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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2021

    Defender 130 camper conversion

    Hi all

    This is my first post on the AULRO forum - apologies in advance if I have not followed all protocols.

    I am lucky enough to have completed an overland trip from Singapore to London in a 110 TD5 Defender a few years back. Here is a picture of the car in Mongolia. We blew a diff in the Gobi Desert a little later - but other than that the car didn't miss a beat over 53,000km.


    Privacy in a roof tent can be a challenge in busy locations, like downtown Beijing. So, we are now starting to build a camper based on a 130 Puma with the help of Styromax. The drawing below shows what we are planning. It will be a pop-top so it can fit in a container (assuming we can travel overseas one day...). Our starting-point has been a dual-cab, which has been pretty simple to strip down to and install a sub-frame to take the camper body.

    I do need some help with finding a fabricator, preferably knowledgeable about Defenders, who can help cut the roof panel and fabricate the side panels behind the B-pillar to join the cab with the camper box. I'm based in Brisbane, so any recommendations in SE Qld would be appreciated.

    Defender CAD.jpg

    Thanks for your help.

    Regards, Jon

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Welcome to the Forum Jon. We look forward to seeing the build in future posts.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Sorry I can't help with finding a fabricator, looks like a good project. I'm fairly new to Brisbane also. You could try the Brisbane LRO club, there's a couple guys there who run Land Rover based businesses.

    Keen to here more about your last trip in the Td5.

    Cheers Discofender

  4. #4
    TonyC is online now Master Silver Subscriber
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    NE Victoria
    Not sure how your had planed to build it, but have a look at these guys.

    StyroMAXCategory: Products |

    Even in you part of the world.
    Looking forward to seeing the results.


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