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stanstorey



Member Since: 06 Mar 2012
Location: East Devon
Posts: 122

England 
Herman the V8 110
Herman (we'll be keeping this name!) is home to Devon after a 225 mile non stop potter down the motorways from Mansfield area yesterday Very Happy to come and live with Heinz (what are the chances...see bottom of the thread!!)

Photo album here if anyone is bored...
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He's a 1985 South African import with 131k KM under his belt (80k miles ish i think), came in a couple of years ago and has had a very dry and interesting life for a sugar cane and forestry farmer in north coast Durban

Factory galvanised chassis, galvanised bulkhead fitted soon after purchase as well as the deep dish steels for some weekend beach related duties.

The 2 piece stainless frame was made in SA and isn't quite the right profile for a canvas hood (that uses a normal galv stick set), but it may prove useful for adaption if i fit a bikini hood for some summer duties etc...it's also a bit shiny for my liking, so may get wire wool treatment!

-Centre seat first thing to fit so i can collect my girls from school tomorrow Very Happy
-Sand canvas seat covers ordered to freshen the inside up.
-225 motorway miles on the V8 have shown up/created an oil leak which i am hoping is just an old gasket showing its age.
-The 4 speed LT95 is a whiny thing despite fresh oils, but changes nicely enough!
-And he needs a good tune up, potentially a dizzy, he's a bit lumpy low down and that's one of the few things that's not been changed.

He seems to be very original and I do not think i'll be touching up the history on his paintwork...
Will spend the time making a car port instead Laughing


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He is yet to meet Heinz my old bitsa 2DR RRC....who by pure coincidence is the same colour and has the same wheels and tyre size...


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Post #1039325 7th Jul 2024 8:37am
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Bobtailkev



Member Since: 17 Mar 2016
Location: Suffolk
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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Buckingham Blue
Very nice and very clean. Enjoy Thumbs Up
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mini Anaconda



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That looks lovely Thumbs Up BORG - Bucks & Oxon 4x4 Response Group
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CarMan



Member Since: 29 Nov 2010
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I like that a lot, great find Cool Rob

1993 200tdi 90 hard-top
1998 300tdi 90 soft-top
2016 2.2 XS 90 hard-top
Post #1039384 7th Jul 2024 4:55pm
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BrickBox



Member Since: 05 Oct 2021
Location: Wales
Posts: 680

Wales 2008 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Zermatt Silver
Ahhhh, I’m in love. Please leave the paint work alone. It’s absolutely gorgeous..! 2008 2.4 110 Utility XS.
Post #1039385 7th Jul 2024 5:10pm
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LJMARSDEN



Member Since: 08 Jun 2021
Location: Nottingham
Posts: 301

United Kingdom 2006 Defender 90 Td5 HT Java Black
I love that RRC of yours, oh dear... I think I might have to get one eventually Big Cry Big Cry Big Cry


The V8 110 however is lovely, the banded wheels look fab on him Luke Marsden

06 V8 1UZFE Defender 90

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/defender__v8/
Post #1039405 7th Jul 2024 9:03pm
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falkster



Member Since: 12 Nov 2023
Location: Sutton Coldfield
Posts: 39

Germany 1988 Defender 110 V8 Petrol CSW Trident Green
lovely looking vehicle.

you got to love a V8 110...
well. I certainly do. Very Happy
  1988 Land Rover OneTen County SW, 3.9l Petrol V8 (serpentine), original "Santana" LT85 gearbox
Post #1039527 9th Jul 2024 1:59pm
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jst



Member Since: 14 Jan 2008
Location: Taunton
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2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Stornoway Grey
Very nice

Only let down by sthil in picture! Cheers

James
110 XS Utility
130 Puma Station wagon/camper (in the making)
90 Puma Hardtop
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Procta



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looks like clean one, i bet the V8 sounds nice Defender TD5 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

Success is 90% Inspiration and 4 minutes Preparation # you can make it!
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Dinnu



Member Since: 24 Dec 2019
Location: Lija
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Malta 2012 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 CSW Santorini Black
Factory galvanized chassis? Never knew it was an option, or maybe a special for SA?

A charming One Ten. 1988 90 Hard Top, 19J Diesel Turbo, Shire Blue - Restoration ongoing
2012 90 CSW, 2.2TDCI, Santorini Black
Post #1039571 9th Jul 2024 8:31pm
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stanstorey



Member Since: 06 Mar 2012
Location: East Devon
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Thanks all for the kind words, kids love Herman and he has managed school collections so far this week with centre seat fitted and plenty more petrol!

Freshened up the front plastics with new light surrounds, sanded and resprayed the original grill. Also started exploring his slightly low down lumpiness...most likely going to order a new electronic dizzy kit as well, if anyone has any recommendations.


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Exhausts, the old stainless system is getting rather tired, it looks to have been on there a.long time. I see Double S as a regular off the shelf system at £900 including headers.
Any other options I should look at?

Exmoor trim...would like 3 sand canvas seat covers and maybe even a full hood
Not used them in a few years. Are they generally terrible at replying to queries, or have I just caught a bad time? I've emailed and rung when got no response, for a direct email address and still no replies🙄
It's like they don't want my money!

Oh and I am very happy to give a proper chainsaw a home if it helps 😅



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Post #1039575 9th Jul 2024 9:26pm
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BaronDefenders



Member Since: 28 Jun 2019
Location: London/Cotswolds
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United Kingdom 2004 Defender 90 Td5 SW Santorini Black
Wonderful One Ten! Not too dissimilar to mine!

For an exhaust, I would give serious consideration to having Demand fabricate you a custom system. They aren’t wildly more expensive than buying an off-the-shelf solution, however they will likely want to have the vehicle for a couple of days. Charlie

1949 Series 1 80 (SOLD)
2002 Td5 90 (SOLD)
2008 Freelander 2 (SOLD)

1958 Series 2 88 Pastel Green (2019 LR Legends Best Restored)
1983 V8 110 Limestone (Previously owned by Tom Sheppard MBE)
2004 Td5 90 Santorini Black (Td5INSIDE Powered & Rebuilt by CSK)
2012 Puma 110 Zermatt Silver (Overlanding Build)

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L110CDL



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England 
What a cracking 110, love it Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up.

Keeper.

Clayton.
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Fatbaron



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Great buy mate! Thumbs Up
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