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Old December 17th, 2012, 11:40 AM
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Scary front suspension

Yikes, this is the scariest series front suspension I've seen

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1973-...item3f2035fa1f
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Old December 17th, 2012, 11:44 AM
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The chassis is pretty scary too.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 11:58 AM
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front suspension

Ah thats nothing, I have a buddy who drove around lake superior with a frame like that, if you wiggled the front bumper up and down the whole front of the truck moved.

Easily drivable
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Old December 17th, 2012, 01:43 PM
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The front is clearly on a different plane than the rear is, so I'd assume the chassis is about to break in half, no?

Not sure I'd want to drive it daily:

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It is tagged and insured and gets driven daily.

It has running lights but no brake lights

The Rover will need new tires, the tires on it are very dry rotted

The brakes will need work. The rear brakes do not work and the front wheel cylinders have a slow leak
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Old December 17th, 2012, 01:49 PM
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Not sure I'd want to drive it daily:
occasionally should be fine though .. it is Florida after all
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Old December 17th, 2012, 01:58 PM
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Kudos for the seller being honest about it with picture and description: "The frame on it is in bad shape"

Not so true for many ebay listings (the used car lots) out of FL where the rot is covered by Waxoil, tar, and a rattle can and the promise it is the most structurally sound frame around.

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Old December 21st, 2012, 08:31 PM
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Check out the pic of the spring hanger too!


Also, the ad says it's a '73... that "B" suffix is 1964 (although it /could/ have had an older plate assigned to it)
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Old December 21st, 2012, 08:40 PM
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that frame is SHOT...I wouldn't go near that if it was half the current bid price...that front frame horn is 1/4" from breaking right through!!!!
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