Thinking about buying Mike H's old truck - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old April 28th, 2009, 02:34 PM
evilfij's Avatar
evilfij
Status: Offline
evilfij
I have never seen a rover in person
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: on the internet
Posts: 14,688
Thinking about buying Mike H's old truck

What are the communities thoughts on this?

I would just get her running (weld the swivel to the axle housing to make up for the bolt, change the fluids, replace the starter and battery) and probably pull most of the hardcore offroad stuff off (36in tires, snorkle, ARB bumper, Detroit and axle shafts) and just get her to a presentable level.

I don't want to buy her because I think Mike should keep her, but I am not sure that there is much chance of that anymore.

Ron
__________________
*not legal advice*
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old April 28th, 2009, 02:42 PM
landrovered's Avatar
landrovered
Status: Offline
S. Smith
72 Series III 109 Diesel
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Under my truck!
Posts: 753
Why does this sound like you are trying to date his old girlfriend?

Translation: I would treat her right and she could cook for me but I would not make her wear all those naughty nighties or make dirty love.

I am attracted to her but he does not realize what he's got and does not love her any more.
__________________
72 Series III 109 SW Diesel, 03 RR, 98 Porsche 986, 01 Porsche 986 3.6 L
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old April 28th, 2009, 02:59 PM
JimC's Avatar
JimC
Status: Offline
Jim Cheney
NAS 110 #145
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 7,154
Registry


I think you'd actually be doing Mike a favor Ron. He's ridden her hard and put her away wet, so it needs a ton of work - its much better that someone who knows Rovers gets it. I think its funny that even the flippers haven't touched it. Maybe I can help you pick it up.
__________________
Jim Cheney

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old April 28th, 2009, 03:43 PM
d90boy's Avatar
d90boy
Status: Offline
keith humphreys
aka: Mr Fancy Pants
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 3,228
Registry
can i watch the transformation? we need to install a web cam in rons garage.
__________________
keith humphreys
keith . humphreys @ me . com
617 . 308 . 4100
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old April 28th, 2009, 03:50 PM
chrisvonc's Avatar
chrisvonc
Status: Offline
Chris von C
No Defender at this time
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Va
Posts: 4,135
Quote:
Originally Posted by evilfij
What are the communities thoughts on this?

I would just get her running (weld the swivel to the axle housing to make up for the bolt, change the fluids, replace the starter and battery) and probably pull most of the hardcore offroad stuff off (36in tires, snorkle, ARB bumper, Detroit and axle shafts) and just get her to a presentable level.

I don't want to buy her because I think Mike should keep her, but I am not sure that there is much chance of that anymore.

Ron
I'd say cool if you are going to keep it. I'd rather someone here buy it and keep it.
__________________
Chris von C

Please email one of the current MODs if you need assistance.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lriwater: As you know, most wives don't like Series trucks due to the ride and lack of creature comforts. Girlfriends seem to like those, but some sort of magic happens during the wedding ceremony.
[/size]
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old April 28th, 2009, 03:59 PM
evilfij's Avatar
evilfij
Status: Offline
evilfij
I have never seen a rover in person
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: on the internet
Posts: 14,688
Quote:
Originally Posted by d90boy
can i watch the transformation? we need to install a web cam in rons garage.
There is no electrical power or lighting in my garage. All you would see is darkness and the lit end of a cigarette wandering around.
__________________
*not legal advice*
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old April 28th, 2009, 04:05 PM
JimC's Avatar
JimC
Status: Offline
Jim Cheney
NAS 110 #145
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 7,154
Registry
Because ninja Ron always works in the dark.
__________________
Jim Cheney

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old April 28th, 2009, 04:39 PM
evilfij's Avatar
evilfij
Status: Offline
evilfij
I have never seen a rover in person
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: on the internet
Posts: 14,688
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimC
Because ninja Ron always works in the dark.
I work by moonlite that comes in through the open door. It is enought for me to see, but I don't think a camera would work.
__________________
*not legal advice*
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old April 28th, 2009, 04:59 PM
Lucasd2002's Avatar
Lucasd2002
Status: Offline
David Lucas
[VACANT]
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 224
Night vision camera.

It would make Ron look green... or more green than he already looks.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old April 28th, 2009, 05:20 PM
rover4x4's Avatar
rover4x4
Status: Offline
Phillip
1995 SW #487/500
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Old North State
Posts: 7,527
Registry
I think it would be a great idea to clean that truck up a little bit, I know its had a hard life and has some rust but would make a good truck for someone I imagine. Maybe he will want to buy it back from you
__________________
Poor gas mileage gets you to the best places on earth
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old April 28th, 2009, 07:37 PM
woldd90's Avatar
woldd90
Status: Offline
Scott
1997 D90 ST #1444
Site Team
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Georgia
Posts: 5,329
I think it would be fun to re-tool that truck... But, my wife won't let me have a 3rd yet.
__________________
Scott

Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old April 29th, 2009, 08:39 AM
cgalpin's Avatar
cgalpin
Status: Offline
Charles Galpin
'94 D90 ST, '63 SeriesIIA
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: South Riding, VA
Posts: 11,625
Registry
I have mixed feelings.

1. He wants it to go to someone in the community, but I'm sure that means keep and not flip

2. I'd like to see him get the most out of it, as opposed to someone else getting a smoking deal at his expense (but see #3)

3. Every time I look at the pictures I think there is no way to revive it as a whole. There is just too much rust and all the plastic rubber is ruined, most of which are very expensive to replace (or NLA). It seems at best you could use it (the VIN) as a base for a rebuild.

So I dunno. A bit expensive for a trail rig but I think the ideal in my mind would be to find someone crazy enough to buy it and keep it as a trail rig (so fix whats needed to run again, stop further rust but not worry about cosmetics, and drive it like you stole it). Wait, that sounds like me... except I'm not in the market

Follow-up Post:

Oh and Ron if you buy it, I'll volunteer to come over and run electric to your damn garage. Hell, I'll setup the webcam while I'm there too.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old April 29th, 2009, 08:43 AM
btate
Status: Offline
Bryan Tate
d90
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 479
I have thought about reviving it also, but I look at the pics and can't find much that is "keepable".
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old April 29th, 2009, 10:35 AM
pendy's Avatar
pendy
Status: Offline
jim pendleton
89'd90
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: andover, ks usa
Posts: 2,341
How about a raffle for D90 source members only? With a byline to do a writeup on work done to bring it back to the road. If the raffle goes well enough include some $ to the new owner to buy parts with. Of course MH needs his $ first.

An idea.

JP
__________________
legend in my own mind

Advice is only as good as the person applying it--
Don't make me give you bad advice!

Lemons or lemonaide, whatever your taste provides.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old April 29th, 2009, 12:06 PM
madcowdungbeetle
Status: Offline
Carter
1994 D90 on 37s supreme balla style
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 1,359
Registry
I would love to have that truck as a trail rig, and still would. This truck is why I put my red 94 up for sale... I've always wanted an Arles 90. I spoke to him a while back, and I was dead serious on buying it, but when I asked what he was looking for, in terms of cash in hand for me to come pick it up... it was a kinda unrealistic... I'm not trying to a jerk but, just based on what was left on the truck that was worth keeping, it just wasn't the right deal.
__________________
<
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
>
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old April 29th, 2009, 01:07 PM
pendy's Avatar
pendy
Status: Offline
jim pendleton
89'd90
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: andover, ks usa
Posts: 2,341
100 tickets at 100dllrs would pay Mike his $

I'd buy a ticket or two.

Lets make JimC pick the winner out of a hat. And everyone send the $ directly to MH. After we get at least 100 tickets sold. I think there is enough trust in this community to do this. Of course JimC can't buy a ticket.



Quote:
Originally Posted by pendy
How about a raffle for D90 source members only? With a byline to do a writeup on work done to bring it back to the road. If the raffle goes well enough include some $ to the new owner to buy parts with. Of course MH needs his $ first.

An idea.

JP
__________________
legend in my own mind

Advice is only as good as the person applying it--
Don't make me give you bad advice!

Lemons or lemonaide, whatever your taste provides.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old April 29th, 2009, 01:12 PM
cgalpin's Avatar
cgalpin
Status: Offline
Charles Galpin
'94 D90 ST, '63 SeriesIIA
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: South Riding, VA
Posts: 11,625
Registry
JimC, how about adding a poll to this thread to see how many people would go for this?
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old April 29th, 2009, 01:23 PM
woldd90's Avatar
woldd90
Status: Offline
Scott
1997 D90 ST #1444
Site Team
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Georgia
Posts: 5,329
I would be in for a 100 or two...
__________________
Scott

Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old April 29th, 2009, 01:29 PM
madcowdungbeetle
Status: Offline
Carter
1994 D90 on 37s supreme balla style
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 1,359
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by pendy
100 tickets at 100dllrs would pay Mike his $

I'd buy a ticket or two.

Lets make JimC pick the winner out of a hat. And everyone send the $ directly to MH. After we get at least 100 tickets sold. I think there is enough trust in this community to do this. Of course JimC can't buy a ticket.
If my choice is risking $100 to get a D90, or not eat for 2 weeks....

I'll take the raffle ticket. [img]images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
__________________
<
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
>
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old April 29th, 2009, 01:42 PM
rmuller
Status: Offline
Ryan
1966 S2a 88" | 2006 LR3
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Caldwell, NJ
Posts: 1,056
I'd be in for a raffle.
__________________
Ryan
-------------
Current:
1966 Series IIa "Olive"
2001 Discovery II
2006 LR3 HSE7


Past: 1994 Defender 90 #416, 2001 Discovery II
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat

Tags
buying

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Buying A 94 Defender 90 With 40,000 Kilometers retep56 Defender Technical Discussions 2 December 9th, 2005 08:12 PM
Mikes truck on the trail????? scoloco Trips, Trails and Events 20 October 27th, 2005 10:21 PM
Newb thinking about buying D90-HELP Todds112 Defender Technical Discussions 21 October 26th, 2005 09:26 PM
1995 D90 Body Parts / Attn: Mike Hippert Vadim Wanted 11 July 7th, 2004 04:37 PM
wanting help in Mass. buying D90 stanman Misc. Chit-Chat 4 March 9th, 2004 06:05 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:24 AM.


Copyright