Unverified Ownership 96' 110 Defender

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Couldn't help myself, bought another 4x4.

1996 110 Single Cab Defender.

300TDI with just under 330,000km on it. Thing has lived it's life as a farm ute and then a work ute so it's pretty rough, but the engine has had a rebuild and runs pretty nicely.

My plan is to slowly clean it up and fix the bits and pieces that need it, maybe far down the track a custom tray.

Short term, Replace common seals and prevent water ingress to cab, probably do dynamat and new floor rubber once I'm sure things are sealed nicely.
I'm changing a bunch of lights to LED, Headlights will be converted soon, and add an LED lightbar.

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Yes! I'm really into the single cab ones. Looking forward to updates.
 

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Another Land Rover! Excellent. It's clear that they don't rust as much in the Australian climate. I imagine these are pretty expensive now, especially with a 300Tdi.

Short term, Replace common seals and prevent water ingress to cab,
Good luck with that, it is a Land Rover after all! Door hinges will probably play a fair part in getting it sealed. At least you only have the two doors to worry about.
 

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Another Land Rover! Excellent. It's clear that they don't rust as much in the Australian climate. I imagine these are pretty expensive now, especially with a 300Tdi.


Good luck with that, it is a Land Rover after all! Door hinges will probably play a fair part in getting it sealed. At least you only have the two doors to worry about.
Yeah the footwells arent too bad, I've since wire brushed them and they are pretty good. Bit of lanolin coating now.

I think the leak I had was door seal getting pinched right where the door hinge is, from what I can tell the water was dripping off that.

They are getting quite expensive in Aus now, I paid 15k AUD which is pretty reasonable given current prices, especially as this will still clean up alright with some TLC.
 

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Few updates

Replaced a few O rings to stop an oil leak near the filter. Only 98 more leaks to go.
Replaced all oils and filters, Repaired lights / replaced most with LED.
Went nuts with caulking gun and Sikaflex (roof and joins)
Started laying sound deadening.
Fitted new door seals + Weathershields

Now to start replacing a few mounts and bushings to try eliminate the rear end clunk on gear change
 

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Been a while but some progress.

LED headlights and lightbar.
Carpet done
New windscreen also

Going to replace middle seat with a console and cup holders and trying to decide how I want to make the stero bearable.
 

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Looking good. I think this is how you listen to music in an old Defender:

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Land Rover should've sold some as merch, they missed a trick with Defender branded ear defenders.
 

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That's a cosmetic gearbox mount. :p

Thinking more about the music, if you could get seat headrests with speakers in it would probably help, like the old Miata seats. The SIII had/has fairly big speakers between the seats on the bulkhead as well as on the dash, they did help.

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Of course yeah, wouldn't be smart to cut holes in the bulkhead and have the backs of the speakers outside. :ROFLMAO:

One big speaker in mono maybe? It's not like you'll be hearing effective stereo in there anyway. Maybe something like a small PA speaker with a bracket you can bolt on like a CB speaker. :unsure:
 
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