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dmarsich
07-01-2015, 11:17 AM
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...

dmarsich
07-01-2015, 02:26 PM
Not sure how to add photos so I am trying this....
http://i57.tinypic.com/fvy1x1.jpg

dmarsich
07-01-2015, 02:28 PM
http://i61.tinypic.com/35kl8qa.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/nmafxx.jpg

mearstrae
07-01-2015, 04:53 PM
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

dmarsich
07-01-2015, 05:27 PM
2005 Tahoe with the frame cut down 6" and the radiator support moved back 5". Wheel base is now 110"
http://i59.tinypic.com/2qtlp8i.jpg

mearstrae
07-04-2015, 02:55 PM
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

Partsman
07-05-2015, 09:05 AM
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?

darkstar
02-02-2017, 04:33 PM
Have at it.
Nice build...

Skookumchuck
05-07-2017, 03:15 PM
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