1987 Land Rover 110 Dormobile 200tdi

1987 Land Rover Defender

Condition: Used
Make: Land Rover
Model: Defender
Type: SUV
Year: 1987
Mileage: 115000
VIN: 00000000000000000
Color: Green
Engine: 200 Tdi
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Brown
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: San Anselmo, California, United States

Description for Land Rover Defender 1987

Unfortunately it's come time for me to part ways with my Dormobile. I purchased it in the US in 2012 as a stock 110 with a 200tdi engine swap done in the UK. Not long after, I purchased a new roof kit and kitchen unit from Dormobile and had it installed at a local body shop. I've used it extensively ever since and it's even served as a daily driver for several years, but family and job commitments have meant that it's now being neglected.
I've done so much to the truck that I couldn't possibly remember it all, but I'll list the major maintenance and upgrades that I can think of.
- Dormobile roof, cots, and kitchen unit
- Eberspacher diesel cab heater
- electric engine fan and full width Alisport intercooler
- US trailer wiring and trailer brake system
- fuse panel converted to blade type
- dual battery system with BlueSea charging/isolator kit and Optima AGM batteries
- new timing belt in 2013
- new head gasket ~2014
- transmission and transfer case re-sealed
- brakes, brake booster, master cylinder, wheel cylinders, lines, hoses, disks, pads, and drums replaced at various points
- clutch, clutch master and slave cylinders replaced
- all engine cooling system components replaced
- springs, shocks, steering damper, tie rod and ends, CV joints, axle shafts, hub seals, wheel bearings, u-joints, pinion seals, all replaced
- front differential rebuilt
- exhaust replaced from manifold to tailpipe
I'm sure there's at least that much more that I'm forgetting. Known problems are:
- bulkhead is suffering from rust issues: the extent of it seems to be along the door pillars and vent openings. The footwells appear to have no rust and there is no rust in the central part of the bulkhead. This leads me to believe that it would be better to salvage/rebuild the existing unit than to replace it. The frame is in good shape and there are no problem areas that I'm aware of.
- door bottoms are rusty
- body and interior are well used, but fully functional and well suited for actual use, not so much for posing
- Dormobile roof vinyl is dirty/stained from dust and a little mildew but will likely clean up well