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Old October 7th, 2015, 03:42 PM
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To answer your original question, you're getting a Defender. So yes, by definition, you're overpaying.

But if you're happy with what you're getting and happy with the cost... then its all in the eye of the purchaser.
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Old October 7th, 2015, 03:54 PM
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Yep - you are in a similar situation as I am. I have a house out east and I want to get a Defender to use out there. I just need a s/t and a 110 would be better for me out there.

$35K seems like more than enough from what I am finding.
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Old October 7th, 2015, 04:25 PM
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Exactly. We are not cheap folk. We want a good, working, nice truck. And we want it the way we want it, which isn't red Also, I think no matter how much buff is applied, a new paint job is much nicer and in the color we want!
Unless you spend a lot of money it's gonna look like mako did it ... every time you open something the red will be staring at you ... painting a different color without stripping it completely down is putting lipstick on a pig. Shiny lipstick but still lipstick.

If you really want to change the color get a wrap ... serves multiple purposes and its reversible.
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Old October 7th, 2015, 04:26 PM
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What's an inside and out paint job going for state side these days?
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Old October 7th, 2015, 08:20 PM
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What's an inside and out paint job going for state side these days?
$300 up to whatever you want to spend
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Old October 7th, 2015, 10:54 PM
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I hear alot of this and that but don't see any nice 90's anywhere that are in the US and in the same price range
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Old October 8th, 2015, 10:56 AM
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$300 for an inside out paintjob? Seriously? My three stage cost $1800 in just paint and prep.

I am guessing the $300 is for a quick cheap single stage non-catalyzed acrylic respray over the original paint?

Not counting labor of disassembly?
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Old October 8th, 2015, 11:02 AM
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$300 up to whatever you want to spend
Where? From a group of NYC taggers? Out of morbid curiosity I stopped in at an Earl Scheib and Maaco to get an estimate for the cheapest outside only paint job for my 90. They were both north of $1000.
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Old October 8th, 2015, 11:03 AM
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My local paint guys are saying 10K or more to strip and paint everything. That's assuming all goes back together or cones apart easily
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Old October 8th, 2015, 11:20 AM
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My local paint guys are saying 10K or more to strip and paint everything. That's assuming all goes back together or cones apart easily
Our paint jobs start at 10k and go from there.
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Old October 8th, 2015, 11:23 AM
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This is $15k. Sure it's a Series and not a Defender, sure it's RHD and not LHD, but it's fully galvanized and will still get the looks you're looking for and would likely be a lot of fun while spending half of what you have budgeted.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...zed-64766.html

Or this. Also RHD instead of LHD, but a 110 and galvanized.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...0-a-64326.html

Or this. Also RHD instead of LHD, but a beautiful D90 and also galvanized.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...tdi-63694.html

Keep an eye in the for sale vehicles section here.

If you can't stand the RHD thing on any of these but can stomach the color, then just realize that you can convert to LHD for less than the $10k quoted for a proper color change. I'd personally suggest taking ANY of them as-is and enjoying them for a while AS IS before putting them under the knife, as you may be overestimating any perceived inconveniences.
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Take your time and find the truck that best suits you even if it means pushing your budget. I have seen a lot of ppl spend tens of thousands to get the truck the way they want, and if they were patient they could find something almost exactly what they where looking for without having to spend a ton extra and have to not have the truck bC it's being worked on.
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Old October 8th, 2015, 12:34 PM
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If your budget is $30-$35k you should easily be able to find a very nice 90 for that price already in the U.S. Not sure why you would bother with the import process for such a common vehicle when the market is so soft for defenders here right now.
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Old October 8th, 2015, 02:14 PM
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What is wrong with that little red 90 as it sits? Not sure what the price is but it is LHD and looks clean.

I think Defenders/90/110 that are original, straight and clean should stay that way. Certainly add items to your liking and what you are going to use it for (winch/bumper/rack/snorkel/etc.) but no need to repaint one. A Defender is really the only vehicle that can wear it's scratches as well as they do and look good in any color. Like an old pair of LL Bean duck boots or a Filson jacket.
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Old October 8th, 2015, 02:19 PM
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Zach,
If you have to make a thread on a forum asking for advice then there are already too many "what ifs." Cancel the whole deal and buy a decent truck that's already stateside. It's crazy to spend $35k on an import that you may not even be able to get into the country because it's been modified.
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Old October 8th, 2015, 02:57 PM
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Thinking about just getting the truck straight and then doing mods later. That would be around $28,000 for the truck seen in the initial post.
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Old October 8th, 2015, 03:00 PM
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Buy one already done. Learn from my mistake.

I see trucks come across eBay all the time that are kick ass. Be patient and watch. This one for example
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Land-Rover-D...c=1&rmvSB=true
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Old October 8th, 2015, 03:01 PM
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Buy one already done. Learn from my mistake.

I see trucks come across eBay all the time that are kick ass. Be patient and watch.
Don't understand this
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Old October 8th, 2015, 03:03 PM
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Totally what Jason says. I think $28k is too much. You could get a nicely restored ROW already in the states or even a NAS for that.
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Old October 8th, 2015, 03:07 PM
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Don't understand this
I imported a restored truck and have spent the last 1.5 years restoring it. Yes, read that sentence again.

My budget was about $60K. I'm fully into $130K and it's not done yet.

If I had it all to do over, I would buy a truck already done even it cost me a lot more than what I was budgeting.

Finding folks to work on these things is extremely hard. There are lots of big talkers in this game. I'm not in the business. I'm just a guy that wanted a Defender. Take my advice.
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