Available Defenders

Project Bronson: 1989 Defender Military Prototype with .50 Cal Rifle

This one-off Defender was originally built by a military contractor to showcase their heavy weapons system but was decommissioned and left dormant in a warehouse. The Method crew have worked hard to return Project Bronson to active duty status. Bronson features a 300tdi turbo diesel with Allisport intercooler and XL radiator, a custom aluminum 55 gallon auxiliary diesel tank, Asfir front skid plate, belly pan, front bumper, long travel suspension with Bilstein remote reservoir 7100 series shocks, and Hutchinson beadlock wheels shod in BFG KM2 tires.

To give bite to the bark, Method sourced a new old stock military turret and new Browning M2HB 50 caliber belt fed weapon. Bronson is street legal.... and never gets cut off in traffic. Check out Bronson in Recoil Magazine: http://www.recoilweb.com/defenders-of-the-faith-142484.html

1993 NAS Defender 110, #246/500: LS3 Powered Restomod


This exhaustive restoration represents our most meticulously built Defender to date with over 900 hours logged in the process. Our mission was to infuse modern drivability while retaining the nostalgia and off-pavement prowess that established the Defender as an automotive icon. The engine bay packs a potent 430HP 6.2L LS3 crate engine mated to a 6-speed automatic with tap-shift. The body sits atop a galvanized and powder coated chassis replete with powder coated suspension components and zinc-plated hardware. The interior has been updated to include a modern Puma dash, 7 passenger leather seating, and Method SV exclusive center console and door panels.
DRIVETRAIN

DRIVETRAIN:

  • 430HP 6.2L GM LS3 crate engine coupled to a GM 6L80E 6 speed automatic with tap-shift
  • Ceramic coated 4” aluminum intake
  • Ceramic coated exhaust headers
  • Stainless steel 3” exhaust with stainless MagnaFlow muffler
  • Transmission cooler
  • Ron Davis Racing aluminum radiator with twin SPAL fans
  • Custom tuned engine and transmission
  • Salisbury rear axle with Detroit Truetrac limited slip differential and HD axle shafts
  • Updated front axle with Ashcroft ATB limited slip differential
  • Rebuilt LT230 transfer case with Ashcroft ATB limited slip differential
  • HD Front and Rear prop shafts
CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION

CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION:

  • Galvanized and powder coated chassis
  • Powder coated axles, suspension, steering components, bumpers, brackets, etc.
  • New zinc-plated undercarriage hardware
  • 4 Wheel disc brakes with EBC pads and rotors
  • Braided stainless steel brake lines
  • OME 2” lift springs and shocks
  • 18x8” Boost alloy wheels, powder coated charcoal gray
  • 33” Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires, load range E, snow rated

CONVENIENCE

CONVENIENCE:

  • Power door locks with central locking
  • Power windows with child lock-out function
  • Cruise control 
  • Alarm/Keyless entry with remote start
  • Reverse Camera

EXTERIOR:

  • Two-stage Fuji white paint
  • Safety Devices roll cage (freshly powder coated)
  • Black nitrocarburized steel and stainless-steel hardware and lug nuts
  • LED projector headlights and LED marker lamps
INTERIOR APPOINTMENTS

INTERIOR APPOINTMENTS:

  • Puma dash assembly with factory air conditioning
  • Factory leather 7 passenger seating with hi-back folding jump seats
  • Heated front seats
  • MOMO leather steering wheel
  • Custom center console with black anodized billet switch panels and high-speed dual USB charging port
  • All-steel construction tap-shift transmission shifter
  • Black anodized billet transmission and transfer case shift knobs
  • Custom, fully functional gauge display
  • Custom door panels with black anodized billet door pulls
  • Alcantara effect headliner
  • Factory Heritage floor mats
AUDIOVISUAL

AUDIO/VISUAL:

  • Alpine 800 watt, 12 speaker surround sound system with two 8” subwoofers in discrete custom enclosures
  • Alpine 7" touch screen stereo with navigation, Bluetooth, back-up camera, Sirius, Pandora, Apple Car Play, etc.
  • Alpine HDMI and USB infotainment ports hidden in center console cubby box

ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

  • Dash mounted gear indicator
  • Towing package
  • PWM fan control (cooling fans ramp up quietly with temperature and perform post shut down cool-off cycle)
  • Factory headlight adjusters
  • Tinted windows

UNPARRALELED BUILD QUALITY

BUILD QUALITY:

  • 900+ hours expended in exhaustive restoration
  • Hot-dip galvanized chassis subjected to a three-day sanding process to smooth zinc material before etching and powder coating
  • New factory chassis hardware plated in yellow zinc chromate for additional corrosion resistance
  • Axle assemblies, differential housings, suspension, and steering components completely stripped, powder coated, and reassembled with all new internals, seals, bearings, and bushings.
  • Custom gauge face displays only relevant icons, no dormant icons (i.e., glow plug, etc)
  • New factory wiring harnesses, fuse blocks, relays, and control modules
  • LS conversion and aftermarket circuitry integrated into factory primary fuse boxes
  • Molex electrical connectors, cross-linked TXL wiring, braided sleeving, heat-shrink terminals, and tier 1 wiring methodologies employed to ensure electrical robustness and longevity
  • Heavy metal stainless catalytic convertors
  • Phenix Industries black anodized AN fittings made from aircraft grade aluminum
  • Phenix Industries black stainless reinforced braided hose (600psi average strength versus 200-300psi from conventional braided hose)
  • Body painted preassembly
  • Black (chemically treated, not painted) steel and stainless steel hardware throughout exterior and interior
  • Road force balanced tires
  • Sound deadening and thermal insulating material applied throughout the body and doors