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Old 1st-June-2009, 13:01
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Default Defender - expedition preparation - interior shelf & storage ideas

Hi there

I am preparing my Defender for an expedition and want to modify the interior rear section. I basically want to make boxes and equipment as accessible as possible.

Does anyone have any good ideas, suggestions or experience in land rover storage? Pictures would be especially appreciated to give me some ideas!

I am running out of budget so will not be buying a Mobile Storage System drawer. I am thinking more along the lines of a basic rear shelf across the wheel arches. Perhaps also a shelf up at roof height as well.

Many thanks

Neil
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Old 1st-June-2009, 13:40
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Default Re: Defender - expedition preparation - interior shelf & storage ideas

neil,

what vehicle? have a look at my website for ideas

got a set of mantec load shelves in the back of my 90 and made a shelf up high

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Old 2nd-June-2009, 00:04
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Thanks for the info.

I have a Defender 110 CSW so I guess the load space in the rear is roughly the same as a 90 like yours.

Have you got any good inside pics of your rear load space?

Neil
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Old 6th-June-2009, 01:08
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Default Re: Defender - expedition preparation - interior shelf & storage ideas

a shelf up top would be easy enough,i made 1 for for my old series 3 which would be very much the same with a defender. i just used some old bed slats, cut them to size slotted them on to the roof sill and secured it. i think a box between the arches will be easy to make with some ply.
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Old 6th-June-2009, 14:44
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neil,

what vehicle? have a look at my website for ideas

got a set of mantec load shelves in the back of my 90 and made a shelf up high

G
I also had a look at your website, very good, will be using it as a reference for my vehicle prep, but I didn't actually see any pics of your shelf system. Also couldn't see a pic on the mantec site, if you have a pic it would be very helpful
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Old 6th-June-2009, 20:30
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Not the Mantec System but the one I built myself. I dont have any of the mantec one at the mo. Spoke to them a while back about it and they were stopping production to produce one that would also fit the newer puma's. Not sure whats happened. picked mine up 2nd hand, they are pretty rare though and very expensive new. All the G4 defenders have them in, and i noticed today at Eastnor, that those LR experience Icelandic things had a set in to. So if your there tomorrow, take a look. Once all my kit is in, and ive raised it for the fridge slide, I will take some pics for the website

G
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Old 6th-June-2009, 20:31
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Use Google, found this: LRS4SLGSET DEFENDER SIDE LOAD GUARDS AND SHELF KIT - MANTEC | Mantec | shop | www.lrseries.com | L. R. Series

picture here.
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Awesome! Thanks so much.
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Hi Neil
We've just returned from a 6 month trip around W Africa in a 110 CSW - Met up with Griff in Morocco too, but that's another story....
We also did everything on a budget, and I reckon our storage solution was pretty darn good. Well, it worked for us, and the only things not immediately accessible were the box of stored food and the spares...
Anyway, the pics attached show how well (if leaving one seat in the rear) wolf boxes fit in the remaining space. Also, the Hi-Lift fits below the seat, and with the use of an old net and bungee, on the seat is our table, chairs tyre pump etc etc.
On the other side I built a 4 compartment storage cupboard from thin ply and loads of polyurethane glue. Gert strong!
Hope this helps,
Jonnie
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Also have a look at these;

Solent Plastics - Plastic Boxes | Plastic Storage Containers | Plastic Crates

Great service, and generally a lot cheaper than LR/Overlanding brands.
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