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Old 06-05-2012, 04:00 PM   #1138
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Originally Posted by Hurley959 View Post
Learned something new today!

I didn't intend my post to have a condescending tone, and judging by your response I apologize that it came across as such. I've restored about a dozen Defenders, and while I'm no expert, I know the hard parts pretty well. Yes, there are a slew of changes throughout the years, most of which are refinements and modernization of components (drivetrain aside), but the way the truck 'works' has gone mostly unchanged.

Put a stripped down Ninety next to a modern D90 and you'll see two nearly identical vehicles, even though the Ninety isn't 'technically' a Defender.
Not at all, just friendly banter.

And indeed for all intents and purposes they are the same truck. But if you ever want to stump a car enthusiast, ask him what's older, the Discovery (1989) or the Defender
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