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Shroppy



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United Kingdom 1986 Defender 130 V8 Petrol HCPU Montalcino Red
Shroppy's V8 127 Rebuild

This weekend I collected the 110s replacement, with the 110... felt a bit mean really.
She's a 1986 127, still running a 3.5 V8 on carbs Laughing

Chassis is pretty good, bulkhead not awful, it'll be a great hack until it's converted back into a DCPU onto a Galv chassis most likely.

If anyone has any of the necessary bits lurking about, please drop me a message.


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 1986 127 V8 Build Thread
Series 1 80"
Series 1 88" 4x2 V8 Build Thread


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Post #805441 9th Dec 2019 11:14am
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Mash



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Guernsey 1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Nato Green

Watching with interest as the possibility of a single to double cab 130 might be on the cards Whistle 90 wolf - Jasmin http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic39408.html
90 V8 - Maggie http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic42564.html
110 TD5 - Buggsy http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic59029.html
52HG25 lightweight https://www.defender2.net/forum/topic72342.html
D3 Hse - Fiona
Capri 2l S - Anna

Think I might have a problem............

Post #805447 9th Dec 2019 11:53am
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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Sounds a great project! Good luck Thumbs Up 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 #805455 9th Dec 2019 12:33pm
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Shroppy



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United Kingdom 1986 Defender 130 V8 Petrol HCPU Montalcino Red

Bit of an update...

Had a bit of a think and decided the RPi 4.6 V8 and R380 I was going to use in my 88" S1 would be much better suited to the 130.


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Also took the Christmas break as an opportunity to collect some bits for the rebuild, thankful for the Seat daily.
A friend tipped me off to a set of four Exmoor Trim seats, one of the bases has a tear but hopefully the trim shop near me can fix that.


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Managed to find a double cab roof (albeit with a bit of a dent on the drivers side that will need pulling out with a ratchet strap once fitted), and a few other panels including some puma doors locally. Very happy chappy!


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A trip to Anglesey to collect a Hicap rear tub and rear bulkhead, they were just round the corner from Red Wharf Bay!


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Richard's 130 chassis will be on order soon, still need to find a good TDCI bulkhead, wings and bonnet, TD5 seatbox, rear seatbox and late TD5 dash..
But the shopping list is getting smaller.

Unsure whether to go Wolf/TDCI rear axle or stick with a disc Salsibury?

Also not set on suspension yet.. 1986 127 V8 Build Thread
Series 1 80"
Series 1 88" 4x2 V8 Build Thread


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Post #809089 6th Jan 2020 8:29pm
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Nice thread, watching with interest Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Clayton.

Post #813998 6th Feb 2020 10:20pm
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Shroppy



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United Kingdom 1986 Defender 130 V8 Petrol HCPU Montalcino Red

Collected the new chassis and, the paint has arrived....

Just need to finish the axles and order the suspension Thumbs Up

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 1986 127 V8 Build Thread
Series 1 80"
Series 1 88" 4x2 V8 Build Thread


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Post #819668 14th Mar 2020 9:21pm
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Mash



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Guernsey 1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Nato Green

All coming together nicely Thumbs Up 90 wolf - Jasmin http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic39408.html
90 V8 - Maggie http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic42564.html
110 TD5 - Buggsy http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic59029.html
52HG25 lightweight https://www.defender2.net/forum/topic72342.html
D3 Hse - Fiona
Capri 2l S - Anna

Think I might have a problem............

Post #819669 14th Mar 2020 9:27pm
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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Great start! The good old grain store workshop! 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

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L110CDL



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What Mash said Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Clayton.

Post #820145 18th Mar 2020 8:26pm
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Shroppy



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United Kingdom 1986 Defender 130 V8 Petrol HCPU Montalcino Red

Another piece of the puzzle, a (mostly) rust free 300tdi bulkhead complete with dash, pedal boxes etc.

Poor Seat....


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 1986 127 V8 Build Thread
Series 1 80"
Series 1 88" 4x2 V8 Build Thread

Post #820146 18th Mar 2020 8:34pm
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England 1997 Defender 110 300 Tdi HCPU Keswick Green

That’s what I like to see a Seat earning it’s keep helping a Defender live again. Looking forward to seeing the build come together. 1997 110 Hi-Cap Keswick Green
1997 90 Truck Cab Blue
1996 Discovery Pickup
2019 M140i fun car
1989 e30 with a special motor
1956 S1 special in build
Bikes for proper fun😄

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Shroppy



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United Kingdom 1986 Defender 130 V8 Petrol HCPU Montalcino Red

Well Covid-19, Univeristy work and other challenges had stopped any progress until last week.

The chassis is now painted, no mean feat as it's chuffing huge. Process was as follows;

- Wash and de-grease.

- Provide mechanical key using red scotchbrite (this took me and the girlfriend 3 hours).

- Prime with 2 coats of Jotun Penguard HB (5 litres in total).

- Topcoat with 2 coats of Jotun Hardtop AX (3.6 litres in total).



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I quite enjoy spraying but, won't rush to do a chassis again, lots of little corners and fiddly bits.

I have a ruck of leave left to take so hopefully will be able to get to the rolling chassis stage reasonably quickly. Just need to weigh up whether its worth having all the suspension linkages galvanised.... 1986 127 V8 Build Thread
Series 1 80"
Series 1 88" 4x2 V8 Build Thread


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Post #834509 1st Jun 2020 7:06am
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Mash



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Guernsey 1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Nato Green

They are that thick unless you plan on parking in the sea I wouldn’t bother, fresh coat of paint and a layer of dinitrol will be fine Thumbs Up 90 wolf - Jasmin http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic39408.html
90 V8 - Maggie http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic42564.html
110 TD5 - Buggsy http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic59029.html
52HG25 lightweight https://www.defender2.net/forum/topic72342.html
D3 Hse - Fiona
Capri 2l S - Anna

Think I might have a problem............

Post #834512 1st Jun 2020 7:25am
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Shroppy



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United Kingdom 1986 Defender 130 V8 Petrol HCPU Montalcino Red

Good point, I'm guilty of thinking "well, whilst I'm here".

I also collected a set of doors from Badger110 (great guy) and a seatbox the weekend before last so the list of bits needed is slowly reducing. Forgot to take photos of that though Whistle 1986 127 V8 Build Thread
Series 1 80"
Series 1 88" 4x2 V8 Build Thread


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Shroppy



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United Kingdom 1986 Defender 130 V8 Petrol HCPU Montalcino Red

Moved the chassis back indoors in preparation for the axles to be fitted over the next few weeks;


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And, collected a few more pieces of the puzzle thanks to AndrewS, great to have a socially distanced chat and admire Longhshanks in the flesh.


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Hopefully the axles and gearbox will start to take shape this week, trying to get things moving at a reasonable pace now that University is out of the way for the time being.

Does anyone have any thoughts on colour? I'm leaning towards Montalcino red for a bit of sophistication.... 1986 127 V8 Build Thread
Series 1 80"
Series 1 88" 4x2 V8 Build Thread

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