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Old November 3rd, 2012, 08:13 PM
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Looking at this 2a

http://amarillo.craigslist.org/cto/3356249078.html

Looks rough. I have zero experience with these but I've been wanting one to tinker with. How's the price look? How hard is a dash going to be to locate? And front windows?

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Old November 3rd, 2012, 08:22 PM
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Not worth the asking price.. I wouldn't pay more $1000 especially since rear of frame is rusted..
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 08:22 PM
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The winch alone is worth a grand... The price is good, but negotiate a bit, but be prepared to put some $ in it. George at Rovers down South will be your best friend. Buy it.
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 08:28 PM
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The winch alone is worth a grand... The price is good, but negotiate a bit, but be prepared to put some $ in it. George at Rovers down South will be your best friend. Buy it.
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 08:28 PM
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Dustin, if you have a mechanical background than it isn't very hard. but EVERYTHING has to be looked through. brake system,fuel system, engine, wiring everything! but if you are crazy enough to take on the challenge to rescue this beast than go for it! it wont be something you tinker with, it will be something that you have to dump quite a bit of money and time into. if it is complete, and if the frame and bulkhead are rust free its a lot better price wise. also that is the dash, it was metal, and was a part of the firewall. parts are quite easy to find with the exception of a few little things. but the truck is complete that makes it a world of a difference.
hope this helps Dylan
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 08:34 PM
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Cool thanks guys. The dash just looked like it was missing a panel or something. Yea I can do all of it. I'll have the motor rebuilt pretty quick by my motor guy here. Going to go take a look tomorrow. Going to try to get it for $2250-$2500. Is that a pto winch?
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 09:03 PM
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yes, its a PTO winch. and goodluck!
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 09:14 PM
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http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/3338209737.html
not real close but it runs
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 09:19 PM
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Offer 1800 in $20 bills. Psychologically it looks like a lot. Settle at 2000. Drag it home and start the obsession.
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 09:20 PM
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Looks pretty crusty to me but I'll bet they're flexible on the price. I'd probably not pay that much for it but the winch is sought after by many.

What's up with the exhaust pipe? Looks funky in the engine bay pic.

I'd bring a hammer and crawl under it and bang on the frame all over to check for rot.

Good luck with it.


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Old November 3rd, 2012, 10:16 PM
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Pass on it! Its junk, regardless of the winch. Look at the gash in the top, the door tops (under the windows) are junk, seats. Look at the tires, that thing has been sitting in the dirt for a loooong time. The rear cross member is shot, I guarantee the front horns are tossed. Springs, shocks, swivel balls, brakes etc. Doesn't run! The mice have probably made good use of it, their piss does a number on the aluminum, seat boxes no doubt are shot. You couldn't part that thing out and make your money back. For $2500 bucks you'll have a Capstan winch and a good set of headlight rings.. please don't buy it, I've given away better parts than that has. There is nothing on that truck I would pay for (again winch aside, which I still wouldn't buy but that's me)

I passed on a driver that needed bulkhead work for $2500...

I paid $800 for 2 trucks I'm still under $2k total in additional parts, I have a hard top, soft top with hoops, a pick up top 3 versions of super clean seats, I restored my bulkhead, 4 sets of axles, 4 sets of springs,2 motors, I've bartered off my doors tub hoods wheels.. you can do it cheap if you are patient. And have some time.. I know of a clean Series here, original owner, needs frame work, that's it... $3k. I've seen clean 109's picked up for under $2k. They are out there.. pay to have one shipped, the Series community is great, you'll have no problem finding somebody to look at it and help with the logistics.

Join gunsandrovers.com, check out land rover exchange.

Spend the extra $2500 and get that white one.. you'll be driving it on Monday.

The first pic is half of mine when I picked it up
2nd is with the other body on a donor frame
3rd with pickup top, I have new wings and a deluxe hood on it now.
and the red on was for sale for $1200... needed engine work.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 12:01 AM
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Thanks again guys. I'll go ahead and go look at it but my initial thoughts seem to be correct. Too pricey and maybe too far gone. I do like the one is Houston for sure.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 02:46 AM
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Old November 4th, 2012, 08:31 AM
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Yes I do, been looking for a while now. Anything from Classics to defenders to series. Series are non existent in the panhandle of Tex.

It all started with my wife's 06 HSE. Awesome car.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 08:41 AM
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Keep an eye out for craigslist ads in southern Colorado. Pretty close to you. There was a series a few months back that was good looking and had a great patina.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 10:17 AM
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If the front fenders are good, the trop top is good and the capstan is good, and it had a title, and the bulkhead was salvageable I would pay 2k if it was local to me and I wanted a series.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 07:47 PM
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I think the cheapest you are gonna find a good strong project car that has no rust which should be a high priority for most, is gonna be mid $3k's, and i just didn't find any projects that had no rust, i got a galvy framed strong runner for $5.5k with a patina'd body and paint, and nice interior, i would save up some more cash if i was you and buy solid base, maybe something like Killahaas got.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 09:59 AM
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Dustin, if you have a mechanical background than it isn't very hard. but EVERYTHING has to be looked through. brake system,fuel system, engine, wiring everything! but if you are crazy enough to take on the challenge to rescue this beast than go for it! it wont be something you tinker with, it will be something that you have to dump quite a bit of money and time into. if it is complete, and if the frame and bulkhead are rust free its a lot better price wise. also that is the dash, it was metal, and was a part of the firewall. parts are quite easy to find with the exception of a few little things. but the truck is complete that makes it a world of a difference.
There may be a problem with parts availability. A lot of engine and gearbox parts are long since NLA on most Series II (not A) trucks. If the engine or gearbox needs a rebuild you would be best off upgrading to a 2.25L engine or newer. The truck has Sparta lights which are long since NLA so to have a complete matching set of parking lights, turn signals & tail lights you will need to buy a whole set of new lights. Figure about $1-2,000 (depending if you want an original interior) to replace the interior.

The top left corner of the bulkhead appears to have what could be deep rust and the bulkhead may need a rebuild. It you want straight body panels figure a complete replacement of the whole front right wing & at least a left wing outer panel.

There are lots of non stock wires wondering around in the engine compartment. The truck may need a new harness or at least a major cleanup.

The truck is a good candidate for a rebuild or a good host for a modified rock crawler or some such. But figure you will be putting in serious long hours and somewhere around $3-6,000 into the truck if you want a nice dependable runner with straight panels and a decent interior.

For the $5,500 to $8,500 it would take you to get a nice dependable runner that doesn't look like a moving pile of junk you could buy a decent running 88.

This truck is a very good candidate for someone who wants to build up a heavily modified Land Rover or someone with a lot of skills and somewhat deep pockets who wants to return an old neglected truck back to its former self just for the fun of rebuild it and making the truck yours.

What it is not is a cheap way to get a functional Land Rover that you will be happy with after a little tinkering. My guess is that it is priced about 2X high for a serious project unless the seller can get the engine running and demonstrate that the gearbox and transfercase works.

On the plus side is that it does have a Kodiak heater.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 10:15 AM
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That truck is rough. IMO he's $2k too high.

You are going to spend hundreds of manhours and probably $5-6k in parts.

You are better off buying something else.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 10:29 AM
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I'm redoing a '61 right now. The truck looks pretty complete but there is a ton of work here. This will require a complete dissambly and rebuild to be done right.

I think it's well worth doing, but be prepared for what you're getting into. This is not an easy job. Offer $1,500 and grab it.
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