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Old June 25th, 2013, 12:10 PM
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I know it's on the wrong side of the world for you, but...........San Francisco!

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/3848454345.html
UGHHHH exactly what i'm looking for too! this is practically torture
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Old June 25th, 2013, 12:14 PM
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UGHHHH exactly what i'm looking for too! this is practically torture
That's probably a good deal for the lack of rust.
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Old June 25th, 2013, 12:24 PM
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Metro West Boston on Maine Craigslist

http://maine.craigslist.org/cto/3868861402.html

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And if you have time, tools, and a shop.....

http://charlottesville.craigslist.or...798526949.html
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Old June 25th, 2013, 12:28 PM
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Goose is in Sykesville.

I'll try to find the name of a gentleman in PA that has several "projects".

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Sykesville, Eldersburg; it's all one big thing.

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I know it's on the wrong side of the world for you, but...........San Francisco!

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/3848454345.html
I would jump on that and have it shipped. Uship will probably cost you about $900 to your door. This truck probably doesn't have much rust. However it is a late 2A, which has the messed up front end and 4 inch turn lenses. This is after the DOT (stinging from the Corvair fiasco) got their noses up everyone's kiester and began imposing regs that caused some rather unfortunate design changes. Not only to Land Rover, but Jag, Triumph, MG, just about every import had to remake their cars to meet the Fed's BS.
These have become known as "Bugeyes" for some unknown reason. I guess the owners call them that to make themselves feel better about owning an ugly truck.
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Old June 25th, 2013, 02:54 PM
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I want to know where all these trucks where when I was looking!
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Old June 25th, 2013, 03:00 PM
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"These have become known as "Bugeyes" for some unknown reason. I guess the owners call them that to make themselves feel better about owning an ugly truck."



Bill it's called a Bugeye because the headlights pop out of the fenders, like a fly's eyes do. It is a very known reason.


All of our trucks are ugly, it's just that there were only 1200 or so Bugeyes made, while there are hundreds of thousands of the "normal" ugly trucks roaming about. So Bugeye ugly is extra specially ugly.


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Old June 27th, 2013, 10:19 AM
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Honestly, I'd probably consider going $2k over budget and buying this 110:

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=46483
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Old June 27th, 2013, 10:33 AM
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Yeah 7k for the 110 pickup is a steal
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Old June 27th, 2013, 11:42 AM
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It is a steal, but I feel like Defenders are a little too technical for me. I struggled starting off working on my Disco II so I'm interested in the basic, tractor-like way the II/IIA's are because I'm still learning to do my own engine work. I figured they'd be a good way to learn.

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It is a steal, but I feel like Defenders are a little too technical for me. I struggled starting off working on my Disco II so I'm interested in the basic, tractor-like way the II/IIA's are because I'm still learning to do my own engine work. I figured they'd be a good way to learn.

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You are mistaken though...
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Old June 27th, 2013, 01:07 PM
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I'm a big fan of IIAs - in fact mine is my daily driver. However the defender has a nicer suspension/drivetrain with not really that much more complexity in the 2.5 NA engine over the series 2.25. Parts will be easier and cheaper to get etc.too.
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Andy is selling his 109" PU.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=42419

Give him a call.

The guy in PA sold everything he had.
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But Charles, are the odds of me even finding a Defender within my price range even practical?

Pedro, I saw that 109 already! It looks good but once again, wrong side of the country...


Honestly guys, this is just me checking things out for right now. I'm not going to be getting anything until at LEAST the end of the summer. I'm just seeing what's out there.
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Old June 28th, 2013, 07:41 AM
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But Charles, are the odds of me even finding a Defender within my price range even practical?
Aside from that 110 I already linked to for $7k? No, probably not in the US.
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Old June 28th, 2013, 09:34 AM
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It is a steal, but I feel like Defenders are a little too technical for me. I struggled starting off working on my Disco II so I'm interested in the basic, tractor-like way the II/IIA's are because I'm still learning to do my own engine work. I figured they'd be a good way to learn.

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You'll have to ship. If you want advice, go to gunsnrovers. The whole site is series and and definitely won't get anyone pimping a coiler to you.

109's are a bit more but have not been that much more. The prized ones are the safari station wagon 109's. 5k get's you a driver.

Heed Bill's advice. Everything is scarce and expensive.

Yes, you can work on them. Easily. In your garage. with minimal tools. I used I think four tools to replace the bulkhead. Just get a green bible and go slow. Problem, GnR.

Just keep one thing in mind. They will never be a modern truck. If you want modern accroutrements/power/etc, get a defender. Do not try to re-engineer a series. It will get real expensive. It'd be fun, but it gets expensive.
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 12:35 PM
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alrighty gents, i think i found one.

the truck is in charlottesville va and it's a 1968 series iia 88" along with a bunch of unspecified parts that he's gonna throw that he's selling for $1,200. He initially had it posted for almost twice that much but now he just wants it out of his garage so he can start a new project. after asking him some more detailed questions about the truck, here's the feedback:



•chassis - Frame rails seem to be OK: Back cross member needs to be replaced.
•engine - engine is in really good shape
•drivetrain - According to prior owner, drive train is "decent" I assume it will need brakes, new brake lines and not sure about axle seals. It has not leaked in the garage (Which was unexpected)
•dash panel - The top of the dash - Frame is good. I have the speedometer, and some other dash pieces. I do not have the defroster as far as I know. (I have boxes of parts)
•foot wells - Driver side foot well needs replacing and currently out of the truck. I had found replacements at Rover's North but have not purchased them.

The back gate is a currently a drop down gate, The hard top requires a different door. I have the canvas top, but not the hoops. There is also a metal roof rack that needs brackets. I have one of the four original.

If it does not sell in August, I will probably start working on it again. The bulkhead is free of all attachments and ready for repair to the foot well.



what do you guys think??? i'll post the photos that he sent in the email. does it look legitimate? any other important questions i could ask? let me know...i'm really excited about this
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 12:46 PM
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$1200 is a good starting place for that pile of parts. realize that it's gonna take you a year to get this thing rollin. Youre probably going to need lots and lots of small prats, and tons of nuts and bolts.. Wiring will have to be done (get a NEW wiring harness, add an 8 or 10 fuse panel while you're at it.)

It ain't going anywhere anytime soon, so its a good time to get all the panels painted (or DIY)

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It's probably a great price for the parts. Make sure you can get it titled wherever you plan to.

But to be clear, this is pretty much the deposit amount - you will spend plenty more getting it on the road
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Old August 5th, 2013, 01:53 PM
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I see about 10 grand in that pile just to get it drivable. If you want it to look good too, double that estimate. Not kidding.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 01:59 PM
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Jake, Go down and see the truck in person. Pictures can be deceiving.

I'd say the price is not that bad.

Like Carlitos said... This is just the down payment.
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