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Old September 2nd, 2009, 07:57 AM
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After 26 years of dreaming....

My first land rover arrived on Monday!!!!!!! I had wanted to own a Series vehicle since I was 15 and then when I heard they were comming out with the NAS trucks I wanted one of those. I have a customer and friend that is the orginal owner of the Rover I bought and earlier this year he had mentioned that he was going to sell his 90. Time went by and long story short in July I agreed to buy his truck. They wanted to do some work to it first and then the broker I hired to ship the truck took his sweet time but it finially arrived. A dream come true. It does need some work and right now I can't drive it because it has a leak in the fuel line coming out of the gas tank so it won't pass inspection here in Texas. Thus I have no plates. I am going to get it fixed soon. It has 74000 on it but it has sat unused for two years and it did come from back east so it has a fair amount of rust on the underside and frame. Acually the rust was a lot worse than I had orginally thought. Yes I did buy it with out going out and looking at it. But the pictures that were sent showed the rust. But it was a case of the photos not showing the extent very well. Not that he was hiding the rust just it did not show up well on the photos. I planned on restoring the truck in five to ten years but it looks like I may have to do this sooner. Living in Colorado and now in Texas I rarley see rust like that. Only on cars from back East, which is where this truck came from. I am into it right, I think, and the great thing is I got it, a dream come true. I am looking forward to driving it as it is also going to be my daily driver. Along with four wheeling and repairing.

Well I should go and get to work just wanted to intruduce myself and the addition to my family.

Michael
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 08:17 AM
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Welcome, sounds like you will be in deep in no time.
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 08:30 AM
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 09:04 AM
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Welcome to the site... Post a few pics of it. Congrats.
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 09:07 AM
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Where in Texas are you? If you are close, I maybe able to help you out. I have had few defenders in my time. Congrats.
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 09:10 AM
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Congrats sounds like a great project and welcome to the board
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 03:46 PM
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Congrats on the D90, sounds much like my story as well. You can enjoy it and always find something that needs attention on a Defender . But priority is your best friend and getting started on what is needed & what is going to preserve the truck as being of higher priority is the hardest part.
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 07:31 AM
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Thank you all for the warm welcome. I am indeed very excited but do have quite a bit a head of me. lrnasd90, I live in New Braunfels. Sadly not real close, not real far either, but still far enough that it is not a trip that can be made with out some planning.

I was doing a little work on it late last night after I got off work and trying to prioritize what all needed to be done. Mostly what I am going to do right now is try to keep everything from getting worse and be able to enjoy it for a bit. Then get my ducks in a row and have it restored properly. I did order some oil cooler lines from ECR a while back and hopefully they will be done soon. I'd hate to see it all go up in smoke. I will see about posting some pics soon but it will probably be a bit. I don't sit in front of a computer but for a few minutes a day. So sadly I am not the handiest of people with a computer. Thanks again all for your welcome. It is great to finally be a proud owner!

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Old September 3rd, 2009, 08:26 PM
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Michael...you'll find searching the D-90.com forum an incredible source of Rover info and tips...welcome and best of luck with your new truck...
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 09:05 PM
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Thank you all for the warm welcome. I am indeed very excited but do have quite a bit a head of me. lrnasd90, I live in New Braunfels. Sadly not real close, not real far either, but still far enough that it is not a trip that can be made with out some planning.

I was doing a little work on it late last night after I got off work and trying to prioritize what all needed to be done. Mostly what I am going to do right now is try to keep everything from getting worse and be able to enjoy it for a bit. Then get my ducks in a row and have it restored properly. I did order some oil cooler lines from ECR a while back and hopefully they will be done soon. I'd hate to see it all go up in smoke. I will see about posting some pics soon but it will probably be a bit. I don't sit in front of a computer but for a few minutes a day. So sadly I am not the handiest of people with a computer. Thanks again all for your welcome. It is great to finally be a proud owner!

Michael

Welcome to the board, Michael. We need to get together sometime...I'm in North San Antonio. I just purchased my D90 also, and am "living the dream".
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Old September 4th, 2009, 08:58 AM
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Michael,
Welcome!
btw - what type of guns do you make?
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Old September 4th, 2009, 07:29 PM
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Where did your Defenders go?

'Had' a few Defenders Jeremy? What the heck happened (my visits to this site have been sporadic in the last couple of years so I must have missed the story). I bought the SD roof rack from you a few years back (I'm in Baytown). You couldn't turn around in your shop without bumping into a Defender. Brian

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Nevermind Jeremy. I found your ' I'm taking a break from Rovers' post from a year or so ago. Good luck with your next vehicle.
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Old September 5th, 2009, 01:24 AM
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Michael,
Welcome!
btw - what type of guns do you make?
I was thinking the same thing.........

Oh yeah. Congrats on the truck and post some pics
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Old September 5th, 2009, 09:41 AM
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Congrats on the new purchase. The 90 along with reading this forum often will soon prove to be a semi-obsession I've had mine for coming up to 2 years and love it. Like any proper love affair there are ups and downs - something is always nagging you to fix but driving it just around town or especially on some nice trail really puts the smile on your face.
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Old September 5th, 2009, 11:25 AM
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Thanks once again. I am hoping to get the 90 tuned up and fixed within the next week so that I can really start driving it around. It is a busy time of year for me. Not the worse but close.

Imeek I would like to get together some time. Did you by chance buy your rover off of 281. I saw two d-90's for sale there in Feburary? They were really nice ones. I think I saw that they have another one now.

Guns. Well I mostly work on hunting and sporting rifles. lots of bolt actions and barrel work. Some single shot work which is my real passion and expertise. I do some custom handgun work once in a while. I work for a company plus for my self doing hi end one of a kind rifles. Some of the rifles I build will have hundreds of hours into them. The link below is for a gun I built for the company I work for. I don't have a web sight of my own right now. It is on the list of things to do but I would rather work on my 90 or read all the info on this web sight. There is more info than I can take in.

Thanks again,
Michael



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