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Old July 31st, 2014, 09:57 AM
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1995 Classic SWB.....what to do

So, I got cold called the other day by a gentleman wanting to sell a 1995 Classic SWB. He'd had it a few years and gotten tired of driving it and had parked it and bought a ford pickup instead. He'd just replaced the starter, alternator, and fuel pump within the last year. I showed up to look at it and found an almost rust free but very cosmetically challenged Range Rover. The only rust is in the lower tailgate where the license plate lights are. It looks like it never met a shopping cart that didn't leave a dent in it, the tires are bald, the radio was stolen and the center dash broken, and the interior is filthy. On the positive side, it fired right up with a jump and drove pretty decently, its a New Mexico car, so rust is minimal, and it's in good shape mechanically. So, I bought it. I'm not sure why, as I don't need it. After getting it back to the shop, the water pump expired, so that's been replaced, too.

The big question is, what am I going to do with it?

I have very little money in it. Do I cut it up and make a trail rig out of it? Use it for a test bed for a Gen4 GM swap? Paint it desert camo and weld a seat to the front bumper so my crazy buddy can try and shoot feral hogs from a moving vehicle with an AR15? Cut a hole in the roof and build a turret so that the crazy buddy can shoot feral hogs with less chance of getting killed himself....in air conditioned comfort?

If you guys have other suggestions or crazy ideas, I'd like to hear them.
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Old July 31st, 2014, 10:01 AM
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Either of those last two options are ideal.
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Old July 31st, 2014, 10:03 AM
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Fix it up and sell it to me?
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Old July 31st, 2014, 10:04 AM
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Old July 31st, 2014, 10:19 AM
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Old July 31st, 2014, 10:48 AM
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Dent wizard the worst of the dings, shampoo the interior, fit a new radio, and leave it be (or sell it on). A heck of a lot better than a nice looking rust bucket from this coast.
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Old July 31st, 2014, 11:31 AM
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Fix it up and sell it to me?
I tried calling you but got no answer. If you're serious about wanting this, let me know. Although I'd rather sell it to you and then fix it up for you. I'll have the Yellow 1997 ST back from detail later today if you want to check that out, too....just in case.
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Old July 31st, 2014, 07:59 PM
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Here's a picture of this fine automobile
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That is not bad looking at all.
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Wait for it...
That was your 1500th post...

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Just checked mine as well..lol...

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Well now it is...

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What do you mean by that..??

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Old July 31st, 2014, 08:22 PM
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That is not bad looking at all.
The bonnet has the texture of a chalkboard. The roof has been painted white with what may be latex house paint. It also came with a very picked over 1987 Range Rover parts car that has no sunroof....so if the turret idea gets any traction, I have a solid roof to play with.
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Use it for a test bed for a Gen4 GM swap?
I vote for this option that way if I get stuck on my swap I can send it to you to finish

That and you can still do all of the other options as well as this one if you want
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The bonnet has the texture of a chalkboard. The roof has been painted white with what may be latex house paint. It also came with a very picked over 1987 Range Rover parts car that has no sunroof....so if the turret idea gets any traction, I have a solid roof to play with.
Yes, but you are not able to fit a basketball through the rust holes in it.
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Yes, but you are not able to fit a basketball through the rust holes in it.
True....
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