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Old May 30th, 2013, 11:48 PM
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97 SW and 94 ST are both portofinio red. He can unbolt the tub/cage/top from the 97 right on to the 94. I could do it in a day easy. The hardest part will be swapping rear wiring harnesses to make the heated rear glass and wiper work. That IMHO is the way forward.
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Also, how in the Hell do you have $33k into a salvaged D90 with nearly 100k miles?
I was led to believe the truck was perfect, with the exception of the branded title, and the truck was not in a place I could easily travel to to look at. Once it arrived and I inspected it I discovered the frame was straightened, but still shows signs of damage, the respray doesn't match, and a few other minor issues. Either way, it's a $33k truck on eBay all day.

Sounds like everyone is leaning the way I originally intended a few days ago, which was to use the SW as the donor, and put the SW bit on the ST. At least then the ST retains a clear title and its value.

The builds are taking place at SafariHP and I hope Stephen plans on doing a detailed build thread.

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When the hell did you get the '94??
You clearly don't pay attention at HH.

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And I apparently missed the '97.
Your skills are fading young Jedi.... This was secret deal.

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So, who's garage is it? Serious envy.
A little known member of this forum. Beyond that, my lips are sealed.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 11:54 AM
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wow, all this while in the process of moving to japan. damn.

imo, having a reputible shop doing the conversion should help resell value if the work is well documented. that probably adds to the cosst of rebuild i assume.

josh, any feel for what the resell comps on NAS90's with and without salvage titles have been? seems reasonable to believe the discount salvage titles cause would be less on a fully rebuilt NAS110 clone.

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wow, all this while in the process of moving to japan. damn.

imo, having a reputible shop doing the conversion should help resell value if the work is well documented. that probably adds to the cosst of rebuild i assume.

josh, any feel for what the resell comps on NAS90's with and without salvage titles have been? seems reasonable to believe the discount salvage titles cause would be less on a fully rebuilt NAS110 clone.

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On the bright side I have 3 years to get a 110 built, the down side is that I am paying someone else to do it.

My thinking is that on a converted 90 to 110, the title status wouldn't matter much anymore to someone that is going to spend upwards of a minimum of $80k on a well-built, documented conversion. We all know that a salvage titled truck is truly the best candidate for conversion over chopping up a clean titled survivor NAS.

...And I just realized this thread is in the wrong place!
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Old May 31st, 2013, 12:27 PM
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take the 97 as the donor and put the SW top on the 94..... sell the 94 for $23000 and put money towards the 110 build.... all in $80000 maybe.... but turns into a might as well.... and there goes the budget
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Since you are going to Japan, why didn't you just by a Japanese NAS truck that you could import back to the US? Low miles and cheap over there.
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Since you are going to Japan, why didn't you just by a Japanese NAS truck that you could import back to the US? Low miles and cheap over there.
What is cheap for a Japanese spec in Japan? Just curious.
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Since you are going to Japan, why didn't you just by a Japanese NAS truck that you could import back to the US? Low miles and cheap over there.
It's not as easy as you think. It's Okinawa, not mainland Japan. The likelyhood of finding a Jap spec 90 is nil. That won't stop me from trying though. I tried buying literally the only Disco on the island, but that fell though.
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Parts Value?

So what's the consensus on SW take-off parts value? If I don't convert the ST to SW, here's potentially what I would have for sale:

Complete SW setup, to include tub, top sides, top, doors, rear door, ALL cage parts inside and out, jump seats, front seats, and all interior trim bits.

In addition, I would have a solid NAS90 frame with minor damage at the front right frame horn, fuel tank, side steps, front bumper and brush guard, stock springs, radius arms, rear links, and a few other odds and ends.

Essentially we are talking a complete 97SW minus the drivetrain, bulkhead/dash, auto console, and windscreen.

What do you think the overall, total value would be? $10k?

The other idea I have is throwing an internal frame soft top on the ST and an external SD cage and call that one done, then selling off the SW parts to fund the 110 build...
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Old May 31st, 2013, 04:40 PM
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Essentially we are talking a complete 97SW minus the drivetrain, bulkhead/dash, auto console, and windscreen.

What do you think the overall, total value would be? $10k?
No VIN, no dash, no bulkhead, no doors? - total value closer to $7K as a package deal ($9K in parts if you take the time to sell off the individual items)
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No VIN, no dash, no bulkhead, no doors? - total value closer to $7K as a package deal ($9K in parts if you take the time to sell off the individual items)
All doors are included.

You figure a SD exo cage and soft top kit from the UK would run about $4k total, so selling off the SW parts to make a mere $3-$4 doesn't sound very appealing.
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I think there is more value in converting the overpass truck than selling the parts and looking for padded cage.

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No padded cage! I'm talking a UK/ROW soft top.
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Are you converting your 90 to a 110 beach runner type? I will trade my complete ST parts for your SW, which include the internal cage? What do you think?
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I personally prefer that style, but as for value, I don't think it would be worth as much to the masses in non NAS spec.

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That I agree with.

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Are you converting your 90 to a 110 beach runner type? I will trade my complete ST parts for your SW, which include the internal cage? What do you think?
I'd consider trading the specific parts to convert your ST to a SW and vice versa for mine.

We can chat. You'd likely have to go down to FL to do the conversion though.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 05:08 PM
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All doors are included.
With all three doors included +$8K

All would be a good set of parts for someone with a MOD truck that needed "civilizing"

Bent chassis without vin is good for mounts, repair pieces, a trail only truck, or scrap value


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Old May 31st, 2013, 11:45 PM
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just curious, how much it would cost to convert NAS D90 to D110?
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just curious, how much it would cost to convert NAS D90 to D110?
How much money you got?
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If you rebuild the salvage unit, can you get it a clean title?
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If you rebuild the salvage unit, can you get it a clean title?
That's my next question as well. In theory it's a brand new truck. You'd think some states would have ways to unbrand a title.
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Old June 1st, 2013, 03:25 PM
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How much money you got?
not enough? lol

I guess since a few had done the conversion already and few are planning to, a rough estimate would be good info for others whom may consider to go down the same path.
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