The we got him.
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The day we got him.
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The marking out of the rear wings to take the new finishers.
The rear wings chopped out.
The new wing finishers fixed on temporary.
Need some bigger tyres now........
The cage has arrived.
Front end cut out for NAS lamps.
The rear cut out for NAS lamps.
Marking out of the roll cage.
Marking out of the roll cage.
Winch porn............
The tray for the rear winch ready for modifying.
The front bumper also ready for modifying.
Front grille ready to trim
Front grill trimmed.
Front bumper test fit.
Front bumper test fit.
Front bumper test fit.
Rear winch mount chassis plates marked out, ready to cut.
Rear winch mounts getting marked out.
Rear door marked out for the winch fairlead opening.
Rear door marked out for the winch fairlead opening.
Out in the daylight.
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Test fit of some 265/75R16 tyres.
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Too narrow......
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Test fit of some 265/75R16 tyres.
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Front wings cut out for the roll cage.
Front wings cut out for the roll cage.
Interior strip down.
Interior strip down.
Roll cage test fitting.
Roll cage test fitting.
Dash strip down.
The engines out.
Roll cage test fitting.
Roll cage test fitting.
Rear bumper corners made in house.
Reminds me of a Unimog.
Nearly stripped.....
Nearly stripped.
Removing the tub braces to allow them to be fully painting.
Fuel pump access hatch.
Chassis ready for the winch plate strengtheners welding in.
Winch plate base welded in.
Winch plate base welded in.
Winch plate base welded in.
Winch plate base welded in.
Rear outrigger strengtheners to mount the tree slider to. (Had these bend and split on my last 110)
Rear outrigger strengtheners to mount the tree slider to. (Had these bend and split on my last 110)
Starting the chassis rebuild.
Front axle and suspension fitted.
Front axle and suspension fitted.
Front axle and suspension fitted.
Rear axle and shockers fitted.
Rear axle and shockers fitted.
Clutchfix HD1 Organic Clutch.
Engine ready to take the new clutch & flywheel.
Clutchfix solid mass flywheel.
Clutchfix clutch assembly all fitted.
Engine stripped to inspect the oil cooler and modify the exhaust manifold.
Gearbox and transfer box stripped for inspection.
Gearbox and transfer box going in.
Gearbox and transfer box going in.
Gearbox and transfer box in.
Gearbox and transfer box in.
Engine back in.
Engine back in.
Swivels hubs all painted and ready for reassembly.
Swivels been rebuilt.
Rebuilt swivels fitted to the axle.
Rebuilt swivels fitted to the axle.
New Timken bearings for the hubs.
Engine in, hubs are on.
Full body stripdown, including cappings.
Rust proofing begins.......
Rust proofing begins.......
Etch priming for starters.
Etch priming for starters.
Etch priming for starters.

Mr Angry, Fat Lad 4×4’s Defender 110

Our show vehicle to show off the parts we sell and our high standards of workmanship.

After much searching, and even more searching, and looking at piles of scrap for extortionate prices, (haven’t we all been there). We stumbled across a Low mileage 2005 ex Military Fire Service Defender 110 TD5 CSW, and yes, you guessed it, about 5 miles from us, up for sale from one of our trade customers.

The red paint was a bit faded, the interior upholstery was battered and the starter motor was a bit iffy, but the chassis, body and running gear were in absolutely stunning condition. The chassis still having the original GKN build sticker on it.

We originally called him Sam, after Fireman Sam, but after he was built, he was one angry motor to drive. So he got named after an Aston Martin DB2 race car the Lee worked on back in the day, Mr Angry.