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Old May 22nd, 2013, 11:49 PM
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It's coming!

Okay, so apologies up-front, this is not a technical issue but just had to share my excitement that my 'new' '88 D90 is soon going to be on its way across the pond. Working with Uncle Doug to see that it arrives here safely by the middle of next month.

I bought it about 6-months ago and my friends have been driving and looking after it while waiting for its 25-yr. birthday to arrive.



It's an insanely clean one-owner LHD truck that spent its life at a the owners chalet in Switzerland so no rot underneath and the owner spared no expense in maintaining it. I got really lucky in finding it.

Can't wait to be back in a Defender.

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Old May 23rd, 2013, 06:44 AM
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That is a very good looking truck.
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 09:39 AM
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 10:53 AM
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Okay, so apologies up-front, this is not a technical issue but just had to share my excitement that my 'new' '88 D90 is soon going to be on its way across the pond. Working with Uncle Doug to see that it arrives here safely by the middle of next month.

I bought it about 6-months ago and my friends have been driving and looking after it while waiting for its 25-yr. birthday to arrive.



It's an insanely clean one-owner LHD truck that spent its life at a the owners chalet in Switzerland so no rot underneath and the owner spared no expense in maintaining it. I got really lucky in finding it.

Can't wait to be back in a Defender.

Cheers,
A very desirable white SW! very nice indeed!
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 11:07 AM
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2.5TD? I had a 110 that originated from Switzerland and the frame was in amazing condition too. Rear cross looked new and the outriggers had zero delamination. I miss that truck.

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Old May 23rd, 2013, 12:27 PM
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Looks like they exercised it for you!
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 01:42 PM
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Carl, welcome back! Don't sell this one, but if you do, put me at the top of the list. Great looking truck.
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 02:08 PM
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Nice looking early truck. What are your thoughts on the Rostyles?

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nothing that can't be cured with a liberal application of boosts ....
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Old May 24th, 2013, 12:39 AM
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Nice looking early truck. What are your thoughts on the Rostyles?

-Jeff

Er... not sure about this. Are you referring to the wheels? If so, I'm not sure whether I keep it all original or put some NAS alloys on it (though I believe I would need spacers for the rear at least.) I kind of like the idea of keeping it period-correct since it is currently unmolested.

More importantly at the moment, it won't start and my friends are not the least but mechanical. From what they've described it sounds like the starter or bendix which should be an easy fix but we just need to find someone to come round their place to sort it.

They had been 'exercising' it for me until a couple months ago when they bought a Boxster and their desire to drive the truck waned. Go figure
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Old May 24th, 2013, 02:13 AM
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nothing that can't be cured with a liberal application of boosts ....
No way - Rostyles > Boosts
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Old June 17th, 2013, 11:05 PM
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Only two days left until the ship arrives in Baltimore. Getting close now!
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Old August 4th, 2013, 04:28 PM
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My truck finally cleared Customs (thanks Uncle Douglas) and will be on a car hauler and delivered this week. I've sort-of put it out of mind for the last month while I've been waiting but am now getting quite excited for it to finally arrive- nearly a year after I purchased it.

One of the first things I need to go is install a spare tire carrier on the rear. Not sure if I want to go with a door-mounted one of a Mantec swing-away but am leaning toward the latter.
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My truck finally cleared Customs (thanks Uncle Douglas) and will be on a car hauler and delivered this week. I've sort-of put it out of mind for the last month while I've been waiting but am now getting quite excited for it to finally arrive- nearly a year after I purchased it.

One of the first things I need to go is install a spare tire carrier on the rear. Not sure if I want to go with a door-mounted one of a Mantec swing-away but am leaning toward the latter.
A door mount will kill the back door eventually. Mantec or other swing away is the way to go.
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My truck finally cleared Customs (thanks Uncle Douglas) and will be on a car hauler and delivered this week. I've sort-of put it out of mind for the last month while I've been waiting but am now getting quite excited for it to finally arrive- nearly a year after I purchased it.

One of the first things I need to go is install a spare tire carrier on the rear. Not sure if I want to go with a door-mounted one of a Mantec swing-away but am leaning toward the latter.
Congrats. Having these arrives never gets old.

Door mount is always my first choice. One trick that works for me on my NAS is to position the wheel as far back as possible on the door mount. This reduces the leverage/weight on the door. My rear door opens smoother than doors with mantec swings.

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Old August 12th, 2013, 09:32 PM
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It's here!

Finally, after 10-months of waiting my 90 has arrived and I couldn't be happier.



Took a month to clear Customs but other than that, the entire process has gone extremely well (thanks Unlce Douglas.) To my surprise and delight, it's in even better condition than I thought it would be. It's nearly as clean underneath as my '94 was and that truck came from Texas. Clearly this 90 lived a pampered life in Switzerland. And astonishingly after sitting in my garage for a couple days there wasn't even a drop of oil on the floor (and yes, I checked and it has oil in it.)

I drove it around this weekend and everything is in perfect working order, save a slight rich condition on starting when warm. Probably a little carb fiddling is in order. Should be just the thing to start our relationship.

Really happy to have it in the stable.
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Old August 12th, 2013, 10:25 PM
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Old August 13th, 2013, 05:18 AM
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That is awesome, you are very lucky person...,
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Old August 13th, 2013, 10:48 PM
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Jeff- It's a 2.5L petrol engine. Not as slow as I thought but then I wasn't expecting much

It actually drives quite nicely and has adequate power for my needs. What I like about these trucks anyway is putting myself in the mental state to enjoy going slow. There's a certain charm to the Defender's simple, mechanical nature which is exactly what I like about them.

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