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Old November 22nd, 2005, 03:20 AM
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This is a great thread. And if your windshield shatters outside of St. Louis, I've got a case of beer, a few cans of Cope and a roll of duct tape if you roll on through my town. Legendary trips are just that...


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Old November 22nd, 2005, 08:59 AM
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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.
Last year I drove my 10yo 80kmi defender across country. We took the northern route and drove straight through with one stop in Minneapolis. No issues, except for a big cc bill (for petrol). It was summer though, not winter and I had doors
I currently have a couple pieces of plywood that I put into the back of my 90 for a bed/platform. Plenty of room under them for kag. Also, unless you can get something for the back doors, I'd resist putting some of the cargo in the back seat area - they may fall out.

We followed one persons journey to pickup an old car that he drove home half way across country. We got 1liners every now and then (he used his cell phone to send them to someone who forwarded on to the list) with his progress...... It was a hoot.
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 10:51 AM
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Jim,
R380s and LT230s weigh in at about 120 lbs each. He has a variety of stuff to send me...R380s, LT77s, LT230s, a P38 t-box, and some series transmission cores eventually. They average about $100.00 to ship fedex ground. Let me know.
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 11:25 AM
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Jim,
R380s and LT230s weigh in at about 120 lbs each. He has a variety of stuff to send me...R380s, LT77s, LT230s, a P38 t-box, and some series transmission cores eventually. They average about $100.00 to ship fedex ground. Let me know.
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Rob,

You might want to check into forwardair I ship 1500 lbs on a pallett from Denver to LA and it runs about $250. Lighter loads are much less...

http://www.forwardair.com
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 12:04 PM
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Road trips.... the stuff legends are made of....
Morocco 2004 6500 miles 3 1/2 weeks in a 170K miles 110 and the GKN overdrive died just north of Madrid on the return journey. A minor hitch, I'd packed the orrigional transfer gear, back on the road in an hour and a half...
Go for it.
I'll be in Toronto over Christmas(doubt I'll be alowed along even if it was on the route [which it isnt]) but I'll be thinking of you all.

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Jim,
R380s and LT230s weigh in at about 120 lbs each. He has a variety of stuff to send me...R380s, LT77s, LT230s, a P38 t-box, and some series transmission cores eventually. They average about $100.00 to ship fedex ground. Let me know.
Rob
Hmmm... the transfer boxes always feel heavier than the main gear boxes, maybe 'cause they're such bu**ers to pick up.
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 01:07 PM
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You guys want tee-shirts I'll get them for you. How many, sizes and what do you want the print to say?
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 01:50 PM
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It could be the D-90.com Power Tour. The route could be published ahead of time and members could run with them down the road through their cities as they travel across country....with lots of pub stops/repair stops thrown in for fun and excitement. It could be marketed for TV...although it's debatable whether it would run on the Discovery Channel or be an episode on Fear Factor...I guess that depends on your Fun/Pain threshold. This should be a lot of fun. I hope it happens.
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 01:56 PM
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How about this for a shirt

I drove Jim’s 110 across the US and all I got was…

Bronchitis
A sore ass
Sever back Pain
Frost bitten fingers

And this lousy T-Shirt


Or how about

Ear plugs $10
Gas/Oil $1000
Chiropractic bill $250
Mt Dew $300

Driving Jim’s Doorless 110 across the US in the middle of winter… PRICELESS
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 02:27 PM
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How about this for a shirt

I drove Jim’s 110 across the US and all I got was…

Bronchitis
A sore ass
Sever back Pain
Frost bitten fingers

And this lousy T-Shirt


Or how about

Ear plugs $10
Gas/Oil $1000
Chiropractic bill $250
Mt Dew $300

Driving Jim’s Doorless 110 across the US in the middle of winter… PRICELESS
Either's good
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 04:01 PM
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How about, "Santa's Little Helpers" with some type of Rover or D-90 logo? And you could get a sign for the side of the truck that says Santa's New Sleigh.
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 04:08 PM
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Doors? Doors!? We don't need no stinkin' doors!!
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 05:11 PM
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So, now where up to a t-shirt and a TV documentary. Is there anyone else here with common sense? I'd hate to be the only one on the other side. Well, not really, as long as I'm right.
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 07:00 PM
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LOL, I have the week between x-mas and new years off, I could take the week after off, to be sure I have enough time. I can have a friend drive me upto Maine to pick her up pre flight and give her some shake down runs around Manchester to make sure there are no bad leaks (gushing out faster then we can fill it).

Ron sound like a plan! I can easily make it to PA without doors as long as it isn't snowing too hard (it's hard to keep the windsheild clean on the inside)

Rob, I haven't been to City Side but this is a good reason to go down, Alan is a good guy wheeled with him a few times.

Art, I'm glad someone has common sences here, because we all know I don't!
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 07:37 PM
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Issues solved:
ECR will get registration/plates

Issues Unsolved:
Doors technically required in Maine to roll
Brake work required before its road-able - ECR not doing this
Vehicle definitely needs shakedown runs around NH before rolling West

People feel free to back out anytime if you get cold feet - I'll call a transporter.
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 07:40 PM
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So, now where up to a t-shirt and a TV documentary. Is there anyone else here with common sense? I'd hate to be the only one on the other side. Well, not really, as long as I'm right.
...Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows niether victory nor defeat...

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Old November 22nd, 2005, 07:50 PM
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Jim, either way is good with me! If it was going to save a bit of money then I would say go for it. I don't mind the risk, I mean you know mine is my daily driver and latly it hasn't had a good track record Besides I have allot of peoples cell #s that I can call from all over the country I'm sure they would love me if I call at 3am needing some silly part!

I could register it in NH, but I would have to show proof of ownership, like you sell it to me for a dollar then I sell it back to you when I arrive in CA. To get temp plates in NH the car doesn't even need wheels! LOL Live Free or Die!

http://nh.gov/safety/dmv/registration/answers.html#7

That gives us 20 days to get it to CA!

Scott has a new to him Garage down here that I'm sure he would let us do a quick break job on her.

I'm not pushing this, just giveing you more options to mull over
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 08:23 PM
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No really, this is good. I've done lots of x-country trips with suspect vehicles. The open road isnt very risky as long as the fluids are totally topped off and you have the critical repair parts.

The most immediate problem as I see it is getting it off ECR's property - bare minimum it can't roll without brakes. ECR doesnt have time to bring 'em up to snuff. Looks kind of far to have it towed to your place (170+/- miles?). Not sure how to solve this initial piece.
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 08:30 PM
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WOW! I didn't relize ECR is so far away from me! 170 miles, hmmm and I don't think I know anyone up that way either.
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 08:36 PM
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 08:57 PM
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Don't give up now - a silly thing like brakes shouldn't be the show stopper. I agree with Phillip - fix em in the parking lot.
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