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Old December 1st, 2015, 06:56 PM
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Good god this site has turned into a bunch of little kids kicking and screaming if they do not get their way.

People bash the guys who sneak stuff in that is not compliant and bash those that bring them in by the letter of the law because they are sending old crappy motors and roofs.

Oh and hey let's hold everyone to the ECR or whatever standard we consider the gold standard even if they are selling them for 1/2 the cost and having to deal with the EPA, CARB, DOT, CBP.

Yes yes everyone should only buy a NAS that has been restored by the company that we consider the gold standard..

Oh wait there are only so many NAS trucks and people are only willing to wait so long and have so much money.

Get real
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Old December 1st, 2015, 06:59 PM
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I really don't think anyone is saying any of those things.
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Old December 1st, 2015, 07:01 PM
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There's no use trying to understand rich person logic, John.

You will become angry and go insane.
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Old December 1st, 2015, 07:01 PM
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The point being... Why give Arkonik $100k for a truck with a crappy pre' 1990 engine and a stock chassis when you can import a stock vehicle and have it built with a galvanized chassis and a better engine for the same price locally?
I totally forgot about the chassis! Is Himalaya still using powder coated chassis?
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Old December 1st, 2015, 07:09 PM
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I totally forgot about the chassis! Is Himalaya still using powder coated chassis?
It's the customers choice which color Himalaya photoshops their chassis.
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Old December 1st, 2015, 07:12 PM
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There's no use trying to understand rich person logic, John. You will become angry and go insane.
True. If I ever had any near that kind of money to waste on a vehicle I sure would not be buying any sort of Defender.
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Old December 1st, 2015, 07:20 PM
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True. If I ever had any near that kind of money to waste on a vehicle I sure would not be buying any sort of Defender.
I call for john to be banished from this site for his blasphemy... All those in favour say...aye..
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I am by no means an expert, but got a first hand look at one of there trucks today. I have seen it driving around in Charlotte a couple times over the past few weeks. The owner happened to pull into my parking today to come into my store. They allowed me to take a look and I was pretty impressed at what I saw. They were very pleased with there purchase and highly recommend them. Very nice green 110.
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Old December 1st, 2015, 09:24 PM
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I'm really not sure where this started or where it's going, but I've learned two things...


1. Shayne likes things ribbed....

and...

2. Original, relatively unmolested NAS Defenders will continue to increase in value...

And that's all I have to say about that.....

Anyone have cubby keys?
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Old December 1st, 2015, 10:09 PM
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Yes..I do...but now that the RIBBING started I ain't selling... Besides, ECR had a set for you, I thought..
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Old December 1st, 2015, 11:19 PM
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Yes..I do...but now that the RIBBING started I ain't selling... Besides, ECR had a set for you, I thought..

2 keys???:-)
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Old December 1st, 2015, 11:39 PM
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Keys are available new I believe....you never figured out what you actually needed...pivoting keys..??etc etc..
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good lord! Is this thread still going on?
Shooting for 1000.
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Old December 2nd, 2015, 01:39 PM
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kevin, call zack at roversnorth. he has the lock and 2 keys for 50.00. [its not the whole handle set up but just the lock that screws in with 2 new keys.]
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Old December 2nd, 2015, 01:51 PM
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I'm gonna call sack and beat Kevin's to it...and then resell it to Kevin at twice the price..... How's that for ribbed pleasure..
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Old December 3rd, 2015, 12:38 AM
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Okay, so here it goes, with the utmost respect...

1. a 3.5 V8, carb. Well, first that is pushing the loopholes of importation laws, because these things came in 200 tdi, etc.. But considering its allowed by customs now, still a terribly under powered engine for a 110, let a alone even a 90. (being nice here, because for a restoration one would likely expect option at minimum for a increase in horsepower in the engine)

2. No new chassis. 25 year old vehicle from who knows where country, and no idea what lies underneath the coated chassis with repairs. For this price, and wanting to have for decades and pass down, makes me say hmm, probably not...

3. filler panels. a pound of filler on defender panels, and using plastic replacement panels.... not for me

4. In house engine work.... I ask why is this good? A machine shop that does engines all day/everyday and knows every single glitch and possibility of the engine is so much better. Obviously this was to save money.

5. Most of money is in aesthetics, and not raw mechanics at the suspension level, etc

Okay, i sort of laid the pipe down on them. So let me say they build very beautiful eye-pleasing trucks. The know how to work the lights with grilles, body, etc and make their trucks splash is superb. Big kudos to them. Big kudos for building a very successful company!!

btw: there are 1 or 2 , maybe 3 in the US that will do you a full new frame and complete frame off resto for about 70/75 - NAS or other. The other ones just get more brand awareness. I think these guys like to work quiet and have backlogs to the hills anyways...

Oh, and if you think I have been tough on Arkonik, I would consider them if I wanted that type of build, without a doubt. The engine thing is a little tough to get pass for me personally, but after that, I sure would. for the right price, of course.....which someone on this thread said they were making reasonable for what you get....
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Old December 3rd, 2015, 06:36 PM
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Guy with the white Arkonik 110

Folks. Here it is.

Yes, there have been trials and tribulations with my imported truck. But casting personalities aside, the truck has now been inspected by a respected forum member and he feels as though it is a very sound restoration. This fellow is an engineer and has fully restored his NAS 110 on his own.

I am not mechanic enough to make that assessment, but I can tell you that my 110 turns heads every where I go. And if I didn't have the issues delineated in a prior thread, which appear to be resolvable, it would be every thing that I wanted.

Further, I took my truck to Presitge Motors ( this is the dealership who currently has an Arkonik monster 110 for sale for $159,900) and they were willing to give me what I paid for it as a trade in on TD6 if I choose to do so.

So, once the remediation of the outstanding issues is completed I will report back to the forum.
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Any way for me to short a Arkonik at $160k?
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Old December 3rd, 2015, 08:52 PM
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Would they accept my extensive collection of fine clown paintings in lieu of the $160k?
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Any way for me to short a Arkonik at $160k?
LMAO! Perfect!
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