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Stacey007



Member Since: 25 Sep 2015
Location: Cheshire
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Thumbs Up Christmas 2018 sorted your right,


I have a Puma Defender as the daily and go all over the place including Europe in it, I'm fully aware its not very safe though compared to the car I had previous to it with Airbags all over the place and crumple zones.




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As mentioned if your worry too much though none of us would drive these.

Post #691260 5th Mar 2018 9:11pm
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Stacey007



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Not much update,

I have new door tops to fit but too busy doing other jobs in the garden...

I did manage to fit the painted wheel on the bonnet.


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Then I took the Mrs out for a little drive to the farm shop for animal supplies her first Series Drive Smile




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Then fitted a fire extinguisher and started cleaning the headlining... 40 odd years of grubby stuff meant the water looked very mucky after a few wipes.




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Then a while back I re did one of the 4 rear seats with a new perspex plastic base and re painted the bits. Looks smarter. Only 3 more to do




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I'm using it as my daily this week as the Puma is in for the front window sorting.

Post #701112 15th Apr 2018 8:42pm
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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Looking great Scott! James

MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red

Post #701119 15th Apr 2018 8:53pm
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Ellisboy



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1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi CSW Epsom Green

Nice job on the seat base Thumbs Up

Stephen.

Post #701200 16th Apr 2018 7:07am
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L110CDL



Member Since: 31 Oct 2015
Location: Devon
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England 1996 Defender 110 300 Tdi PU Coniston Green

Looking good there, did the Mrs like her first series drive ? Stacey007 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

Post #701353 16th Apr 2018 8:37pm
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Rosco



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Montalcino Red

Looks cracking that Scott. How does it compare to the Puma as a daily driver? 2007 - Stornoway Grey 90 XS SW - Gone
2002 - Black Discovery II - Gone
2014 - Montalcino Red 110 XS SW

Post #701438 17th Apr 2018 8:18am
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Stacey007



Member Since: 25 Sep 2015
Location: Cheshire
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I'm in it again today and getting more use to it, Using the overdrive in 3rd and 4th regularly Smile

Compared to the Puma it's quite different,

- much more bumpy ride over potholes / bumps, ok on the road
- a lot slower but you wouldn't want it fast its suits pottering
- steering is vague like in an American film when they are on a dead straight road and your moving the wheel up and down.
- Brakes stop you eventually
- I keep leaving the indicators on

However it's great fun looking out over the newly fitted wheel, feel like I'm crossing the African bush not just driving through Cheshire.... It's great through the country lanes and I've already been main beamed and waved by other defender owners Thumbs Up



It's more than happy keeping up with traffic on my route which the fastest road is a 50mph zone,


One thing though I had a garden arch in wood delivered flat pack yesterday, normally in the 110 no problem it just goes in... however I did struggle to get it in the back being a little 88" Thumbs Up


I do need to replace the door tops (which I have) as the tops rattle a lot and the glass in them so this will help.


Funny thing is when I get the Puma back it feels so upmarket and refined, Almost car like Very Happy


Great Stuff Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

Post #701471 17th Apr 2018 11:50am
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Stacey007



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So while the Puma is still in for the Paint jobs (I've also asked for a few more bits to be painted while its in) Ive been driving the series for the last week Smile


Filled up with some oil this morning as factoring in its marking its territory everywhere it goes it must need some extra every now and again. Thumbs Up


Noticed the front passenger dumb iron will need replacing fairly soon as rust holes in it... so another job to the list Confused


However I've been busy in the week after work sanding down the rear x member and preparing it for a new coat of rust preventer then top coat... not sure what you use though.


So these bits off...



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Looking quite bare..




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Then two evenings from this




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to this..




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Post #701973 20th Apr 2018 3:05pm
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Stacey007



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Couple of jobs this afternoon,


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Then fitted a driver's side inertia seatbelt (pain of a job)




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Post #702468 22nd Apr 2018 8:56pm
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Stacey007



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Ordered some special paint for the rear x member so that should I hope look a bit better soon...


On Saturday I sanded and primed the front inner door ready for me to paint.


Some pictures before I got the sanding disc on it and used paint cleaner to clean off.




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Then Primer ready..



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Then last night while losing the light... Happy with the results.




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Post #702804 24th Apr 2018 10:31am
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Stacey007



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OK so passenger side door top change...


WHAT A JOB.... Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad


The drivers side was straight forward but the passenger side oooh my. I never once swore though, just got bigger hammers and bars to lever the door top up and then had a real job getting the worn bolts out.

Did it while tackling other jobs in the Garden so left it a while when it was wining and came back... Once off I sanded down, panel wiped, etch primed and then hand painted...

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Post #704054 29th Apr 2018 9:06pm
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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Great work, you make it look easy! Be as good as new soon! James

MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red

Post #704072 29th Apr 2018 10:10pm
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Stacey007



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Few more jobs.


Cross member painted, lifting handles and mudflaps on.

Rear door sanded, etch primed and painted

Tub painted and seat bases / carpet installed.





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Post #705884 7th May 2018 9:44pm
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Stacey007



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Few more jobs.... Everything I seem to do is in little chuncks of half an hour here or an hour there.... But plodding 👍




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Post #706796 12th May 2018 8:00pm
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mk1collector



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England 2004 Defender 110 Td5 CSW Bonatti Grey

Great work as usual Thumbs Up Ray
My build thread
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic17615.html

Post #706799 12th May 2018 8:09pm
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