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Old April 27th, 2017, 12:36 PM
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need pre purchase inspection in golden colorado needed

looking at buying a d110 located in golden colorado. i am located in anchorage. truck rebuilt by private owner not by a land rover shop. can anybody recommend a mechanic in that area that i could get to do a prebuy inspection? thanks in advance
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Old April 27th, 2017, 12:43 PM
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I can ask a friend. He is a owner and a mechanic
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Old April 27th, 2017, 01:48 PM
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I would recommend having Matt Gaum take a look. His shop in Denver is RoadsideWerx and he works almost exclusively on Defenders and RRCs.
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Old April 27th, 2017, 02:29 PM
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Or Jeff at JC's JC's British & 44 also well known in Denver area.
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Old April 28th, 2017, 12:21 PM
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thanks for the replies, matt gaum is going to take a look at it for me
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Old May 4th, 2017, 02:12 PM
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couple of questions for the forum. truck has the ashcroft part time 4wd conversion where in hi range it is 2wd and to be in 4wd in hi range you have to lock the diff. both the mechanic who inspected it and a local rover guy in AK werent big fans of that conversion. searching on this forum it doesnt have a lot of fans due to poor handling in 2WD. does anybody feel differently?
the truck is an 88 and it has a GM steering column with a smaller steering wheel(and no power steering). the seller insists it is original and that land rover sourced some GM parts back then. again, both my sources had never heard of that. anyone here ever hear anything about GM parts being used by Land Rover?
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Old May 4th, 2017, 02:24 PM
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So its an Lt230 converted to be selectable?
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couple of questions for the forum. truck has the ashcroft part time 4wd conversion where in hi range it is 2wd and to be in 4wd in hi range you have to lock the diff. both the mechanic who inspected it and a local rover guy in AK werent big fans of that conversion. searching on this forum it doesnt have a lot of fans due to poor handling in 2WD. does anybody feel differently?
the truck is an 88 and it has a GM steering column with a smaller steering wheel(and no power steering). the seller insists it is original and that land rover sourced some GM parts back then. again, both my sources had never heard of that. anyone here ever hear anything about GM parts being used by Land Rover?

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Old May 4th, 2017, 03:55 PM
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dont know much about this conversion
Ashcroft Transmissions


searching the forum the opinion seems to be that 2WD makes the rig handle squirrelly since the trucks were built to be full time 4wd. concerned about having to use difflock to get 4wd hi. again, searching forum there is some difference of opinion on whether driving with diff lock on on dry roads is really harmful or not. i know that when i had a d-90 when the difflock was engaged the truck turned like a pig.
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Old May 4th, 2017, 04:12 PM
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I can't speak to an 88 but I've had 2 109s including my current rig with a selectable lt230 and it drives great.
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Old May 4th, 2017, 05:28 PM
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the truck is an 88 and it has a GM steering column with a smaller steering wheel(and no power steering). the seller insists it is original and that land rover sourced some GM parts back then. again, both my sources had never heard of that. anyone here ever hear anything about GM parts being used by Land Rover?
NOPE no GM parts on a Land Rover.
Now you can call the V8 a "GM" engine as it was a Buick engine that was sold to the brits back in the day. You can often find some small parts that have cross compatibility such as relays.
I have seen IH and other steering conversions done on Series trucks but I haven't seen anything on later models. The LS conversions are looking promising today but not many done in the past that I have ever seen in person.
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Old May 4th, 2017, 05:37 PM
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I can't speak to an 88 but I've had 2 109s including my current rig with a selectable lt230 and it drives great.
This thread gets more interesting by the minute. According to the original post he's looking at a D110 so 88 must be referring to the model year.

Then, I'm asking myself why would someone do a part time LT230 conversion on a truck running CV joints? Which is why, logically, an 88" series Rover makes sense.

The GM steering column, however, makes no sense to me at all.

AKfisher, Feel free to post some pics or have Matt post them, as I'm wondering if I've seen this truck.
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Old May 4th, 2017, 05:45 PM
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my bad...missed the 110 part.
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Old May 4th, 2017, 09:29 PM
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i decided to pass on the truck mainly because of the part time 4wd mod and the 1.6 transfer case. dont like the idea of buying a truck with a brand new rebuilt transmission and then redoing it. if anyone else is interested:


https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds...0/1942293.html
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Alaska...diesel...$60k...have you tried Defenders Northwest?
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