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Old November 18th, 2005, 11:58 AM
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Wait...you mean you're not fitting doors to it? I don't see how you'll escape the notice of any authority doing that!

Resist the Force, Jim. Resist!

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This is the crap that legends are made of.
Wait a minute...we already have a legend - at least in his own mind!

And, yes, I'll bet the chicken in Mike will win out.
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Old November 18th, 2005, 12:19 PM
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And, yes, I'll bet the chicken in Mike will win out.
Last time I heard that I soon found myself hopelessly stuck in a deep mud hole with the engine knocking from lack of oil pressure. lol

I'm still in! But Art you forgot to mention all the tranny parts stuffed into the truck, won't the cops wonder a little about that too?
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Old November 18th, 2005, 12:31 PM
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Oh no, I didn't forget the tranny parts. You'll have long tossed them to lose weight so you can get over those mountain passes because one or several issues out of 100 have popped up.

You know it gets pretty hilly in PA or even NH!
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Old November 18th, 2005, 12:37 PM
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LBut Art you forgot to mention all the tranny parts stuffed into the truck, won't the cops wonder a little about that too?
Spares, say they're spares. by the look of the rest of the truck they'll buy that

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Jim you've got a similar project to mine 'cept you've got more parts.

I do however have doors, corroded but definately doors
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Old November 18th, 2005, 12:47 PM
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Don't chicken out Mike!!!!! This is the crap that legends are made of. You can make a photo thread of Mike's most excellent adventure............... Think of the fame!!!!
I see Independent Film Fest winner written all over this one.
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Old November 18th, 2005, 02:05 PM
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It will be like in Planes, Trains and Automobiles when the cop pulled them over for drving the car after it burned up. "We have no functioning gauges but belive or not the radio still works".

I drove my Defender from Boulder to Los Angeles and back this spring loaded down with guns and beer. Best days on the road I ever had.

Let Mike drive it across. It will be an adventure. If you can, go through Kansas at least they have Dairy Queens at almost every gas station.
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Old November 18th, 2005, 03:07 PM
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OK so all I need to do is duct tape a video camra to the dash facing forward and one facing in the cab. Maybe it could be a reality TV show and we can get sponsored!

I know those hill Art! I live in NH and I've been through PA a few times. As long as I make it to the top eventually I am happy.
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Old November 18th, 2005, 03:29 PM
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I had my '90 shipped from Atlanta to Los Angeles for about $700 last summer. I suggest you go online and get more quotes - there are some websites which put your transport need up for 'bid' and also have customer ratings about the experience with the company satisfying the bid.

I can't believe that your 110 could cost $1600 to ship - I'm sure you'd get a better deal shopping around. Also, a vehicle in dubious condition (aren't all Defenders??? ) might leave someone stranded along the highway. Plus, don't forget, it's pretty COLD in the northeast between X-mas and NYE, and that ride has no doors.....

I'm not trying to ruin a road trip here, but I think there might be more efficient ways to move that truck
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Old November 18th, 2005, 03:52 PM
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If Mike doesn't want to do it (or wants a second driver), I will gladly do it for you for the same deal (gas+lodging+airfare). I'd love to do a cross-country road trip. It would take me back to my college years.

I'm in a Southwest Airlines city, so airfare shouldn't be too awful.

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Old November 18th, 2005, 04:18 PM
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WOW!! you guys have to video tape this trip!!

what a crazy adventure. right on!!
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Old November 18th, 2005, 04:46 PM
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No worries, Mike.

Just throw a snorkel on it before you leave!

It'll run like a champ, and you'll never be turned down for a warm place to sleep.

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Old November 18th, 2005, 04:53 PM
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bring a laptop and a web cam and you can take us all with you on this zany adventure!
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Old November 18th, 2005, 10:25 PM
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I had to actually work today so I didnt get to verify how feasible the cannonball rover run would be, but I did get two shipping quotes - 1650 and 1931 - both of which exceed what I think this should cost by a factor of at least 2.

I'd love to facilitate a wild ass roadtrip for Mike, a copilot or three and a bunch of transfer cases but I also dont want to totally screw them over! I'd actually pay a premium to facilitate the roadtrip all things being equal

Thanks for everyone's input - I'm glad everyone can get a hoot out of this nut-bag stuff too!
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Old November 19th, 2005, 08:54 AM
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Nice gift!

I've driven two Defenders from the left coast to NH in the past 4 yrs and shipped 2 cars from the southwest in that same timeframe. Driving across the US in a Defender is a great time but will likely cost you more than shipping. Don't forget about $ for repairs. Both Defenders I drove were 30K mile trucks and both gave me some problems requiring small roadside fixes.

I've been quoted 1300 from CA to NH for a 110.

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Old November 19th, 2005, 01:58 PM
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How many miles would it be anyway?
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Old November 19th, 2005, 02:37 PM
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According to yahoo maps, it's roughly 3218.1 miles from the center of Warren, ME to the center of Los Angeles, CA. It should take about 49.5 hours if you drive straight through in an average, fairly reliable car.

Which means, given a conservative "times 3" estimate in a doorless 110 with issues...that's about 150 hours it should take for Mike to get there....
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Old November 19th, 2005, 02:48 PM
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A good shake down run then

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Series doors could be persuaded to fit but the latches would need to be changed. I guess they're even rarer than 110 doors though..... so I'm not helping much.
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Old November 19th, 2005, 05:28 PM
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A good shake down run then

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Series doors could be persuaded to fit but the latches would need to be changed. I guess they're even rarer than 110 doors though..... so I'm not helping much.
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Old November 19th, 2005, 06:04 PM
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A couple of years ago John Putnins and I drove a 110 300 tdi on 35s from montana to DC in January. Straight through. In an ice storm. It would be a lot more fun to be able to take your time. The front 3rd exploded in Wyoming (due to a bad ARB installation) and we lost the ability to take our time because of that. That said, I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Stopping to chip the ice off of the snorkel top every hour makes for good times.
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Old November 20th, 2005, 07:52 AM
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You have it tough, half of S.E. England will total their cars at the first mention of snow, leaving the roads blocked so it's tricky even with 4x4
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