Originally Posted by chrisallse
They are built like BSH's far tougher than Jeeps etc...just get under a defender and have a look at the Chassis, running gear etc...there is no better tow vehicle.......and they look great too
I've spent many an unhappy hour looking at the chassis...welding it, and the lace curtain inner wings and the front and rear body to chassis mounts and the front foot wells. Then there's that terrible steering box which leaks after, er, no time at all and that dismantleable draglink ball joint which regularly fails and that top A frame axle ball which is almost unremovable because of the rust. Oh yes, then the rusting inner sills, and the corroding brake pipes under the front wings and the shaking skuttles and, and, and... Take your blinkers off guys.
However, there are two threads here; 1, Which is the toughest off road vehicle and, 2, Which is the best luxury vehicle with leather, air con, etc. which will also pull your boat up a slip and cope with the sand and shingle.
Thanks, Chris, for showing us the pre-warped panels. I didn't have a picture to hand.