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Old September 16th, 2016, 02:36 PM
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Nice to know that I am not the only one that gets upside-down, value wise, in car projects. Shipfitters disease...
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Old September 16th, 2016, 03:56 PM
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I think it is actually a virus you can catch from long term exposure to aluminum.

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Nice to know that I am not the only one that gets upside-down, value wise, in car projects. Shipfitters disease...
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Old September 16th, 2016, 04:10 PM
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I have probably spent $200k on rover stuff and I have an unrestored NAS D90 and a pile of parts.
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Old September 16th, 2016, 04:57 PM
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Did I mention that I have owned at least the following winches: vintage M8000, cheap harbor freight, Koenig PTO, Koenig crank driven, capstan, xd9000i, hs9500i, husky 8500, the fairey PTO and only three have ever been functionally mounted to a vehicle--each used once--the husky ground was bad and melted the cable and the XD9000i on the series killed the battery/engine as soon as I clicked the switch (alternator was bad) and when I used the PTO winch on Tom's truck after I imported it to demonstrate for Ren Ching in my back yard I forgot I had the handbrake on and it pulled down a 12ft shrub.
That wasn't Dave, that was me. We had been @ Roach Obrien's. There was no way that was going to end well
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Old September 16th, 2016, 07:05 PM
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The fact that I sold a running, titled 110 with a usable frame for $4k says a lot about me. Mainly that I would import an entire 501UKP defender for a winch which I could not get to fit my truck. LOL
Haha now I understand you bought that snow plow from me, which also didn't fit your truck ..
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Old September 16th, 2016, 07:07 PM
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Haha now I understand you bought that snow plow from me, which also didn't fit your truck ..
Normally my solution is to buy a truck to fit the part after the part does not fit the truck I have.
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Old September 16th, 2016, 07:13 PM
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I have probably spent $200k on rover stuff and I have an unrestored NAS D90 and a pile of parts.
Ahhhh! The new Pedro reveals himself.
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Old September 16th, 2016, 07:16 PM
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Ahhhh! The new Pedro reveals himself.
My parts hoard puts Pedro's to shame. I had to buy a second house for storage.
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Old September 16th, 2016, 09:16 PM
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I want a Defender, where do I find one?

------ Follow up post added September 16th, 2016 10:23 PM ------

Sounds like all of my other "project" cars and trucks
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Old September 16th, 2016, 10:19 PM
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Normally my solution is to buy a truck to fit the part after the part does not fit the truck I have.
That sir, is friggen' classic!
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Old September 17th, 2016, 06:12 AM
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Normally my solution is to buy a truck to fit the part after the part does not fit the truck I have.
Yup. Been looking for a 90 to fit all the leftover parts. But every time I go through the classified section, divorce papers are waved right in front of my nose. I will miss her!!

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Old September 20th, 2016, 04:27 PM
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Ahhhh! The new Pedro reveals himself.
there can be only one Dro
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Old September 20th, 2016, 04:46 PM
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The other part of the original question is how much did you tell the wife it cost v how much you actually spent....
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Old September 20th, 2016, 04:55 PM
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The other part of the original question is how much did you tell the wife it cost v how much you actually spent....
Oh that's easy!

W = P/F - X

Where:
W=price tag I told my wife this thing cost
P=Price it actually cost
F=Scale factor proportional to how many years you have been married. In my case - married 20 years - F equals 1.5. For newly weds it can be as low as 1.25. If you've cheated or if you are really ugly it can be as high as 3.
X=how much she spent on clothes over the previous last 3 years.

So calculate your W value and post it here!!!

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Old October 4th, 2016, 11:23 AM
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My build has cost about 30 so far. Plus the cost of the truck. That doesn't include any labor since I'm doing it, so maybe 2 to 3 times that for a shop. And that's trying to keep costs at a minimum as much as I can; e.g. lowest prices on parts I can find, used engine, gearbox, and t-case, keep old bulkhead for now. It'll be another 15 or so later for those rebuilt/new. Restoring a Defender is not a cheap project. I would say find the nicest one you can find initially, but even the nicest 20 year old truck is going to need a lot still if you want it like new.
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