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Old May 21st, 2012, 01:54 PM
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OK...so long story short...always wanted a 109" 5door, but couldn't stand to pay the huge $$$ asked for them here in the USA. So I always kept my eyes peeled for one...found!

Here it is "RESCUED", from rusting away to nothing. Apparently when first purchased the guy payed through the nose, as it was a "total restore" - fast fwd to today, it was a "field find" down in Southern VA.

1963 Series IIa 5 Door with Tropical Roof

So, swung a deal - borrowed a truck and trailer and towed it home yesterday. Now it sits, with me wondering what to do....good news is it came with a couple hundred $$ of books..."The Green Bible", Haynes restoration manual, and Haynes Service & Repair manual.

I am going to probably spend some (a lot) cleaning up the inside, which btw is fully carpeted! With seats in fantastic condition, no tears anywhere....big deluxe buckets in the front.

The good:
- pretty fair chassis - was painted (POR-15???) at some time, non factory - in good condition
- engine works - started up - last ran 2 years ago to drive it to resting spot in the field
- HAS AIRCONDITIONING! yep - no shit
- Windows are all tinted???
- Has an Alpine CD player, with 4 Boston Acoustic speakers
- Seats - seating for 11 all in fantastic shape - incl center console in front!
- All panels are in great shape
- Electrics all work
- Windows are good
- Rear door is good
- Hinges are OK...need some cleaning up, and greasing i am sure
- Drivetrain is fine

The bad (that I know of):
- All four doors are toast on the inside - every part that could rust has!
- Springs look like they are totally fused together with rust - not a big deal really i know
- WHAT I DON'T KNOW....didn't spend a lot of time in/around it - so I will probably find out a lot more!
- bloody hornets!! A LOT OF THEM.....

Makes my 1971 88" barn find look like a concourse truck


I know the 4 doors are toast, the footwell is a version of swiss cheese and the bulkhead needs a little work.

Anyway - thought I would share....won't be at Happy Hour anytime in the near future me thinks...
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Old May 21st, 2012, 02:01 PM
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i'm a big fan of the safari roof ...
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Old May 21st, 2012, 02:01 PM
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Nice, looks like quite a project!
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Old May 21st, 2012, 02:31 PM
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Old May 21st, 2012, 02:36 PM
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is that a roll bar inside?
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Old May 21st, 2012, 02:40 PM
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That's awesome!!!!
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Old May 21st, 2012, 02:56 PM
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is that a roll bar inside?
Dunno - have not taken the leather off it as yet...could be, but I am just not sure...I will find out!
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Old May 21st, 2012, 03:15 PM
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Well at the time it was probably a good idea cz everyone was doing it, but the second set of headlamps in the wings is making me cry. There just aren't any unmolested 2A wings out there, so you might as well embrace these since you will not find any others.
You have one original 2A middle door (the right side one) and a later, maybe S3 middle door. The 2A ones have the drain holes. These may be savable if the channel where the window goes is not too perforated.. If it is just the bottoms are rotten, then you are in good shape. But don't bother calling Ike, I got the last of all his 2A middle door stuff! There ain't no more! Ditto the front door bottoms. Nobody has any 2A fronts. You can use a later S3 door if you weld in the door check from an earlier door frame.
The worst news may be the tub, but the good news is that these didn't change much from 2A to S3, so a later tub will work if that one is toast. The killer will be corrosion of the aluminum floor especially under the seats and where it connects to the T pieces. Can look good from the outside but be totally shot underneath.
Bulkhead and breakfast definitely gone. Bulkhead will need rebuilding. Matt Browne can do that, but count on a 4 month lead time.
From where I sit it is about a 2K parts truck or a 35K restoration. You pick.
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Old May 21st, 2012, 03:23 PM
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or....I take the top off, take the door tops off, rebuild the door bottoms somehow, and sell it for $5K as a "cute country convertible" to some Middleburg/Upperville farm owner....
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Nice! You are the current king of the barn finds.
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Old May 21st, 2012, 04:33 PM
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Nice! You are the current king of the barn finds.
I want a T-shirt to advertise my stupidity Charles!!!!
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Old May 21st, 2012, 04:38 PM
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Old May 21st, 2012, 04:48 PM
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Funny enough, this truck is d-90 "famous" if you check out the new d-90 app in the Apple app store it's one of the pics as part of the screenshots:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-d...503936914?mt=8

from this thread:

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=35766
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Old May 21st, 2012, 05:14 PM
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too funny!!! that is it...
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Old May 21st, 2012, 05:35 PM
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Nice rig! So where are you going to store all of these new finds?
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Old May 21st, 2012, 05:56 PM
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I know peeps

Why you offering your garage?
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Old May 21st, 2012, 06:54 PM
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Why you offering your garage?
Carl O is my neighbor, his is larger! Good chance long term room can be made in field out back if you are in a pinch.
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