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I'm in Tenterden, Kent, but will travel as far as I need to to find a good company that is cost effective, good at what they do and don't hang around. I'd build it myself, but I don't have a lot of time :0( Also, anyone tell me how long it takes on average to rebuild a Defender 90. I know all cases are differn't but what is an average time?

I'm looking to get an old Defender 90 Rebuilt, (15 years old) can anyone tell me how I can find out where to find companies that specialise in rebuilding. Any info at all would be much appreciated! :0)

Geoff...
 

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I'm guessing you're in the UK (no 15 year old NAS D90s in the US).

Please indicate your location so someone can point out a good shop.
 

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I'm not trying to be cute, though my wife says I am; but unless you were born with an excessive number of thumbs, You can, and should rebuild your Defender yourself.

Why You can Do it: Because a Defender is built with the most basic of construction. It is little more than a big boys Erector set (Meccano to you)
It will require only the simpleist of hand tools, and unless you plan on getting inside the gearbox, transfer case, or diff housings, you can't make any mistake greater than that which was already made by Land Rover when it was built.
None of the body panels were spot welded to other body panels, and all unbolt from eachother, using ordinary grade eight nuts and bolts. One thing that has never made much sense to me, is that they managed to use a mixture of metric, BSS, BSF and SAE hardware.

Why You Should do it: Because when you're done, you will know the vehicle better than you imagined possible, you will be far more able to diagnose future problems as they (inevitably will) arise, and you achieve a personal sence of satisfaction for the accomplishment. It will cost you a significantly less amount of your money, though everyone knows that if you drive a Land Rover you're either very rich, very poor, or maybe very stupid (you could be two out of three and not surprise me, I am)

If, however, you were, in fact, born with excess thumbs, have sufficient funds to piss down a hole, or are already saturated with accomplishments, Pick up a copy of Land Rover Enthusiast, Land Rover World, Land Rover Owners International, or, Land Rover (gee, what a surprise) Monthly. They are saturated with ads for independant shops ready, willing, and maybe able.
 

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TerryS said:
you can't make any mistake greater than that which was already made by Land Rover when it was built.
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Be carefull
One pint, two pints, three pints, four
who bloody cares if I have one pint more
cause when I get back to the assembly line floor,
a rivet or two that ends on the floor,
is only a squeaky door cause of my one pint more.
Any mistake I make is not mine
but only the fault of the guy who bought me one pint more.

Now back to the real thread where abouts are you?
 

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geoffreytomkins said:
I'm looking to get an old Defender 90 Rebuilt, (15 years old) can anyone tell me how I can find out where to find companies that specialisie in rebuilding. Any info at all would be much apreciated! :0)

Geoff...
If you are in US, best bet: find one for sale in CO/AZ/UT and have it rebuilt/built-up by Jeff Corwin www.JCRover4x4.com in Denver, CO. Then come out here to pick it up & go wheelin' in your new rig.
 
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