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Old February 24th, 2013, 03:45 PM
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I don't see why it would be hard to build new Defenders stateside especially since you can order the 3.2L puma engine from Ford here in the US since it's going in the 2014 Transit.
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Old February 25th, 2013, 12:24 PM
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I don't see why it would be hard to build new Defenders stateside especially since you can order the 3.2L puma engine from Ford here in the US since it's going in the 2014 Transit.
Never has been hard even with the gas motors. It's the fed and LRNA issues that keep it from happening.
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Old February 25th, 2013, 01:12 PM
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Never has been hard even with the gas motors. It's the fed and LRNA issues that keep it from happening.
The 'fed' issue being safety .... And the LRNA being liability from all the litigation that would follow from knowingly selling a 'dangerous' car.
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Old February 26th, 2013, 10:03 PM
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You think LRNA cares about liability issues from selling a dangerous vehicle? The NAS 90's and 110's regularly go up in flames. I can't imagine a few Pumas would even get on their radar.
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You think LRNA cares about liability issues from selling a dangerous vehicle? The NAS 90's and 110's regularly go up in flames. I can't imagine a few Pumas would even get on their radar.
yeah because car manufactures don't worry about product liability issues and how that impacts their reputation and future sales at all ...

It's not like the first parents whose 16 yr old kid would lawyer up when their baby fuckwit rolled his new truck and turned his cranium to pizza.

All LRNA is worried about is liability claims.
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Old February 27th, 2013, 01:03 PM
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I don't see why it would be hard to build new Defenders stateside especially since you can order the 3.2L puma engine from Ford here in the US since it's going in the 2014 Transit.

A little engine swap would do nicely.
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Old February 27th, 2013, 01:33 PM
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yeah because car manufactures don't worry about product liability issues and how that impacts their reputation and future sales at all ...

It's not like the first parents whose 16 yr old kid would lawyer up when their baby fuckwit rolled his new truck and turned his cranium to pizza.

All LRNA is worried about is liability claims.
Um...no. LRNA is much more concerned about branding and trademarking than liability. They would probably go after you for making a truck that looks like a Puma, that wasn't for trademark reasons before they would go after you for safety reasons. Product liability claims are built into the budget. They expect a certain number of claims from folks and budget accordingly. That's why recalls typically only happen after several people die and not after the first incident.

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Lets agree that different people within LRNA would worry about different aspects of this?
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JLRNA worried about product liability from something Neil "builds" in his garage from a 17yr old NAS truck or a 25yr old import ? Thats like saying Henry Ford and dot are going after a hot rod builder for modifications they have done to his 32 tri window.

I think Chip Foose and Boyd Coddington et al (even ECR) have already established what you can expect if you go down this path.
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Lets agree that different people within LRNA would worry about different aspects of this?
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JLRNA worried about product liability from something Neil "builds" in his garage from a 17yr old NAS truck or a 25yr old import ? Thats like saying Henry Ford and dot are going after a hot rod builder for modifications they have done to his 32 tri window.

I think Chip Foose and Boyd Coddington et al (even ECR) have already established what you can expect if you go down this path.
I was running from this point in the thread ,,, not neils contraption built with child labor

'I don't see why it would be hard to build new Defenders stateside especially since you can order the 3.2L puma engine from Ford here in the US since it's going in the 2014 Transit. '
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