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Old March 24th, 2015, 10:39 PM
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1988 Perenties

I swear some of you must be seriously tempted...

Perentie 110's

1987 - 1991

Direct Defence Dept

3.9 Isuzu Diesel

Galvanised Chassis

Built for the Australian Forces the Perentie is based on the Land Rover Defender and uses many common parts.

These vehicles have been extremely well maintained, many with total rebuilds.

They are pretty much RUST FREE and in superb condition.

The 3.9 N/A Isuzi diesel is renowned for it's reliability and simplicity, coupled with Land Rovers strongest gearbox the LT95 makes these Defenders like a Land Rover should be simple, reliable with loads of grunt.

Fitting a galvanised chassis to a 300 Tdi 110 would cost a good proportion of this when all the bills have come in - and you still probably have rusty doors, bulkhead etc etc !!

The bulkheads, doors and running gear of these Perenties are very clean.

Low Mileage - From 21,000 km's


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I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
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Old March 25th, 2015, 12:01 AM
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Wow that's a steal for starters; Galv gram and a 3.9 to boot
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Old March 25th, 2015, 08:24 AM
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You guys gotta remember these are bare bones military trucks, most of them with soft tops that do not hold heat in very well, and should that galvy frame ever go out on you, it's custom and you won't be able to call up Richards for a replacement. But they are so cool, and none of that stuff matters to me.
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Old March 25th, 2015, 08:28 AM
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That looks clean!

Any idea if they had to use special spec springs on the front of those? That 3.9 is around 750# and that bumper makes an ARB look little.

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You guys gotta remember these are bare bones military trucks, most of them with soft tops that do not hold heat in very well, and should that galvy frame ever go out on you, it's custom and you won't be able to call up Richards for a replacement. But they are so cool, and none of that stuff matters to me.
Aren't the military frames thicker gauge/reinforced?
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Old March 25th, 2015, 08:42 AM
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That looks clean!

Any idea if they had to use special spec springs on the front of those? That 3.9 is around 750# and that bumper makes an ARB look little.

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Aren't the military frames thicker gauge/reinforced?
Yeah, I don't have the specifics in front of me, but they are beefed up and the spare I believe is where you would find it on a normal pickup truck here, so there are some real differences, not sure how much though.
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This seller doesn't have a military export license as required by the UK so ea export has to be applied for individually and takes appx a month. We are handling the shipment and import of one from this ebay seller now.
Just waiting for the license to export.
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This seller doesn't have a military export license as required by the UK so ea export has to be applied for individually and takes appx a month. We are handling the shipment and import of one from this ebay seller now.
Just waiting for the license to export.

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Old March 25th, 2015, 09:43 AM
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Yeah, I don't have the specifics in front of me, but they are beefed up and the spare I believe is where you would find it on a normal pickup truck here, so there are some real differences, not sure how much though.
I'll have to research them when I have the time - I'd like to know just to know.

I usually don't bat an eye to MOD trucks but these are really cool to me.
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Doug the last time this came up there were major questions around passing it through CBP and customs because of the galvy chassis and Isuzu diesel. I know there was an effort underway to "educate" the agencies that this was in fact a factory produced, original 110 variant.

It sounds like this has been cleared up and the road for importation is now paved?
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Doug the last time this came up there were major questions around passing it through CBP and customs because of the galvy chassis and Isuzu diesel. I know there was an effort underway to "educate" the agencies that this was in fact a factory produced, original 110 variant.

It sounds like this has been cleared up and the road for importation is now paved?
Adam,
Always a process but yes that is what I am doing.

Once you have one you can change the body to whatever configuration you desire. I have seen some 5 door trucks but this UK seller doesn't have any.
If you read on the Aus Land Rover Owners forums these trucks are highly coveted once a turbo is added which is an afternoon's undertaking.
A 3.9 liter turbocharged diesel is a wonderful thing in a light 110. Hell our 8000 lb f250 only has 7.3 liters and weighs twice as much and is a blast to drive.
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