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    Project Stella Rose - Cummins R2.8

    Nice work. Was the Puma hood fitted to provide clearance for the engine or mostly for aesthetics? The roll cage looks great too. Are you putting in a interior hoop for the cage behind the back seats?
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    LR Dogs

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    What's your day job?

    Good luck with the degree. I’m president of a small GIS consulting and software development firm that specializes in mobile and web mapping app development for the petroleum and utility industries. I was also an adjunct professor for several years at a local university teaching a GIS programming...
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    New Defenders starting to show up at dealers

    I'm starting to see several in my neighborhood. It seems to me like it's mostly people trading in a Range Rover or Disco getting them. I wonder if its attracting new buyers to the brand just people that would have otherwise bought a Land Rover product anyway?
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    Rear Door

    Bump $150 + shipping
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    2020 Defender Accessories Thread

    Another consideration is resale value. The Toyota and Jeep will both do well, the Toyota probably a little better than the Jeep. Who knows what the new Defender will do. I suspect it won't be great based on JLR's current models but you never know. I few years ago I semi-retired my NAS Defender...
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    K&N Air Filter - Free

    For NAS 3.9 V8 but may fit others. Its about 10 years old and 30k miles. I decided to go back to paper, but this can be cleaned and reused. Pick up in Dallas or you pay shipping.
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    285/75/16

    X2 on new wheels. I ran 33” SSRs on aftermarket steel wheels with no rubbing at all for the last 15 years. I recently switched back to factory alloys 16x7 with 285s and while the tires mounted fine, I had a lot more rubbing with the 285s on the radius arms than I expected even though they are...
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    Tub side sound dampening

    I researched spray on sound deadeners and they all need to covered with some sort of mat or carpet if you are going to carry heavy stuff in back. Its a softer compound than a bed liner type material and won't take much abuse. You can apply a bed liner or paint on top of spray on deadener after...
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    NAS ST to POE Conversion

    No joke. Its the small things that add up. At least with COVID I had a lot more time at home this spring to work on it.
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    NAS ST to POE Conversion

    We'll see. Compared to the tattered Tickford I had on there, this is pure heaven.
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    NAS ST to POE Conversion

    Here’s the final build. I also got the original LR alloys out of storage and put some less aggressive tires on. I’m very happy driving it so far. The top is a huge improvement over the LR fiberglass top in terms of comfort and noise level. Its durable, easy to remove, and only required 4 holes...
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    NAS ST to POE Conversion

    The paint on my truck is in fair condition. At some point I’d like to get a few dings removed and have it professionally resprayed, but for now I figured I’d save a few bucks a do the paint myself. I’ve restored a couple of vintage bikes and have a decent HVLP spray gun so I’m not a complete...
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    NAS ST to POE Conversion

    I had a headliner to install and after test fitting, I decided against using it. I was going to have to cut the rear section to fit around the lift gate brackets. Now I know why the original POE trucks only had the front headliner section installed. I also did not want to have to reinstall and...
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    NAS ST to POE Conversion

    After much deliberation, I was not entirely comfortable without an interior roll cage. Rather than fit the SD interior hoop, I had a custom cage piece made that ties into the lower ST cage and the external cage pieces using the SD internal hoop brackets. I have a friend with a off road shop that...
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