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Diary of the build of my Land Rover Defender 100"

Shortened rear tub

The rear tub is from a D110 2 door hardtop - pretty rare in Australia.

This was also shortened by removing the bulkhead backwards 10" and cutting front section of the side panels to suit.

I was really pleased to see the rear tub looks more balanced that I thought - the wheel arch seems in the middle of the side panel, otherwise I would of starting to think about removing some of the rear.

I had originally thought of reducing the overhang, so similar to a D90, but as the fuel tank is in the rear and I wanted to keep both the range of the V8 motor and not loose too much rear storage I was happy the tub looked balanced.

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