Santana Series IV / Defender 110 Overland Build

spikemd

Explorer
Engine bay looking great with all the new parts! Took the time to redo the fuel lines as well. No more leaks! 20200502_205921_copy_1209x1612.jpg
 

spikemd

Explorer
Finished the install of the @Scheel-Mann seats and new seat belts. I originally swapped them by accident and one of the levers hit the B pillar. Seat belt bracket had to be trimmed and moved down to fit correctly. Everything in the Santana is a bit different!

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spikemd

Explorer
Planning my rear kitchen pull-out with integrated Snow Peak IGT system. Hoping to be able to store items directly in the table but it may be too high.

Waiting on my driveshafts that are being built. Was told 1 week and its been a month!

Going to order TrailReady beadlock rims for 35s. They are custom made and can take a few months.

Need to wire up my 110ah Expion360 lithium battery and @redarc Manager 30.
 
Damn, I love this build!......

Not sure what kind of LED bulbs you are using but many times it's a reverse polarity issue for plug in LED; pull them out and rotate them 180deg and plug them back in and they usually come to life. Ran into this on numerous vehicles to include when I just did the LR3 and I was chasing ground as well. Maybe it helps and I can claim assistance in a mini type way to this epic build.....
 

spikemd

Explorer
'Drove her out of the garage, first time in over a year. Noticed oil on the ground and realized the low pressure hose from steering rack wasn't hooked up. Tried to go foward and no luck. Either tranny or transfer case not engaging. Either way, it should be on a trailer and headed back to the shop for finishing touches and a roll cage. (Those r temporary wheels) 20200813_182709_copy_2016x1512.jpg
 
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