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Old December 27th, 2008, 02:06 AM
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Snurp's 90 delivered by way of British Rover Co..

I am happy to post that our 94 Defender was delivered a few days before Christmas. Thanks to a few guys who frequent this forum, I was made aware of a solid 94 Defender. Thanks to NashvilleRover (Dendy)for pointing me to Snurp (Keith, who was selling his Arles ST) and Kelly Grahm from Nashville Land Rover who had the truck on consignment. The truck had some minor cosmetic issues like some small areas of corrosion and a dent in the front quarter panel. The frame was in great shape and rust free. Engine has 108,000 on her. With the help of Kelly amd many photos later, I bought the truck and had it shipped to British Rover in Florida for some work.

Side note: I promised to spend less time in the garage with this truck. Everything takes me forever because I'm still learning. That's a major reason we sent the truck to British Rover.

There were a few things that I wanted to do before bringing it up to the Midwest and exposing it to our salted winter roads. Fix the corrosion areas, fix both doors (previous rust repair), repaint if needed, replace oil cooler lines to ss, replace all hoses and belts.
Fix leaks – power steering, exhaust manifold, intake gasket ,
and differential
Replace all fluids and new spark plug
Replace brakes pads and rotors
Some rewiring

My wife had a list of additions that she wanted;
Jump seats
New tuffy box
Front light guards (won’t fit without modifications presently in the garage)
Stainless steel bolt kit
Rovers North soft top
Removed the lights on top
Re-powdercoat the Southdown skids black (yellow to bling)
HD axle shafts from Rovertracks (uninstalled but in the garage)
(My wife and I watched a show called ‘Perilous Journeys” and the guy broke his rear axle shaft on his travels. So she wanted that beefed up too and so did I.)

And my list
Arb locker in rear
Piaa lights added on front bumper
New tires (coming soon and my wife wants bigger MTs)
Lift – not sure what to get yet. I plan on wheelin her a bit before I decide.

I have had a few people ask, ‘Why make it so pretty if your going to take it off road? Isn’t it going to get screwed up?” The two reasons are; Any areas of corrosion will most likely accelerate to problem areas and my wife wanted it to looks sweet.

We had a great experience purchasing with Kelly Grahm and Keith. Thanks for your honesty and fairness. Thanks for Dendy, glad you spoke up about the truck and its great condition.
Thanks to British Rover guys, Erich, Paul and Norman for doing such a nice job on the truck. We couldn’t be happier with it and can’t wait to wheel her and do some overlanding in the future. My experience with British Rover couldn't have been better!

A few pics.

Just purchased and on its way to British Rover


Completed and ready to ship to the Midwest




A few pics in the snow/ice in Illinois.

D-90 Source and members thanks for all the info help!
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Old December 27th, 2008, 09:56 AM
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Go to the Chicago Land Rover Club Board.

George Hanley the webmaster is one of the best rover mechanics in the state. Bar none. He works from Lindhurst in Crystal Lake.

I took my 97 to him for years and most of the club uses him exclusively.
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Old December 27th, 2008, 10:11 AM
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do you have the old soft top?

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sweet looking rig
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Old December 27th, 2008, 01:33 PM
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Cred,

Go to the Chicago Land Rover Club Board.

George Hanley the webmaster is one of the best rover mechanics in the state. Bar none. He works from Lindhurst in Crystal Lake.

I took my 97 to him for years and most of the club uses him exclusively.

I spoke with George a few weeks ago. I am sure he will be doing my future maintenance. I have heard nothing but great things about him from CLRC members.


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Unfortunately, I have nothing for sale.
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Old December 27th, 2008, 03:55 PM
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I spoke with George a few weeks ago. I am sure he will be doing my future maintenance. I have heard nothing but great things about him from CLRC members.


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Unfortunately, I have nothing for sale.
He's good. He did an awful lot of work on my truck and the end result was trouble free rovering till I sold the 90.

Tell him Eric says howdy and that the 66 is under the knife awaiting a shiney refurbished bulkhead from Ike at Pangolin4x4.
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Old December 29th, 2008, 03:58 PM
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Man I love the Arles Blue ST
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Old December 30th, 2008, 10:31 PM
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You are most welcome. The truck looks killer!
Nice job!
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Old December 30th, 2008, 10:42 PM
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Clarence,
She's a beauty !Hows it doing in the cold snow?
Mine,(thanks to you and many others from this board)Is doing fine, after a short warm up time .
Real nice pix ! I'll get some on the site as soon as I figure out how to transfer em.
Cheers,
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Old December 30th, 2008, 11:10 PM
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Thanks all for the nice compliments. I have been having some fun with her.

Lindy - host your pics on photobucket or similar site. Then copy the direct link to the pic and paste it to your post.
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Old December 31st, 2008, 03:29 PM
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Looks great Clarence! I'm in Florida for the holidays and finally have a chance to log on. I've been wanting to go to Britrover and check them out, but my schedule here is crazy. I've been mostly west coasting it. Maybe on another trip, I'll get a chance.

Nice to have your new toy for the holidays!!!!
Stay warm!

Gery
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Old January 1st, 2009, 05:56 PM
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Great looking Defender,Dr. and we are very glad to hear how happy you are with it.

Everyone at The British Rover Company enjoyed working with you and feels that you are a perfect gentleman.

All the best.
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Old January 1st, 2009, 10:46 PM
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Thanks Ken and Gery.
I have been having a great time in the truck. My kids love the truck too and are begging to go wheelin.
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Can you have your wife train mine? Whatever you are doing works!
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Old January 5th, 2009, 12:39 AM
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Burke its just dumb luck. She is a Rover nut for sure!
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