LS3 powered, automatic transmission, classic style modern defender underneath
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Technical data for 1983 Land Rover Defender
|Drive side:||Left-hand drive|
Coming Soon, this shows the project status on 12/14/17. can be completed in as little as two weeks, and can still be customized for your needs and wants. Below is a list of whats intended or already on the truck! Please call to cover specifics.
This started its life as a bone stock 1983 land rover defender 110, but Ebay would not except the import vin #salldhmv1aa199886. Completetop to bottom restoration was completed November 2017. The vehicle has been stored inside a climate controlled storage keeping the restoration looking fresh.
About the rebuild and restoration, the vehicle was carefully taken apart and taken all the way down to the frame, the frame was galvanized and then powder coated. At the same time the bulkhead was replaced to the modern PUMA style with excellent heat and air conditioning vents that help keep the inside a comfortable temp year round.
The majority of the body was treated to updated, new take off and new panels. All of the body was painted in separate pieces, and then carefully re assembled on the chassis. The interior is color matched painted in separate pieces then assembled. The outside was painted with high grade paint using only Land Rover paint colors. Has a new style NAS bumper.
The complete original drive train was scrapped and in its place is the heart of America muscle was installed. It now has an LS3 turning out low 465hp, with a 6l80e transmission. Brand new transfer case with all new heavy duty drive shafts. All of the axles have been upgraded to heavy duty parts from the ring and pinion, axle shafts and CV’s. To make sure it can stop it has all new brakes consisting of red calipers, along with vented and slotted rotors. Mounted to the 17 inch land rover Predator Rims and wrapped in General Grabber Red letter tires.
The inside was upgraded now featuring 7 leather seats, featuring heated front seats. The Suede headliner above, and the plush leather protected by the heavy duty factory rubber floor mats. It now has power, along with keyless entry, more options never offered in a defender through the factory. Kenwood stereo with DVD, Bluetooth back up camera etc. Several charging points have been added along with a very nice JL speaker and audio system providing great musical sound in the truck.
Here is a bullet point list of the modifications and new parts, this in no way represents everything that went into this build as the file is full of receipts.
· galvanized chassis
· Galvanized cross member
· Electric fans
· Stainless oil cooler lines
· New body panels
· New door handles, new interior trim, new seat belts
· All new weather stripping
· New custom center console
· Stage 3 lift kit by equipe with castor corrected radius and trailing arms.
· Hd drag link
· Hd track rod
· Adjustable pan hard bar
· Hd rear axles
· Hd front axles and cvs
· Double cardon driveshaft front and rear
· Slotted and drilled rotors front and back
· Custom alloy wheels
General Grabber Red letter tires.
· New transmission cooler lines
· Stainless brake lines
· Stainless fuel lines
· New front bumper winch bumper and superwinch
· Equipe front skid plate
· Oversized fuel tank
· New bulkhead with upgraded style and dash.
· HD rear swing away tire carrier
· New hood
· New doors all 5
· All new glass and gaskets
· New push out grill
· · Stainless hardware kit
· 7 leather seats
· Upgraded Kenwood head unit
· JL amp and speakers
· Led head light kit
· Custom headers and performance exhaust.
I am sure I missed a ton of the little details in the list. Everything was done to make this a one of a kind vehicle that’s as comfortable in the city, the highway or at the ski lodge. I will be doing a full photo shoot and will have hundreds of photos available upon request, and happy to pick you up from the local airport for personal inspection.
Call Aaron for any questions. 910-465-0270