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Old October 1st, 2016, 01:40 PM
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80's 110 Full door vs Split Window version

Going to pull the trigger on an 80's 110 and I'm on the fence between the split window version and the full door. Besides the obvious of window opening and door tops able to come off, I can't find much about the differences or if one version is more valuable or not?

Anyone offer advise or opinions?
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Old October 1st, 2016, 02:09 PM
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All depends upon condition, current market and if (down the road) you sell what the buyer wants. I'd get the best condition for your budget, you can always swap out either way at a later date, the new Puma doors are very nice and over the next few years the used market will have plenty up for grabs.
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Old October 1st, 2016, 02:18 PM
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So the tops are removable on both versions and is it just the doors that make the difference?
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Really three versions: Lift up handle doors with window tops that are removable. Glass slides with either vertical or angled split. Lift up handles with roll up windows ( rare) Push button doors with roll up windows.
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If you get the removable to type, Exmoor Trim sell a new door top that has a canvas & vinyl window. The window unzips and rolls down to form an arm rest on top of the lower half of the door. Nice for summer wheel'in as the sliding windows are rather restrictive if you got big elbows ;-)
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My 110 doesn't have AC and I have no plans to install one because I want to keep it as original as I can. So door tops help in that respect.
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I currently own both types.

If you MUST fully stick your elbow out the window, you need wind down.

If you are flexible with elbow placement, then it's a question of style. People see the sliding windows and know it's an older vehicle. You would think sliding would have greatly reduced airflow, but I think it's a small, but noticeable difference.

As mentioned above, resale might be an issue. I suspect most potential buyers will pay less for a Defender with sliding windows. Of course, you might just find the one buyer who will pay a premium for sliding.

Try to drive one with sliding windows.

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Old October 2nd, 2016, 10:39 AM
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I've driven both, and mine has sliding.

I think this should probably be the 50th factor in your choice of truck.

Unless you somehow have two identical trucks in terms of mileage, engine, tranny, color, rust level, etc, the window difference is too small to matter.
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 10:44 AM
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So the tops are removable on both versions and is it just the doors that make the difference?
I assume he is asking if the roof of the truck can be removed. Yes. Having split window doors does not affect anything else. The newest door from a 2015 truck will bolt right up. These are Meccano sets.
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If you get the removable to type, Exmoor Trim sell a new door top that has a canvas & vinyl window. The window unzips and rolls down to form an arm rest on top of the lower half of the door. Nice for summer wheel'in as the sliding windows are rather restrictive if you got big elbows ;-)
Where do you find those? I thought they were discontinued.
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