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

Mdubs

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Unfortunately had to cancel my MAR trip at the last minute, but glass is half full. Ended up installing SDO Headlight surrounds, SDO Wingtop vent, OME Medium Duty springs, & Bilstein shocks, galvanized shock towers, & new hardware.
 

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Mdubs

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I love SDO stuff. Fantastic quality.
 

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Mdubs

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Got my Rover bling installed. RDX LED indicators, running lights, breaks lights, & reverse/Fog. Blinkers both blink regardless of side selected so I'm trying to work through that.
 

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Mdubs

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Got some gnarly bulkhead rust repaired and installed SDO Switch plate panel with Carling Hazard switch. Jason’s products are great and the instructions he includes are fantastic. One of the very few plug and play upgrades I’ve been able to do.
 

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Mdubs

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Finally got some time to install the Truck-Lite LEDs/ new headlight mounting hardware and the load resistors for the LED indicators. Now they blink individually and the idiot light on the dash works. Still need to aim the headlights before driving at night. Pretty happy with the major increase in visibility.
 

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Ephry73

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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
Looks great! which canvas top is that one?
 

Mdubs

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Added some Billet Aluminum Windscreen hinges from these guys:


Great quality.
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Mdubs

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Little bit of column A, little bit of column B. I was a Navy guy from 15 years, then got smart and switched to the Coast Guard. Flying Super Hercs in NC. Good gig if you can get it!

You ever run into Sean Sundey? He was my flight school roommate and I last I heard he transferred from the Navy into the AF to fly U2s.
 

mgreenspan

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I haven’t heard the name before, but I’ll ask around. I got out at the end of 2019 so if it happened since that makes sense. It’s a fun job. I’m at FedEx now and love it. It’s substantially more relaxing. 😎
 
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