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Thread: 1966 CrewCab Defender 145 in. wb

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    Default 1966 CrewCab Defender 145 in. wb

    Yep, it's on eBay now...

    Link to eBay.

    Vehicle Description

    1966 145-inch wheelbase Land Rover Defender. Build up pages of truck are here:

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    If you canít get to the build pages, youíre really missing out. Itíll answer most of your questions. Some particulars you may not glean from the build up pages: Defender style body, custom cab, floors, seats, seatbox, dash, interior, etc. Custom doors and glass for rear. Alpine white exterior with black crinkle coat hood and wingtops. Black/grey interior (painted interior door panels too). Chevy 350 engine, carburetted (Q-jet), balanced and blueprinted. Low compression (8.5:1) Safari snorkel with custom Range Rover classic air-filter canister and K&N filter. Donaldson pre-cleaner. 1177 hours on drivetrain...approximately 53000 miles. Advance Adapters Ranger Overdrive/gearsplitter SM-465 4-speed manual transmission GM Hydro-boost brakes. Saginaw power steering box and Saginaw power steering pump. Heavy-duty tie-rods and track-rod, greasable tie-rod ends. Factory rubber bushings. Divorce-mounted, part-time converted LT-230 Dual fuel tanks (20 gallons in front 19 back), 39-ish gallons total. Tank selection switch mounted on dash. Vented disc brakes, both front and rear axles, armored personnel carrier Defender front calipers, custom front Superwinch freewheeling hubs, 110-CV's, MaxiDrive inner shafts, ARB locker. Rear axle has MaxiDrive shafts and an ARB locker, ABS Range Rover front calipers modified for single circuit operation. Caster corrected front radius arms (3-degrees). Wolf rims powdercoated black, BFG Mud-Terrains, 255/85-16, set of five rims and tires. Hood-mounted spare-tire bracket. Frame stretched to 145 inch wheelbase, strapped with 1/4inch plate steel both top and bottom, hot-dip galvanized. Every steel piece on this vehicle was galvanized prior to re-assembly. Galvanized bulkhead, T-frames, hood frame, drip rail, cappings, everything steel was dipped. Corbeau front seats w/retractor seat belts. Custom narrowed and reuphostered VW Eurovan bench seat in rear w/retractor seatbelts and lap belt for center position. Hella flexible telescoping interior lighting. Painless Wiring harness w/auxiliary fusebox. Custom sound-deadening throughout cab section and doors. Rhinolined interior with interior rubber floor mats. Dual Optima red-top batteries running in parallel w/ BEP battery management system. BEP electrical main cut-off switch. OME heavy-duty springs front/rear. Bilstein shocks fron/rear. Stock rear sway bar. ARB bull bar with custom Warn Series 12 military winch (12,000 pounds). IPF driving lights. IPF H4 headlights, Hella 95/145 H4 bulbs, IPF harness. Uniden CB. All VDO guages w/hourmeter (677 hours on engine). IPF side work lights, Hella rear work lights. On-board 1000-watt inverter, external 110v. grounded weatherproof dual power outlet. Hard wired for Garmin GPS power and external aentenna. Trailer wiring (7-way plug). Rear power quick-disconnect plug. On-board air via Sanden compressor. 2 1/2 gallon air tank and rear air line coupling. Red Dot roof-mounted heater and air conditioning unit. Custom aluminum rear cargo box. Interior Hella fluorescent lights. Thousands of dollars worth of spare parts. ARB freezer-fridge included in sale price. Fridge is hard-wired and can be semi-permanently mounted in rear cargo box. 2 1/2 gallon LPG tank mounted in rear box. Able to deliver in person anywhere in North America. Sales price includes 2-days of off-road training and overview of vehicle. Vehicle has been used hard travelling to some of the most remote parts of North America. Used, but not abused. Small dings on doors, fenders, etc...not out of the realm of normal use...nothing too hideous. Drivers seat has worn spot on outside thigh support pad. Have replacement cushion from Corbeau. Would need to be professionally replaced by upholsterer. Feel free to ask questions, I am expecting a very special bidder to want this very exceptional vehicle. Vehicle is registered as a 1966 with a VIN of 23408302C. I can drive the vehicle to the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah if interested for test drives and/or delivery.

    Blah...blah...blah... Thanks for looking.

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    Dang, didn't sell.

    Make me some offers!

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    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Portsmouth, VA

    Default 1966 crew cab

    Is there ANYTHING on this truck that was made in 1966? Dosen't look like it to me.

    Jim Wolf
    Elvenwood Kennel

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    Default Gas Mileage

    I apologize if you have the answered these questions already in the information you provided, but what highway/city gas mileage does the unloaded vehicle get? And, what is the gross weight of the unloaded vehicle as shown in the pictures you provided?


    R. Bishop

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