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Old 05 January 2012, 14:12   #11
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Defenders are so crap that they're not even cool anymore. Drove one in the military, owned one, watched them being built and tested many..........Heath Robinson himself wouldn't touch one.
There's not even anything TONKA about them. They're all tin-snipped, unfinished, untreated, Friday afternoon bodges.
The only passable examples are Series 111 LWB Safaris in blue with a towbar. And that's with gin and rose tints.
Your a true fan then
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Old 05 January 2012, 14:14   #12
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Old 05 January 2012, 14:17   #13
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The only passable examples are Series 111 LWB Safaris in sky blue with a towbar
He's got very refined taste for a squaddie though
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Old 05 January 2012, 14:18   #14
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might start a show us your defender thread [/QUOTE]

Seeing as you showed me yours, I thought I ought to show you mine.

This was having its bottom cleaned after the salt and sh!t they put on the roads for all the snow last year.

I do love it, but have to agree the quality is not great, I too popped the rivets on the mud flaps, replaced them with s/s bolts from the back and s/s dome nuts and been fine for the last 2 years.

What do we think of the new Defender for 2017? I hated it at first but it is growing on me a bit.

Bottom line - if you don't understand why we have them, there not for you.
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Old 05 January 2012, 14:22   #15
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He's got very refined taste for a squaddie though

Is it the gin to which you are referring?
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Old 05 January 2012, 14:25   #16
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Here's mine with a small bit of modification going on
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I don't understand why you have them and they are certainly not for me.

But if that's what floats your boat (sic) , then that's why we're here.
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And that's what was left after you drove it back from the showroom, and they said "they all do that, sir".
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Old 05 January 2012, 14:33   #19
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And that's what was left after you drove it back from the showroom, and they said "they all do that, sir".
No that was my Disco 3 !
'Flo' bless her, is 24 years old and needed a little tlc, galved chassis & Bulkhead going on and a 4 litre V8. she'll probably now outlive me!
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I don't understand why you have them and they are certainly not for me.

But if that's what floats your boat (sic) , then that's why we're here.
Bought mine to do a job and it does it well there not the most refined motor but you know it will go almost anywhere and i need a bit of comfort I use this.

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