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Old May 30th, 2010, 10:30 AM
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Keep the "rare" items?

About 2 months ago I bought a "limited edition" '94 D90 (first pic). Since then, I have removed the side steps, front bumper, center console (for a tuffy) and a few other things (second pic)

My question is, should I keep the "limited" pieces in storage like the stainless side steps and bull bar? Or should I sell them to fund other Rover related purchases (like rock sliders, which I really "need"?
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Old May 30th, 2010, 10:38 AM
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You wont get jack for the used items and if you ever sell it you WILL be asked if you still have the parts to return it to original. Keep the parts and make sure that whatever you do the replacement parts don't mess up the return to original fitting. You'll thank yourself later. Trust me. I had a nicely modded 90 that when I sold it I could have got more if I could have returned it to original. I threw out the old parts because they were exactly that, old, and I replaced them with tougher parts.
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Old May 30th, 2010, 10:53 AM
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There were only a 100 of those trucks made, right? Stainless accents and leather seats? I would keep the parts, in case you ever do sell the truck, a stock truck with the correct parts will sell for more.
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Old May 30th, 2010, 10:57 AM
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Thanks for the advice. Yeah, only around 100 made. The seats were leather and it had stainless bits as well.

Interesting thing I didn't know is that the visors and other pieces of the dash (including the dome light pieces) also had a synthetic leather cover on them. And the door panels are a cardboard type material wrapped in synthetic leather. Beauty of that is, they are in perfect shape with none of the typical cracking associated with the plastic ones.
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Old May 30th, 2010, 11:40 AM
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The steps and a bar didnt come on the truck. I think they were options. At least the options catalog make me think that. I have seen them on ebay before so if you want to sell go for it., you can always get them again. The problem is I have no clue who wold buy them from you
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Old May 30th, 2010, 12:23 PM
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Almost all of them had the stainless bits.
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Old May 30th, 2010, 12:27 PM
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box it all up and keep it (all stock is an excellent selling point).
Added benefit - its the perfect way to drive the Mrs crazy anyway... what's all this stuff for, etc,ect
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Old May 30th, 2010, 01:07 PM
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Keep the bling stuff, but most if not all 94's had the naugahyde covered trim bits.
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Old May 30th, 2010, 01:10 PM
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Lift it a bit more, tires look a bit cramped in those wheel wells.
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Old May 30th, 2010, 01:19 PM
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I have never seen one with the bits then again this crap was new 16 years ago so there is the slightest possibilty people modified their trucks.
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Old May 30th, 2010, 01:38 PM
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Lift it a bit more, tires look a bit cramped in those wheel wells.
I plan on it, that is the next project. In fact, that is what I would use the funds for if I were to sell some more parts.


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Keep the bling stuff, but most if not all 94's had the naugahyde covered trim bits.
Even the door panels?


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box it all up and keep it (all stock is an excellent selling point).
Added benefit - its the perfect way to drive the Mrs crazy anyway... what's all this stuff for, etc,ect
Great advice all around. But I will never sell this one (this is my 4th Defender and I have said it about all of them) so keeping the bits seems like wasted space and funds. But in the long run, it will probably be worth it.
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Old May 31st, 2010, 07:12 PM
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What's your tire size and suspension setup in the second photo?
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Old May 31st, 2010, 07:39 PM
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Bozman,

We could do a repeat of your last D90. Sell the stuff to me. I will think I will definitely use it. However it will sit in my garage for a few years, and then I can sell it to the next owner of your truck when I realize it is just taking space. You will point him/her in the right direction, as you did last time. They can turn the truck back to original using the original parts of the truck.

My wife will think I am crazy again.

I might break even

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Old May 31st, 2010, 10:12 PM
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What's your tire size and suspension setup in the second photo?
Stock springs and 285/75s.

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I might break even

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Hey Flagg,

That is pretty clever. Why not just send me some money and I'll just keep the parts up here for you.
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If you have the room - store the parts.
You can always sell them at a later date if you rerally need the funds.

BTW- Nice looking truck.
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Old June 1st, 2010, 08:42 AM
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Bozman,

How much you need? HOW many parts should I buy. That way they are right there with your truck for me to sell to the next owner when you sell it.

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Old June 1st, 2010, 08:49 AM
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If you have the room - store the parts.
You can always sell them at a later date if you rerally need the funds.

BTW- Nice looking truck.
Thanks Paul, I think that is what I will do. When is the X-MOD coming on the market?


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How much you need? HOW many parts should I buy. That way they are right there with your truck for me to sell to the next owner when you sell it.

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Brilliant!
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Old June 1st, 2010, 03:28 PM
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Thanks Paul, I think that is what I will do. When is the X-MOD coming on the market?
It's listed here in the for sale section http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...910#post214910

- lots of nibbles - no buyers yet.
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