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Old June 24th, 2013, 11:27 PM
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hey guys,

i have been out of the rover scene for just over a year and i miss it like crazy...i want back in. i just went off roading over the weekend in my neighbors '69 series iia 109 and fell in love all over again. i want to get one as a fixer upper to rebuild myself because he said they're about as easy to work on as a lawnmower (any arguments to that?)

i'm just having some trouble as far as where to look. i'm in central maryland and a college student so i'm looking for as cheap as possible and pretty much any condition. my neighbor told me about a quinten aspen(sp?) who sells old ones. anyone know him? i'd appreciate any feedback. i can't wait to get my hands on another!

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Old June 24th, 2013, 11:43 PM
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landroverexchange has free rover classifieds and the Rovers North forum has a vehicles for sale section. Also check craigslist often.. new ones seem to come up daily all over the place, keep your eyes open you'll find one!

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Old June 25th, 2013, 01:02 AM
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Quentin is good people.

I love his 80"

Try R.O.V.E.R.S. Club as well. They have a website and cover your area. ROAV is a bit south of you and would be another good source?

What is your budget?
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Old June 25th, 2013, 02:51 AM
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Do you have anymore information on him by any chance? I'll check those guys out though.

And as far as price range, I'd like to stay under 4k...like I said, I don't have a problem with a truck that needs some lovin'
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Old June 25th, 2013, 06:33 AM
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With the market currently swinging back to the seller these days, I would say that the $4k you are budgeting will get you a roller but proably not a driver. That is not to say that there aren't bargains to be had, there certainly are. Just that they tend to be very hard to come by.
I would say to keep checking the usual places...LRX, here, the RN for sale forum, craigslist, etc. Sooner or later the right one will come along.
If you really want an adventure try ebay.co.uk. They have lots of vintage series trucks for cheap. Then you can ship it here and pick it up in Charm City.
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Does that sound steep even no matter what? Because my neighbor was saying that the 109s are more expensive than the 88s. Regardless I'll try those sources too....though I'm not sure if I'm feeling THAT adventurous to ship something over...maybe one day...
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Old June 25th, 2013, 09:43 AM
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i want to get one as a fixer upper to rebuild myself because he said they're about as easy to work on as a lawnmower (any arguments to that?)
It depends on the lawn mower

Posted a wanted here, and guns and rovers, and check LRX. Be prepared for rusty junk here on the east coast for short money. If you want a total project that would need a frame, ECR has several series 3 88's for around $400 iirc. All have some body damage and would need a complete rebuild though.

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Old June 25th, 2013, 09:52 AM
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Old June 25th, 2013, 09:59 AM
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It depends on the lawn mower
ah fair enough, charles!

honestly, i'm for ANYTHING right now because really, this idea is just something that i'm kind of throwing around. This would just end up being a side project (at least in the beginning) so i'm really not any sort of rush to get my hands on one. I just was kind of lost as to where to even start looking because they're so hard to come by. Plus, i'm not afraid to do some serious work to the truck...i owned a discovery for almost five years so i'm more than familiar with it.

As of right now i'm just seeing what my budget will get me, but at the moment, it won't be until at least the end of the summer before i actually start physically pursuing one.

I appreciate all the help from you guys so far by the way...i've missed this sense of community.

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Series trucks are nothing like a Disco. Well, OK, they have an engine, a steering wheel and a tire on each corner but that's about all you can say is similar. I'm sure that you are aware of that.
If you want a trail truck to beat up, there is a '91 Range Rover Classic currently on the local CL advertised for 1500. Buy that and wheel the crap out of it.
Yes Series trucks are easy to work on, but you'll find that the parts are extremely dear these days if you want original. There are a lot of reproduction parts out there, none of which approach the quality of the originals. Most of the manufacturers are out of business, not just out of production.
Body parts especially tend to be unavailable, so finding a vehicle that does not need a lot of that sort of thing will be of great advantage. Rust free is the goal.
Like any vintage car, you have to get into the network of owners, parts hoarders, wrenchies, geeks and specialty vendors. Once you're in, there's no going back from where you came.

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Old June 25th, 2013, 11:03 AM
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She won't allow me to sell the Series trucks.

The Disco's are a different story.
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PS there are a few LROs in your area. Nate Dunsmore is right there in Boring. He's a 2A nut case. He can help with any problems, I'm sure. I will try to find his email. He's on the Tractor forum for sure. Also Gustavo lives not far away in Eldersburg. He's on this Forum.
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Old June 25th, 2013, 11:13 AM
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PS there are a few LROs in your area. Nate Dunsmore is right there in Boring. He's a 2A nut case. He can help with any problems, I'm sure. I will try to find his email. He's on the Tractor forum for sure. Also Gustavo lives not far away in Eldersburg. He's on this Forum.
Goose is in Sykesville.

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

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Old June 25th, 2013, 11:15 AM
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Also try Roverlab - now known as british 4x4 BS in Hershey PA. If he doesn't have one for sale, he usually has a customer willing to part with one.
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PS there are a few LROs in your area. Nate Dunsmore is right there in Boring. He's a 2A nut case. He can help with any problems, I'm sure.
Bill, nate is my neighbor!!!! HE'S who i went off roading with this weekend! He was super enthusiastic and a big help getting me started. Recommended going through Quintin Aspin(?) to get my hands on one. Also, as for hard to find parts, is that including like atlantic british and rovers north?
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Quintin is Qrover80 on here - you'll be better off tracking down his phone number from someone though. Go through LRFAQ/Fourfold and see if one of them will put you in contact with him, if you have no luck here.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=43004

But honestly, if you use every resource presented to you already above (ROVERS, LRO, RN forums, etc.) you should have quite a few candidates for a truck in no time.
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Also try Roverlab - now known as british 4x4 BS in Hershey PA. If he doesn't have one for sale, he usually has a customer willing to part with one.
Joshua, i've taken both of my cars to trevors dads shop down in owings mills (treasured motor cars) for almost 6 years! quanto and i are best buds

i've always wondered where trevor went off to....
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Los Angeles Craigslist has a 1973 Series III for $3500. Needs to be put back together though....







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