Defender camper project

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gstuart

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Project anyone, lol

Often wonder if the td5’s were some of the best engines made plse , see some of the 110 defenders fetch a good price , one of my old series 3 was an ex gas board 109 , don’t know if they still have auctions for ex company landies

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130 Puma camper conversion shell, ready for fitting out of interior. I have been working on this for some time but due to change of circumstances don't have the time or funds to finish. The frame is 2" steel angle with dibond sheets, opening windows and aluminium trims. It is insulated with multifoil and ply lined. I planned to cover the ply with felt and probably more dibond where appropriate. I bought it with a rear box which weighed about half a ton so disposed of that and gave the chassis numerous coats of Buzzweld chassis paint, then refitted the tub. Also fitted new rear calipers, brake pipes, tank guard etc. The front I have left looking scruffy for security! It could do with a new bumper....

I have replaced 1 swivel joint and the other will probably be done for mot, which I will get done before selling. Headroom is about 5'8", so ok if you are not taller. A pop top could be added if necessary. There is space above the seats for a bed and mattress which could be folded away for travelling. There is a pair of Defender front seats to fit as rear passenger seats, along with various items to be fitted such as led front lights, Eberspacher heater with new exhaust etc, led interior lights and so on. There is a Momo steering wheel, plus heated seats and screen (not connected!), Husky winch. It has been serviced and has a new battery.

Then after some digging


MOT Due Date: 22 Nov 2017

Days Left: NA
Previous MOT Records: 10

23 Nov 2016
PASS
Mileage: 122502 mi
Expiry Date: 22 Nov 2017
Advisory Notice(s)

Nearside Rear Tie bar/rod has slight play in a pin/bush A-frame (2.4.G.2)
nearside & offside front swivels have a minor leak
Nearside Front Radius arm has slight play in a pin/bush (2.4.G.2)
Offside Front Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c)
Offside Rear Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c)
Brake pipe slightly corroded over rear axle (3.6.B.2c)
Offside Rear Tie bar/rod has slight play in a pin/bush A-frame (2.4.G.2)
Nearside Front Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c)

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Are you thinking of buying it?

It'll have the Puma engine rather than the TD5 though. I quite like the TD5 but others' opinions may vary. I think the best loved engine seems to be the 200 TDi judging by what I read here and elsewhere on the internet. Mine's perhaps a little more clattery now at over 150,000 miles than when I first met it at just over 30,000. The engine gets its oil and filters changed twice a year and internally has been very reliable. The only engine related problems have been oil in the loom, a radiator hose failure, a leaky fuel pressure regulator and a MAF that needed replacement. When it goes wrong it's wiring or ECU related. People on here who've done engine rebuilds suggest that even on high mileage units there are often only very limited signs of wear - plenty of meat on the bearing shells and hone marks still visible on the cylinders, for example.
 
Are you thinking of buying it?

It'll have the Puma engine rather than the TD5 though. I quite like the TD5 but others' opinions may vary. I think the best loved engine seems to be the 200 TDi judging by what I read here and elsewhere on the internet. Mine's perhaps a little more clattery now at over 150,000 miles than when I first met it at just over 30,000. The engine gets its oil and filters changed twice a year and internally has been very reliable. The only engine related problems have been oil in the loom, a radiator hose failure, a leaky fuel pressure regulator and a MAF that needed replacement. When it goes wrong it's wiring or ECU related. People on here who've done engine rebuilds suggest that even on high mileage units there are often only very limited signs of wear - plenty of meat on the bearing shells and hone marks still visible on the cylinders, for example.

alas no , due to extensive back surgery my driving days with a manual gearbox are over , can’t push a clutch down anymore

however I did see a really nice 110 that had been fitted with a petrol v8 tied to an auto box but if I remember rightly was over 50k , see others with a LS engine , supposed to be a very good engine ?

Never had any of the 200/300 engines , in the series landys I owned the range of engines were - 2 1/4 —- 2 1/2 petrol , first and last was a 2 1/4 diesel in my 88 , my god that thing was noisy , was like a breath of fresh air after getting a petrol 109 safari

never had any problems with those engines , just serviced , oh and replacing rear half shafts after snapping a few, lol , think some of my later series had the 24 spline set up
 
TD5 is much better than a Puma, autos can be fitted, use a D2 box.

Some post 2007 Defenders have been reengined with older engines.
 
Project anyone, lol

Often wonder if the td5’s were some of the best engines made plse , see some of the 110 defenders fetch a good price , one of my old series 3 was an ex gas board 109 , don’t know if they still have auctions for ex company landies

Quote

130 Puma camper conversion shell, ready for fitting out of interior. I have been working on this for some time but due to change of circumstances don't have the time or funds to finish. The frame is 2" steel angle with dibond sheets, opening windows and aluminium trims. It is insulated with multifoil and ply lined. I planned to cover the ply with felt and probably more dibond where appropriate. I bought it with a rear box which weighed about half a ton so disposed of that and gave the chassis numerous coats of Buzzweld chassis paint, then refitted the tub. Also fitted new rear calipers, brake pipes, tank guard etc. The front I have left looking scruffy for security! It could do with a new bumper....

I have replaced 1 swivel joint and the other will probably be done for mot, which I will get done before selling. Headroom is about 5'8", so ok if you are not taller. A pop top could be added if necessary. There is space above the seats for a bed and mattress which could be folded away for travelling. There is a pair of Defender front seats to fit as rear passenger seats, along with various items to be fitted such as led front lights, Eberspacher heater with new exhaust etc, led interior lights and so on. There is a Momo steering wheel, plus heated seats and screen (not connected!), Husky winch. It has been serviced and has a new battery.

Then after some digging


MOT Due Date: 22 Nov 2017

Days Left: NA
Previous MOT Records: 10

23 Nov 2016
PASS
Mileage: 122502 mi
Expiry Date: 22 Nov 2017
Advisory Notice(s)

Nearside Rear Tie bar/rod has slight play in a pin/bush A-frame (2.4.G.2)
nearside & offside front swivels have a minor leak
Nearside Front Radius arm has slight play in a pin/bush (2.4.G.2)
Offside Front Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c)
Offside Rear Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c)
Brake pipe slightly corroded over rear axle (3.6.B.2c)
Offside Rear Tie bar/rod has slight play in a pin/bush A-frame (2.4.G.2)
Nearside Front Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c)

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20G lol sorry but th@t is @ fucken riot h@cked up truck c@b inside @ fkn port hole with p@tches of ply @nd the roof h@h@
 
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