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    Default 1967 Series 2A Hybrid Build Project

    Hello, thought I would post a few photos of my first Land Rover project. Living in Wisconsin I can't really say I have ever seen a Defender in person but have always liked the looks of them when I see them in movies and on TV. Found the body on craigslist and thought I would take a shot at building one myself. Let me know what you guys think...

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    Not sure how to add photos so I am trying this....

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    Looks like you're off to a good start. I'm thinking a really big Tomb Raider truck? Got a ways to go, but neat so far. What engine and drive train?

    '99 Disco II
    '95 R.R.C. Lwb (Gone...)
    '76 Series III Hybrid 109
    '70 Rover 3500S

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    2005 Tahoe with the frame cut down 6" and the radiator support moved back 5". Wheel base is now 110"

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    I caught the specs in the Series section. Hmmmm... An extra modern Defender I'd say. My Hybrid is all Land Rover, with a few Buick upgrades. A Stage 1 (old Range Rover) drive train (full time 4 wheel), but a Series III inset grill (breakfast). Yours should have power to spare compared to my 3.5L 4bbl V-8. The purists will have fits with yours, LOL. But, I feel whatever works for you is cool

    '99 Disco II
    '95 R.R.C. Lwb (Gone...)
    '76 Series III Hybrid 109
    '70 Rover 3500S

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    I'm more old school myself, not quite a purist, but I have no problem with this build, it's not like a nice straight barn-find 2 or 2A is being butchered for this, so there's no issue. I actually like the concept of finding a near match of another make, and building the body on top of it. I do have a question though, would it still be registered as a Tahoe, or a Tahoe/Land Rover hybrid?

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    Have at it.
    Nice build...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partsman View Post
    I'm more old school myself, not quite a purist, but I have no problem with this build, it's not like a nice straight barn-find 2 or 2A is being butchered for this, so there's no issue. I actually like the concept of finding a near match of another make, and building the body on top of it. I do have a question though, would it still be registered as a Tahoe, or a Tahoe/Land Rover hybrid?
    Pretty sure it will have to be Tahoe as the identity goes with the frame
    1968 Series IIA
    1987 D90 Kid's project
    German wirehair Pointer (Wood Hound)

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