Issue XII

Featured Build: 130

Winter 2020

DESIGNED AND CREATED FOR THE AFRICAN PLAINS, THE LATEST CUSTOM BUILD TO LEAVE THE TWISTED WORKSHOP IS THIS QUITE SPECTACULAR 130 PICK-UP.

MODEL: Twisted T130 Hi-Cap Pick-Up

COLOUR: Corris Grey

TECHNICIAN: Owen Mortimer

ENGINE: 2.2L Diesel

DESTINATION: Namibia, Africa

SPECIAL FEATURES:

16” Wheels With 35” Tyres

External Roll Cage

Electric Side Steps

Heavy Duty ARB Front Bumper

2” Suspension Lift With Castor

Corrected Radius Arms

Differential & Transmission Guards

LED Rear Load Space Work Lights

Rear Lockable Storage Boxes

Dual Battery Split Charge System

Extended Wheel Arches

Cabin Air Filter Snorkel

Internal CB Air Radio

Intercom System

40” Lazer Light Bar

Auxiliary Water Tank

XD9000-S Warn Winch

Taking over eight months to complete, there are a whole host of one-off production techniques added to this build. So to learn more about the level of detail that went into it, we spoke to the guys responsible for the creation.

Defender 130

‘All things taken into account, this 130 is one of the best we’ve seen at Twisted!’

Owen Mortimer, Senior Technician who took charge of the mechanical side of the build said: “This vehicle had a number of interesting requests by the customer that we’d never done before, including electric side-steps and a ladder that slides into a storage box within the rear load space. Developing new features like these can be challenging but are great to take on and we can certainly be proud of the end result!” Twisted Coach-works, who took charge of the bodywork side of the build said: “This was the largest vehicle we have had at Coach-works so it was a very challenging build. The extended arches took some thinking, as they aren’t available for the 130. We had to adapt a pair designed for a 110. It took heavy modification and re-moulding to ensure they fit correctly and we’re chuffed with the outcome.

Defender 130

After the arches our next task was the slide-out and fold-down ladder, another unique feature of this vehicle. The design team did a fantastic job of drawing up plans for this, which made fabricating it so much easier.

All things taken into account, this 130 is one of the best we’ve seen at Twisted!”

Defender 130

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