Name: Alex Plant
Vehicle Model: Defender 90
Alex says: "I bought the vehicle 3 years ago with a view to modifying it. 12 months later I purchased a new galvanised chassis for it. Had this galv chassis for a further 2 years. In January the mot was due and upon closer inspection of the rear crossmember it seemed that given the amount of holes it was due either a new crossmember or time for the chassis swap.
Decision made the strip down began after first prepping the galv chassis for paint and Dinitrol and tapping the threads out.
Work was started on strip down at the beginning of Feb 2016. The axles were sent for blasting and paint along with roof, arches and bonnet (painted 2k gloss black) to contrast silver of vehicle. All other parts were blasted by myself at work and painted. Additional wiring was put in for aux lighting along with push fit blue breather tubes all fed to under bonnet into 4-1 junction.
Allisport intercooler upgrade fitted, blue silicone hoses, and Gwyn Lewis mudshields fitted to front and rear.
All new hd suspension was fitted to standard height along with bushes, brake pipes and calibres with a vented disc conversion to front. Stainless bolts were fitted throughout.
Full led light conversion including head lamps and 50" lightbar. Rdx supercharged bumper fitted to front to replace tubular winch bumper with built in drl's. Nas spec rear step and swingaway wheel carrier also fitted. Windows tinted and wind deflectors fitted to doors. Sound deadening fitted throughout and custom carpet fitted to ply sides in rear topped off with custom made forward facing 6x9 speaker pods also carpeted to match.
I also had the mach 5 wheels blasted powdercoated and sprayed anthracite. Also fitted a syncro gearboxes slickshift.
All work completed in 8 weeks by myself with help from the father in law. "
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