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Old 19th-July-2010, 23:13
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Default Convert Defender 90 pickup to hardtop

After week after week of trawling through car ad sites, i've finally come across a defender 90 that i like!! Only problem is, it is curently a pickup, and i want a hard top.

SO I'VE COME TO YOU GUYS FOR HELP!!!

What panels do i need to find to convert it?

Any ideas how i do it?

Any idea's where i can get the parts at a decent price?

and last of all, does anyone have any idea how much it would most likely cost?

Thanks in advance guys.......
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Old 19th-July-2010, 23:15
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Default Re: Convert Defender 90 pickup to hardtop

Ebay...100
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Old 19th-July-2010, 23:15
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ye'll need a roof, sidepanels with rear windows and a back door
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Old 19th-July-2010, 23:29
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Default Re: Convert Defender 90 pickup to hardtop

When yu get the sides try and get the locating bolts off the rear tub if you can.
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Old 19th-July-2010, 23:34
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Ebay...100
for everything?? Thats gotta be just for the roof right?
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Old 19th-July-2010, 23:35
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for everything?? Thats gotta be just for the roof right?
No..thats for everything...and you will get 100 for the truckcab..more if its got a good headlining.
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Old 19th-July-2010, 23:44
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When yu get the sides try and get the locating bolts off the rear tub if you can.
If ye can't, then ah think the part number is ACU1762. Or ye could look here at numbers 11 and 12...

http://www.landroverclassicparts.com...Product=129635

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Old 20th-July-2010, 07:24
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Default Re: Convert Defender 90 pickup to hardtop

I am in the same situation, i've got a truck cab with perfect headlining and a nice tonneau cover with internal fitted struts.

I've got a local landrover independent involved as they say they often get people in who want truck cabs!

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Old 20th-July-2010, 07:37
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Default Re: Convert Defender 90 pickup to hardtop

steve-o
Is it the chequer plate cover on the photo, if so I would be interested in buying the cover if its going spare.
Provided of course the price is right and you are not a million miles away.
Let me now if your interested.
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Old 20th-July-2010, 08:04
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Yes it is Chequer plate, I also have some struts fitted inside the rear of the tub and runners on the underside of the cover so it lifts like a "boot" almost.

I am in North Devon.
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Old 20th-July-2010, 18:10
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Default Re: Convert Defender 90 pickup to hardtop

Thats quite a distance, and would'nt really fit into "local collection" as I'm in North Lincolnshire............
It does look nice though, I was planning on trying to get something made like that myself and thought I might have saved myself the trouble.....
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Old 20th-July-2010, 19:18
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Default Re: Convert Defender 90 pickup to hardtop

The tub cover looks the biz, is it a home made bit of kit, or could you say where you got it - I am in West Devon - how much would you want for it?
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Old 20th-July-2010, 20:38
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Its home made yes. Does the job brilliantly. I fitted some loops so it locks on a padlock and the struts mean you prop it up to access.

To be honest if I can get a hard top (ideally with windows) then I have no use for it anymore and it can go for a cheap price to a nice person!!

I won;t let it go though until I have the hard top!

Just need to find someone with about a P reg 90 who wants a truck cab with a good headliner!
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Old 20th-July-2010, 21:06
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Ebay...100
100 will get you some tat.

If that's what you want then fine.

It's quite common for people wanting to go the other way so you may be able to find someone to do a deal with.

A good roof with sides and good safari door plus headlining will cost you about 3-400, whilst your truck cab could fetch 250.

It all bolt off and on very easily.

you will have one problem where you need to fit a safari door centre hinge where you currently have a taligate pin.
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Old 24th-July-2010, 20:19
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Default Re: Convert Defender 90 pickup to hardtop

Anyone got any better ideas than E-bay? Keep looking but all too far away for me!

Surely there must be someone in the South-West who wants a truck cab!!??
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tempted.....straight swop for hardtop ??

cover and truck cab roof??
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Old 25th-July-2010, 09:28
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Has your hard top got a liner? What condition is rear door?
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Default Re: Convert Defender 90 pickup to hardtop

where abouts are you im after a truck cab
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Old 26th-July-2010, 19:32
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where abouts are you im after a truck cab

I'm in North Devon ...... what have you got?

My parents live in Essex so could maybe hook up somehow?
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Old 26th-July-2010, 21:19
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Default Re: Convert Defender 90 pickup to hardtop

I changed from pick up to hard top a year or so ago, roof side and door were total of 100 plus a few little bit didnt get with them say 30.
Sold the truck cab with a ####ed head lining for 320!

and was the best thing i ever did, now i can put the seat back and be in relative comfort.

Good luck on your search
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