1988 MIL­I­TARY DE­FENDER 110 PERENTIE FFR

MICK SHIELDS

4 x 4 Australia - - Gear -

I bought it stock stan­dard for $14,000, with a 3.9-litre Isuzu 4BD1 en­gine plus a mil­i­tary trailer. Fit­ted a KLR Au­to­mo­tive Gar­ret turbo and three-inch ex­haust sys­tem, in­creas­ing power out­put from 45kw to 110kw, as well as a Redarc BEGT gauge to mon­i­tor the turbo. Also fit­ted a KLR power steer­ing kit, a 250W rooftop so­lar panel to a four-bat­tery aux­il­iary power sys­tem, Hard Korr light­bar and spotties, Wan­derer camp awning, and a Hema HX-1 Nav­i­ga­tor. Been across the top of NSW from New­cas­tle to the Simp­son Desert, vis­it­ing Birdsville, In­nam­incka, Ti­booburra, Louth, Boomi and Moree.

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