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Old July 2nd, 2014, 02:04 PM
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Old July 3rd, 2014, 07:24 PM
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I looked at this truck today. It's awfully well put together. No make that incredibly well put together. So much custom/detail work.
The are enough places for fishing rods to feed the biblical 5,000. Look at the brush bar. Have you ever seen welded on fishing rod holders?
Totally convinced that any defender rebuild should go with Puma dash. No excuse to stick with the pre puma dash.
The only thing it needs IMHO because it's so nice is raised Land Rover lettering on the leading edge of the hood.
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Old July 3rd, 2014, 08:16 PM
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Maybe, but it sure was fun taking turns being strapped to that tracker seat on the front bumper going down Rt. 90 at 65 mph!

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Was it your guys rig that was just in that new Adam Sandler movie???
Looks just like it.
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Was it your guys rig that was just in that new Adam Sandler movie???
Looks just like it.
It's in ATL now...


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Old July 4th, 2014, 01:39 PM
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I looked at this truck today. It's awfully well put together. No make that incredibly well put together. So much custom/detail work.
The are enough places for fishing rods to feed the biblical 5,000. Look at the brush bar. Have you ever seen welded on fishing rod holders?
Totally convinced that any defender rebuild should go with Puma dash. No excuse to stick with the pre puma dash.
The only thing it needs IMHO because it's so nice is raised Land Rover lettering on the leading edge of the hood.
Thanks.
The fish rod holders on the bumper are made to look welded on, but they are actually easily removable with 2 bolts each.

The "Land Rover" decal on the hood just screams Discovery to me. We don't put them on unless the customer demands it. We like the "Defender" style decal like the NAS 110 had. Just personal taste.

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Was it your guys rig that was just in that new Adam Sandler movie???
Looks just like it.
No, our green one was built on a 3 door style body, not a Hi-Cap and it resides on a ranch in TX.
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Old July 4th, 2014, 07:37 PM
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Old July 5th, 2014, 10:01 PM
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The kicker in all this is that 110 was $250G when it sat in ECR's parking lot, but it gets bought and moved down south and it's $297G at Copley. I just don't get the "value add" that these guys tack on to these machines.

The best way to keep these prices up high is to sell to a D90 dealer, so they can add 20% on for nothing. It raises the prices for everyone (except for the guy selling to the dealer...).
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Old July 5th, 2014, 11:21 PM
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The kicker in all this is that 110 was $250G when it sat in ECR's parking lot, but it gets bought and moved down south and it's $297G at Copley. I just don't get the "value add" that these guys tack on to these machines.

The best way to keep these prices up high is to sell to a D90 dealer, so they can add 20% on for nothing. It raises the prices for everyone (except for the guy selling to the dealer...).
X2...Such is a free market society...buy or not, it's about choice.
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Old July 5th, 2014, 11:27 PM
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The kicker in all this is that 110 was $250G when it sat in ECR's parking lot, but it gets bought and moved down south and it's $297G at Copley. I just don't get the "value add" that these guys tack on to these machines.
I'd be willing to bet ECR doesn't do financing, which Copley likely does.
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Old July 5th, 2014, 11:41 PM
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I'd be willing to bet ECR doesn't do financing, which Copley likely does.
That is a whole different set of charges, fees and the like...the 20% is for the plate bracket and a nice hot piping cup of Folgers...(or maybe Dunkin)...
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Old July 5th, 2014, 11:47 PM
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I'd be willing to bet ECR doesn't do financing, which Copley likely does.
Or possible trade in or other value added services. These rigs are going to guys on a much different level than most of us. Where paying extra but spending less time is well worth it. Time is money.

On the plus side for me at least - I show my wife the 110 ECRs and tell her my build won't be as nice obviously but should look pretty close and for less money (although the time and cost of parts I have spent so far I can see where those figures can come from)
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Old July 6th, 2014, 01:12 AM
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And to think you can own my non salvaged titled NAS 110 for a fraction of that cost.How many of these can there be left that have not either burnt, crashed, restored or owned by members who will never sell?
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I say GLWTS.

It'll likely go to a small business so the actual cash cost is roughly only 60%, after tax.

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I say GLWTS. It'll likely go to a small business so the actual cash cost is roughly only 60%, after tax.
That should make everyone feel better.
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Old July 6th, 2014, 08:28 AM
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Thanks. The "Land Rover" decal on the hood just screams Discovery to me. We don't put them on unless the customer demands it. We like the "Defender" style decal like the NAS 110 had. Just personal taste. ------ Follow up post added July 4th, 2014 01:41 PM ------ No
You hit the lugnut with the tire iron there Mike. Personal taste.

I also appreciate the fact you keep the trucks true to their roots rather than going bling which I hate and seems to be where all the crazy money is going.
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I say GLWTS.

It'll likely go to a small business so the actual cash cost is roughly only 60%, after tax.

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That should make everyone feel better.
The section 179 deduction for 6,000lbs vehicles is limited to about $25,000 plus some per year now (thanks Obama. JK). So it will take a while to write that off. Two years ago you could depreciate the whole thing in 1 year.

Point being that it's not as much of an incentive for a business owner to buy heavy anymore. Still some incentive, but back in the day it used to be amazing. Now just meh.
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Old July 6th, 2014, 01:43 PM
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If I'm spending 300K on a LR...tax incentive isn't a concern.
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The kicker in all this is that 110 was $250G when it sat in ECR's parking lot, but it gets bought and moved down south and it's $297G at Copley. I just don't get the "value add" that these guys tack on to these machines.

The best way to keep these prices up high is to sell to a D90 dealer, so they can add 20% on for nothing. It raises the prices for everyone (except for the guy selling to the dealer...).

You would sound much smarter if you knew the facts. The actual cost of the build ( and you can ask mike ) was $297,000.
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Old July 8th, 2014, 10:53 AM
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You would sound much smarter if you knew the facts. The actual cost of the build ( and you can ask mike ) was $297,000.

All our invoices, which include the purchase of the NAS 110, are just a touch over $267K (since we are talking "facts" here).
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Old July 8th, 2014, 10:56 AM
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All our invoices, which include the purchase of the NAS 110, are just a touch over $267K (since we are talking "facts" here).
ah what's 30k amongst friends lol
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