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Old December 15th, 2015, 11:31 AM
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The real reason Brandon bought the Lightweight (picking up my Perentie :D)!

I needed a ride to the port!

I bought this 110 in august, and after about 4 months all the paperwork was sorted and it got on a off some boats a few times. I was able to get it out of the port fairly quickly, with the help my broker and shipping company.

I bought it in Australia, I got everything sorted with the help of Justin at Landybitz, no issues there, very smooth process, Very nice guy, loves these trucks more than most anyone else does!


The truck is an excellent example, and needs a little TLC but I can deal with that! To anyone who wants one of these I would say go drive a series truck, if you think you can deal with that, then you should be ok with one of these Ex-Aus Military 110's, they are loud, heavy and feel like your driving a van, but that does not phase me in the slightest, I knew what I wanted and knew what I was getting!
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Old December 15th, 2015, 11:47 AM
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More room for Tinders in there than in the 88
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Old December 15th, 2015, 11:57 AM
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Congrats! Can't wait to drive it. Buy that plow from evilfij and make some money over the Winter with that galvanized beast
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Old December 15th, 2015, 11:57 AM
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Looks like a great truck!

Do you have a plan for it at all? Or just going to fix all the niggles and leave it as is for awhile? See you up at romp with her hopefully!
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Old December 15th, 2015, 12:01 PM
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Congrats! I can't wait to see it in person.
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Old December 15th, 2015, 12:13 PM
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I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
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Old December 15th, 2015, 12:13 PM
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Congrats John! Great looking truck.

Please post some some 4BD1 and galvy pics tho!
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Old December 15th, 2015, 12:20 PM
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Old December 15th, 2015, 12:27 PM
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Congrats John. Well worth the wait isn't it?
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Old December 15th, 2015, 01:10 PM
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More room for Tinders in there than in the 88
Pretty much what everyone's first thoughts were when they saw it!
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Congrats! Can't wait to drive it. Buy that plow from evilfij and make some money over the Winter with that galvanized beast
I hate plowing, I hate what plowing does to trucks, but I think it may see some time in the snow this winter!
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Looks like a great truck!

Do you have a plan for it at all? Or just going to fix all the niggles and leave it as is for awhile? See you up at romp with her hopefully!
Romp is in the plans for it! Thanks!
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Congrats John! Great looking truck.

Please post some some 4BD1 and galvy pics tho!
I tried to call you yesterday, but it worked out for the best, I forgot how far south you were so it worked out for the best!
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Congrats John. Well worth the wait isn't it?
Yeah, I'm so glad I held out for this truck, I almost gave up on the idea, but this is what I was meant to get. Thanks for all the advice and input!
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Old December 15th, 2015, 08:15 PM
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I tried to call you yesterday, but it worked out for the best, I forgot how far south you were so it worked out for the best!
Ah that was you calling - I was driving to Syracuse to ride Cranx bike park and didn't recognize the number - sorry man!
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Congrats! Looks like a very cool truck. Did you let Brandon drive it?

-Jeff
After we checked all the fluid levels, he hopped in and took it around the port parking lot, before I did, I owed him that though! I'm sure that was the kiss of death haha.

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Ah that was you calling - I was driving to Syracuse to ride Cranx bike park and didn't recognize the number - sorry man!
Damn, you had a good Monday too!

It barely fit, 1/8" more and I would have hit!
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Whats in the bags?

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Looks like several tons of wood pellets.
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Whats in the bags?

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Looks like the yayo.
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Old December 16th, 2015, 11:20 AM
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Pellets?
yup!
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Looks like several tons of wood pellets.
DING DING DING, started with 6 tons this year.

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It could be chicken feed, or malted barley, the guy has a damn Perentie in his garage. Im thinking more exotic.

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Haha, just pellets, the perentie is the only exciting thing lol.
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Looks like the yayo.
Haha, nah, I would have many more perenties if I had 6 tons of that!
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Great to see another Perentie in the U.S. , the toughest Defender ever built ! Im looking at turbo charging one of mine to what difference it makes on the hills .
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Great to see another Perentie in the U.S. , the toughest Defender ever built ! Im looking at turbo charging one of mine to what difference it makes on the hills .
Thanks, this is a lifetime vehicle for me. You already did or you are looking to?
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