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The Nairobi Defender 90 Project.....

Discussion in 'Members Vehicles/Projects' started by cmr600, Feb 4, 2018.

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  1. cmr600

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    ...1988 Defender 90 - in not great shape. Dropped in a 3.9 refi RR V8 and RR axles / breaks etc. Manual grearbox and build for safari.....

    Photos on their way....

    Almost done now so story should make sense...
     
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    where it all began.....
     

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    ....and this is what we already have .....

    So I decided I'd try do a Defender 90 version of this, but with an open top for safari..

    Kind of "his and hers" as the missus seems to "own" the Disco now
     

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    Looking forward to the updates on this :D
     
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    Here we go - this is where we started to dismantle....
     

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    that's looking great, good effort
     
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    slowly slowly....
     

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    You're cracking on with that, loads of pics too, just what we like :)
     
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    Trying out some fittings and adaptions...
     

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    Stopped back and starting again.....
     

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    4 months of stripping, filling and re stripping.....

    (including getting the wheel arch interiors back to beautiful galvanised)
     

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    Don't forget on re-build - this is the inspiration for where we were trying to get to....
     

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    2 months of final prep and treating / undercoating....
     

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    Good progress there I think!
    Dead jelly of all the space you have to work in. And the dry warm climate - it's been peeing it down here all day so not a minute's work done.
     
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    Looking good mate
     
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    Space has definitely been an advantage, although by borrowing the corner of a mates garage, bits "go missing" all the time which is challenging.

    As for there weather, yes sometimes it feels like cheating but during the rainy season when this whole place flooded with over 2ft deep in water it wasn't that glamorous.....!!
     
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    Just wow...

    This is a great thread!
     
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    That does make me feel a bit better I must say ;)
     
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    And then the painting began....... only actually took about two and half weeks to pull most of this together. Main bodywork is Fuji white metallic to match the Discovery. Roof and checker plate in Raptor Black. Accessories, side steps, back wheel holder, bumpers etc in Matt Black.... dry and open air was suddenly an advantage.....
     

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    First little glimmer of hope, finally (after what felt like an age....) fastening the first little piece of metal back onto another piece of metal was a great weekend!!!
     

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