Land Rover Perentie 6X6, Modified.

The Land Rover Perentie 6X6 wheel drive, yes the first 6WD vehicle featured on modified is a Ex-army 6x6 Land Rover. This one was used as a rocket/missile launcher.

Land Rover Perentie. Ex-army 6x6 Land Rover.

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This is a major DIY build with some excellent mods by Steve himself. Loads of inspiration and ideas will come from this truck. This truly is a very unique build & vehicle, not just because it’s 6x6 but more so due to the camping & living mods done to this ex-army truck.

Full build in the video…



Vehicles factory stats (NOTE* modded details below):

Make model:  LAND ROVER PERENTIE 6X6 1990

Engine:          TURBO CHARGED 3.9LT ISUZU

Drive train:    6X6- SALISBURY 24 SPLIN DIFFS

Suspension:  COIL FRONT, 11 LEAF REAR

 

Steve’s mod list for his 6x6 Land Rover Perentie:

Engine: 

·         BIGGER EXHAUST- 2.5INCH CUSTOM ALUMINIUM STEEL

·         TWIN 14 INCH THERMO FANS TO HANDLE HOTTER DAYS


Electric upgrades:  

·         NEW PIONEER 50W STEREO – TWIN 4 INCH SPEAKERS

·         USB POINTS

·         12V INVERTOR – 3000W


Lights: 

·         7INCH LIGHTFORCE 100W - BULLBAR

·         28INCH LED LIGHTBAR ON ROOFRACK

·         7INCH LED HEADLIGHTS


Comms & GPS: 

·         7 INCH REVERSE CAMERA

·         HN6 AND HN7 HEMA

·         UHF- GME 5W 1988MODEL


Land Rover Perentie. Ex-army 6x6 Land Rover.

Suspension and tyres: 

LOVELL GAS 30MM LIFT SHOCKS


Driveline mods:

·         NA


Bar work and exterior mods: 

·         ALL STANDARD FROM THE AIR DEFENCE ISSUE

·         ROOF RACK- CUSTOM FABRICATED

·         CUSTOM MADE SUN VISOR

·         AIRFOIL

·         CUSTOM SNORKEL

 

Fuel capacity and range:

·         2X FACTORY 62LT TWIN TANKS

·         1 60LT AUXILLARY TANK UNDER TRAY

·         2X 20LT JERRY CANS

·         1200KMS TOTAL WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE


Back of the truck canopy:

·         STANDARD AIR DEFENCE CANOPY

·         CHANGED ROLL UP CANVASCURTAINS TO FRAMED CURTAINS TO ALLOW THEM TO LIFT UP LIKE AN AWNING

·         CUSTOM PANTY, KITCHEN, CLOTHING STORAGE, TOOL COMPARTMENT

·         BED

·         CUSTOMER STORAGE COMPARTMENTS

·         TV, DVD, HIGH VOLUME 10 INCH FAN, 12V VACCUUM CLEANER


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Interior (cab): 

·         COMMS PANEL

·         SOUNDPROOFING

·         CARPET

·         CUSTOM ROOF CONSOL

·         CANVAS ORGANISOR FOR BACK WINDOW, DOUBLES AS A CURTAIN


Recovery gear: 

·         REMOVED PTO WINCH AND INSTALLED 17500LB WINCH

·         HIGHLIFT JACK

·         DIFF LOCKS


Steve’s top 3 trips in the 6x6 Land Rover:


1.    HILL END

2.    LIGHTENING RIDGE

3.    SIMPSON (PLANNED)


Unstoppable moment in the 6x6 Land Rover Defender:

DESERT DRIVING- POWERS THROUGH

“STEVE SAY ITS LIKE A CAMEL, ISN’T IT?”

 

Steve’s modification tips:

DON’T OVERCOMPLICATE THINGS, FIRST THING WOULD BE TO INSTALL DIFF LOCKS. SECOND WOULD BE AIR CONDITIONING


Top 3 tips with the engine:

1.     SERVICE!

2.     EXHAUST- LET IT BREATH

3.     LEAVE IT ALONE


Things to look out for if buying one: -

WATCH FOR LOOSE BOLTS, DIFF WEAR FROM LACK OF OIL, LOOSE PROP SHAFTS

 

Best mod/s you have done and why:-

DIFFS, NEEDS LOCKERS.

EVERY MOD HAS BEEN DONE WITH A PURPOSE

 

What made you decide to choose this vehicle?

AFTER DOING A LOT OF CENTRAL AUSTRALIA, TRAVELLING IN A NISSAN PATROL AND A ROOF TOP TENT, I WANTED MORE ROOM AND GREATER REALIABILITY. HAVING EVERTHING IN ONE VEHICLE IS CONVENIENT.

 

What type of Overlanding is it setup for?

DESERT


Best thing about the 6x6 Land Rover:

COMFORT, RELIABILITY, AUSTRALIAN BUILT


Worst thing about the 6x6 Land Rover:

SLOW- NOT BUILT FOR SPEED-


What Inspired you to build the 6x6 Land Rover:

CONTINUING OUR TOURING OF OZ IS SOME SORT OF COMFORT WITH GREATER RELIABILITY

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