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Mash



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Guernsey 1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Nato Green
Jasmin a year of ownership / running updates

Well ok it's a little over a year but with my job I am away a lot.

As I bought her: soft top 90 wolf, few rust patches, no spare wheel mount.


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Over the next few months I cleaned a lot of parts removing rust etc and got a few bits, spare wheel mount etc:



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Not too long after I decided to "poke" the bulkhead:


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Yep mite of "poked" a little too hard.

A little while later I finally tracked a hard top down....in Glasgow. This was also when I inspected my doors and windows and decided new ones were in order:



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With all this apart I got the roll hoops out and wire brushed them adding some tough black paint, also fitted some sound deadening and my 110 rad haz kit (fits a 90 with some playing):


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Then came an awesome deal on here, one nice pair of trucklites:


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Now remember the holy bulkhead?


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It got a little too bad to leave so a new one was in order:



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Strip and rebuild:


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And now once she is fully done:



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Next up is some more interior bits once funds allow.


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Post #446862 17th Aug 2015 4:01pm
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steve E
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Stunning

alot of work gone in, but well worth it.

I look forward to find out what's next on your list.

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United Kingdom 2016 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Keswick Green
@Mash...

Wowsas, that is an awesome transformation Mash... Bow down

I really do like the finished truck and would not mind one of those on my drive at all... Mr. Green
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Post #446891 17th Aug 2015 6:27pm
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bluebottle



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United Kingdom 2005 Defender 110 Td5 XS CSW Cairns Blue

Really great to see a rebuild like this - faithful to the original idea but with good solid engineering underneath!

Nice job! Thumbs Up

Post #446908 17th Aug 2015 7:13pm
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1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi CSW Epsom Green

Bow down hardcore

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fumiyasu



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1999 Defender 110 Td5 SW Santorini Black

Really cool truck. Looking at one of the photos, is that a whole fleet you have there? Cool

Reminds me I need to try and fit my radhaz kit that's just been sitting in my house too..

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United Kingdom 1994 Defender 90 300 Tdi CSW Arles Blue

Looks great! Nice work Thumbs Up

Post #447039 18th Aug 2015 10:29am
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United Kingdom 1991 Defender 110 200 Tdi USW Arles Blue

Its been a busy year from the looks of things Shocked

Great looking truck Thumbs Up Running Restoration Thread http://www.defender2.net/forum/post323197.html#323197

Self confessed mileage hunter Very Happy

Post #447075 18th Aug 2015 12:17pm
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Mash



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Guernsey 1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Nato Green

fumiyasu wrote:
Really cool truck. Looking at one of the photos, is that a whole fleet you have there? Cool

Reminds me I need to try and fit my radhaz kit that's just been sitting in my house too..


I wish I had a fleet, only own this one at the moment Whistle
I just have the pleasure of working on various ones for day job.


Cheers for all the positive comments guys Thumbs Up

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Mash



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Guernsey 1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Nato Green

Ok so a little update, today I finaly got round to making up a skirt and screen cover for her, this is to go with the newly aquiered cam net. Due to debute in full cam with a 9x9 on the back later in the year.

The reason behind the "skirt" is to assist in hiding the vehicle by discising the silhouette and making it appear as one solid block, this is of great use when couples to a trailer or wrapped around a truck as it can be hard to identify the size/type of vehicle. The front screen and windows are again covered to reduce shine/glare (yes I know there are proper kits but they cost money and I know this is how the army do it). Before I get told the back lights/window is exposed don't worry the 9x9 covers all of this and allows access to the rear whilst fitted.



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 90 wolf - Jasmin http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic39408.html
90 V8 - Maggie http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic42564.html
D3 Hse - Fiona
Capri 2l S - Anna

Post #506421 20th Feb 2016 3:34pm
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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 110 2.5 n/a Diesel ST Galway Green

Great work Mash i would love to own a Wolf Bow down looking forward to seeing some more progress.

I have two quick questions what are the rolls of cloth on light guards for i am guessing to hide glint or reflection off headlights when not in operation? And what did military use the two straps on leading edge of bonnet for? 1993 Defender 110 Ex Military soft top, with a long wishlist already

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Mash



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Guernsey 1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Nato Green

Rolls over the headlights are hessian sandbags, as you guessed to cover the headlights/sidelights etc to reduce shine.
The two straps on the front are for storage of the recovery strap, they can also be used to stow the exhaust extension pipe as issued to FFR wagons.

Any other questions just ask Thumbs Up 90 wolf - Jasmin http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic39408.html
90 V8 - Maggie http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic42564.html
D3 Hse - Fiona
Capri 2l S - Anna

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Mash



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Guernsey 1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Nato Green

Attended the awesome vintage nostalgia show on the weekend with Jas.



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 90 wolf - Jasmin http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic39408.html
90 V8 - Maggie http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic42564.html
D3 Hse - Fiona
Capri 2l S - Anna

Post #538824 9th Jun 2016 12:06pm
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Mash



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Guernsey 1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Nato Green

Well the story continues, I do not know what the RAF used her for but I am now sure they where racing the RMs up the beach in her Rolling Eyes

The rear crossmember cover has been on the to-do list for a while now and as I have a few days at home on leave I thought I would have a go, then I started to poke at the rear chassis ................. Then out came the needle gun:


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So today's job is weld up that, the other side is solid so not too sure why this has rotted this badly, the chassis leg did reveal a few sea shells so I think a new chassis (galvanised?) will be fitted once I finish the other project. 90 wolf - Jasmin http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic39408.html
90 V8 - Maggie http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic42564.html
D3 Hse - Fiona
Capri 2l S - Anna

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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 SW Keswick Green

Looks like it's been in the sea a few times, ah well better to find it and sort it out. Interesting to note when dealers are selling a Wolf they big up the strength of the chassis etc however hey will rot like a civvy Defender if not looked after and especially if they have been dunked in the sea.

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