgan48white » Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:38 am

So that's my actual everyday ride and a really good tool for zombie surviving ;-)
When I bought my Def he was like that:
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I have had some protection for the offroad lights on the roof with a bit of welding (done by a friend)
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New suspensions with a 3" lift and dual Fox Shocks system
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Beecause two is one and one is nothing! Especially when you are here ;-)
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I have fitted new tires and wheels in 33/10.5R15 (American size in european country!)
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A full insulation, floor and roof, and finaly a new floor carpet...
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And to add protection from rain or snow as well as sun (when I go in Africa) I change the opening direction of the rear door, a lot of work by the way, cutting, welding, fitting gas piston, and more...
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A fixed compressor wich is a mix of viair tank, dual piston air compressor and some parts to make them work together...
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To finish that part of the post (Yes I know, it's looooooonnnnnnnnng) a custom made aluminium rear seat system:
With storage space under seats and air pressure plug.
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More upgrade coming soon (as soon as I financially can ;-) ).

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Re: Defender 110 SW 2003 - A good BOV base made in UK

Post by Paladin1 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:31 am

Your. Defender. Rocks.

(And this is from a Land Cruiser owner)
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Re: Defender 110 SW 2003 - A good BOV base made in UK

Post by morgan48white » Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:56 pm

It makes me doubly happy Paladin1, because it was a lot of work (I am not a mechanic) and because I know that it should be so hard for a Toyoto's (I can't write that word correctly, sorry) owner to say that :lol:

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Re: Defender 110 SW 2003 - A good BOV base made in UK

Post by Dabster » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:10 pm

As a former Land Cruiser, I must echo the input of my esteemed colleague... Your defender rocks.
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Re: Defender 110 SW 2003 - A good BOV base made in UK

Post by Evan the Diplomat » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:14 pm

Great ride, particularly since they put the steering wheel in the correct side. Always my concern when I'm looking to buy an LR.
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Re: Defender 110 SW 2003 - A good BOV base made in UK

Post by morgan48white » Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:18 pm

Thanks guys! That's right, with the steering wheel on the left it is definetly better for us.

I have choose that vehicule because the parts are available, cheap, and mechanic is simple. And something important for me when you own a def your are part of the familly, meeting new people, having good times and help if needed.

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Re: Defender 110 SW 2003 - A good BOV base made in UK

Post by Halfapint » Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:46 pm

Didn't you have another thread with your build on this site? Or was that another? I remember reading along while you were doing the build.


Very nice out come! Looks awesome! You say you're "not a mechanic" but I must beg to differ. You are a true mechanic hot something, did what you needed and it works!
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Re: Defender 110 SW 2003 - A good BOV base made in UK

Post by morgan48white » Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:07 am

Thanks Halfapint! No it is the first time that I post something about my defender on the net (but he was in Landrover Magazine two years ago I think).

I am not mechanic, but after all it is just a word, if you really want something, you can do it!

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Re: Defender 110 SW 2003 - A good BOV base made in UK

Post by Halfapint » Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:33 am

morgan48white wrote:Thanks Halfapint! No it is the first time that I post something about my defender on the net (but he was in Landrover Magazine two years ago I think).

I am not mechanic, but after all it is just a word, if you really want something, you can do it!
No problem! Looks awesome I'll have to try and find that old post I'm almost 100% sure it was on here. But anyways looks fantastic!
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Re: Defender 110 SW 2003 - A good BOV base made in UK

Post by We'reWolf » Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:21 am

where you going to put your spare tires?
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Re: Defender 110 SW 2003 - A good BOV base made in UK

Post by morgan48white » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:49 am

Good question We'reWolf! I just remove my defender style wheel carrier to made a custom one. With jerrycan carrier and a rear winch.
He should looks like that one:
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And I am thinking to realise a system like that, if possible, to lift the wheel, I will see step by step...
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I have a lot of ideas for the future :wink:

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Re: Defender 110 SW 2003 - A good BOV base made in UK

Post by We'reWolf » Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:36 pm

cool cool :) is still 1 is none and 2 is 1 for a tire? lol :P
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Re: Defender 110 SW 2003 - A good BOV base made in UK

Post by morgan48white » Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:32 am

:clap: For sure!!!
I have got some in my garage and a first response team ready to made a quick delivery (my dad is retired :lol: ), I hope I will finish my wheel carrier before Z age or worst!!! :lol:

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Re: Defender 110 SW 2003 - A good BOV base made in UK

Post by We'reWolf » Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:55 am

where you going to put the second wheel? roof? or stagger both of them on the back?
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Re: Defender 110 SW 2003 - A good BOV base made in UK

Post by morgan48white » Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:38 pm

I will probably have only one wheel on the wheel carrier for everyday ride and a tire on the roof for long trip (it's lighter that way).
And I always carry a speedy seal tire repair kit (most of the time it is enough).

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