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Old April 22nd, 2015, 01:12 PM
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 02:35 PM
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Was one of my trucks. Then the buyer replaced the original engine and transmission in Calif.
As far as overpriced? He told me he paid 65K to replace and install new engine etc.
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 02:55 PM
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The truck is clearly very nice. But the font he uses in his ebay advert leaves much to be desired.
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I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
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Wow...$65,000 labor to replace the engine/etc?

Let's say that the parts cost $32,500 because he bought them all from his local Land Rover dealership and paid for all their overhead as well.

Even at a $100/hr, which is more than most attorneys and doctors make, that means 325 hours to do the work. That's 8 weeks, 5 days a week, 8-hour days of non-stop restoration work - to do an engine swap? That's just a totally new level of inefficiency.

I mean, I appreciate quality work, but the DOD Program Manager inside of me is ready to call DCAA on whoever did this guy's rebuild. It's overpriced by any measure!
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 04:20 PM
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It looks like shit with that black soft top. Totally wrong on a Series truck. Looks like a Jeep.

The rear brake lines are poorly routed. And is that V8 sitting in front of the stock series LR 4 speed? Yikes.

Fools and their money...
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 04:37 PM
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And is that V8 sitting in front of the stock series LR 4 speed? Yikes.
I would assume it is an american gearbox but who knows. Zero real information in the ad..

$65k to put in a cheap crate carbed V8 is beyond insane.
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 04:44 PM
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There is a thread over on GNR discussing the same truck......

It's nice, but it is overpriced and I am not sure I believe some of the things the seller claims. I'd like to see who actually appraised the thing @ $165K as advertised.

Here is what he says regarding the gearbox:

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The cars transmission was rebuilt at the same time and shifts beautifully. The transmission has been built to handle the extra power of the engine as well. The transmission shifts perfectly and is very responsive and smooth

I am curious about what measures were taken to "build" the tranny?
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 04:49 PM
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Regardless, not specifically saying what is there is silly. If it is not an overdrive gearbox, you are either ungeared for the road or overgeared for off road. The series transfer case does not have enough spread for a non-OD box.
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 05:06 PM
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As I stated, I sold it to the original buyer with a sewing machine engine. What ever was done out there in la la I could care less, so why should you. If the guy had money to blow, so what. It was a perfect restoration.
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As I stated, I sold it to the original buyer with a sewing machine engine. What ever was done out there in la la I could care less, so why should you. If the guy had money to blow, so what. It was a perfect restoration.
Regardless of motor swap, from the pics I would say: Nice work Mark!
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Overpriced much?

[QUOTE=sonoronos;631072]



"Even at a $100/hr, which is more than most attorneys and doctors make,"


Huh???
This is factually incorrect. Thank god. Otherwise I'd never be able to afford a $65k motor.

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The H4x4 work is still on their website.

Post H4x4 a V8 and stereo were added, along with a hack job under the hood of wiring, battery relocation.
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As I stated, I sold it to the original buyer with a sewing machine engine. What ever was done out there in la la I could care less, so why should you. If the guy had money to blow, so what. It was a perfect restoration.
You don't care that they posted your company name on the eBay add? I think people care because now every munson with a rust bucket series project that is sagging in the middle because of a rotten chassis will think their pile of aluminum atop corrosion is worth $15k instead of $500.
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Thank you Matthew. I was unaware they were using my name in their ad. I advised him a week ago that the company he was crediting only did the motor swap. So I guess the seller changed his ad to ride on Himalaya wave. I think his big $$$ claim to resto costs would do more harm than good, and I have kindly asked him to reword his ad. Thats about 4 times the cost that he has listed. Ouch. Not beneficial to me to post a crazy number like that for an 88.
Appreciate the heads up on that.
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Thank you Matthew. I was unaware they were using my name in their ad. I advised him a week ago that the company he was crediting only did the motor swap. I think his big $$$ claim to resto costs would do more harm than good, and I have kindly asked him to reword his ad. Thats about 4 times the cost that he has listed. Ouch. Not good.
Appreciate the heads up on that.
Word up! Do you know who appraised it? I want an appraisal on everything I own from them.
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I've got a 3.5 engine, runs well, has the LT85 and 230 attached, ready to put in your Series rig for just $10k -- INCLUDING SHIPPING.
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I've got a 3.5 engine, runs well, has the LT85 and 230 attached, ready to put in your Series rig for just $10k -- INCLUDING SHIPPING.
I have a 110 with a 3.5 liter diesel engine, rebuilt lt85, rebuilt lt230, new Exmoor seats, custom roll cage, stereo, 2 inch OME lift, 33" KM2s, Terra Firma Dakar rims, ready to put in your series for maybe $28k? Delivered?
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I have a 110 with a 3.5 liter diesel engine, rebuilt lt85, rebuilt lt230, new Exmoor seats, custom roll cage, stereo, 2 inch OME lift, 33" KM2s, Terra Firma Dakar rims, ready to put in your series for maybe $28k? Delivered?
what 3.5 Diesel do you have?
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what 3.5 Diesel do you have?
Same one Shayne is selling. I honestly highly recommend them. Mazda SL35TI. 4 banger turbo intercooled. All mechanical and fairly easy to work on. Buy it. I can scan you any of the repair manual pages you need. Massive amounts of torque. I have a 1.003 ratio tcase and 255/85s and it pulls my 110 well past 70 with ease and takes hills like a boss.
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Right, then my price just went up -- 3.5 V8! V8!!
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