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EVdV



Member Since: 26 Nov 2017
Location: Vosselaar
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Belgium 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Keswick Green
90 Td5 Soft top

After reading on here for a while, it is time to start a little project myself.
I don't really have a big plan where it is going, just have some fun and see where the car goes and what needs to be done.

Starting point is a 2006 td5 original soft top, bought in Germany. It was a bit basic/military looking, but I liked the fact that it was a very solid body and untouched mecanics. It had about 120th km's which was a big plus too.

After a lot of paperwork and running about, I finally got it on the road as a 3 seater ultility car, normal car tax on a defender is astronomical here and I need to take my 2 boys with me.



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EVdV



Member Since: 26 Nov 2017
Location: Vosselaar
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Belgium 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Keswick Green

So, step one. I'm a workshop foreman in a Alfa / Fiat / Abarth dealership so everything is done by myself, but still getting to know defenders while working on it.

Full service
New crystal headlights
Kbx grilles (lights)
New door hinges - got them powder coated solid black and then polished them. Color difference to the body is minimal.
Spare wheel carrier
Convert the tailgate to side opening to get the dog
in and out easier


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The dog likes it already, sleeps in it all day when I'm working on customer cars at hone.


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EVdV



Member Since: 26 Nov 2017
Location: Vosselaar
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Belgium 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Keswick Green

Had a bit of luck and found a nearly new oem soft top 10km from here. Did him a decent offer and went to get it.
I allmost had a canvas one ordered because I couldn't use the truck cab, but had this one for the same price.
While mounting it, added grey foam on all the tubes.


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Post #737748 31st Oct 2018 8:05am
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HK07



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England 2007 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 HT Cairns Blue

Looks great! 2007 90 Puma - Love it - Best car I have ever owned.

1989 Ninety 200tdi - In re-build - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic56156.html


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Post #737752 31st Oct 2018 8:27am
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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey

That looks very cool. Don't bling it up too much! Darren

2013 Defender 110 USW XS
2013 Discovery 4 XS

"You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought!" - Princess Leia

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Post #737756 31st Oct 2018 9:07am
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shayes



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United Kingdom 1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Coniston Green

That looks really great. Well done. I agree, don't 'bling' it up too much. I nearly forgot- welcome! Very Happy ,
Kind regards,
Simon Thumbs Up

Post #737761 31st Oct 2018 9:24am
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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Welcome to Defender2 and Defender ownership! Great looking 90!! James
MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post743641.html#743641
MY1984 90 V8 Slate Grey - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post744557.html#744557
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Post #737777 31st Oct 2018 11:34am
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L110CDL



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England 

Welcome to DEF2 and a good looking 90 Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Clayton.

Post #737866 31st Oct 2018 8:51pm
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EVdV



Member Since: 26 Nov 2017
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Belgium 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Keswick Green

Thanks!

I try to keep the upgrades subtle indeed, although the next 2 mods will not be so subtle Whistle .
I have a back and pelvis problem so good seats are essential. I didn't want to break the bank, and keep away from the boy racer seats to keep the car's style classic. Recently a set of Corbeau's with lumbar support turned up local for half the price of new ones ,so after a lot of searching (+topic on here) and measuring I went and got them today. Several sources indicated they would not fit a 3 seater, but the measurements showed that because its a soft top I can space them wider to the outside, and would just fit. They might be a little to sporty for the look of the car, but I just couldn't resist the bargain.


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Test fitted one today, it's tight, but fits perfectly.


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Next up is mounting them along with the mounting plates, mud rails and bulkhead removal kit, which are on their way.
The seatbelt bar will have to be modified too, along with the seatbelt mounting bracket to get the seatbelts to go through the holes in the seats.

'Sporty' accessory number 2 is on its way too (and will be the last for now Rolling Eyes ) in the form of a set of Evo Corse DakarZero wheels. Superb build quality, light weight (and seeing them on half of all Dakar race cars Smile ) lured me into ordering them. No small price tag, but should be top quality.

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Zed



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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Santorini Black

Nice Defender and excellent choice of wheels. Which colour did you go for?

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EVdV



Member Since: 26 Nov 2017
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Belgium 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Keswick Green

Anthracite grey. The bronze is nice too, but I can't see it blend in on a black car with beige hood.

Post #738039 1st Nov 2018 5:12pm
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EVdV



Member Since: 26 Nov 2017
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Belgium 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Keswick Green

Little update.
Seats and bulkhead removal bar are in, very tight fit with the 3 seats.

Wheels came in.


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Fitted them at work and took a few scenic shots.


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Post #742372 26th Nov 2018 5:51pm
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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Wow, looks superb! Cool James
MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post743641.html#743641
MY1984 90 V8 Slate Grey - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post744557.html#744557
Instagram @suffolk_rovers

Post #742374 26th Nov 2018 6:10pm
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bankz5152



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2004 Defender 110 Td5 DCPU Epsom Green

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Post #742376 26th Nov 2018 6:14pm
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CR



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Ireland 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 CSW Santorini Black

wheels look great

Post #742383 26th Nov 2018 6:54pm
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