The Defender County Station Wagon is now ready to be delivered to Causeway 4×4 for some upgrades to be done, so I’ve been busy researching and ordering a variety of parts for it.
Land Rover Defenders are known to be quite noisy inside the vehicle so, as we will be spending a lot of time driving, I decided to get some sound-proofing installed. Having considered the available options, I decided to purchase the full kit from Noise Killer.
The vehicle will be shod with black steel modular wheels and Continental Cross Contact tyres (235/85 x 16) that come very highly recommended by David. The best price I could find for the tyres was at Camskill, so a set of five is on its way from them.
As part of the suspension upgrade, I considered several brands of shocks and eventually settled on a set of Bilstein gas shocks from Famous Four. They will be mated with new Land Rover springs.
I’ve also finally ordered my Engel MT45 fridge/freezer from MPS Trading Ltd. I had previously planned to get an Engel fitted to my first Defender on my way to the Dover ferry in the summer. Simon at MPS was very helpful but, due to Pattersons failing to get the vehicle ready, I was unable to get the fridge. Once I contacted Simon again to buy the Engel for this vehicle he was again very helpful, particularly in advising me on the accessories that will be required to fit the fridge into the Defender.
There are still some parts that I will be ordering myself and there are others that Causeway will be sourcing. But it feels good to know that the plan is coming together and that the vehicle will be suitably upgraded for overlanding.