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Old May 5th, 2010, 08:13 AM
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Do we even know that it doesn't run? I'm saying, all personal safety of driving down the highway on flatspotted tires and a swiss cheese frame
I say is doesn't run considering the remains of rotted out fuel lines are sitting in the tub.
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Old May 5th, 2010, 08:17 AM
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My understanding is that it was a runner before parked. Maybe Jerod can expound.
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It's been sitting for more than 2 years; tires were new - but I would assume flat spotted since; had new fuel pump/fuel tank replaced prior to abandonment; brakes were shot prior, look worse for wear now.
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Old May 5th, 2010, 09:19 AM
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I say is doesn't run considering the remains of rotted out fuel lines are sitting in the tub.

From his post: "had new fuel pump/fuel tank replaced prior to abandonment" so I assume those are the old ones that were replaced in that process -- but good eye on spotting them in the back! I see I am not the only one who scours pictures.
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Old May 5th, 2010, 09:24 AM
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Yes - the fuel tank, pump, and skid on the back were replaced prior to being parked. The brakes went out (not sure the entire story, as I can't imagine ALL the brakes went out, nevertheless) and the owner didn't have the money to get them fixed. Parked it, lost his job, got a new job, got a Toyota Corolla or something cheap, and shortly thereafter, he died. Truck has been sitting ever since.

Also - after showing the pictures in high-resolution around, we don't think the frame is swiss cheese. Yes flatspotted tires, but I think I captured the worst damage to the frame, I don't believe there were any other areas as bad as that spot in front of the left front tire.
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Old May 5th, 2010, 09:24 AM
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BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT

You will not regret it... and if you do there are people here that will take it off your hands.

Attached is a picture of a truck i pulled out of a temp garage. It sat in there for 2 years before i pulled it out.

The cats were not happy.

The first picture is after 3 months and $10,000 more invested.

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Old May 5th, 2010, 09:43 AM
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See Ron agrees. Buy the truck, if you don't it will haunt you for the rest of your life. Tell your wife your buying it for her to enjoy on those nice sunny days, you can take the kids for a drive with the top off. It worked for me that's how I got my D-90 and 68 Bronco.
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The front of the chassis is toast, I've never seen a front crossmember that rusty
The hole near the panhard rod mounting arm doesn't look good either, I wouldn't drive it in that condition
If the chassis has holes like that I'd budget on a new chassis
You'd be forever welding and chasing the rust holes trying to fix it up.
Probably best to walk away unless you fancy a re-chassis project, or it's dirt-cheap
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Old May 7th, 2010, 08:02 PM
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When I told my wife that I was seriously considering buying a completely wrecked D90 and a truckbed full of parts and panels, she hung up on me. But she didn't say no! So I bought it. Man, was she pissed! She would not even drive it for a year after it was rolling, thats how pissed she was. Now she LOVES driving it and the attention she gets--she even brags at parties sometimes. I let her take it whenever she wants and that helps alot.
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Here is the way you should look at this:

You should buy it if:

1. You want to restore a NAS D90
2. You can restore a NAS D90

You should not buy it if:

1. You are trying to save money over a complete driving truck.
2. You are not going to do 90%+ of the work yourself.
3. You are not prepared to spend the money and do the work for a new frame if it needs it.
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Old May 7th, 2010, 11:27 PM
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Have you bought the truck yet ?
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Old May 7th, 2010, 11:37 PM
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Old May 8th, 2010, 01:03 AM
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Worst case senario...you buy it, put way too much money into it, and then...you have to sell it for less than you are into it. Wait. That does not sound right. Ah hell, just do it or you will regret it forever.
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Old May 8th, 2010, 01:39 AM
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buy it. good thing is even if you do nothing but park it on your lawn it wont go down in value unless you rhinoline it
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Old May 8th, 2010, 01:47 AM
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Worst case scenario...you buy it, put way too much money into it, and then...you have to sell it for less than you are into it.
You've just described 95% of rover owners.. but there are still a good amount of us who just learned the lesson and don't sell em either...
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Old May 8th, 2010, 07:03 AM
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Buy the rig and post your questions when you have them as you rebuild. Answer #1 DON'T EVER RHINOLINE A D-90. Answer #2 if someone named HORSEY tells you to rhinoline it.. he' either trying to divert attention from himself or start a cult of retarded D-90's
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Old May 8th, 2010, 10:09 AM
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I don't think there is any car you will get back the money you put into it. IMO, the Defender will give you a pretty high stoke level per buck especially if you enjoy bringing it on the trail.

Looking at the pics I agree with EvilFij says. It's going to need some serious frame work and it will turn into a "might as well restore" the more you get into it.

But if you have the time and storage space it looks like it could be a great project. Even buying a running truck, they still need work especially if you want to make mods like lift, armor, and axles.

As far as the wife, if you can make the work space as clean and organized as possible the happier they will be. A DE-tached garage would be the best as it would keep the noise and eye-sores further away. Plus stock piling parts on the backside of the garage will keep it out of sight too. Great story by Davis - I don't know if I'd have the balls to buy it after getting hung-up on.
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You CAN get your money back IF you buy trucks that need work AND you do the work yourself AND you know how to find deals on parts AND you do not hit a lot of unforseen snags AND you are capable enough to get a truck sorted out so you can sell it with confidence.

edit: and you actually sell the truck
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Buy the rig and post your questions when you have them as you rebuild. Answer #1 DON'T EVER RHINOLINE A D-90. Answer #2 if someone named HORSEY tells you to rhinoline it.. he' either trying to divert attention from himself or start a cult of retarded D-90's
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Old May 8th, 2010, 11:21 AM
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Rhinoline? That sticky stuff people put on pickup truck beds? Will that keep my kids from slipping out?
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Old May 8th, 2010, 09:45 PM
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You should buy it. There are a lot of people in the Chicago Land Rover Club that may be able give you a hand.
Just work on the wife!!!!!
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