|Interior & General
Door pockets from other cars (or aftermarket pockets
to specifically for Nivas are now available).
Low-tech Seat Holder-upper
'70s Ford "eyeball" heater vents - fabricate in for better
Modify hinges to fold seats into a bed - here's
Velcro straps to utilise the gear shift area as effective storage (JamesLaugesen)
Light switch swap mod (Mk1 only) - here's
Bottom of the steering-column cover catch your big feet when you change
Mine did. Not any more :)
Opening rear windows - available from several suppliers nowadays.
Rear shelf - converts to handy outdoor table.
or go the whole hog if you've got a long-door model.
Rear draws - if you're lucky enough to have a long-door model.
Rear badge/indicator swap
Bonnet-pull back up - the original can snap if not adjusted correctly
Tail-gate light with switch
The bonnet grill
has two zones: fresh air intake for the ventilation system (blue arrows)
and outlet for hot air from engine (orange arrow). If any kind of bonnet
scoop is used it is important to have a divider between these two zones,
and an outlet for the engine outlet zone.
Electric radiator fans - with a kill-switch for fording - here's
...or external for easier access.
...or a rubber glove can be used to for better water-proofing.
Headlight water proofing - silicon sealer and garden hose.
Rear wheel spacers - could even be made from a machined down hub.
Big battery (RHD) - will fit in, but won't sit neatly on the standard
tray and may need slightly taller threaded rod to hold it down.
Cabin guard - stops your recovery gear etc squashing your head in the
event of an off.
Fire extinguisher - highly recommended to have mounted in an easy to
reach (by driver and passenger) location.
Under-bonnet compressor - for off-road inflation.
Coil retainers - if your dampers are too long and coils aren't captive.
Tool kit in front spare tyre - a hat-box or gold pan is perfect
Or if you've shifted your spare tyre make use of the space with a big
custom tool-box. Nuclear waste theme optional.
Themed tool-box - a few bits of wood, some paint, and you have a 'box
that is a heap cooler than an over-priced shop one.
To reduce the turning
circle, just slightly grind the heads of the two bolts that hold the steering-box
and serve as a stop for the Pitman arm (make sure you don't take too
much off and allow the tyres to contact the body when on full lock).
Stop crap from falling into the heater-box. Also I find
the heater box a handy place to store a small can of water-proofing spray.