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Old April 15th, 2012, 06:21 PM
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What sites to use to find a Series?

I scower craigslist, Rovers North, and driving through local roads looking for some Series Trucks, and i have found a number of vehicles and have found and looked at a number of them, but i was hoping to find some more sites to expand my search. Anyone know any sites that have a bunch of series on there?


I want an 88", but am open to any configuration, Series 2, 2a, or 3, not so much into the Series 1 (i know there not many here anyway)
I do have a limited price range of about $3-$5k and as always i want to get as little rust as possible, i don't care much about how horribly the paint is peeling, or the dents and stuff, and i don't mind a non runner.
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Old April 15th, 2012, 07:23 PM
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roverbarn, DAP, skytoprover, roversnorth forum has a vehicles FS forum, westcoast british, Landroverexchange, Craigslist, Ebay, ECR has vehicles for sale occasionally...

At that price, the best thing I'd guess would be to start asking everyone all over the online community. Someones got a project they're not going to get to!
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Old April 15th, 2012, 11:00 PM
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roverbarn, DAP, skytoprover, roversnorth forum has a vehicles FS forum, westcoast british, Landroverexchange, Craigslist, Ebay, ECR has vehicles for sale occasionally...

At that price, the best thing I'd guess would be to start asking everyone all over the online community. Someones got a project they're not going to get to!
happy hunting,
~Steve
Thanks for the help, and congrats on your purchase, I've looked at a few, and so far craigslist is the best place I've found, I've been patiently waiting as i don't want to dive into too deep a project, waiting for the right one at the right price.
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Old April 16th, 2012, 12:04 AM
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Check club sites as well

I searched for years and ended up finding mine as a drive by on the way to lunch years ago for 2500
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Old April 17th, 2012, 01:38 AM
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Old June 8th, 2012, 09:38 PM
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Thanks for all the help guys, this thread actually found me a truck, i looked at it last weekend, fit my wants/criteria/price to a T, so the truck is a 74 Series 3 88" SW 2.25 galvy chassis. I saw it and put a deposit down last weekend, and am planning to pick up in a month or so and drive it home from upstate new york.
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Old June 8th, 2012, 09:44 PM
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congratz! to bad i didnt see it! i would have been all over that when its upstate! i am also looking for the right series.
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Old June 8th, 2012, 09:54 PM
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congratz! to bad i didnt see it! i would have been all over that when its upstate! i am also looking for the right series.
Yeah I am pretty stoked, I am only 19, working lots of overtime this summer to get this thing! Body is a little rough:
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where abouts upstate is it? and it looks sweet congrats again!
and dont get me started with overtime!
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Old June 8th, 2012, 10:33 PM
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where abouts upstate is it? and it looks sweet congrats again!
and dont get me started with overtime!
Yeah, I basically go home and sleep lol. The truck is in plattsburgh, it's a 300 mile ride each way, gonna be a long drive home. Thanks, it will be nice to be back in the green oval!
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nice! best of luck on the trip! i can't wait to get another rover. i miss mine way to much.
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Did he say it was a little rough? Its a peach, nice truck.

this is rough......
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Did he say it was a little rough? Its a peach, nice truck.

this is rough......
Compared to my other cars it is lol, the tub has been patched on the other side, and this side has accident damage, but the body condition looks better rough on a real Land Rover.

I wanted a blue or red one, but I never not buy a car because of the color! I like your truck, I just am excited mine doesn't need any work to get it going (not that can't do work, its just nice to not have too).




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Picked it up today, Very excited, my father drove it back on a dealer plate and i followed him.
The rover averaged 20mpg with no overdrive, at 50-58mph on the 300 mile ride home, and i did over 50mpg in the tdi jetta following, all calculations were done from the jettas speedo and odometer.

Here are the pics from the day, i bought the overdrive from the guy for it, gonna install soon.











And here is my Just turned 10 Bulldog Oz sitting in the driver seat:

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awesome! best of luck with it!
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Congrats! It looks great. What overdrive did you get? Remember to keep the stock parts you remove to install the od with you in the truck and the tool for the nut. If your od gives up you'll need those parts! Have fun and again congrats!

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Nice purchase. That first pic of your dad filling it up at the station looks like he is either thinking "what did my son buy!" OR he already has the wind, motor, rattle noise headache! Then you find out he was merely on the phone. LOL!

Congrats and have fun with it!
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For those on the Western states the folks on the mendo recce email list often have a Series truck or two up for sale.

I think there is an 88 up for sale now at a reasonable price.

Mendo recce is a google list so you need to join google groups to sign up. Just introduce yourself and say what you are looking for.
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Thanks everyone, My father made it sound like he was dreading doing this with me, but i think he enjoyed it more than me especially all the attention he got! I have no idea what overdrive it is, just that it was previously installed on the truck already.

I am so excited, and more excited to register it so i can drive it further than my street! More pics when i get it registered.
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There are two Mendo listers selling trucks currently and I think several other obsessively searching just incase a deal too good to pass up comes along. Links to ads seem to get posted fairly often (like the 1954 series 1 108 pickup last week that I should have bought). Plus the annual camping trip is always a hoot.

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