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Old June 5th, 2006, 07:40 PM
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So, ummm, what's the best way to get a busted Series 3 from Maine to Virginia? And then, what's the best repair manual?
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Old June 5th, 2006, 08:09 PM
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So, ummm, what's the best way to get a busted Series 3 from Maine to Virginia? And then, what's the best repair manual?
from the description you might have to build a crate around the whole thing to keep it from blowing apart when being trailed behind you!
seriously though, make sure the roof is secure! we where hauling home the our second donor fj and the top almost went airborne on the pa turnpike! it looked like it was bolted down when we loaded it, but the previous owner had only slotted the bolts in and neglected to use any nuts!
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Old June 5th, 2006, 08:12 PM
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Fly to manchester -- Soutwest from BWI or United from dca, rent a uhaul box truck and trailer, drive up to ecr, pick it up, bring it back. Or, talk nicely to ecr, see if you can borrow some long ramps, push it into the box truck and forget the trailer. When you get back to cville, push it out the back and return the truck.
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Old June 5th, 2006, 09:02 PM
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I rented a car trailer from u-haul and got a IIa up in CT and trailered it to NJ. Just have a come-a-long to get it up onto the trailer or do the box truck thing. that would be nice not to be pulling a trailer..
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Old June 5th, 2006, 09:06 PM
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Second the box truck - I helped a friend of mine load a decrepit 88" project vehicle in the back of one a few years back. We just backed the truck up to a low dirt bank at the edge of the steet (his yard was about 3 feet lower than the shoulder) and improvised some ramps out of layered 2x12's with a vertical support in the middle to get it in the back of the truck. Don't know how he got the truck unloaded when it got to Mississippi but it fit and left lots of room to pile all of the "bits" that went with it.
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Old June 5th, 2006, 10:10 PM
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Nice, I was thinking the 'ole box truck was the way to go, even get a corporate rate through work. Thank goodness for Sirius Radio 'cause it's gonna be a looooong trip.


Hmm, maybe I can get Hippert to drive it down...
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Old June 5th, 2006, 10:17 PM
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Jesse - you're and East Coast weenie - Maine to VA isnt a long trip!
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Old June 5th, 2006, 11:17 PM
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Great news, Jesse. Congratulations!
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Old June 6th, 2006, 09:05 AM
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FWIW, I am researching a similar move of a non-running SII 88" -- from Iowa to NJ. I researched renting from U-Haul: dolly ~$250 or a flat trailer ~$550. Then I checked into just having it shipped.

I found one shipper that would deliver it door-to-door for $800. Honestly, for the extra $250 over the trailer, it's really a no brainer -- especially since gas is $3.00 a gallon. Even with a $250 dolly I figure round trip from NJ to IA, even without towing something, is something like $700 in gas alone.

Shipping is certainly worth considering.
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Old June 6th, 2006, 09:21 AM
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Hmmm, this would definately be worth it if it saved me a bunch of money. Problem is the spares that come with it (and not being able to talk to the guy about it face to face).

I'm actually starting to get REALLY stoked about it. I'm looking forward to the trip and everything that comes with it. Might even make a t-shirt.


And does anybody know the dimensions of a Series?
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I did not realize that spares were part of the deal. The odds and ends that come with the 88" I am working with can fit in the cab with no worries.

Dims:

Overall length 142.375"
Overall width 66"

Overall unladen height, 77.875" (with cab or hardtop)
Overall unladen height 68" (hood down, windscreen up)
Overall unladen height, 77.5" (hood up)

(from: http://www.lrfaq.org/Series/FAQ.S.Specifications.html )

Hope this helps. Good luck with everything.
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Old June 6th, 2006, 11:30 AM
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rent local trailor Sat night (U-haul closes early on sunday so you have until mon. am to bring back) drive round trip with trailor empty up and loaded back. $50 for trailor. Did in from philly to nashville.
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Old June 6th, 2006, 11:48 AM
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So many options, I think I need more info on what the truck looks like to figure it all out. Thank you all for the help, I feel certain this will be a documented trip.
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Hi guys, Let me clarify a few things.

-The 88 is not at ECR. It is at the customers house about an hour from the shop. So we won't be able to be there to help load it into a truck.

-You can't tow-dolly this Rover. Aspects of it are apart that mean it needs to be off all its wheels.

-If you do put it in a box truck you will have to devise some way to winch it into the truck. It will not run. Tires are likely flat as well. been sitting for years.

-None of the systems are hooked up so you won't br able to bring a battery and crank it onto a truck.

The scoop is we were going to build this 88 up as a coiler. We brought the truck in and cut it loose from the frame and lifted the body up in our frame swap lift. That same day the customer called and said he didn't want to continue and that he found another 88 instead of fixing up his old truck. So we put the body back down on the old frame and the customer had it flatbed'd back to his house to keep as spares for his other Rover. Time passes (like 5 years) and he decides he doesn't need the spares, considering we are slowly fixing up his SIIA 88. Seen here:
http://www.eastcoastrover.com/184.html

Hope that helps with the planning. It was a descent project truck. It isn't junk, but you have to remember that the price is fair.

Bring a full length car trailer or send a ramp truck. That is about the best way to move this rig. It can be easily strapped down so bits won't blow off. It made it from ECR to Bath without issue on a ramp truck.
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Old June 6th, 2006, 01:00 PM
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and isnt there a cheap galvy chassis on landroverexchange right now? This could be a nice budget build.
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FWIW, I am researching a similar move of a non-running SII 88" -- from Iowa to NJ.
What?! And miss out on the lovely Iowa Summer weather

Its only been in the lo 90's and humid already, just wait it'll get "better"

Where's the 88 ?

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Old June 6th, 2006, 02:08 PM
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No way would I miss a chance to go back to Iowa. I'll be in DSM for a wedding on Sat. the 8th of July. The Series may make its own journey to NJ though.
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Old June 6th, 2006, 02:12 PM
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WaHoo, July in Des Moines!

Be sure to get the newspaper and look for the "Jazz in July" schedule. Free (usually outdoor) jazz concerts nightly at various venues around town every evening in July.

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Old June 6th, 2006, 02:32 PM
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and isnt there a cheap galvy chassis on landroverexchange right now? This could be a nice budget build.
That's exactly what I'm looking to do!
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