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Shuggy110



Member Since: 25 Mar 2018
Location: Perthshire
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Scotland 2001 Defender 110 Td5 USW Stornoway Grey
Bit of a refresh

My son and I bought a 3.9 V8 Ninety in mechanically fairly sound condition but with ropey electrics, fairly poor cosmetics and a V8 in a sorry state of tune:


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Lovely previous owner with a very honest description. Good news included a galvanised chassis, rear disc brake conversion and new suspension. We’ve been dismantling...


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Work to do:

Weld and repair doors
Replace dashboard
Fit new rear door
Re-wire most of the electrics
Re-paint
Fit new lights
Re-trim seats
Fit headlining
Install soundproofing

Probably more. Wish us luck!

Post #708500 21st May 2018 10:36pm
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Shuggy110



Member Since: 25 Mar 2018
Location: Perthshire
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Scotland 2001 Defender 110 Td5 USW Stornoway Grey

It’s not the first time I’ve done this... I used to have a V8 Ninety made from a n/a diesel Ninety and an RR Classic.


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It had been sitting for a while before I took this pic for eBay, hence the streaks in the paint. Wish I hadn’t sold it.

Previously:


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Pleased to confirm that my engineering standards have improved since that was taken 16 years ago. Ahem.

There’s also a shoddy 110 to sort out. Glutton for punishment?


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Post #708504 21st May 2018 10:51pm
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Rosco



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Montalcino Red

Looks like an interesting project. Thumbs Up

Whats the plan with it? Hard top, soft top, topless? 2007 - Stornoway Grey 90 XS SW - Gone
2002 - Black Discovery II - Gone
2014 - Montalcino Red 110 XS SW

Post #708540 22nd May 2018 7:08am
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Shuggy110



Member Since: 25 Mar 2018
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Scotland 2001 Defender 110 Td5 USW Stornoway Grey

Exactly as-is. We just took the roof off for easy access for rust removal and painting. He’s only a teenager so will have to wait until he has some money for proper mods!

Post #708552 22nd May 2018 7:50am
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Neilios



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England 1997 Defender 110 300 Tdi HCPU Keswick Green

Is this finished yet?

Post #721516 5th Aug 2018 6:53am
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Shuggy110



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Scotland 2001 Defender 110 Td5 USW Stornoway Grey

No

Post #723717 16th Aug 2018 7:01am
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Shuggy110



Member Since: 25 Mar 2018
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Scotland 2001 Defender 110 Td5 USW Stornoway Grey

A longer answer to your fairly abrupt question... the 90 (Ninety if we’re being picky) has been a slow burn but given that my son is 13, we’ve got almost 4 years to go so I’m ok with that. Dashboard has been re-done, with rust removal, filler and re-covering with vinyl.



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We’ve put in a Mud console and have replaced the main dash pod housing and instrument panel.

Ambition is to have it back on the road in a year or so. I tried to start it at the weekend and nothing doing (other than turning over) so we need to check the spark etc.

Post #723894 16th Aug 2018 9:25pm
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Procta



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You want to fit the TD5 well Thumbs Up Defender TD5 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

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

Post #723903 16th Aug 2018 10:05pm
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Shuggy110



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Scotland 2001 Defender 110 Td5 USW Stornoway Grey

Am I missing something? It has a 3.9 V8. Did you read the post or are you just writing random stuff?

Post #723906 16th Aug 2018 10:46pm
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Shuggy110



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Scotland 2001 Defender 110 Td5 USW Stornoway Grey

FFS

At least it’s back to school soon. Can I suggest you don’t do a complicated subject when you go into sixth form?

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Procta



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Shuggy110 wrote:
Am I missing something? It has a 3.9 V8. Did you read the post or are you just writing random stuff?


ah hang on, my mistake there, it should have said you want to fit the TD5 steering wheel. Thumbs Up technical error on my part there Embarassed Defender TD5 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

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

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Procta



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Shuggy110 wrote:
FFS

At least it’s back to school soon. Can I suggest you don’t do a complicated subject when you go into sixth form?


No need to be arsey fella Rolling Eyes Defender TD5 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

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

Post #723909 16th Aug 2018 10:57pm
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Shuggy110



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Scotland 2001 Defender 110 Td5 USW Stornoway Grey

Fairy nuff - I just like to read stuff before I post sh*te Wink

Post #723916 16th Aug 2018 11:36pm
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Shuggy110



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Scotland 2001 Defender 110 Td5 USW Stornoway Grey

And no - the steering wheel is pretty low on the list of priorities.

Post #723917 16th Aug 2018 11:38pm
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GREENI



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Let's get this thread back on track...

Looks like a great project, I hope your Son realises he's fortunate to have an encouraging Dad. At 17 I brought home a slightly ropey Mk 1 Escort Mexico and got nothing but grief Laughing

You've got a great base for an awesome truck, I'm sure there'll be a few who'll appreciate that a v8 90 as a first car is nothing but a winner.

Watching with interest. instagram @v8_scumbag

Post #723936 17th Aug 2018 6:18am
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