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Old May 10th, 2006, 08:48 PM
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110 convertible

Nice, but pricey. I can imagine getting the top up and down is a pain in the ass.

http://www.copleymotorcars.com/land_...35.3vo902.html
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Old May 11th, 2006, 08:22 AM
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I thought the same. Looks nice. But would be a pain to own.
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Old May 11th, 2006, 08:31 AM
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I saw this truck up close. The truck is nice but the top doesnt fit all that well.
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Old May 11th, 2006, 08:35 AM
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Not really digging it, for some reason it just looks a little off to me. Maybe if the cage was internal or the top was made out of a tan material but as is something just looks off.

It does look like it would be a PITA to clean around/ remove the top.
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Old May 11th, 2006, 10:00 AM
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I would just leave the top off Maybe even the doors!
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Old May 11th, 2006, 10:13 AM
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Is that the one that was on eBay around the time my D90 burned up? Went for $24K. Cant be the same one.

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Old May 11th, 2006, 10:49 AM
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That place buys 'em up cheap, cleans 'em and triples the price... could easily be the same one.
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Old May 11th, 2006, 12:40 PM
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I think it is too. I think it arrived in MA around the same time anyway.
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Old May 11th, 2006, 01:14 PM
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It just looks awkward to me.

Funny, I remember walking into Copley Motors when I was first looking for a D90. I lived right around the corner so I always saw the 90`s in the window. I remember getting in there, looking at the AA Yellow 97 ST that was on the showroom floor, and realizing that that exact truck had closed on eBay about 3 weeks prior for just a tad over half of what they were asking for it. The place is ridiculous
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Old May 11th, 2006, 04:20 PM
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Yup. This looks nice from a distance and the idea sounds somewhat appealing but I bet it's incredibly impractical.
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Old May 14th, 2006, 11:04 PM
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Yup. This looks nice from a distance and the idea sounds somewhat appealing but I bet it's incredibly impractical.
You just described every Defender and Series LR ever built! Nice!
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soft top 110

The "soft top" 110 is a bit of a hodge-podge as far as how the top works (or doesn't work depending on how you want to look at it), but the truck is a valid low miles truck. It has a well known history and has never been wrecked or burned or on ebay. I have known that 110 since it was new.
I'm not a fan of the soft top chop job done to it, but it is an honest low miles, few owner 110. It used to be Jim Pappas' rig. For those of you that are old school like me you'll remember Jim from Land Rover Metro West (MA).
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Old May 15th, 2006, 11:00 PM
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You couldn't pay me enough to buy from Copley, his business ethics came very close to turning me off of rovers all together.
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Old May 16th, 2006, 08:16 AM
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Bummer you had a bad experience. Never let any one person put you off Rovers, just move on and find someone you gel with better.

I just wanted to address that the "soft top" 110 was not a burnt out wreck at one time.
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Old May 16th, 2006, 09:33 AM
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Oh, I did -- this happened 8 or so years ago (good thing I don't carry a grudge, huh)
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Old May 16th, 2006, 10:02 AM
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Wow! Pappas' old 110. I had to laugh after seeing what happened to Jim's pristene pampered 110. I can now see the Badger cargo mat in the rear compartment shot. That set of Badger mats has to be 12 years old now. Nice vehicle, sew sew top. If that top has tenax fasteners on it, must be $200.00 worth of fasteners!
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Old May 16th, 2006, 10:08 AM
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I've pleaded with Copley to let us put it back into the shape that it used to be in when Jim had it (with a real top) but sadly it is not his call. The current owner likes the soft top and wants to sell "as is". I guess he spent a fortune on the soft top set up. It doesn't work for me personally. To each his own.

We are showing our age Chris... we remember Pappas and his Rovers.
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That Soft Top must be a real pain in to remove/install. I'm wondering why he didn't just elect to have the top fasten over the cage to present a more OEM look?

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Old May 16th, 2006, 03:05 PM
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soft top 110

To do a good looking soft top 110 5 door means major mods. You couldn't really do one over the factory NAS 110 cage as it is too tall (made to go over the roof). It can be done but it means a lot more changes than that 110 had:

http://www.eastcoastrover.com/BeachRunner.html

is what I think a 5 door soft top should look like, but you are right that top looks like cr#p and I don't even think it comes off. I think the sides just roll up, not sure on that though.
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Old May 16th, 2006, 06:13 PM
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I didn't think the cage would suffice as the proper S/T skeleton, but then that was the only rational I could arrive at. Your AA yellow build looks spot-on for a OEM 110 soft top if there ever was one produced.

In the end I guess it's all about what the customer wants even if its not functional. Too bad really.

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LOL! I just realized that the first pic is a photoshop, but nonetheless it paints the proper picture!
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