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View Poll Results: How Much Have You Spent on Upgrades, Accessories, Repairs, Etc?
I'm a "Cheapfuck" and haven't spent a dime 1 1.33%
$1-$1000 1 1.33%
$1000-$3000 7 9.33%
$3000-$6000 11 14.67%
$6000-$10000 12 16.00%
$10000-$15000 8 10.67%
$15000-$20000 7 9.33%
$20000-$30000 9 12.00%
I've lost track, and I don't want my spouse to know 13 17.33%
All the LR parts suppliers have my credit card info on file 6 8.00%
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Old February 15th, 2012, 08:24 AM
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Just for kicks, and since us 90 and 110, 130, etc owners have recently been called "cheapfucks," how much have you spent on your truck above and beyond the purchase price in accessories, upgrades, maintenance, etc?
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Old February 15th, 2012, 08:34 AM
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Let me put it this way...my Land Rover mechanic and his family came to visit before my sister did when my daughter was born.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 08:46 AM
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Let me put it this way...my Land Rover mechanic and his family came to visit before my sister did when my daughter was born.
That is bad, however it would be worse if you named your son after him...lol!
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Old February 15th, 2012, 09:20 AM
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I am more of a frugle-fuck.

Cheap has such a negative tone. I will say that the dealership near my house gets a box of joe when I visit, and they look up part numbers for me on the microcat system.

I have been there and got A/C hose gaskets, door latch parts, and some other small parts and they have never charged me for them.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 09:41 AM
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I think someone here told me to stop keeping track! Good Advice by the way.

So I guessed
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Old February 15th, 2012, 10:15 AM
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I used to keep track of parts for my DII, my spreadsheet's last entry was in 2008, for a total of $17,010.33 ... That's just parts purchase price (I did all the labor), doesn't include maintenance or driveshaft/tire balancing, etc..
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Old February 15th, 2012, 10:21 AM
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Buying a classic Rover is like many things today. Cheap to buy, expensive to keep.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 10:24 AM
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More frugal than cheap. Being cheap costs more money.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 10:30 AM
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Wow, if this isn't a "my penis is bigger than yours" poll I don't know what is.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 10:34 AM
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I would not want to dwell on such a number for the Classic. For my Series, not much so far. I am historically a cheapfuck anyway, just ask around.
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This poll focuses on one vehicle, so perhaps your most expensive one to date.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 10:53 AM
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I very purposely do not keep track. I try to do all mods as "frugally" as possible, but it adds up as I like to try new things.
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Just for kicks, and since us 90 and 110, 130, etc owners have recently been called "cheapfucks," how much have you spent on your truck above and beyond the purchase price in accessories, upgrades, maintenance, etc?
I don't think cheapfuck means total spent as much as what it's spent on. You can spend $25k on a D90 and still be a cheapfuck. It's a lifestyle more than an amount of money. Any $ on bottorf items would be cheapfuck. Your grill would also classify as cheapfuck, unfortunately. (get a real one). That guy building a disco on portals with 4link using TREs would be cheapfuck.
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Your grill would also classify as cheapfuck, unfortunately. (get a real one). .
Have you seen my setup??? Half my winch is in my grill! And the chicken coop grill wasn't a cost saving measure, it was a matter of strength. I still have the stock LR grill that I cut up, but it's flimsy and a POS, so I made my own, stronger grill. Short of going with a billet grill, I am not sure what other options you are expecting me to explore.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 11:54 AM
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Jonathan- was that T handle shifter original to your winch ? Looks like exactly what I need for one of mine.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 11:55 AM
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That is a nice look.

If it works and is a good bang for the buck, I'm always happy.
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Jonathan- was that T handle shifter original to your winch ? Looks like exactly what I need for one of mine.
T handle came with the winch.
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Have you seen my setup???
Yes. You post pictures of it all over the place whenever possible.
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I am not sure what other options you are expecting me to explore.
The non-cheapfuck ones if you're going to start a thread like this to prove your aren't one.
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The non-cheapfuck ones if you're going to start a thread like this to prove your aren't one.
Got it. My grill determines my status in the LR community. I'll have it chromed and put a BMW badge on it, LOL.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 01:01 PM
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This thread is so funny.
The term "cheapfuck" is most often followed by "hack", as in "cheapfuck hack". It isn't about spending 30K on a vehicle. That doesn't make you NOT a cheapfuck hack any more than it makes you intelligent. It just means you have the cash to spend. That's it.
Cheapfuck Hack would be a guy using push pins to secure his drooping headliner rather than recovering or even painting. Using push pins is "cheap", looks like "fuck", and is a "hack" job. Using hockey pucks with a bolt through them for engine mounts would be another example.
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