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Old April 17th, 2013, 12:21 AM
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I briefly checked them. Oil was dark but full. It was hard to see the coolant but I'm going to bring some along for the road. I didn't bother checking the t-case and gearbox. Gearbox is slightly wet but nothing terrible. I'm replacing all of that, anyway. Just need it to get me home to Colorado. I guess I should start a new thread and stop polluting this one.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 12:27 AM
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You have no chance. The 300 tdi engine wasn't introduced until 93. Your truck would have had a Td or a 2.5na if it was built as a diesel. The three door to five door change is also a change from "original configuration" and wont make it in. The galvanized chassis is likely a new replacement, not the original, either way considered VIN tampering. If the truck was converted to left hand drive and the VIN indicates it was originally a right hand drive this will also result in entry being refused. Get a maritime law atty involved asap. Not trying to be negative or burst your bubble but know what I'm talking about.
Wait! Now I'm really confused. With what you're saying am correct? Engine- org., Chassis- org, and body. I think when I was shipping my truck over, it was Skytop who told me my above statement. They imported my rig. Thanks guys for sharing.

------ Follow up post added April 16th, 2013 10:34 PM ------

You guys really provide a lot of information. I wish I knew about this forum and D90 before I shipped mg truck. I'm still confused about this topic.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 12:41 AM
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That was fast. Congrats Chris. Hopefully it will be ready to head out to Utah.
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Nice Truck! Did you check your fluids? How were they?
That might be why it smells like testicles?
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Wait! Now I'm really confused. With what you're saying am correct? Engine- org., Chassis- org, and body. I think when I was shipping my truck over, it was Skytop who told me my above statement. They imported my rig. Thanks guys for sharing.

------ Follow up post added April 16th, 2013 10:34 PM ------

You guys really provide a lot of information. I wish I knew about this forum and D90 before I shipped mg truck. I'm still confused about this topic.
Skytop is no stranger to import issues
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Old April 17th, 2013, 07:57 AM
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Chalk this 1987 Ex-MOD 110 as a successful import.

Great picture! Only on a trip in a Land Rover (new to you) do you have to stop at a psychic advisor to ask if the truck will make it to its destination without event.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 09:52 AM
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This isn't an option he has until Customs says it is.


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Agreed Doug my point was more when it is released just send it back rather than spend more time and money trying to ship it to Mexico or Canada.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 10:43 AM
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Engine- org., Chassis- org, and body. I think when I was shipping my truck over, it was Skytop who told me my above statement. They imported my rig.
Do you have that in writing from the importer ? If you do, then your legal council may have grounds to get you compensation from them. If it was just verbal then from what I can see your SOL.

As noted above the engine could not have been a 300tdi in an '87, they hadn't even designed it then, would have been a 2.5NA or 2.5TD.
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So will a D2 and it has the adjustable cable as well as pads.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 12:02 PM
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Agreed Doug my point was more when it is released just send it back rather than spend more time and money trying to ship it to Mexico or Canada.
Ken- Customs will not allow a vehicle thats been denied entry to be shipped to a contigous country as Clay stated in an earlier post.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 02:09 PM
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Ken- Customs will not allow a vehicle thats been denied entry to be shipped to a contigous country as Clay stated in an earlier post.
Would customs allow it to be sold when denied entry (do they even care), if new owner assumed all shipping responsibility back to UK or other European port? If there is no export marker with DVLA it would be the same transfer of ownership as would be in the UK correct?
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Old April 17th, 2013, 02:32 PM
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Would customs allow it to be sold when denied entry (do they even care), if new owner assumed all shipping responsibility back to UK or other European port? If there is no export marker with DVLA it would be the same transfer of ownership as would be in the UK correct?
Once granted permission to export it they don't care what you do as long as it leaves in 30 days.
DVLA doesn't do the certificates of export anymore so sending one back is simple, its "returning goods".
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Old April 17th, 2013, 02:56 PM
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So the general consensus is that i am screwed......awesome.
Awful. MRM's reputation has been discussed before on this board. Just google "MRM land rover lawsuit for example.

The body style change might just be the least of your problems.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 12:55 PM
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Sorry to hear they impounded your car.

Hoping for you the outcome will be not to negative! good luck!
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Old April 20th, 2013, 10:08 AM
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Quick question for the board here. If I am an independent auto dealer in the US and I want to bring in legit 25 year old 110's, is it possible to bring them in via Canada or Mexico? Is there less hassles that way? I thought I read about a person doing that and it is a legal way to do so. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Quick question for the board here. If I am an independent auto dealer in the US and I want to bring in legit 25 year old 110's, is it possible to bring them in via Canada or Mexico? Is there less hassles that way? I thought I read about a person doing that and it is a legal way to do so. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
You can't ship if from being impounded in the US to Canada or Mexico if you were thinking to bring your truck in that way.
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Old April 20th, 2013, 03:07 PM
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You can't ship if from being impounded in the US to Canada or Mexico if you were thinking to bring your truck in that way.
I am not talking about this truck. I have resigned myself to the fact that despite being an 87 frame and vin, the motor being a 300 will be heade back to the UK. I am aski about for future vehicles. If someone takes a legit 25 year old defender and brings it in thru Canada or Mexico and you drive it across ,why would that be an issue? Is that not akin to simply driving over the border like normal? Of course if it is a true 25 year old truck, you can bring it thru the US. But it seems like if the customs official has a bad morning he can ding you for whatever he wants, right vin, motor, chassis or not. Trying to avoid the bs with this process. Maybe we should import 30 year old rust buckets that are completely unsafe. Doesn't make sense.
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Old April 20th, 2013, 03:19 PM
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of course you can bring a truck across the border...people do it all the time! So long as it is legally able to be imported. Same rules dude...is it easier??? Dunno. You will have no departure/crossing inbound into Canada record for the vehicle (think they take pics and all sorts)...but you will certainly be subject to all the same conditions and CBP rules.
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Old April 20th, 2013, 03:25 PM
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Ok but my point is he following: the vehicle is imported into say Canada and meets their requirements. It is then driven into the US theu the customs border road toll booth type deal. You are saying that they'll rip me out of the car and check the vin, motor etc etc etc?? That's the question and it woul seem to me that if the truck is imported properly in that country, you can drive it across without issue.
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