Vehicle Preparation

Land Rover Defender Expedition Camper conversion – Part 5

defender camper conversion

Continuing with my camper conversion, I have installed closed cell foam formshield in the rear. This was added for insulation and to act as a flat mounting surface for the marine carpet interior. Marine carpet was used as the roof lining as it is waterproof and hopefully easy to clean. Selleys Kwik Grip gel was used to glue it in …

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Defender Dual Battery System Installation

defender dual battery

In order to power my fridge and other accessories while travelling, I installed a dual battery system in my Defender using a Blue Sea Systems Automatic Charging Relay. This system is rated to 500 amps continuous. This is ample when combining batteries to jump start the vehicle from the secondary battery should the primary go flat. This unit also comes …

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Defender Engine Bay Lights Installation

I installed an LED light in my engine bay to make it easy to check over the engine at night or check my fluid levels. It’s a simple addition using plastic P clips to hold the LED strip in place. I wired it through a custom carling switch and into my secondary fuse box. If the video did not display …

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Defender Seat Rail Extensions

seat rail extensions

To make my travelling a lot more comfortable I installed a pair of Mulgo seat rail extensions in my Defender. This gives greater leg room by shifting the seat mounts back several centimetres meaning more legroom for taller drivers and increased driver height. They have really helped in reducing leg cramping during longer drives. If you are a tall driver …

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Defender Decal Removal : how to

defender decal removal

As my land rover stripes were old and faded making the whole vehicle look worn I decided to remove them. The job is easy enough though can be time consuming if you’re unlucky enough to have any glue residue stay behind once the stickers are removed. Remove using a hair dryer and methylated spirits. A cut and polish of the …

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Defender Bonnet Protector Installation

defender bonnet protector

I installed a chequer plate bonnet protector to strengthen the bonnet so I may access my roof racks with greater ease, and to be honest just because I like the look of it!. The installation was really easy taking only a couple hours. I had mine powder coated to match the rest of my accessories. If the video did not …

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Defender Upgraded Intercooler Installation

To improve off road and highway handling I installed an uprated double core intercooler from Allisport as my Defender was getting a little on the sluggish side. The installation was quite easy though the radiator surround frame needed to be modified slightly to allow for the greater depth of the Allisport intercooler. I had my Defender professionally dyno tuned which …

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Land Rover Defender Gullwing Door Installation

Growing wings : Defender Gullwing Doors To improve the access into the rear storage area in my Defender 110 wagon, I added a pair of  gullwing doors. These new glass type allow for over the shoulder checks while driving and allow more light inside then the previously only available all steel type. Installation was an easy 1 hour job per …

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Defender Seat Foam Replacement : How to

defender seat foam

As my seats are now over 20 years old, the original Defender seat foam bases had deteriated, spreading foam dust in the vehicle and not providing much support. So I replaced the old foam with new. The new vs. the old. It’s an easy DIY job. The Land Rover part number is EXT321-2. If the video did not display above …

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Land Rover Defender Expedition Camper conversion – Part 4

expedition camper

The Defender is gradually turning into a good little expedition camper. I have replaced the worn out disintegrating interior lining with marine carpet which is water, rot, oil and fuel resistant, meaning I can still drive through creeks without worry. Marine carpet can be purchased from boating or large hardware stores. I cut it to shape using a stanley knife …

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