Land Rover Defender Upgrades and Restoration

LAND ROVER DEFENDER UPGRADES AND RESTORATION – MIDLIFE MAKEOVER

MISSION: AFRICA AWAITS…

The Team at VIEZU recently had the pleasure of working on this lovely bright yellow Land Rover Defender 90; her name is AJ, and she was a long way from home too, shipped all the way from Africa for a little makeover and restoration at VIEZU.

AJ Before Land Rover Defender 90 YellowAJ is a 2001 Land Rover Defender Td5. Structurally sound for her age, she is not in need of a full restoration.  Though AJ was showing her age a little and, in daily driving in Africa, this has taken its toll and it is time for a refresh, restoration and update her technology too.

SO, WHAT WAS ON THIS SHOPPING LIST FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL LADY

New black rims and trimmings, new upholstery, leather seats, matching rear seats – boom-box of a sound system.  All the usual suspects really! and a few more upgrades too, the build list from Sean, AJ’s owner, was to include…….

CLIENT SPECIFICATION LIST OF REQUIREMENTS

  • Stop the rear windows from rattling!
  • New carpet throughout
  • Fit electric windows
  • Fit Alarm system and central locking
  • New and latest technology Satnav System
  • New leather front seats (3 seats to be fitted)
  • Reupholster, in leather, the lock and fold rear seats to match new front seats
  • Brand new luxury suede headlining
  • New modern LED lights all round
  • Full soundproofing including the roof, doors and of course floor
  • Repair and paint anything tatty
  • New style points – Black powder costing of wheels and all aluminium parts
  • Brand new brakes and suspension
  • Brand new boom-box – Fit a “nightclub worthy” sound system
  • Stage II power upgrade, intercooler, remap and turbo upgrade + 80bhp.

AJ CONDITION CHECKLIST AND REPORT

This Land Rover Defender Upgrade and Restoration Project was a midlife makeover, bringing her back to her full former glory and bang up to date with new media centre with SatNav and modern in car conveniences.  Mission accepte!

STRIPDOWN

AJs Close Inspection

 THE MAKEOVER – FULL SOUNDPROOFING THROUGHOUT

AJ Sound Proofing

SEATS – BEFORE AND AFTER

New seating and seat layout.

New seating and seat layout

NEW DASHBOARD

New Dashboard Land Rover Defender 90

We are truly delighted just how well AJ the Land Rover Defender upgrade and restoration project turned out.

LADY AJ IS COMPLETE

Lady AJ now looks so much smarter; she drives better than new with all new suspension and brakes.

Land Rover Defender 90 RestorationShe has seriously more pulling power! with the upgraded turbo and tuning package. The interior looks like a work of art, worthy of a luxury SUV, but still super usable and practical too.

If you have a Land Rover Defender that could benefit from a few upgrades, or even a full nut and bolt restoration, let us know how we can help. Or, better still, why not book in for a free inspection and consultation so we can discuss the options available.  Mail us at info@viezu.com