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Old March 14th, 2005, 12:00 PM
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The one I saw at MAr 03 was the real deal, he was importing them for the US goverment.
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Old March 14th, 2005, 12:05 PM
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Wow. I wonder why he has RHD ones.

Any idea how much he's selling them for.
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Old March 14th, 2005, 12:24 PM
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Mike, I think we all would like to find that out...

And they defintely are wolf's. The one we saw at MARin 03 was brand spankin new.
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Old March 15th, 2005, 12:48 PM
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So Dave S, were you looking to make this a Birthday present to yourself? Happy Bday
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Old March 15th, 2005, 05:06 PM
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Ha! Who needs a birthday excuse for buying another rover?

But thank you. And I spent the afternoon under my current rover taking advantage of the nice weather to try and figure out what's wrong. Shiny 90 wt in both diffs, but no metal of any size. The transfer case did have some filings on the plug, not as shiny fluid. But the front rear prop shaft U joint is toast, like bigtime toast. I dont' know how I didn't see it earlier. So I hope that's all that's wrong, which would make this a good birthday indeed!

As for the question of Wolfs, these military Defenders on that lot didn't seem that new to me, so they may not be wolves, just military defenders. Also, they were all 90s, the 110's I saw were civilian. Dave, I was going to go down during the week, probably this week to try and catch the guy in... you still able?
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Old March 15th, 2005, 08:35 PM
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This thread is worthless without pics.

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Old March 15th, 2005, 11:35 PM
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Old April 18th, 2005, 10:08 AM
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Ok.. a lot of communications regarding this thread was brought to my attention and I spent some time this morning on the phone talking with Richard from the company, and have a much better understanding of who they are and what they do.

Basically to sum it up simply, the company is a private firm that specifically caters to US Government requests, not for general buying public like us. For those of you close to them, they will be glad to chit-chat with you if you should stop by. I found Richard to be a very friendly fellow to chat with and he has some tasty toys on his place for you to drool at.

Also just to clear some things up, there is no indication that they swapped VINs or engages in such activity. He clearly noted in the Q&A section of his eBay listing why the VIN on the auctions main listing differed from the trucks true VIN, which also was posted in the reply. I myself have seen a couple such auctions where other sellers for one reason or another, had a note in their listing with the same explanation. I don't get the impression that they are sneaking in the shadows, quietly scrapping VINs off and replacing them. Just not really the method of someone up to shady practices to turn around and draw attention to themselves by putting 15 new model Defenders on his front lot.
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Old February 14th, 2006, 08:42 PM
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So were any of these vehicles for sale?
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Old February 14th, 2006, 08:50 PM
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Talk about bringing one thread back from the dead...
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Old February 14th, 2006, 09:34 PM
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haha.. no kidding.. Chris is digging way back.
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Old February 17th, 2006, 07:41 PM
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As a new member, I was quite enamered reading through this.....interesting stuff. Too bad no one ever posted any pics though.
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Old February 17th, 2006, 11:57 PM
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The Hummers that are sold to the public have been rebuilt.

Someone once adviced me to always check the floor pans when inspecting ex-military Hummers. Supposedly, the Hummers don't let captured water drain very well so soldiers often end up shooting holes in the floor pans to aid drainage. I have no fact to back this up but it does make for an interesting anecdote.
Hummers and HMMWV's have drain plugs in the floor pans (4 of them total).
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 11:04 AM
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This may be a bit off-topic...but, I saw a brand new Td5 this past saturday in Honolulu, HI. (If you are familiar with the area, it was parked at Ward Theatres). It had new state of Hawaii plates and was just registered in January. I should have taken down the VIN so someone could run a carfax report on it.

My wife now wants one. She thinks it looks so pretty without the rust and wear.
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 11:59 AM
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Rovers North had a brand new TD5 d-90 at the Solihull Rally. When asked how they got it there, the dude played ignorant. Said he was just the driver.
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Old March 29th, 2006, 10:11 PM
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I just read through this entire thread, didn't see a definitive answer on whether or not newer D90's were for sale by this person.

If anyone has contact info, I'd love to have it...

Every now and then I see TDI D90 in my area, but I haven't been able to talk to the guy, and people I've talked to don't know how he imported it.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 06:08 AM
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Old March 30th, 2006, 02:06 PM
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Old March 30th, 2006, 02:43 PM
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I always find it interesting how worked up people get over the thought of getting a new Defender in the US. Are they getting worked up because they think someone found a legal way or just an illegal way that works fairly well? There aren't any legal ones...
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Old March 30th, 2006, 02:54 PM
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Of course anyone who loves defenders would get excited about having a brand new diesel defender. Your saying even with an unlimited budget it's not possible? It may not be smart or even close to "economical", but surely not flat out impossible legally.

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