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I think 1988 was the last year of the Outer ribbed roof, so 1989 Model year.

That's correct, it was the 1989 model year (available from the end of 1988)

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"What year did 90/110/defender first get a smooth roof??? Wheres Ralph"

i think he's with Wally.

I'm here & the smooth roof [no external ribs] came in with the facelift for 1988 model year, so E prefix registration.accrding to one of my reference books.

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... also in Defender anorak corner the smooth roof also came with vents at the rear. Pinched of the Maestro van of the same vintage.

Often blamed for leaks - wrongly so they were there to address condesation issues and air flow through the vehicle.

Binned in 1991 they are a rare and sought after feature to all Defender spotters the world over.

Some how they look naked without them.

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Some how they look naked without them.

As they do without ribs.

Mo (Luddite) ;)

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those are only on the flat part of the roof on the newest models, the front slope section is smooth.

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nope, just the previous roof, the vents above the rear end door were deleted with the 300tdi release on to the market.

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Yes smego, it's very special - to those of us who understand the finer points of Land Rover architecture. You must cherish and preserve it and sell it for a large sum of money when ribbed roofs once again become de rigeur ;)

Mo

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That's correct, it was the 1989 model year (available from the end of 1988)

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I thought I might be right!

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I did own one ;)

Complete with vents

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I thought I might be right!

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I did own one ;)

Complete with vents

I still do :i-m_so_happy:

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road tires on a land rover? :hysterical:

when i was a child, i use to love playing on the roof and hanging off the ribs! ^_^

once seen a painter painting some windows on the 3rd story using a ladder on a 110 roof using the ribs as an anti slip from curtain death!! :o:i-m_so_happy:

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... also in Defender anorak corner the smooth roof also came with vents at the rear. Pinched of the Maestro van of the same vintage.

Often blamed for leaks - wrongly so they were there to address condesation issues and air flow through the vehicle.

Binned in 1991 they are a rare and sought after feature to all Defender spotters the world over.

Some how they look naked without them.

Aha, looks like I might cause a stir then!

I obtained a smooth roof with vents for my C plate 90,

When it finally goes on the road with side vents on both front wings its going to cause confusion in the "Anorak Arena" :D

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When it finally goes on the road with side vents on both front wings its going to cause confusion in the "Anorak Arena" :D

G

my 110 is like that, when I needed a new right wing side panel, the only one I could get easily was a 300tdi panels, so 1 vent each side.

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using the ribs as an anti slip from curtain death!! :o:i-m_so_happy:

I'm sorry Landy-N, I couldnt resist it, Curtain Death.... :D

Ralph, great minds think alike! I think two vents make them look more racey :P

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