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Old August 1st, 2012, 12:37 AM
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Thoughts on Series 2 purchase

Hey guys been awhile since I've sold my rigs, here but always pass through here. So through the years and when the economy was..well.. different, wife and I had 97 and 95 90's and missed em everyday they've been gone.

So been thinking about jumping back in the game and have always liked the look of early series (never driven). I'm considering a 59 series 2 near me and wanted to get your feedback on the price what to expect, jump on it or get another year etc... Here's the link


http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/3170302350.html
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst...173217840.html

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Old August 1st, 2012, 12:54 AM
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The interior picture... looks crusty on the doors and bulkhead. Might only be surface, but I wonder why inside?
If you go look at it, check out the frame and bulkhead carefully. Interior seats and paint not original. I think you could do better at that price. Maybe if the frame/bulkhead are perfect.

Go test drive it!
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Old August 1st, 2012, 01:09 AM
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was wondering about the rust too. He says the bulk and frame are rust free and will sell for $4600. would i be better off with a newer year and do they drive anything like d90? Looking forward to driving it, just curious of expectations
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Old August 1st, 2012, 02:13 AM
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Better deal from a trustworthy source:
http://siteground237.com/~gunsandr/s...IA-88-For-Sale

X2 on not driving like a d90.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 02:18 AM
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Keep looking.. Yes like Briggs says a tractor.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 09:23 AM
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He says the bulk and frame are rust free
Something doesn't sound right here.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 09:28 AM
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Better deal from a trustworthy source:
http://siteground237.com/~gunsandr/showthread.php?2263-SIIA-88-For-Sale

X2 on not driving like a d90.
X2 on Dan's suggestion... Ike is a good guy, trusted. Knowledgeable, and that's coming from us on the East coast.. others are sure to agree..
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Old August 1st, 2012, 09:36 AM
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Something doesn't sound right here.
Yeah, seriously. Lies!

Also, why are there two different prices between the listings?
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Old August 1st, 2012, 11:03 AM
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The heater is too late for a 1959 so it is a retrofit. It does have a nice winch. I would want a picture of the drivers side of the dash to see if it has the proper SII only parts.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 11:47 AM
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How can you tell the rear door is a retrofit?

I would have thought the rooftop was replaced and was a factory tropical top.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 01:09 PM
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If you are seriously considering buying one. Ask someone in your area and drive one around.

Also, you can find a good bargain if you are not in a hurry.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 11:33 AM
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So... did you take the test drive?
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Old August 8th, 2012, 03:51 PM
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the rear crossmember is either a home made job without a pto hole or it has a tow hitch plate that is just weird and possibly welded on?? check for poorly executed welding repairs they are a hell of a lot more time and energy to fix correctly than a door.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 06:23 PM
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Kind of crusty for that price

Seen better near you in craigslist in the same price range

Good luck and welcome back
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Old August 10th, 2012, 02:50 PM
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Ok so I finally drove a very nice series at a dealership and Briggs your right, while test driving I mowed my lawn! Very cool and had a blast, but did give me the d90 or bust feeling as its very hard to go back. I definitely want a project just may be way more than I can do but looks interesting

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/3176752972.html

And I hate to ask on here and Rovers are in my blood, but a friend has a 69 Bronco that can be had for pennies. Any thoughts on em?
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Old August 10th, 2012, 03:05 PM
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if the bronc is in decent shape, you could enjoy it for a year at least and probably make some good $$$ on the sale, once you come to your senses and start seriously looking for a series rig...
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Old August 10th, 2012, 03:05 PM
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That truck was for sale on here (when it was still a truck with a title and not a bill of sale). It comes up on this forum if you search "torched" as that's what some punks did to it with gasoline.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=30397
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Old August 10th, 2012, 03:14 PM
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And I hate to ask on here and Rovers are in my blood, but a friend has a 69 Bronco that can be had for pennies. Any thoughts on em?
As I'm sure you know, a project truck will probably cost more in the long run than a turn-key driver. This is true of Rovers, Broncos, whatever.
Fortunately you can order all the bits and sheet metal for the Bronco from several sources. You could almost build one from nothing if you really wanted to, like a Jeep, a VW bug, an MG, etc.
In addition you can plunk one of those fine Ford Racing 427 aluminum crate motors in it with no problem. That alone is 14 grand, so the sky is truly the limit if you want a badass Bronc.
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Old August 10th, 2012, 03:55 PM
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And I hate to ask on here and Rovers are in my blood, but a friend has a 69 Bronco that can be had for pennies. Any thoughts on em?
I had a '69 Bronco. Really liked that rig. Much easier to get parts for, that's for sure.

But what you put into a Bronco your lucky to get back. Of course not every person treats a car as an investment.

Regardless it ain't a Land Rover and I sold it to feed my Rover fetish.
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Old August 13th, 2012, 10:37 PM
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Get an ex-MoD like I did. I got mine for a reasonable price and I got lucky with very few issues. Although I haven't looked too hard for problems.
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