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Old October 14th, 2012, 07:00 PM
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Import for parts use.

Is it legal to import a newer-ish Defender for parts use only?

Nm.......just read the NHTSA BS. Sounds like more of a hassle than its worth.
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Old October 14th, 2012, 10:14 PM
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Is it legal to import a newer-ish Defender for parts use only?

Nm.......just read the NHTSA BS. Sounds like more of a hassle than its worth.
Yes, just have to cut it in half first.
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Old October 14th, 2012, 11:47 PM
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you could pull the engine and ship the rest.

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Old October 14th, 2012, 11:57 PM
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Trans has to come out as well IIRC? No engine and trans = Parts, from what I remember last time I looked at the regs. Others will know for sure though.
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Old October 15th, 2012, 01:55 AM
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Think that'll work.
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Old October 15th, 2012, 10:16 AM
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I have done this with a brand new truck. I asked permission rather than begging forgiveness. It got a lot of scrutiny and they wanted the VIN even though I was importing it as "donor parts for a restoration". This can be done if you have a cooperative agent on the UK side. I had the truck dissasembled to the point where NHTSA didn't say no anymore when I sent them pictures before shipping it. In a nutshell the engine,trans,transfercase, both driveshafts, radiator and intercooler must be removed. All lights and lenses, fuel lines etc, that aren't dot approved also had to be removed. They asked for the codes on all of the window glass so had to take pictures of the code in each.They wanted the brake lines that weren't dot approved parts removed but I wanted to ship the carcass ro/ro so argued that point and they let me keep the brakes and steering intact.

Know this- they are highly suspicious that the truck will be re-assembled here and its their job to prevent that from happening to the extent that they can.
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Old October 15th, 2012, 10:40 AM
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I have done this with a brand new truck. I asked permission rather than begging forgiveness. It got a lot of scrutiny and they wanted the VIN even though I was importing it as "donor parts for a restoration". This can be done if you have a cooperative agent on the UK side. I had the truck dissasembled to the point where NHTSA didn't say no anymore when I sent them pictures before shipping it. In a nutshell the engine,trans,transfercase, both driveshafts, radiator and intercooler must be removed. All lights and lenses, fuel lines etc, that aren't dot approved also had to be removed. They asked for the codes on all of the window glass so had to take pictures of the code in each.They wanted the brake lines that weren't dot approved parts removed but I wanted to ship the carcass ro/ro so argued that point and they let me keep the brakes and steering intact.

Know this- they are highly suspicious that the truck will be re-assembled here and its their job to prevent that from happening to the extent that they can.
That is really not bad at all. I wonder what a take out puma drivetrain is worth?
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Old October 15th, 2012, 11:02 AM
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One way of getting a diesel engine in
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question on the puma - can you sell that to another person and then they could import it? although might be easier to sell it locally in England though and you would probably get more for it as well and just use a 300 tdi in a new shell. Sell all the take off stuff in England as a package.
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So what I got out of the regs was what Mr. Crowther said above....any non conforming parts have to be removed. I got to wondering if importing a TD5 or newer 110 for parts use only would work. I'm hankering for a diesel that will work in front of the ZF as a daily driver and 3 new doors, but Im assuming a TD5 falls under the non-conforming piece. Or if i had the engine removed and shpped separately..... Figured I'd part out the rest of the truck to fund the project If there was a way, a couple of us needing different parts should go in on one newer-ish 110. . Pipe dreams, probably.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 09:16 PM
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I wish sometimes it was as easy as in other countries I have lived in....grease the palms....away you go.
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