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Old February 28th, 2012, 10:52 PM
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"It's not a Jeep"

This comment seems to be cropping up a lot lately... As a result, this thread is dedicated to those that:
(A) want to air out their expert opinions as to what is a proper Defender MOD...
or
(B) want to avoid crossing over the imaginary "it's not a Jeep" MOD boundary...

Hopefully we can add clarity to this topic and help one another avoid such tragedies.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 11:00 PM
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I get to the counter to pay for my gas:

Employee: "Is your's that Jeep at three?"

Disgruntled Defender owner: "WTF? I'll have you know blah, blah, blah......"
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Old February 28th, 2012, 11:06 PM
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Old February 28th, 2012, 11:58 PM
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Old February 29th, 2012, 12:02 AM
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Old February 29th, 2012, 01:46 AM
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Im thinking there has got to be a way to fit the a 'Hummer' joke in there somewhere.

-Jeff

While in the parking lot of a tire dealer in Monroe just finishing up loading a set of tires for the 109, had a couple guys walk up admiring the series and had one ask me ,,,,What year old hummer is that ?.......
Refraining from an explanation, I just said …” It’s a 74”
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Old February 29th, 2012, 06:26 AM
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Every few days there is this window licker of a kid, about 12, that rides his bike by my house and shouts "Nice Jeep!". I'm tempted to find out where he lives and loosen the nuts on his bike.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 06:34 AM
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I did a diesel conversion for a guy in '82 who always called his 88 a "jeep".
I'd long given up caring by then. lol
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Old February 29th, 2012, 08:16 AM
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Old February 29th, 2012, 09:25 AM
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Refraining from an explanation, I just said …” It’s a 74”
This is the right approach IMO. And if they say "Nice Jeep", I smile and say thanks.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 09:46 AM
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Carpet in a soft top is a Defender fo sho.

Going to an auction house and expecting to pay $15k for a truck and seeing it go for $30k is a Defender thing as well.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 10:07 AM
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This is the right approach IMO. And if they say "Nice Jeep", I smile and say thanks.
Exactly. Who cares?
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Old February 29th, 2012, 10:07 AM
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While in the parking lot of a tire dealer in Monroe just finishing up loading a set of tires for the 109, had a couple guys walk up admiring the series and had one ask me ,,,,What year old hummer is that ?.......
Refraining from an explanation, I just said …” It’s a 74”

I had the same thing happen in the parking lot of a local auto parts store except the guy WORKED at the auto parts place He says wow what year Hummer?... I respond 57. He says damn ive been looking for a long time to find a good 50s or 60s Hummer. Im thinking youll be looking your whole life because they didnt start making them till the 80s!
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These seemingly ignorant approaches are something all owners of specialty vehicles encounter all the time. Many times it's a simple "what year is that?" who cares if they call it a Jeep a Hummer? This is an opportunity to inform, and show that LROs are approachable and cool. First impressions and all that....
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Old February 29th, 2012, 01:10 PM
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I always like the "what year is that" question as they expect to hear 1950 something.... When I say 1991, there is a massive brain short circuit.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 01:14 PM
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land something

So to complicate things , i read an article this week from newsday on the Toyota Landcruisers. Seems Toyota first called it a toyota jeep and i guess Willys balked. So to copy the Land Rover theme the choose Land Cruiser which stuck.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 01:35 PM
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Very true. I will have to learn to curb my irritability.

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These seemingly ignorant approaches are something all owners of specialty vehicles encounter all the time. Many times it's a simple "what year is that?" who cares if they call it a Jeep a Hummer? This is an opportunity to inform, and show that LROs are approachable and cool. First impressions and all that....
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Old February 29th, 2012, 02:12 PM
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I figure it's not worth the time to correct people... usually they really have no idea. Plus telling them it is a Land Rover not a Jeep seems like a dick thing to do and could be taken the wrong way.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 02:15 PM
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I figure it's not worth the time to correct people... usually they really have no idea. Plus telling them it is a Land Rover not a Jeep seems like a dick thing to do and could be taken the wrong way.
Your 90 goes out in public?
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Old February 29th, 2012, 02:19 PM
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Your 90 goes out in public?
Let me rephrase... Once Upon a Time...
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