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110 decision: NAS or import?

I've been trying to find a clean, late 80's, D110 to import. Every time the seller finds out I'm in the US, the price seems to double. It's really quite frustrating.

I have a friend with a NAS '93 but need needs a new frame, the interior is rhino-coated, the engine is on it's last leg, the manual was swapped for an auto with the wrong center console, the rear seats are gone, and many panels are dented. It will cost me $40k in parts plus labor to bring it back from the other side. By that time I'll be into it 80-90k.

So... I keep thinking I need to continue trying source a clean, late 80's, 110 from the UK. But that is proving to be a real challenge.

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Old May 5th, 2014, 10:19 PM
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sounds like your budget is calling for an import. That NAS sounds overpriced depending on the miles/condition.
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Yeah, I want to be into a clean 110 for 10k more than I could get for my clean 97 NAS SW. Hell, maybe I should just convert it.
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I've been trying to find a clean, late 80's, D110 to import. Every time the seller finds out I'm in the US, the price seems to double. It's really quite frustrating.

I have a friend with a NAS '93 but need needs a new frame, the interior is rhino-coated, the engine is on it's last leg, the manual was swapped for an auto with the wrong center console, the rear seats are gone, and many panels are dented. It will cost me $40k in parts plus labor to bring it back from the other side. By that time I'll be into it 80-90k.

So... I keep thinking I need to continue trying source a clean, late 80's, 110 from the UK. But that is proving to be a real challenge.

Thoughts? Opinions? Tips? Suggestions?
1) Wait until the engine dies, and then lowball your friend for $25k.

2) brand new frame $3300, drivetrain $2000 to $5000 (depending on source)

3) rhino liner: afternoon with heat gun and angle grinder

4) dented panels: a couple whacks with body hammer or source used ones. They're everywhere if you search hard enough

5) speak with a clipped British accent on the phone with overseas sellers. Reveal your true identity only after deal is finalized.
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Keep yours...convert another NAS90
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Man after my own heart! If I go that route I would probably buy a 109.
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Old May 5th, 2014, 10:51 PM
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Go shopping in central america for one. Lots in BZ, GT, and CR.

They are all LHD, much less prone to rust than US, and can be had for $10 to 15K. So long as >25 y/o no problem importing to US. But, either from CA or UK or Spain, old trucks are just that--old trucks.....
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I'm converting a NAS 90ST to 110 right now. When I'm done I'll be close to $70k invested in the project. It's not a whole lot cheaper than a decent NAS110, but I'll have a brand new truck instead of a worn out '93 with high miles and outdated interior.
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Put an add on craigslist for a NAS 110 and see what happens. You might be surprised as to what shows up???
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I will take the rust bucket NAS 110 if you don't want it.
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I'd probably get a NAS 110, but not that one...I hate the linex sprayed in them! I'd rather pay a bit more and have a better starting point. I's a frustrating search but be patient and something will pop up!
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Buy this from Floris

one of my fellow club members ( Roverlanders ) has his D110 for sale.... fly up to Vancouver..... buy this and drive it back

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/va...404821723.html



or this one in a few years but ouch the price........http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/va...439019515.html
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one of my fellow club members ( Roverlanders ) has his D110 for sale.... fly up to Vancouver..... buy this and drive it back http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/va...404821723.html or this one in a few years but ouch the price........http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/va...439019515.html
Galvy frame that's dead in the water as far as US buyers are concerned.,
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Maybe we can build one for you that meets your needs?

We have a LHD 110 TD we are going to rebuild, and we are now working on a 1986 N/A LHD 110 and a 1986 V8 RHD 110. also, in about a week we have a LHD 110 N/A arriving in Scottsdale AZ ready to go, with a clear title in hand.
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Update:

First let me thank you guys for all of your input and PM's. I got a lot more feedback than I expected so please let me know if I failed to respond to anyone.

I spoke with my friend this morning. If I bought his truck, I'd be faced with 40-45 k in repairs so I am closing the door on that option. The good news is... I'll keep my NAS D90 which I'm quite attached to.

So, as much as I hate to say it, looks like I'm going to have to deal with the import process and try to find a clean D110 SW (4-door). I want a truck to take apart and build back my own way so I'm not looking for partially restored truck at all. In fact, I'd love to find one without an engine because I'd like to build it with one of the Chevy crate motor conversions I've been reading so much about.

The silver-lining... I'm far more likely to modify an imported 110. In the end, I'll probably enjoy that much more than a restored NAS 110 that I would be too worried to drive. As you can see from my avatar, I've killed at least one Rover already.
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the truck you import has to have an engine. It doesn't have to run.
If you import a truck with no engine then your shipment is treated as parts instead of a vehicle and you won't get the documents you need to title the truck.
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the truck you import has to have an engine. It doesn't have to run.
If you import a truck with no engine then your shipment is treated as parts instead of a vehicle and you won't get the documents you need to title the truck.
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A 110 hicap project for sale in Northern Ireland: http://www.landroverscene.com/forum/...78697.html#new

Ah, just read the above post, and this one doesn't have an engine.
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