Land Rover Defender 110 200tdi (1991)

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Autor Tema: Land Defender 110 200tdi (1991) 14396 veces)

The Land called Maggie

The decision on vehicle to use for our overland trip has to be a difficult one. Undoubtedly Rover Defenders have to be the most popular choice for trips – this be argued on the fact that are so popular in the UK compared to any other

My initial thoughts where using a Land Rover a 1993 200Tdi model, I owned. Unfortunately, the vehicle have needed many to have prepared it for an overland

Maggie – The Land 110 Defender – click to the historyLimited funds were for kitting out the Discovery, so a trip to was arranged so that I could Colin Clements Defender Taking a vehicle that is prepared for overland travel a lot of time and money.

Click here for the history of OST

Here is a detailed overview of the Land Rover:

* Model: 110 – Hardtop

* Year:

* Engine: 200Tdi Diesel

* Mileage: 142 001 (when we bought

* Fuel capacity: 80Ltrs + spare

* Fuel consumption: (23miles/g) on the road

An extensive of work has been carried out on – read more each feature below.

Cooking facilities

Generally are two types of portable stoves – dual fuel or gas We opted for a dual stove gas with an integrated grill. Gas is throughout Africa and is cheap to any gas cylinder.

In East Africa, is available (less than for 25kg bag).

The left of the vehicle was easy to sort out as the fitted perfectly. There was enough space to fit a water can.

The right side a little trickier as I had to disconnect the filter system and move it to the Once that was done, the slotted in.

The layout of the cupboards (above did not work, so I moved the left to the right. This allows for cupboards to be opened simultanously.


Cupboards – ex-army boxes (bought at – Ј40

Wood for Shelving Ј20

Loads of drilling time!

6 Hours

Side Lockers

Land Rover Defenders are one of the versatile vehicles available expedition kit ranges from range fuel tanks, battery systems, snorkels and the popular roofrack.

Although roofracks serve an role for hosting tents and the odd box of you often see them overloaded heavy equipment.


Side Lockers


A key consideration when designing an vehicle is to make sure the of gravity is kept low. roofracks lift the centre of on the vehicle causing it to become unstable at speed and in cornering. can lead to the vehicle rolling and does!

To keep the weight in the Rover as low as possible, we decided to fit two lockers. Each locker is big to fit two jerry cans (20L therefore removing about off the roof.

Foley#039;s Land Rover and fitted the lockers after I the job was slightly to complex for me!

Once the had been cut, each was fitted and pop-riveted in. A stabilising was fitting under the locker and on the

The cost:

Side lockers Ј125 each (Billing Rover show price)

– Ј160

Hi-lift setup

Tyre Compressor

An item to the equipment list, is a compressor. Lowering tyre in muddy and sandy conditions increases the wheels traction. tyre pressure would sink in and spin a deeper yet lowering the tyre pressure the tyres ground cover giving more traction.

Most Land Rover can be lowered to about 1bar or above being normal). A tyre is not recommended for travel on surfaces (gravel or tar roads) as increases the tyres heat and traction loss especially on

The tyre compressor fitted to gives us the flexibility to quickly and inflate the tyres.


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