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Old July 5th, 2010, 10:22 AM
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Range Rover soft top on CL

I don't know anything about it, other than what is in the listing. Still, I thought it was cool enough to post here.

http://ventura.craigslist.org/cto/1798700916.html
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Old July 5th, 2010, 10:35 AM
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That is sweet looking.
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Old July 6th, 2010, 04:43 PM
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That is exactly what I want to do with my RRC. Does anybody know the seller? Would love to know where he got that roll cage fabricated.

edit: I know his contact info is on the ad, most people don't respond to my car questions when theyre trying to sell the car.
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Old July 6th, 2010, 04:50 PM
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try pikes peek in colorado. i think they have done that before. (http://www.pikespeakrovers.com/gallery/main.php/v/shop/)
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Old July 6th, 2010, 10:24 PM
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I've never loved the RRC until now.
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Old July 7th, 2010, 10:29 AM
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That is exactly what I want to do with my RRC. Does anybody know the seller? Would love to know where he got that roll cage fabricated.

edit: I know his contact info is on the ad, most people don't respond to my car questions when theyre trying to sell the car.
Call him and see if he will let you go take a look. He did a nice job with the cage. Best soft top ive seen.
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Old July 7th, 2010, 10:36 AM
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Yeah this thing is great.
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That would make my TWR look even better....... hmmmm...........

J/K.

I do like it though!
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Old July 7th, 2010, 02:04 PM
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Call him and see if he will let you go take a look. He did a nice job with the cage. Best soft top ive seen.
Already sent him an email. The cage does look great and you know if anyone needs a roll cage its me.
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Old July 7th, 2010, 06:20 PM
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Well said
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Old July 7th, 2010, 09:43 PM
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Cool.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 03:45 PM
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So I went and looked at this one. The wife was interested of all things....

My hopes had been that it was in better condition, but it's fair to worn. But hey, it's 20+ years old.

Car was originally owned by a producer in LA and given to his son. Son had the ST conversion done by the same shop that did the Fast and Furious cars. Cage is welded to frame. Not a bad job, but I didn't like some of the welds. Car just had a paint job, but some body work was missed unfortunately, so dents are highlighted by new, glosssy paint job. Original color was red and at least some areas had been re-painted red as well judging by over spray.

I think it's been wheeled a bit. Three things I didn't like: the holes through the front fender for the roll cage are way out of concentric. So they either did a crappy job initially - which would suprise me as the cage was bult to the vehicle, or the cage/frame/body relation has changed. The door gaps from one side to the other are different. And the rear seats no longer align with their closure strikes - so something has moved. Swivel housings were replaced - not sure why, but makes me wonder. LA is not the envorment where the swivel seal surface will pit, so had to be another reason.

The ST job is OK. New top done by a marine canvas shop. The front seam doesn't lock into a reverse capture bar (like the Defender ST header) so I can't see it no leaking if wet (the owner never drove it in the rain). Interior carpets are gone up front. Rusted floor pans have been coated to protect. I looks great at first blush, but considering the price, and the value of a RRC of that vintage, it should be in prime condition in my opinion. The conversion just isn't of a high enough quality. Had to walk
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Old July 12th, 2010, 06:24 PM
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Tony thanks for the info. Did you get anymore pics? Id like to see the cage in more detail.
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Tony thanks for the info. Did you get anymore pics? Id like to see the cage in more detail.

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Old July 13th, 2010, 04:54 PM
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I pm'd John with what info I had. No pics - but it wasn't a complicated conversion on this one.

Mostly, it made me wonder what a really nice RRC with a nice conversion could be. Say if ECR did one.... oh, speak of the devil...

and bang for buck, a good RRC is a hell of a lot more affordable as a base vs. a Defender.
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