the car

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We have had our car ( Defender 110 TD 5) for so long now, that it is part if our family and a true home to the kids. We bought it second hand (build 2000) in 2004 and shipped it down to Cape Town in 2005. Since then it has gone through major changes as every tour and every break down  gave us new ideas of what we needed. Since we broke down with a major engine damage in 2012 ( km 170.000) we are running on a brand new engine now.

To name all the changes in detail would take hours, so we will just list them below:

Chassis:

-35″ Maxxis Mud Terrain tyres with widened 16″ steel rims (from Defender 130)

– Shock absorber Terra Max ( 1″ bodylift)

– Spacer

The roof:

– stainless steel roof rack

– Eezi- Awn roof tent ( 2m x 2.20m)

– 2 Aluminium Boxes for spare parts, rubber dingi and parts of quad lifter crane

– 2 diesel cans

– holder with Potjie ( south african 3 legged iron pot)

– large jack on the side

– extra bench with Seat belts to sit on the roof for the kids for a better view or to cool down in case of fights

The boot

– extra spot light

– 60l water tank

– second 60l extra fuel tank

– ladder to get on roof

– spare tyre on an extra strong holder( not attached to door)

– drawer system

– Aluminium Boxes for clothes

– second 40l  fridge

The sides

– extra strong and high side skirts for more clearance

–  back windows protected by grids

– support construction from side skirts to roof rack ( to take weight from the roof)

– snorkel for driving through deep water

Front

– Bull bar

– 4 T winch ( also used for the crane)

– 2 extra lights

– light grids

– 2nd bullbar as base for the crane

– support on engine hood to be able to stand on it

engine

– standard TD5 diesel engine with chip tuning

– cylinder and turbo block replaced

– milage 193.000km

Inside

– dual battery system

– black box to control engine

–  battery charge control

– Garmin GPS

– Iridium Satellite phone

-220 Volt plug

– 6 single seats

– Grid to separate the boot

– The whole back section is leveled with underfloor storage

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