custom 100” wheelbase, custom stealth camper, California diesel title

Price: - Item location: Berkeley, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Land Rover
  • Model: Defender
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 518
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed
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Description:

1972 Land Rover Defender

Turbodiesel Land Rover Series/Defender, custom 100” wheelbase, custom stealth camper, California diesel title and current California registration.Vehicle Specs:International Powerstroke 2.8L HS Tdi engine with variable-vane turbo, and all-mechanical Bosch fuel injection. (The only electronic fuel injection component is the 12V fuel cutoff solenoid) and a full-width front-mounted Allard UK intercooler. The engine has 505 miles on it. The engine swap was completed by Scott Oncken at Eco-OffRoad in Sisters, OR. The truck gets 20+ mpg cruising at 75 mph, better mileage if you keep your foot out of it. I averaged 10-12 mpg when I had a 1995 Defender 90 with the Rover 3.9L fuel injected gas engine. Full-time four wheel drive with a center differential and high and low range transferase. The R-380 5-speed manual transmission was rebuilt (by Southwest Rovers in Albuquerque), Land Rover LT230 transfercase with a 1.2 high range. Underdrive/crawerbox, ungraded axles and lockers - see below Coil-springs, 2” suspension lift galvanized Land Rover Discovery 100” frame. All the body panels except the roof are aluminum. Land Rover Defender A/C. The CamperElectrically-operated iKamper-style pop-up and slide-out stock roof. (Hard to explain in words - see the photos below.) The stock roof is hinged on one long side, and when a switch is thrown, the stock roof raises and a double bed platform slides out to the side - see the photos below.) Two Defender side-facing jumpsuits opposite fold-out tables for dining. There’s enough headroom to sit in the jumpsuits when the top is in the stock position, and when the top is elevated and the bed is slid outward, you can stand up to crawl into the bed. There is an internal rollcage, bolted to the frame. Outside shower, shower curtain that clips onto the bottom of the slide out bed frame, hot water, fold-down table on the rear door with room for a 12V fridge and with a small sink with water to the faucet controlled by a foot pedal. See all this in the photos below. Arles Blue with an Alpine White White top. The moonroof has been replaced with a Land Rover Wolf military hatch to keep the sun out of the interior when sleeping In the truck. The truck comes with bubble-foil custom fitted on all the windows and windshield, as well as on the alpine windows in the top, for privacy while camping. Dual-fuel - can run on diesel, biodiesel, new vegetable oil or used-and-filtered fryer oil. Ashcroft UK underdrive, aka crawlerbox,: the final drive ratio/crawl ratio is 127.41 when the transfercase and transmission are both in low and the crawlerbox is engaged. (In contrast, a stock Defender 90 (or 110) with the stock 3:54 axle gears and an R380 has a final drive ratio/crawl ratio of 42.43. ) The clutch disc and pressure plate are from a Defender 110. The clutch master cylinder was recently rebuilt. Axles: 4:10 ring and pinions with 24-spline rear axles shafts from Great Basin Rovers and the front shafts are 24/23 spline front axles, also from GBR, and Land Rover 110 AUE 2520 CV joints and Jack McNamara axle flanges. Both axles have ARB Air Lockers powered by an ARB air compressor installed near the rear door to also air up tires. The compressor is controlled by air switches, not 12V solenoids. Remote ARB axle breathers. The front diff is protected with a Southdown diff cover, the rear with a Mantec diff cover.Stainless-steel NRP exhaust system. The rear tub/bed, underside of the tub and fender wells, front seatboxes and floor are black RhinoLined, and the underside of the top is ivory Rhinolined for noise control and heat insulation. The bulkhead (aka the firewall) has Lizard Skin noise/heat reduction coating applied. All wiring, etc. penetrations in the bulkhead caulked with acoustical caulking. Tuffybox locking console between the seats with a Kenwood KDC-9001 CD player/tuner and a gauge for the ARB air compressor. Gauges: VDO electronic speedometer and sender to correct for larger tires. VDO fuel gauge. Isspro boost gauge and mechanical pyrometer/EGT gauge, Datcon fuel gauge, Datcon Smart oil pressure and coolant temp gauges (their Smart gauges have an integral red “idiot light” that lights at a pre-set (low) fuel pressure and (high) coolant temperature. AutoMeter voltmeter. VDO water temp gauge for the coolant-heated rear fuel tank. Custom-length rear driveshaft is by Tom Woods, and has CV joints at both ends. Terra Firma shock towers and shocks in the front, the rear shocks are Bilstein 5100 remote-reservoir 14” shocks and the truck has a 2” suspension lift via Old Man Emu 781 springs in the rear and Safari Gard Stage II springs in the front. Tires: BFG Mud-Terrain KM2 LT255/85R16 - a classic Series tall/skinny tire look, but to add stability wheels are Land Rover 110/130 white powder coated wheels with custom backspacing of 2” to increase the track width of the tires. The fully boxed frame had 1/8” steel frame sliders welded to the bottom prior to galvanizing and was shortened at the rear for a better departure angle. The rear radius arms are solid steel - not hollow tubes per stock Defender, and are fitted with Heim joints for better articulation without the “ears” on the side of the frame which can get hung up on obstacles and get ripped off.Safari Gard front skid plate, a rear diff skid plate, and the custom Defender-style front grille is 1/8” aluminum to protect the Allard intercooler, and it’s bead-blasted for a more Series-style galvanized look. Rover Hybrids 3/16” rock sliders welded to the frame prior to the galvanizing of the frame and they can be plumbed with air to serve as storage tanks for the ARB air compressor. Bumpers: the front bumper is SafariGard blade-style bumper, without a bull bar, and has PIAA foglight installed. The rear bumper is a custom Rover Hybrids design. Winch: a Warn XD9000, with 3/8” synthetic winch rope, and with an internal winch control mounted on the dash, and the solenoid pack is mounted behind the bumper for both looks and better airflow to the radiator and intercooler. The freespool lever is stuck - not sure what it would cost to repair it. Badger Coachworks waterproof seat covers on front seats. Dual Sears Diehard (rebadged Hawker-Odyssey AGM batteries. Wrangler NW Battery Manager dual-battery system. Upgraded headlights with Hella 90W/120W Xenon bulbs and upgraded IPF wiring harness. Land Rover military-stye glass taillight/turnsignal backup light lenses. The truck has a Python alarm, with a switch under the hood so you can disable the horn if you’re in a campground and want to arm the system but not piss off nearby campers if the alarm could get triggered.The Fuel System: The custom stainless steel rear tank holds 20 gallons, and is protected by a galvanized 1/8” thick skid plate. It’s fitted with a Racor HotStk, which is a stainless steel heat exchanger which is plumbed with engine coolant to it, and which also serves as the fuel pickup. Widely used in diesel vehicles running in arctic conditions (diesel will gel at 15F or so) but in this application it serves that purpose as well as keeping alternative vegetable oil fuels liquid. The custom stainless steel front tank holds 12 gallons and is installed under the passenger seat, as in the Land Rover Series 88 and 109 trucks, and is filled by the stock Series-style recessed filler just aft of the passenger door. Both this and the recessed diesel filler for the rear tank can be rapidly filled in the field by NATO-style jerrycans. The selection of tanks is via manual brass valves, as found on boats, aircraft, and the early Bronco - I am not a fan of any electric fuel switching valves. Either tank can contain pump diesel if desired/no alternative fuel is available. I’m happy to discuss the balance of the fuel-warming tech that allows the truck to run on alternative fuels, but won’t go into more detail here.Asking $135,000 OBOPaypal Deposit will hold vehicle for 1 week.For Video of vehicle: search You Tube "Robotic Land Rover Camper bigcitrus"