When reworking a beloved icon, the stakes are understandably high. Character, class and a cult-like following define these veteran trucks and any conversion had better be spot on. It’s the stakes that keep us striving, even obsessing, for perfection. We aren’t just restoring Defenders; we address any and all of the original’s shortcomings with a balanced blend of custom fabrication and meticulous re-engineering then bring the comfort and performance up to today’s standards.
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Heritage Driven Defenders are known for our extra inches. The significant additional cabin space starts with a thoroughly re-engineered, custom bulkhead to give the driver an additional three inches of legroom and the front passenger an additional six inches. The extra room gives license to a host of other smart enhancements not found on other conversions.
Unconventional Custom Dash
The common Land Rover ‘Puma’ dash just doesn’t cut it. A traditional solution to a common problem, the Puma takes up a lot of valuable comfort space. In creating a custom Heritage Driven dash with integrated vents, radio, navigation, and climate controls, we deliver on comfort and accessibility with more head and elbow room and a tilt steering column.
Bigger is better when it comes to some things, including climate control units. The extra cabin room allows for a larger and more powerful climate control unit which can be a life saver in extreme conditions.
Custom Heritage Axles
Built by Currie Axles to our specs, Heritage Driven Defenders come with custom-built front and rear nine-inch, heavy duty Currie Rock Jock 44 High-pinion axles fitted with Tom Woods drive shafts and Wilwood four-piston brakes. The end result is more torsional strength and braking power.
When an original Defender hits our shop, no detail is overlooked. We painstakingly focus on every aspect of the rebuild – down to the adhesive-bonded riveted panels. Stainless or coated hardware, thorough interior waterproofing, cruise control, fixed rear windows and power doors and windows round out the smooth, quiet driving experience.