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Old December 27th, 2014, 06:03 PM
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Need Help with Rust Issue

About to purchase a 94ST with low millage. Will one of the members took some nice shots as I am not near the area. He gave his blessing of the truck being solid. However, few concerns in the back area. Please let me know your thoughts. Price is high 30's.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 05:17 PM
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About to purchase a 94ST with low millage. Will one of the members took some nice shots as I am not near the area. He gave his blessing of the truck being solid. However, few concerns in the back area. Please let me know your thoughts. Price is high 30's.
Price seems high for a truck with that much frame rust.
Use the rust as leverage to get the price down.

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Old January 3rd, 2015, 06:13 PM
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Just to comment on a couple of the pics - it looks like it will eventually need a new rear crossmember with extensions and a new fuel tank cradle (preferably galvy). These areas can rust from the inside out. You may want to check the condition of the fuel tank mounts as well (they hold cradle to the frame). Also check the batt box and storage box under the passenger seat. along with the other typical places for rust, these areas are not uncommon for a 20yr old defender exposed to moisture / the elements. That said, Low mileage is generally very desirable.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 06:25 PM
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thanks, any idea of cost of replacing the cross member, and fuel tank cradle?
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thanks, any idea of cost of replacing the cross member, and fuel tank cradle?
Figure $1800-2500 (including crossmember), though some shops *may* claim to it for less I'd be highly suspect.
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Dunno... Price depends on where you get it done. A lot of Indy folks would say $1200-1800. Depends on how much rot is in the chassis arms.

I just did a 88 (no fuel tank woes) so a lot cheaper for sub $1,000
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will it completely fix the issue base on the pictures you see? what would you say is a fair price with 58k on it. Also the badger st is new but he lost the windows on side and back. Land rover told me the radiator
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The bulkhead's underwear doesn't look pretty good too!
And you don't have any idea about the sections of the rails, the crossmember is located supporting the gear boxes!
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 07:32 PM
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Truck looks sharp overall but for the price it worries me
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First off I would find someone local that really knows these, and let them go over it. With what little you have shown here it's hard to tell anything really. Last place I'd take it for an opinion is Land Rover. Where are you located?
Whatever you decide, Arles blue is highly desirable, as is low miles. But serious rust trumps everything.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 07:42 PM
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the truck is in SC Columbia area, Will the contractor one of the members went and took the pictures you see for me. He said overall is very sharp but when you add the few repair bills, adds easily another $3-$4 k to the price plus I have to ship it
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he truck is in SC Columbia area, Will the contractor one of the members went and took the pictures you see for me
All will have rust to an extent, it's about how much are you willing to deal with. I don't think it looks too bad of what I can see from the pics. What state did it spend most of its life? I would trust what Will thinks.
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10/15/1994 Massachusetts
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personal vehicle 12/08/1994 16 Massachusetts
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Wayland, MA
Title #AM100031 Title or registration issued
First owner reported 03/12/1997 Connecticut
Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection 04/08/1997 22,508 Connecticut
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Branford, CT
Title #023433657 Title issued or updated 10/18/2001 36,000 Connecticut
Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection 11/05/2001 Land Rover Milford
Milford, CT
203-874-8500
landrovermilford.com Oil and filter changed
Parking brake adjusted
Switch replaced/repaired
Fuel filter replaced 12/10/2001 38,181 Inspection Co.
New York Vehicle inspected
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at the time of inspection
Owner 2Purchased:2001Type:PersonalWhere:New YorkEst. length owned: 12/17/01 - 5/21/02 (5 months) Date:Mileage:Source:Comments: 12/17/2001 New York
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Engine/powertrain computer/module checked 04/04/2002 Land Rover Milford
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Spark plug wires replaced 05/06/2002 42,414 Land Rover Glen Cove
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Oil and filter changed
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60,000 mile service performed
Oil and filter changed
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 07:59 PM
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Are you going to keep it inside or outside? How are you going to use it? daily driver or not? etc. The rust wont progress much w/o consistent moisture, it all depends on its exposure to the elements. Many considerations for sure.
Overall Real nice looking d90 man. From the exterior it reminds me of mine when I got it w/ 52k miles. I have since used it a lot, put many miles on it, and enjoyed it for 14yrs - as you should - a Defender should be used.
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I have looked at the truck and took all of the pictures posted so far.

The truck is nice...........the rear crossmember is rusted, it will with 100% certainly need to be replaced......is it so jacked up that you can't drive it?, no. The fuel tank skid will also need to be replaced.

Other rust........there is a little bit of rust on the side step bar driver side.......very little.

The chassis is solid, not really even any surface rust. Outriggers are nice, still look new. Floor pans and footwells are solid, original paint and barely any scratches. Bulkhead A pillars are solid, vents are solid, etc.

Swivel balls are nice as is the rest of the under carriage........minimal rust if any.

The interior is very nice, seats are in good to great condition and the top is newish looking. The exterior paint is very nice and still shines. Truck has newish BFG tires....80%.

The truck had been parked in the same spot for several days when I looked at it, there were no obvious leaks on the parking lot surface. The transfer case cover gasket leaks some, but otherwise there are not a ton of leaking seals. I don't know about the radiator, but am buddies with the technician that looked at it and trust what he says.

I think it is a solid truck and would not have a problem buying it if I was in the market. Based on some of the rusty shit heaps I see posted here for sale I think the asking price is not out of line. The truck has 58k miles and it shows.

















































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It will be in Westcoast with little rain or almost non. daily driver and not off road

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I'd buy it. Offer him 3k less, enough to address crossmember and gas tank shield. You could probably get enclosed carrier for 1500-1800. I would enjoy it until you absolutely had to address crossmember. Keep it dry and you will have plenty of time to sort that out.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 08:18 PM
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I grew up in a town next to where this was originally registered. it prob came from foreign motors west (LR Dealer) in Framingham Mass back in the day

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Also the badger st is new but he lost the windows on side and back
Not that this matters much, but does badger make Soft tops for snaps? The badger top in the pic is a surrey (in excellent condition)
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