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grafty99



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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 90 Td5 HT Caledonian Blue

It's taken me a while to get to this stage Laughing 2002 90 Td5 Station Wagon
1990 Vogue SE
Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200
Defender Thread http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic50767.html
RRC Thread http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic54492.html
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Procta



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Location: Sunderland
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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

I forgot to mention, that my dad has the proper ranger rover classic workshop manual for a strip down and rebuild Smile It is a fantastic read.

A few years ago, I saw a J plate one go for 180 quid in the car auctions, but it looked very, very tatty mind. It did have tax on it too. Id have loved to have bought that, id have been laughing now.
Sad thing is these classics have vanished from the roads for some reason, Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

Post #623956 14th May 2017 12:11am
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Kit



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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Scotia Grey

Its rust and ending up in the hands of people who don't want to maintain them properly, defenders seem to differ and people spend the time/money to keep them serviced.

RRC front inner wings and rear chassis/tailgate nearly always rot, ive got a blue 1989 3.5 with a great back but both front inner wings are like weetabix and a turquoise one vice versa. 1993 200 Tdi 90 CSW
1956 Series 1 Hard-top
1958 Series 1 Soft-top

Post #623958 14th May 2017 12:26am
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Procta



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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

20 years ago, my dad had a 3 door one, and I tell you what if he had kept it, it would have been worth a Censored mint now!
I think the wrong crowd ended up going after these, the upper class people who were all money and didn't really give a monkeys. which is a shame! Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

Post #623961 14th May 2017 1:52am
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grafty99



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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 90 Td5 HT Caledonian Blue

Luckily for me the inner wings on the one I have taken the body off are good and the tailgate on the green one is mint. Luckily my dad waxoyled it so it has survived Laughing 2002 90 Td5 Station Wagon
1990 Vogue SE
Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200
Defender Thread http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic50767.html
RRC Thread http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic54492.html
Instagram http://www.instagram.com/george_grafton

Post #623986 14th May 2017 8:56am
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mk1collector



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England 2004 Defender 110 Td5 CSW Bonatti Grey

Keep plenty pictures coming please Thumbs Up Ray
My build thread
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic17615.html

Post #624014 14th May 2017 11:26am
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grafty99



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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 90 Td5 HT Caledonian Blue

Will do Thumbs Up 2002 90 Td5 Station Wagon
1990 Vogue SE
Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200
Defender Thread http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic50767.html
RRC Thread http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic54492.html
Instagram http://www.instagram.com/george_grafton

Post #624018 14th May 2017 11:33am
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Procta



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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

grafty99 wrote:
Luckily for me the inner wings on the one I have taken the body off are good and the tailgate on the green one is mint. Luckily my dad waxoyled it so it has survived Laughing


the tailgate on my dads was way on his, He was looking at getting it sorted, but put the money towards a disco instead, which he got shot of with in a matter of weeks. He didn't gel with it, Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

Post #624050 14th May 2017 2:28pm
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grafty99



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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 90 Td5 HT Caledonian Blue

Yeah my dad bought a brand new 300tdi disco xs to replace his left hand drive range rover when we moved back from Germany. He got rid after 6 months and bought the range rover I'm restoring 20 years later Laughing

Incidentally here is this afternoon's progress so far...

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Rear suspension and anti roll bar off. Trailing arms and a frame to go then it's off Thumbs Up 2002 90 Td5 Station Wagon
1990 Vogue SE
Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200
Defender Thread http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic50767.html
RRC Thread http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic54492.html
Instagram http://www.instagram.com/george_grafton

Post #624056 14th May 2017 3:19pm
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grafty99



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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 90 Td5 HT Caledonian Blue

Rear axle is out Very Happy

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 2002 90 Td5 Station Wagon
1990 Vogue SE
Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200
Defender Thread http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic50767.html
RRC Thread http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic54492.html
Instagram http://www.instagram.com/george_grafton

Post #624101 14th May 2017 5:55pm
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Kit



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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Scotia Grey

The whole thing looks in good shape to me, just right for restoration Thumbs Up 1993 200 Tdi 90 CSW
1956 Series 1 Hard-top
1958 Series 1 Soft-top

Post #624107 14th May 2017 6:39pm
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defender9



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 SW Keswick Green

when I rebuilt my RRC years ago someone had compiled a list of parts common to both the RR and the Defender, it was very useful as the Defender listed parts were about half the cost of the same part but listed as RR. This may not be the case now with so many parts suppliers but if buying genuine LR parts back then it made quite a difference. 2015 Defender 90 SW / 1985 factory V8 Ninety
1955 Series 1 now owned by my son
Skoda Yeti 4x4 - Daily Driver

Post #624130 14th May 2017 7:44pm
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grafty99



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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 90 Td5 HT Caledonian Blue

Good to know Thumbs Up

I'll be using genuine parts wherever possible unless the aftermarket product is superior.

I should probably also mention at this point that it's going to be a restomod - I can't have it standard! Laughing 2002 90 Td5 Station Wagon
1990 Vogue SE
Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200
Defender Thread http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic50767.html
RRC Thread http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic54492.html
Instagram http://www.instagram.com/george_grafton

Post #624133 14th May 2017 7:50pm
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L110CDL



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England 1996 Defender 110 300 Tdi PU Coniston Green

Not the green one you mean grafty Shocked 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

Post #624146 14th May 2017 8:10pm
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ChrisJ



Member Since: 12 Nov 2013
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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 SW Corris Grey

Love this project!

Would love a project rrc one day, her in doors loves them too.

Look forward to updates.

Post #624155 14th May 2017 8:25pm
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