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Thread: "That'll Do Pig"....Defender 110 Single Cab Ute

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    Default "That'll Do Pig"....Defender 110 Single Cab Ute

    Hello again Gents (and possibly girls!)

    Sam has started another project. Some of you will have seen this on Facebook already.




    I recently purchased a Gelande II D90 kit at roughly the same time that the 110 kit was released. I prefer the 110 of any configuration, but couldn't spring for the pricetag of the 110 kit (especially with the exchange rate of our dollar at the moment too). So figured I'd start with the 90 and modify it from there. I have the 110 frame on it's way instead of the kit issued 90.

    Like many members here, i wanted to build something that is typical to what you'd see on the roads around my local area. From my experience, 110's are more popular here than 90's and as you've seen already from build's such as Delux's flatbed, Ute's of any make are an Australian icon! So here's my project.

    i started kinda backwards, doing what work i could while waiting for parts to arrive. Started with part of the tray accessory, based entirely on measurements. A lot of reading, re-reading, checking my 90 body, checking with other owners. A hint here, RC4WD quote the length of the D110 body on their website as 570mm......wrong!! After getting H2Micro to measure his, it's more like 510mm!! Good thing I checked before starting that!

    So Sam started with the cage that will sit on top of the tray.












    Mesh from a magazine holder from my local office supplies warehouse.





    The top like that is unfinished. The four corner parts that stick up too far will be trimmed and there will be diamond plate added to the top, and possibly a roof rack.





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    Many of the joints had a hole drilled and a tube glued in, much like you'd do in woodworking. This structure has turned out surprisingly extremely rigid.





    And next it was time to add side doors.









    And the other side.





    The padlocks: styrene and a paperclip.


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    Sadly, the body arrived with a gaping hole in the roof.





    But luckily, they provided a template to use to fill it in.





    More finishing work has been done, I just haven't photographed it properly!

    Now we get to the more interesting part and bringing this build up to the current point, so it will be in "real time" from here.

    I'm using the rear window kit from Thescalerstore.com in Italy to do the conversion to the single cab.



    Offically my first experience with 3D printed parts and I must say, I am extremely impressed with the quality and fit. They've really done their homework in designing these parts to fit perfectly to the body.

    Here we go, it's now or never Sam!





    After some filing and sanding, the roof section was fitted.



    A pretty close match up even before I did any finishing.


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    Time to do some fine tuning of matching the join. First the gutters.






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    Creative and entertaining......Awesome!

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    And a mock up of the overall look.


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    Nice, Nice, Nice,


    Go on!

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    Yeeeehaw! So coool! Will there be a scale pig, too? Regards Jens

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    Hi,
    cool work so far.
    i like the roof parts, do wait till mine will come.
    Which chassis will u use?
    Cheers
    Jens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannwah View Post
    ....Like many members here, i wanted to build something that is typical to what you'd see on the roads around my local area. .....

    Hmmm ... so - so .... being far away from Australia,
    I am surprised, that such huge cages are typical on the roads ....

    But besides my lack of knowledge ... great work -- so clean angles.... looks like
    your new Christmas present is well used ....
    Allways like those Land Rover projects .... especialy when they promise to be so unique ....



    Regards
    Wolf
    In case of doubt ...."lost in translation"

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