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Old April 25th, 2014, 11:11 PM
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I will fly on my dime to anywhere in CA and drive back to Dallas. If someone else would get it back to VA. Or I can drive it from Dallas to VA and fly home on my dime.

I'd love to help if you guys planning find my offer a viable option.
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Old April 25th, 2014, 11:32 PM
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I have a week of vacation in June. Don't recall if I purposely bid that or what. But I could chip in some time behind the wheel. I work for an airline as well so no airfare expenses.
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Old April 26th, 2014, 12:18 AM
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I heard from Chris today about a D110 for sale that Kent might be interested in . We had contacted Sandwich Rover about a possible MOD D110 for Kent. Here is another option located in the USA that Chris wanted me to pass along. Located in the San Antonio area of Texas. He is at the 10K price point, which is considerably higher then what Johan has offered for Kent, but I wanted to pass it along.

Greg's offer sure is generous considering the amount of time and effort he has already put towards that D110.

Would have to agree with Doug Crowther that just buying the vehicle for Kent seems more straightforward. But a non profit fund for parts and other funds could be a good approach as well.

Kudos to Craig for stepping in to help in such a big way.

Maybe an organized poll could be a good way to get some decisions made here?

Or if everyone agrees that we need to send money to Doug for shipping and money to Craig to reimburse some of the purchase price and determine other needs later on, I guess that works as well.

Somehow it sure seems easier to communicate in this post now. Are the clouds covering up the full moon?
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Old April 26th, 2014, 12:42 AM
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There is a former Land Rover service tech that is partnered in a Rover shop here in Austin, Texas Defender Imports, ( texasdefenderimports.com ).
He serviced my Disco when I bought it new from LR Austin. He now works on my Westie.
He might have one reasonably priced for sale. I'm going out that way on Monday. I can check.
His name is Ken Parker.
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Old April 26th, 2014, 10:17 AM
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Wanted to pass along the rest of the images Chris emailed me for Kent and his message.

"Hi guys.
Just attached a few pic of the rhd 110 that I have in one of my storage units. Solid throughout and drives real well. Mod replaced the footwells with stainless chequer plate floors. No 2nd gear crunching on the lt77 gearbox. They did replace the door for me as well. As with most ex mod's it does need a lick of paint, but each to their own. I kind of like them looking shabby and well used. Usually I would sell this for a bit more but because of what you told me I can do it for 10k even. High tax and registration rates are killing me in texas but it's worth it for these beauties.
Feel free to use this my personal email address.

Cheers,

Chris.

Ps update on the special forces 110. Should be here by email June now. God willing!"
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Old April 26th, 2014, 02:38 PM
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With Rover prices the way they are would it not be cheeper to just buy one in the states?

Most of the MOD stuff im seeing in the UK is crazy price wise in comparison to years past or just rusted shit.

Last I remember there where a couple board members with ex mod rovers for sale in the states. Funds are really tight at my house with sales being so slow but I will gladly kick in what I can for the cost of a new rover.

------ Follow up post added April 26th, 2014 02:39 PM ------

also Im not trying to step on anyones toes of get in the way of any deals. Just saying UK mod prices are very hight right now.

------ Follow up post added April 26th, 2014 02:42 PM ------

looks like I missed the whole community finding a truck in the states and im 5 pages behind the thread.....im going to go crawl back into the Shorland and stalk the forums from a distance again.
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Old April 26th, 2014, 02:58 PM
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Old April 26th, 2014, 04:00 PM
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Thinking this would be a good time for someone to start collecting pledges of the folks that can help out financially. This will help frame out the truck options and other fixed expenditures that become viable or not. Lastly, if group wrenching is necessary, has a location, duration, and window been determined? It sounded like space was available at Aaron's shop? Obviously other logistics come into play regardless of the location. Biggies are the "my wife needs this project out of here by ...." or my garage needs that stall back for revenue projects by .... ". That might have a bearing on if a driver is warranted over a project truck. Ditto if the shop is too far for some of the folks helping to wrench.
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I have no room at my place right now. With 2 series projects, the RRC and my new Jag the missus has THAT look in her eye. As I said before I won't do the fund admin stuff. But I am committed. I think someone needs to step in and admin the funds.

Looks like we are looking at raising money and then determining what we are going to do for Kent.
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Old April 26th, 2014, 10:13 PM
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Thinking this would be a good time for someone to start collecting pledges of the folks that can help out financially. This will help frame out the truck options and other fixed expenditures that become viable or not. Lastly, if group wrenching is necessary, has a location, duration, and window been determined? It sounded like space was available at Aaron's shop? Obviously other logistics come into play regardless of the location. Biggies are the "my wife needs this project out of here by ...." or my garage needs that stall back for revenue projects by .... ". That might have a bearing on if a driver is warranted over a project truck. Ditto if the shop is too far for some of the folks helping to wrench.

I highly advise against using Aaron's shop purely for the fact he's a marked man in the eyes of the Feds, and they could, in theory, raid it again looking for more "evidence."

The largest pocket of D90 guys seems to be the DC-NYC-Boston corridor, why not up there?

With that said, I can't donate time, but I can donate cash and a bunch of random parts.
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Old April 27th, 2014, 01:50 PM
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I understand what you are saying here Wolf. And am sure many others have similar reservations. But this is Kent's decision to have it worked on at Aaron's shop. So with that in mind, my opinion is to let him do as he chooses because it is convenient for him.

I heard from "Unfrozencaveman" Keith who said he would work "Azarur" Andrey to Administer funds for this effort. They are qualified to do this. This could start right away was my understanding.

"Jonesy" Craig- Do I understand that you already committed to buy the MOD D110 from Johan?
If so, thank you very much to do that for Kent. And I agree lets get working on collecting funds for the rest of the effort.




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I highly advise against using Aaron's shop purely for the fact he's a marked man in the eyes of the Feds, and they could, in theory, raid it again looking for more "evidence."

The largest pocket of D90 guys seems to be the DC-NYC-Boston corridor, why not up there?

With that said, I can't donate time, but I can donate cash and a bunch of random parts.
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Old April 27th, 2014, 01:54 PM
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Just curious, what is the plan if/when Kent gets his truck back from the CBP?



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Old April 27th, 2014, 02:09 PM
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That is a really good question. It looks like the truck itself will just be given to Kent in the current effort to replace his seized D110. So no decisions have been made deal with your question.

Most opinions are if Kent did actually get his truck back it would be a few years away. And may not have a title anymore. But if he did get it back with a title, it seems like something different should happen. We could consider just raffling it off on D90 source ? Refund everyone's contributions in the ticket sales? If Kent wanted to keep the truck we gave him, maybe he would raffle off his old truck instead. These are just ideas off the top of my head. When I asked earlier about a Poll these are some of the questions that I thought could be decided on there.

Kent what do you think should happen if you got your seized D110 back after we gave you another D110?
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Old April 28th, 2014, 11:27 PM
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Ok, so it sounds like we need some way to track commitments so we can gauge potential donation amounts before jumping into something that won't work out financially. I can keep a tally in a post here or we can use a google spreadsheet or something until we figure out how were actually going to collect it.

Jim or Greg, can you give more detail about the condition of the truck and what it's going to complete (both time and parts wise)? Does anyone know what Johan's truck is going to need? We need to get a better idea of what the options are.

I can offer some funds and wrenching help if local. I could offer space for day long wrenching sessions but don't have the room to store it.

I agree with Doug that this need not get super complicated. I would be comfortable donating everything directly to Kent and trusting that he'll do the right thing if he ever got his truck back. I'd think paying it forward would be an obvious choice but there are lots of ways it could go.

I also personally agree that he should not send this to Aaron's shop, for all the reasons already stated, but obviously Kent's call. Kent, I'm working in Springfield right now if you want to get together for lunch sometime and discuss your options.

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Old April 29th, 2014, 12:00 AM
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IF my truck is returned to me, I will want it back. As Ive mentioned before, it was quite close to completion, and is in the exact configuration that I want. In essence, it is my dream 110. That being said, any of the donor truck options that have been mentioned in this thread are viable options. All will require some work, Im sure, but Im not expecting a show truck by any means. I never expected anything like this to happen in the first place, so looking a gift horse in the mouth isn't something I would even think of doing.

What its going to come down to is the amount of funds collected, and what sort of spare parts are offered. I think the members with ample Rover rebuilding experience should make the call on the donor truck, since I am probably one of the greenest Rover owners on this board. I only ask that it is a 110, is as rust free as possible, and 3 door (since 5 doors seem to be more expensive and harder to find). Also, I prefer RHD, but its not all that important.

I mentioned that Aarons shop would do the build because Aaron genuinely offered to do it, and because he is my friend. I think having his shop do the work will ensure the build goes rather quickly, whereas Im not sure how long it will take if it is done in NoVa by those of us who can only get together to wrench a few hours a week, tops. At the same time, I understand the reservations some of you have about Aaron doing the work, but would the truck really be at risk of confiscation just because its on his shop property, even though someone else imported it completely legally? Im open to more discussion about this.

Finally, please keep in mind that I, in no way, feel entitled to this truck, but rather was fully expecting to just wait until the case closed to get my/another Rover. Keeping that in mind, I don't want any member of this forum to feel pressured to do any of this, much less stress about any sort of timeline or expectations from me.

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Old April 29th, 2014, 02:32 AM
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Charles,
I have a few pics of Lizzy, showing various parts of the chassis, and between body panels. There is no corrosion between the body panels, and the original paint shines after cleaning with a soapy rag. The pic's show the top where the mud was/still is. Some pic's show where an area that was wiped off, or dirt/mud was scraped off. Chassis still black, paint still brown. The before and after pics show whats under the dirt, and grime. As mentioned previously, there was a lot of upkeep due to being a working ambulance. The top of the chassis rails, is where a light coating of surface rust is. It is easily removed by hand, and fine sand paper. The engine compartment was covered in light grease, and was cleaned with a rag, and Dawn dish soap. So as far as chassis work, it is all cleaning, and painting again.
The body work is really good, a bit of corrosion on the doors. The fronts need a lot of work, so if someone has a good pair, done. I do have 2 SPO door repair channels, that will go with Lizzy. The rear door is not as bad, but recently shipped another from the UK, and that one is great. It will of course go with, and can resell it if going topless, to help with other parts/services. There are a couple small spots on the bulkhead, but no holes to look through. Repairing, and replacements are minimal, so not a lot needed here as well.
The suspension was not bad, but was getting soft when last driven. I had Foley"s send me a new HD suspension, including all 6 shocks, and bushing set, as they use on their own Expo builds. The front turrets looking a bit old, and have another slightly used pair to replace them. The rears have the inner springs, and dual shock mounts, already cut for welding on the rear end. Sorting the suspension should be pretty straight forward, and suit Kent's needs for hauling and towing. Lizzy sits on new set of Wolf wheels, and BFG KM2 with about 1k miles on them. I had the diffs were serviced before parking, no problems, or noises to report there. Brakes work great, no problems there.
The ACR 2.8 motor had 30km when I bought it. I shipped it to ACR for teardown/inspection, before shipping state side. The head was removed, cleaned up, and vales adjusted before buttoning back up. ACR replaced 1 spark plug before giving a clean bill of health. A new gasket set was used for the motor, so nice and clean for install. The SU carb was rebuilt, and have the 110 specific linkage for the carb. A Petronic points replacement was added to a rebuilt Lucas dizzy, so no adjustments needed. I have the 110 spec header, down pipe, and gasket for the exhaust hook up. I ordered a new 3pc clutch set, and are installed ready for mating to gear box. I have a spin on oil filter housing, to replace the original cartridge type. Should be trouble free for a long time.
The LT77 gearbox that came with Lizzy was starting to lightly grind 2nd on fast shifts, so I had Ashcroft send me rebuilt 50A "G" box, as a replacement. The transfer case is an early 1.6, but perfect for my intended needs as a camper loaded up. It shifts fine, so never was inclined to open it up for a look. At worse, replace with a later Ex MOD 1.6, and good to go.
Other parts: There is a new OEM fuel tank to install, as the original was starting to drip somewhere. The fuel delivery was fine, but now may be a good time to renew all the fuel lines, and sender unit with the new tank. I also have a Front Runner Aux 45ltr tank, so wont have to worry about extra fuel too much. I have another jerry can locker, for the right side. I have the left one installed already. The same maker, Rhino also made me a smaller left rear storage box, that were made for Foley's. It is about 1sqft, and would be a nice place to keep dirty parts outside. I have a really nice set of Exmoor Modular seats, covered in Outlast material, with newer runners to install. A nice upgrade over stock seats.
There is not a lot parts needed to complete really, cooling system hoses, a few gaskets, silicone, fuel sender unit, and fuel lines for the most part. So more installing, less parts buying needed.

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Old April 29th, 2014, 02:43 AM
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I swear i did not write sentence here. Therefore I apologize that the indentations did not make it from preview, to post.
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I really need to sleep more. Forgot to mention Webasto water heater for those cold months, and an IBS dual battery system to run the heater from a second battery. I am sure more to follow.
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Old April 29th, 2014, 08:01 AM
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To get the ball rolling I am going to do some paper fundraising. This way we will know what resources we can expect. When I get on a computer next ill setup a spreadsheet make info available.

From (mostly) Craig, myself and 2 others who have stated a dollar amount they are willing to contribute we are already at $4200

So here is what I need you to do. Either post here or send me a pm with specific donation details - money, specific parts, or assistance levels. Please indicate if you have restrictions like it not getting sent to Aaron, or not donated directly to kent without a non profit, etc, although the preference is no strings attached. If you want to remain anonymous or just the amount you are offering then say so.

Let's see how this goes. The amounts will help drive the decisions kent has to make.
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Donating the money from the sale of these items I expect it to be around $200 but need to see what shipping comes out to.

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