'86 Tithonus :: 1986 Land Rover Defender 110 2 Door

Mdubs

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Wanted to update my truck build on this site as I'm cutting the cord over at DSource. Started as a ex-MOD Tithonus with a couple of mods in 2016. Have since made it faster, more reliable, more comfortable, and cooler looking. It's coming along. I've attached some before & after pics.

Exterior
- OEM NAS Brush Guard
- OEM 93/94 Front bumper with Truck-Lite indicators
- Masai Swing away Heavy Duty Tire carrier for drop down tailgate
- NAS-Style Rear Step Bumper
- SDO Custom “Tithonus” LR Rear badge
- Mud Stuff Blind Spot Mirrors
- Rovers North (Proline) NAS-Style Side Steps
- Pro Comp 235/85/R16 A/T Sport Tires (BFG KO Tire on Freestyle Wheel on rear, Old MOD tire & rim on Bonnet)
- OEM LR Hard Shell Rear tire cover (Rhino)
- Gas Tank Skid Guard
- Raptor Liner entire exterior in Marine Blue/ Black
- Media blast & Powdercoat Brush guard and checker plating on bonnet


Interior
- Knightsbridge Overland Tactical Seat covers (Black with Grey piping)
- Marine grade front & rear speakers
- Raptor Binnacle and Mount
- NAS Door Cards
- NAS Steering Wheel re-covered in Leather (Wheelskins)
- Tithonus Roll Cage Alpine Bows
- SDO Custom “Tithonus badge” keychains
- Deluxe Tuffy Locking Center Console with CD Player & Aux Input
- MUD Stuff Defender Center Dash Console
- OEM Tunnel Cover Matting with Rattletrap underneath
- VDO Gauges (Speedo, Fuel, Oil Temp, Tach, Oil PX, Coolant Temp, Volt)
- Blade Fuse Conversion
- Lock and Fold forward facing Exmoor Trim rear seats.
- Soundproof Seat box & doors with Mesa Mat
- Atlantic British Half Door-Top Storage Bag
- Atlantic British Quick Nuts for 1/2 Door Tops
- New Dim/Dip Switch
- EPCO Custom Transmission and T-Case shift knobs


Drivetrain
- Engine Swap:
- 3.5 V8 overhauled by Foley with 14CUX (similar to the drivetrain in a 1990 Disco)
- R380 Stumpy with new tunnel/floorpanels
- LT230 1.2 with new seals (only 28k miles)
- Used r380/Lt230 difflock shifter purchase from Congleton Service
- New Magnaflow Stainless Steel Exhaust (Cat Converter, New O2 sensors & Muffler)
- New Radiator, hoses & belts
- New Alternator
- New Cooling Fan Clutch
- New K&N air filter
- Power Steering (new pump & refurbished steering Box)
- New Clutch & Slave components
- New Fuel Tank & cradle
- New High Pressure Fuel Pump & 5/16 steel fuel line material
- RRC rear axle with disc brakes
- New rear shaft (lengthened and new U joints)
- New D1 front 26 inch shaft with new U joints
- Slickshift
- New British Starters v8 Starter
- New Thermostat
- New Windshield Washer pump


Need to Install
- Dual action dropdown/swing away tailgate from Purely Metal
- Hella Optilux Xenon White LED bulbs
- TD5 style coin holder ashtray
- MudUK Soft pull door handles
- MudUK Sun Visor covers
- Garrison Outfitters Anti-Rattle for 1/2 Door Tops
 

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Mdubs

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Did you really spray bed liner over your entire 110?
I did. I knew it wouldn’t be be popular with a lot of people but I really like how it turned out. I didn’t have 10k for a respray and it looks good from 10 feet. Plus it’s really durable, helps with rust and actually made it a little quieter inside. I can always get it off later, even though I’m sure it’ll be a pain.
 

Jrose609

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It looked better with the military green paint.
have you ever tried to clean mud or dirt off bed liner? It will look “okay” for a few months but will look like crap after very long.
Even worse, have you ever tried to remove bed liner?
I guess if YOU like it, that’s all that matters.
 

Mdubs

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I've been doing little projects on the truck when I get time.

Added MudUk flexible door pull handles, some heavy duty SPAFAX mirrors, a Ram iPhone mount on the MudUK console, aluminum heater control switches & fuse box screws. Also installed the Garrison Outfitters anti-rattle kit on the door tops and cleaned out years of Iraqi and Afghan mud in the tracks. I bought one of the last Tikaalik aluminum grills and installed as well. I have new Bilstein Shocks and OME Medium duty springs that will go on next. Also have to fit door top seals, windscreen seal, and vent seals/SDO stainless steel vent pins. I'm also going to add a grab handle like the Defenders Northwest guys did on their Camel trophy tribute Tith. Then the plan is to re-spray a couple of areas on the truck that were missed or turned out sub-par with the Marine Blue Raptor Liner and spray the fiberglass hardtop to match. Eventually going to get windows put in that for winter usage.

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Never ending but always fun.

Not to jinx myself but there is very little that's wrong with the truck right now, even the blinkers and headlights both work at the same time, which is a first in my 4+ years of ownership!
 

steinhnj

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Great looking truck. If you contact Raptor, they will send you new screws for your binnacle to replace the rusty ones. They’ve switched to a new anti-corrosive type that will make your dash look new again. I think you just need to cover shipping.
 

Mdubs

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Great looking truck. If you contact Raptor, they will send you new screws for your binnacle to replace the rusty ones. They’ve switched to a new anti-corrosive type that will make your dash look new again. I think you just need to cover shipping.
Thanks so much for the info! Those rusty screws annoy me every time I look at them. I’ll reach out to Raptor today.
 
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