I know this is a fairly old post, but I thought I would share anyways.
I purchased my Yellow 94 D-90 off Ebay a few months back. I remember when I saw one for the first time, back in the mid 90s, I didn't know what it was at first but I knew I had to evenutally have one. It wasn't until this year, sad I know, that I finally stepped up my efforts. I ran across one in the papers advertised at a LR dealership. It was a red 94 with a boatload of miles on it, or atleast to me it seemed like it had quite a bit of miles. The body had a few dings and dents, it was in need of care. It drove strong, they were asking around $22k for it, but my gut told me to pass on it.
That right there was the beginning of the end for me, I had to have one! As I always did, I was perusing Autotrader and Ebay and ran across 'the one'. I contacted the guy, who was down in Alabama, he and I settled on a price before flying down. I bought a one way ticket that Friday, got there around 10AM and was on the road by Noon. I drove straight from Huntville, Alabama up to Michigan, it rained all through the top part of Kentucky and half of Ohio. (I had the badger top w/o the windows on the whole trip.) Got into Michigan to show my family and friends and the next day headed back down to Columbus, Ohio (newly transplanted there with a new job).
The truck is everything I've ever wanted and more. 2 weeks into ownership, I had it thoroughly inspected by Eric of www.trailhead4x4.com
. He's based out of Cleveland and only about an 1.5 hours away. He looked over the vehicle and gave it a clean bill of health. No leaks, and the combustion seems great! He says he can't believe it even had 53k miles on it.
The only modes I've done so far is swapping out the battery for a Yellow Optima and I'm in the process of replacing those paper woofers they call speakers. I also purchased a red Optima too, for a dual hookup. I would like the gutter kit from Badger, a hardtop, as well as a laundry list of other upgrades. Anyone know where I can pickup a pair of Hella lights at a reasonable price? And which ones to go with?
You guys mention not using the air much, I have to agree, it's rare that I use mine now, however, when I drove out of Alabama it definitely came in handy!
It's funny telling people that I flew down to pickup a car I purchased off Ebay...they look at you as if you're nuts. LOL