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    Default Defender 110

    The Rover God's have smiled upon me - the new family truckster 110 has been imported, registered, and plated. It spent the last week or so doing commuter duty - seeing what falls off, leaks, or doesn't work. I've never been so eager to hit the traffic and head to work.

    A quick introduction to the vehicle - the yet to be named is a 1984 110 station wagon (perfect year for import into Canada). Foley's did a galvinized frame swap 40,000 km's ago and at the time installed a Rover 300 tdi kit - radiator and intercooler, R380 Transmission, new drive shafts, and 300tdi. In addition they did an overland prep with brownchurch rack, Ezi-Awn tent, awning, snorkel, twin spare tires, bull bar with milemarker hydraulic winch, etc. All the equipment is definetly used but in good serviceable condition.. Pictures to come....

    The first mod was to instal the child seat for my 9 month old. She loves the the view and the "ship at sea" ride of the 110 always puts her to sleep. I also wound a Viking Winch Line onto the milemarker which I ordered with a 10 foot tree saver (quality stuff).

    On my must do list - Old Man Emu Heavy suspension (order placed), VDO tach and pyro, new tires (undecided - leaning towards BFG mudders in 255/85/16)... On the someday list - fridge, GPS, etc.

    Some good fortune at work meant I didn't have to face the sale of "Eore" my short wheelbase Series III.... It will be semi retirement and local trips for my old friend....

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    Congrats!!! More pictures.

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    Looks awesome... Love pic with the tent up on your site!
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    That is great. I have a love for that era of Defender too, still a little old school with some of the great old features and a little of the new. Sounds like a very nice truck. Cheers, Andre

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    Nice! Enjoy it, one day I'll have one to.
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    Super nice, congratulations! Love the pics on your web-site!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShearPin
    The Rover God's have smiled upon me . . .The first mod was to instal the child seat for my 9 month old. She loves the the view and the "ship at sea" ride of the 110 always puts her to sleep.

    . . .

    Some good fortune at work meant I didn't have to face the sale of "Eore" my short wheelbase Series III.... It will be semi retirement and local trips for my old friend....

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    Quote Originally Posted by articulate
    After reading the tales and travels of Eore, even I'd weep if you had to sell your old buddy.
    As much as it pains me to say it, I must agree with Mark.

    I look forward to seeing and hearing more about the 110. Sick machines....
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    Default Thanks...

    Thank you for the replies... selling Eore would have been very difficult and a move I know I'd always regret. With the family growing the decision was coming - still travel or limit it to local trips and leave the wife and kid at home. Not having to decide is clearly the better option.

    I'll be posting more photos of the 110 shortly. The Milemarker instal is particularly interesting. Since the vehicle does not have AC - Foleys fabed a bracket to instal a secondary 300TDI power steering pump and reservoir in place of the AC system.

    I hope to sneak "up north" here in the next week or two for a weekend run - I'll be sure and get some pics.

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    very very very nice rig!
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