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Old October 3rd, 2016, 04:05 PM
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South African 110

Figured I'd post up some pics of my new '88 Defender 110 I picked up in Pretoria, South Africa. I'm having the restoration done over there and will import it to the US early next year if all goes well.

I already met up with the local defender club and got to run some questions past them. Good crew and sweet rides I might add.

My rover has the 3.5L V8. I'm going to have it painted in Corris grey with charcoal accents.
Here's a few pics of the truck.











And for good measure I have to post up my buddies Keswick green "Hulk" out on a safari.


This one is a '89 3.5L V8. All finished and ready to go.




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Old October 3rd, 2016, 04:22 PM
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Be careful with restoring overseas as not to change anything that will cause importation problems. I hope that is not a galvanized chassis as that will not import.
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Old October 3rd, 2016, 04:30 PM
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Be careful with restoring overseas as not to change anything that will cause importation problems. I hope that is not a galvanized chassis as that will not import.
I could be wrong but I thought South African Rovers had galvy chassis as standard like Australian trucks.

Always good advise not to change majors parts for US importation.
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Old October 3rd, 2016, 04:31 PM
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Yes, I'm keeping everything stock as per import restrictions.
All the South African Rovers come from the factory with galvanized chassis.


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Old October 30th, 2016, 09:11 PM
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As Red said be careful. Document everything, take tons of pics, use macro on a good camera to take close up chassis and ALL serial numbers where you find them..don't fill or over spray that can block out numbers.

Bring all old receipts, all documentation and maybe even purchase history from the dealer it was bought or serviced at.

A friend of mine took my 89 to the US this summer, he was a US Diplomat here, it went OK. We did quite of restoration work before it went.

See what you can find there cheap for parts, fill it up in the cargo area and document/ declare all.

Congrats and good luck..it looks awesome.
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