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Old October 9th, 2014, 11:49 AM
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Nicest SIIA on the planet?

This might be the nicest Series IIA I've ever seen (minus the window stickers.) It's not mine and I don't know whose it is, just thought you guys might enjoy looking.

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Old October 9th, 2014, 12:08 PM
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Reserve not met at $8,450. I'll bet Zack knows the truck.
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Old October 9th, 2014, 12:12 PM
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I want a SIIA with fat wheels ... beaten up panels ... a wet dog and live in a mountain town ...
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Old October 9th, 2014, 12:12 PM
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I doubt the reserve will be met below 35k, not the nicest I've ever seen but certainly beautiful
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Old October 9th, 2014, 12:16 PM
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really nice truck, not surprised the reserve hasn't been met
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Old October 9th, 2014, 12:17 PM
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That vehicle does not exist, but is from a parallel universe. The key indicator is the small chrome surround in the side marker lights are still in place. These fell off moments after manufacture when the f'ing car was new. I had that exact year as my first Land Rover, it had a tough life up until I bought it, it lived in Beverly Hills and went back and forth to department stores. After the first month in the field (I was a Geology student at UCLA) all the little cute trim bits started to fall off. Those side markers where common to most Leyland vehicles, like MGB's and made from the cheapest rubber like substance they could find. So I have no idea how they could have survived the last 40 years and not disintegrated into black powder, outside of a wormhole pulling it out of time to land in the present.
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Old October 9th, 2014, 04:02 PM
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I have a set off the most rusty SIII in the world (canadian truck) and they still had the chrome surrounds. Maybe the rusted on. ;-)
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Old October 9th, 2014, 05:02 PM
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All that work and they ruin it with cheap pop-rivets. Shame. Not even close to the nicest S2 out there. That one on BAT has it beat by a mile and that one has a ways to go.
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Old October 9th, 2014, 05:27 PM
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Don't know what the problem is with the rivets, however, I would not drive it until the brake lines were secured and there was a cotter pin installed in the castellated nut on the steering linkage. It certainly looks nice from a distance.
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Old October 9th, 2014, 05:41 PM
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Nice truck, I agree with some of the comments........for that kind of money the zip ties need to go away and the correct plates installed to mount the brake lines.

That's a shit pile of work to put into something and not have them. I know, because I have accidently left mine off before and had to take everyting back apart.
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Old October 9th, 2014, 05:45 PM
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All the wrongness can be corrected fairly easily.
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Old October 9th, 2014, 06:05 PM
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Gotta remember that the "best" one is subjective, I think though if I were to make a list of things to have my "best", this one only lacks the 4wheel disc brakes from ROAM that mine has
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