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A different take on the restomod hipster Defender

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It's far too long though canvas top is useful for keeping the rain off the cargo whilst travelling the canals ...

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Can't ever hate a LWB soft top land rover (i.e. a 'proper one', not this nonsense since ~2000).

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That’ll be a belter once the chassis has been galvanised! 😉

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Hmm, just looked at the interior, I don't mind it at all actually, apart from the 'man bag' on the back door that needs to be removed and burnt before anyone else can be infected by it.

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Before I became happy I used to be miserable. Now I am happy that 110 would still make me miserable, why? Products, other than refrigerators and deep freezers, that use the "cool" word for marketing is beyond contempt.

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Have to say, coolnvintage do nice builds and nice photographing, but the cars are nothing particularly special: from what I saw, they all have the original engine and gearbox, just changed springs, shocks and wheels (I am not a fan of the black wolf wheels with wheel spacers, but I am probably alone in this), and up cycled the interior.

They have a nice finish, but nothing to me that would warrant the 6 figure price on them.

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Wasn't looking at the price or anything, just quite liked the smart body / jazzy chassis look. It still reeks of hipsters of course.

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I’m one of those boring “underside should be black or body coloured” types!

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42 minutes ago, Snagger said:

I’m one of those boring “underside should be black or body coloured” types!

Me too usually.. although a close 2nd would be to galv it, paint it black, then apply the spray-on fake rust the rat-rod boys use to add authenticity :lol:

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12 minutes ago, FridgeFreezer said:

Me too usually.. although a close 2nd would be to galv it, paint it black, then apply the spray-on fake rust the rat-rod boys use to add authenticity :lol:

A good anti theft measure, along with broken door handles and white powdery scabs all over the body!

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3 hours ago, Snagger said:

I’m one of those boring “underside should be black or body coloured” types!

Sounds like Ermintrude would be perfect!

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Haha. Swear filter is still working!

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20 hours ago, Happyoldgit said:

Before I became happy I used to be miserable. Now I am happy that 110 would still make me miserable, why? Products, other than refrigerators and deep freezers, that use the "cool" word for marketing is beyond contempt.

I concur. And whoever thought that chassis was a nice idea wants it folded in half and jammed up their jacksie outrigger-first.

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In what might be a perverse way, I'm rather glad I don't know what a 'jacksie outrigger' is, so feel I'm spared from making a considered comment about the rest of the vehicle.

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I think it looks pretty good to be honest and some of their other work displayed in the gallery section is also pretty good.

I would love to see some pictures of the, obviously far better and more imaginative, vehicles put together by those criticising the original subject of this thread

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14 minutes ago, neil110 said:

 

I would love to see some pictures of the, obviously far better and more imaginative, vehicles put together by those criticising the original subject of this thread

ouch

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They wouldn't be doing it if clients weren't buying them , just like Kahn and Twisted etc. 

Not my choice for sure , every single LR that I have built has been original paint colour underside so mostly black with an occasional bronze green with early series 1's  .

vive la difference ?  

   This body on top of that chassis ....?

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Steve, apart from you driving on the other side, what camera are you using please ?

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Arjan

  It's a Nextbase 420g Professional , from Halfords over here . It's a good picture for a video still , although it does vary a lot with light levels . Into a bright sun or high glare is not so good but lower light around sunset/sunrise does make for great journey stills if I remember to plug it in to the laptop . The card gives around 24 hours of recording iirc .

cheers

Steve b

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I can forgive the back door satchell way before the feature chassis mural, but only if it's got tools or a takeaway in it, not a merino scarf.   The marshall amp cubby box made me wretch a bit.  

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I too have a disdain for the use of the word "cool", and also view faux rust with contempt, you just cant beat genuine rust !

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I really like it. Seen a lot worse perpetrated for a lot more money by people who should know better and offer themselves up as experts in our field. A sensible paint job with a bit of relatively hidden chassis art doesn't hurt at all.

None of these mods have compromised it's ability off road. In the pursuit of a road-friendly status symbol so many of these end up with a silhouette that looks right but has as much of what makes it a Defender as possible sucked out of it. Not here, it seems.

Do I want to do it? No, but I respect it's right to exist.

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