Past Projects

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.

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

1997 DEFENDER 110 LS CONVERSION AND UPDATES

Originally equipped with an anemic 300tdi and 4-speed auto trans, this 110 had a zero to 60 measured in minutes, not seconds. Such malady was easily remedied by an all-aluminum 5.3 L LS boasting 315HP mated to a 6-speed automatic. 
Suspension upgrades and an ARB bumper hiding a Warn winch were fitted to tackle life off-tarmac.
1997 DEFENDER

1997 NAS DEFENDER 90 RESTORATION AND RESTYLE, CLIENT BUILD

4.6L Rover stroker V8 with ZF4 automatic
Kahn Widetrack kit grafted onto body
Equipe front bumper
Recaro heated bucket seats
18” Boost wheels with 33” Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs
1994 DEFENDER

1994 NAS DEFENDER 90 FRAME-OFF RESTORATION

3.9L Rover V8 with R380 5 speed manual
Exmoor heated bucket seats
Puma bonnet
Color matched bedliner interior
1988 MOD DEFENDER

1988 MOD DEFENDER 110 ST FRAME-OFF RESTORATION

4.2L Rover V8 with ZF4 automatic

1988 MOD DEFENDER

1988 MOD DEFENDER 110 ST TO QUAD CAB CONVERSION

Same truck as above, converted to a client’s specification.
PROJECT POPE

1984 DEFENDER 110 BEACH TRUCK

Previously used as an agricultural research vehicle, project Pope was discovered in the UK with a scant 8,200 original miles. The factory 68HP 2.5L diesel was eschewed in favor of a potent, all-aluminum GM 5.3L LS motor producing 315HP and 335lb ft. Other upgrades include new Puma front seats, 8 passenger rear seating, rear disc brake conversion, Safety Devices roll cage, Exmoor canvas top, and a wash out interior.