Another Defender hint?

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  1. ryanjl

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    By "original Defender," do you mean a Series I Land Rover, or do you meant the "Defender" that was imported into the U.S. in 94, 95, and 97?

    If it's the latter, that Defender was an evolution of the Series III, which was an evolution of the Series II, which was an evolution of the Series I. They weren't ever called the "Defender" until the most recent iteration.

    History lesson: once upon a time, it was just "Land Rover." When the Range Rover came out in the early 70's, it was Land Rover and Range Rover. It wasn't until the Discovery came out in the late 80's that Land Rover decided to name the evolution of the original concept the "Defender."
     
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    Anyone have some thoughts regarding the ‘doability’ of hauling a motorcycle on a hitch mount with the spare tire on the back? Currently, mine sits a reasonable distance off of the rear of the LR4 so maybe even with the spare, there would be enough room?
     
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    Here’s the perfect example of what’s going to happen to 90% of glam drivers with external mounted spares. Hmmm...OEM tire outside, clearly never rotated, doesn’t match tires on ride. Might as well put a donut there.

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    That's what the "Land Rover" branded tire cover is for...hahahaha! On that note...I used to love the D1 and D2 covers that had safari animals on them.
     
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    Y'all seen this? 194591b.jpg
     
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    That's going to be an oddly-shaped hood that fits down over that.
     
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    Now someone explain to me how those doors might be removable? I think there’s going to be a utility and glam edition. Not one that does both.
     
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    Every door is removable if you want it to be...

    But seriously, I have no idea.

    It also looks like you might be SOL if you want to get big enough tires that you'd need to trim the fenders. I suppose the plastic edge would be removable, but, beyond that, you're in the sheet metal.
     
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    You assume that's not all plastic. :)
     
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    Valid point
     

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