|Anatomy of a Land Rover Defender|
The 'Anatomy of a overland vehicle' series was started by Nick Bradshaw and detailed the various modifications he did to his Defender 300Tdi before and after his epic Trans-Africa adventure.
Be sure to read his post via the Langebaan Sunset blog. My previous blog entry detailed the anatomy of a 1968 Land Rover Series II 109" which I purchased in 1999 and spent a few months driving around Southern Africa.
In 2005 I departed the cold UK winter and headed South in a 1991 Land Rover Defender 200Tdi.
This is the anatomy of the vehicle I spent a year in...
The exterior of the vehicle included an Eezi-awn rooftop tent and a Hannibal side awning. The gas bottle was fitted to a bracket on the rear of the vehicle whilst the hi-lift jack was mounted horizontally on the roofrack. The sides of the Land Rover had been decorated with Tinga Tinga art (which is now a children's TV program).
You can view the full equipment list (XLS spreadsheet) via the BigSky Adventures website or download a copy.
One Land Rover - Six Trans-Africa trips
Anatomy of a Land Rover Series II
Anatomy of a Defender 300Tdi