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Land Rover Defender Expedition Camper conversion – Part 6

Defender Expedition camper

My Defender Expedition Camper The final part of my Land Rover Defender Expedition Camper conversion is complete. It has been almost exactly 3 years since I began working on my car in preparation for my 12 month trip around Australia. I didn’t have any real plan when I started, just some ideas. The Defender however has come along very well …

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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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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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Land Rover Defender Expedition Camper conversion – Part 3

defender dash

Defender Dash Upgrades In order to treat some surface rust on the firewall the dash was removed. This only took a few hours. It’s pretty straight forward with all screws and nuts easily accessible. Some are hidden behind badges which can be pried off with a screwdriver. I also replaced the broken plastic dash binnacle with a Raptor Binnacle. I …

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Land Rover Defender Expedition Camper conversion – Part 2

camper conversion

In Part 2 of my camper conversion I began repairing and treating all the rust in the doors and frame work. I used a 3 part rust treatment from Dulux. This consisted of DULUX Quit Rust Rust Remover, Cold Galv primer, and gloss enamel topcoat. I used an angle grinder with grinding and cutting discs and a drill wire brush …

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Land Rover Defender Expedition Camper conversion – Part 1

Defender touring vehicle

My Defender Touring Vehicle A few days after christmas 2011 I began my preparations for my 12 month trip around Australia. I decided to begin converting my Land Rover Defender 110 wagon into a touring vehicle. My intention was to properly kit it out for up to 2 people to travel and sleep inside comfortably, and to have plenty of …

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