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Old December 25th, 2007, 07:22 AM
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My Landrover to be imported to the USA

Landy Friends,





I'm living in the UK now but am relocating to the US in September 2008 to retire from the USAF. I have bought a project truck to rebuild and I own another to build when I get to the states. For this thread Iíll focus on my rebuild project.



It started as an 84 LR 90 2.5TD CSW. I'm rebuilding it on a NAS chassis with the following modifications.

Converted to 3.9 V8, LHD auto transmission, 3 Inch lift kit 3 Deg QT Radius Arm and Rover thyme rears. Stainless steel brake and fuel lines New electrical harnesses and NAS lights.



The axles have been sandblasted and painted all new bearing and seals with new brake parts.



The body is at the shop getting painted now and will be a jeep forest metallic green. I should be fitting it in the next couple of weeks. The main thing next is to finish the front axle and install the engine and gear boxes.



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Here are picture from before the start.

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here is the axles and chassis
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Old December 25th, 2007, 06:48 PM
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Nice work, looks great.

Where are you retiring to?
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Old December 27th, 2007, 03:43 AM
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I'm looking at Arizona but I'll go where the money shows.





Thought I would show my daily driver also.




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Old December 27th, 2007, 09:44 AM
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Thought I would show my daily driver also.


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Looks like fun! I always said if I ever lived in the UK it would be big trouble. I would have about 2 dozen Rovers and probably lose my job because I would be tinkering with them.

You should see if anyone needs any parts, maybe you could bring them back in your household goods and make a few bucks.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 10:10 AM
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I'm allways willing to pickup parts and mail them back as well.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 10:23 AM
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Good to see you making the most of your tour in the UK!

Greg is right. Do some careful parts shopping, and maybe sneak a 110 in with your household goods, and you could pay for some of those toys!


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Old December 28th, 2007, 04:12 PM
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I'm shipping an 83 110 converted to a 300TDI next month to Az. It will be my first attempt to import
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Old December 29th, 2007, 03:17 AM
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Let us know how the import goes - the 21 year-old EPA exemption is supposed to apply only vehicles in their original configuration - i.e. not with newer engines.
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Old January 1st, 2008, 07:39 PM
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AC Arizona

How are you going to cool it? I am trying to find an additional AC for my 90 that is used mostly for ranch work in Az. I use the AC for our dogs. I have tried to find a rear AC system for 110's but have not had any success. I spoke to George at RDS and he said they don't exist. The factory ac is a bit weak. I have thought about installing a mid 90's Toyota system as they are real freezers.

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Old January 2nd, 2008, 02:05 AM
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http://www.eliteautomotive.co.uk/html/defender110.html
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 11:34 AM
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I have a remote unit out of a disco I with rear air somewhere in the attic. You would need ducts, but it would be a start.
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 08:17 PM
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Thank you. This looks great. I had almost given up. Fact I think I did give up.

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So Jim- I assume this is the same unit that ECR installs in 110's? Looks like it to me. Anyone every ordered from them? Do they ship to the us? Any idea on price?

This is the perfect solution.
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Old January 4th, 2008, 01:09 AM
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Thats the same unit. I have never ordered anything from them, and in fact I dont know if they are only an OEM. I'd like to know though, because in a year or so I'd like to get one of these units.
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Crazy George has some of these units in stock as well.
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Old January 4th, 2008, 02:59 PM
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Right now? He had some a couple years back...
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Old January 5th, 2008, 02:00 PM
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I started to get the front axle under the landy today. I'm shock at how high it is sitting. The front in only up about 1.5 inches from level.



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Old February 12th, 2008, 09:45 AM
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Today I got a few body parts back from paint. Next is the fatmat sound material and the decals for the tub.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 10:01 AM
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Oh, to be fixing up a Rover in the UK.

I went through Lakenheath/Mildenhall several times. I really like it out there. In fact, we got our cats from a lady name Mrs. Phillips who had a pig farm out there.

I envy you man.
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JetMech,
you must be a single, the last shot of your tub looks like it's sitting in your livingroom. I can only imagine what my wife would say if she came home to that sitting on our livingroom floor.




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