NAS Defender 90, Complete Frame-Up Restoration with 5 Miles

1994 Land Rover Defender

Technical specifications of Land Rover Defender 1994

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Make: Land Rover
Model: Defender
Type: SUV
Year: 1994
Mileage: 5
VIN: SALDV228XRA934538
Color: Tan
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Veyron Template 1994 Land Rover Defender 90

You are viewing an original North American Specification 1994 Land Rover Defender 90 Soft Top. I purchased the Defender in 2012 from a gentleman who had stripped it down to the frame but lost steam by that stage. The Defender was rust free but in the condition you would expect from a 200k mile Defender that had been used exactly as it was intended. I had the frame sandblasted and powder coated then slowly built the truck up from there. All components that were not up to my standards were discarded. This was my second frame-up restoration of a Land Rover Defender. My restored Defender 110 found its way into the vaunted SEMA show in 2010. I have been driving, ff-roading, verlanding, ervicing, epairing, nd modifying Land Rovers both professionally and casually since 1999.

Details Year 1994 Make Land Rover Model Defender 90 Odometer 5 VIN SALDV228XRA934538 Engine 3.9L V8 Transmission Manual Paint Tan Interior Black Condition Report Body Excellent Paint Excellent Interior Excellent Carpets Very Clean Engine Excellent Transmission Excellent Suspension Excellent Steering Excellent Brakes Excellent Wheels Excellent Tires New About the Seller

I have been a Land Rover enthusiast since purchasing my first 1994 Defender 90 ST in 1998. Land Rovers have been a part of my daily life ever since. I have owned countless Land Rover models including 10 D90's and D110's.

, Overview

My goal for this build was to replicate what would be found on the showroom floor if Land Rover had continued to evolve and import the iconic Defender into the US. This Defender is replete with stainless steel hardware in highly visible locations and zinc plated grade 8 hardware where the need for strength is paramount. Original parts have been cleaned and refinished or replaced. As you will read below, here are numerous powder coated components throughout the build. All powder coated components were finished in Cardinal BK-08 which can be found in nearly all powder coating facilities should the new owner decide to coat any additional components for the truck.

Restoration pics can be found at:

Examples of some of my other work can be found at:

CHASSIS: Powder coated frame, ransmission cross member, nd toebox support brackets Powder coated rear bumper and tow hooks Powder coated fuel tank skid plate Custom 3/16 rear cross member finishing plate New front bumper New factory wiring harnesses, round straps, attery cables, nd fuse boxes

ENGINE BAY: Land Rover 3.9L V8 with approximately 30k miles (New 4.6L available, ee footnote) Engine has been fully resealed including machined heads, pdated head gaskets, nd ARP head studs. New Edelbrock double roller timing chain New lifters and pushrods New alternator, ater pump, ower steering pump, nd tensioner pulley Serpentine drive conversion (refurbished timing cover with new oil pump gear, new bolt kit, nd new crank seal) New engine mounts New oil pick-up tube Ceramic coated starter heat shield (newer Discovery style heat shield) Powder coated power steering bracket, ower steering pulley, C bracket, ifting eye, ater pump pulley, ngine mount brackets, lenum clamps, nd oil pan New distributor New spark plugs New ignition coil New cap and rotor New oxygen sensors New intake to plenum pipe (updated poly) New accelerator cable

COOLING: New 3000cfm electric fan with custom aluminum shroud. Engages at 180 degrees and shuts down at 165 degrees. New radiator New radiator brackets (powder coated) with new upper and lower rubber grommets New coolant expansion tank and cap New cooling hoses New updated oil cooler lines

FUEL SYSTEM: Refurbished updated fuel injectors Refurbished updated fuel rail with schrader valve for pressure testing Refurbished plastic fuel tank New fuel pump and sender New SS fuel lines New fuel filter New fuel filler neck, ube, rommet, nd breather pipe New locking fuel cap

EXHAUST: Ceramic coated manifolds with new gaskets and hardware New MagnaFlow SS exhaust New Magnaflow SS high flow Y-pipe and catalytic convertors

TRANSMISSION AND TRANSFER CASE: New R380 5-speed manual transmission New transmission breather tube New clutch assembly New clutch master cylinder New clutch slave cylinder New clutch pedal box New SS clutch lines Rebuilt and resealed LT230 transfer case New transfer case breather tube Rebuilt front and rear prop shafts Powder coated parking brake drum (powder coating professionally machined from brake shoe contact surface) Powder coated transmission and transfer case mounting brackets New transmission and transfer case mounts

STEERING AND SUSPENSION: New Project Kahn 18x8 wheels New Goodyear DuraTrac tires (275/70 R18) All new polyurethane steering and suspension bushings Powder coated axle housings, adius arms, railing arms, ront and rear shock towers, pring perches, pring retainers, nd rear A-arm/fulcrum bracket assembly Fully resealed front and rear axle assemblies New axle housing breather tubes New rear fulcrum bracket ball joint Powder coated tie-rod, rag link, itman arm, anhard rod, nd panhard mounting arm New tie-rod, rag link, nd pitman arm ball joints New grade 8 hardware used throughout steering and suspension components New hub assemblies New Old Man Emu springs and shocks (medium duty) New Old Man Emu steering stabilizer Powder coated steering shaft support bracket New power steering box Powder coated steering box tie bar New power steering lines

BRAKES: New calipers, otors, nd pads New brake master cylinder and reservoir New brake booster New proportioning valve New SS hard and soft brake lines

BODY: Color matched bedliner professionally shot on the inside and underside of rear tub, ottom of seat box and top and bottom of floorboards New tailgate New wing top protectors New KBX wing top vents Powder coated roll cage Powder coated spare tire carrier and brackets New spare tire carrier bushings New door hinges, ounting hardware, nd seating washers New door latches with matching key cylinders New door latch support brackets New front inner fenders New front inner fender shock tower covers New body seals (hood, oors, eat box to tub, loorboards, ailgate, indshield, oor top, nd bulkhead vents) New windshield with new seal New Puma hood New hood hinges with SS hardware New hood prop and components New hood striker, atch, elease cable, nd adjustable bump stops New KBX grille set with black Land Rover emblem from a Supercharged RR New Hella headlights New headlight buckets New tail lights, urn signals, everse lights, nd running lights New rear light mounting plinths New bikini top Custom fabricated floor boards constructed of thicker gauge steel and bedliner encapsulated Powder coated front stays (outer floorboard support beams) New body color aluminum door tops with sliding windows (not pictured) New license plate light assembly Powder coated Land Rover license plate ring License plate spaced away from body with corrosion resistant spacers (prevents dirt from building up behind plate) Dual reverse light upgrade New wheel arches New side mirror assemblies New rearview mirror Powder coated battery hold down and J-bolts New washer pump reservoir New reservoir pump and lines New washer pump reservoir bracket

DASH & BULKHEAD: New crash pad (upper dash pad) New heater duct (lower dash) New passenger grab handle New demister outlets New demister duct cover panel/dash vent diffuser New wiper motor cover New parcel tray finisher New instrument panel New stiffener base (powder coated) New fuel gauge, oolant temp gauge, nd speedometer New speedometer cable New hazard switch New cigar lighter assembly New ash tray New ignition switch with column lock New cabin fuse box New fuse box cover and finger bolts New relays and fuses New windshield wiper motor and mounting pad New wiper wheel boxes New wiper drive cable and tubes New washer jet, on-return valve, nd fluid line New bulkhead vent levers New wiper blades New pedal pad set New windshield brackets (powder coated) New headlight switch New turn signal and wiper switch column assembly

HEATING: New heater box New blow motor assembly New heater core New heater soft lines New heater control cables New heater and fan speed control levers New temperature and fan control labels New heater intake duct and seals New demist nozzles

INTERIOR: New Exmoor heated seats, lack with white stitching and perforated base and back. Switches mounted in Tuffy center console to either side of the stereo head unit. Powder coated gearbox and transfer case levers New gearbox and transfer case billet shift knobs New shift gaiter (boot) SS hardware used in most visible locations Sound deadening material applied to doors (dual material/layers) New genuine front floor mats New Tuffy locking center console New seat box access panels and catches New seat belt assemblies New handbrake lever, oot, nd cable New Euro steering wheel New sun visors

STEREO: New Kenwood Excelon KDC-X996 (Bluetooth, M Ready, ands Free) New Hertz 6.5 inch DCX 170.3 coaxial door speakers, 00 Watts I bypassed installing rear speakers due to one of the factory speaker housings (which are junk) being no longer available. The rear speaker housings will need to be custom, hich should be appointed your individual taste. The wiring is present in the factory location and the seat box has sufficient room for an amplifier if one so desired.

MISCELLANEOUS: New car cover Original owners manual 2 full sets of keys (ignition, oors/tailgate, uel cap, uffy console) Various factory promotional brochures, dvertisements, nd magazine reviews included One very thick file of receipts

I have a freshly rebuilt 4.6L long block that I had been building for my second D110 but sold the truck before I installed it. It is available for $7500 installed.

The last few pictures of the truck do not represent the paint color well. The pictures of the D90 in the desert are visually accurate. The other pics were taken with an inferior camera in different lighting but I wanted to make sure I had sufficient pictures of the body for this listing.

Terms of Sale

The Deposit: Please be ready to place a deposit within 48 hours of auction's close. All transactions must be completed within 7 days of the end of auction.

Note: If the deposit is not received within forty-eight hours (2 business days) or if the sale is not complete within 7 days of the close of the auction, reserve the right to sell to the next highest bidder or to another qualified buyer.

Legally Binding Contract: If you are the winning bidder of this auctions please follow through with the transaction. Remember, our winning bid is a legally binding contract to purchase.

Condition Disclaimer

Seller reserves the right to end this listing at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for sale. Professional pre-purchase inspections are welcome but must be made before the auction ends. Please ask any questions before bidding.

If you would like to speak to me on the phone please email me your number through the eBay email interface and I will give you a call promptly. The Defender is located in Scottsdale, Z and I can show it any day of the week. I am open to partial trades but please contact me well in advance of the closing date. Not interested in any unfinished/project vehicles.


I will happily assist with worldwide transportation at the buyer's expense. In the event that you wish to pick up the vehicle in person I will pick you up from my closest airport (PHX Sky Harbor).

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