might start a show us your defender thread
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.