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Old January 10th, 2013, 11:17 AM
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Finally here...love it

Well 7am this morning the transport guy finally made it to my door with my new toy. Here are a few pics of the unloading...and the dog already ready for a trip ha. Everything seems good (knock on wood), just like I expected as I have never bought a car sight unseen. Only thing I need to do immediately is replace the driver door mirror, it's broke and dangling. Gonna get some more pics up soon...
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Old January 10th, 2013, 11:21 AM
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Old January 10th, 2013, 11:23 AM
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Good for you!! keep us updated Now you need a good expedition to shake it out.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 11:25 AM
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Replace the mirror (or both while you're at it) with the convex type. It's one of the cheapest, easiest, and most effective upgrades you can first make to the truck. Then get some boost wheels on that bad boy!! Did the top arrive yet?

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=40227
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Old January 10th, 2013, 11:31 AM
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Replace the mirror (or both while you're at it) with the convex type. It's one of the cheapest, easiest, and most effective upgrades you can first make to the truck. Then get some boost wheels on that bad boy!! Did the top arrive yet?

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=40227

Thanks, I am going to order mirrors today. I haven't figured out a top yet, I forgot I have to pay 2k to Denver county for tax, registration, tag, bs...

I drove it to get gas this morning, only 32 out, and I was trying to figure out how to get the heat on, finally figured it out. Those controls for the blower are delicate and difficult. I have an appointment with Bryan at British 4x4 Saturday to get the oil changed and everything ran through.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 11:34 AM
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Replace the mirror (or both while you're at it) with the convex type. It's one of the cheapest, easiest, and most effective upgrades you can first make to the truck. Then get some boost wheels on that bad boy!! Did the top arrive yet?

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=40227
Matt, Congratulations!

(Josh, Isn't a typical new first Defender owner task usually to plaster Dynamat all over the truck?)
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Old January 10th, 2013, 11:35 AM
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Thanks, I am going to order mirrors today. I haven't figured out a top yet, I forgot I have to pay 2k to Denver county for tax, registration, tag, bs...

I drove it to get gas this morning, only 32 out, and I was trying to figure out how to get the heat on, finally figured it out. Those controls for the blower are delicate and difficult. I have an appointment with Bryan at British 4x4 Saturday to get the oil changed and everything ran through.
Congrats man! That's a rare truck Arles ST! Why so much on the tax and registration, you didn't pay $5k for it? :D
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Old January 10th, 2013, 11:37 AM
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Isn't a typical new first Defender owner task usually to plaster Dynamat all over the truck?
The inside of the doors already have Dynamat, Trevor at RoverLabs did this back in 2009 when he installed new speakers.

Oh yea and the 2k is for "sales tax". The title came with 24k written on the selling price so the state has to get it's cut. Ridiculous.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 11:45 AM
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Congrats. Always loved arles.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 11:46 AM
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Sooner or later you will not love it. In fact you will probably hate it. That is just the way of the Rover. It will break your heart as coldly as any machine can. Then you will throw even more love at it and it will then again be the object of your adoration. Until it does it again. Which it will.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 11:48 AM
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Looks good, enjoy

Who did the shipping? P.C.Bear?
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Old January 10th, 2013, 12:09 PM
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Congrats!
Are you going with a tickford or are you putting a belt rail on it?
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Old January 10th, 2013, 12:14 PM
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I vote Tickford!!!
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Old January 10th, 2013, 12:28 PM
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I vote Tickford!!!
So do I

I still have my Tickford, full tonneau cover and an unused NAS surrey from my Arles ST.
(Just in case I get a 1994 NAS again)
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Old January 10th, 2013, 12:37 PM
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Congratulations bro! When you decide you want a SW for the Colorado winters and your frigid drives up I-70, you just let me know. My previous trade offer still stands.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 12:39 PM
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I think they were done on this one, but I can't remember since Matt sent me so many trucks. You're welcome btw. haha

Even if the oil cooler lines were replaced, ensure they were done with stainless steel braided lines and not just the rubber replacements. Search "Trailhead 4x4" here and you'll see what we mean.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 12:55 PM
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Trevor at Rover Labs says he replaced the oil cooler lines...not sure if he used one kind or the other. Will send him a note if he doesn't chime in soon. How hard is it to get a tickford in good condition?
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Old January 10th, 2013, 01:01 PM
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Congrats. Looks like a great truck. Your dog loves it already, too!
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Old January 10th, 2013, 01:04 PM
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If you hit Search --> Advanced Search --> "Tickford" --> "Classifieds" --> "For Sale-Parts"

you'll see that 3 sold between August and October, and that Badger still has a few Tickfords that he'd probably be willing to sell. So no, it's not that hard.
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