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Old October 16th, 2013, 10:17 AM
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Just a note: I believe the OP is looking for a 90, not a 110.
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Old October 16th, 2013, 03:50 PM
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I was remarking on what 15k would buy. I know what he is looking for.
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Old October 16th, 2013, 06:54 PM
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As stated, I am looking for a 90 CSW, not a 110. I can certainly add to the budget, but the decent trucks I see in the UK for $10-15k are then for sale here for $25-30k.

Interestingly, browsing the UK ads I had noticed more electrolytic corrosion on the bottom of the doors on 90's rigs vs. 80's.

So what year is best in terms of build quality, and where do I get a decent 300Tdi to put in it?

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Old October 16th, 2013, 07:04 PM
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Paul, your logic doesn't make a ton of sense, but if that's your plan, then more power to you!
What about my plan doesn't make sense?
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With Defenders going out of production, the used market dynamics in the UK will change.

Assuming that then inferring today's UK market on two years or more down the road might be like driving into a muddy puddle only to discover a large rock in the bottom.
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What about my plan doesn't make sense?
What doesn't make sense is that if you're getting the best truck in the finest condition within the constraints of your budget as we've all suggested, then it shouldn't need a frame and bulkhead swap immediately. Again, if you just want to do that to do it though, then more power to you!
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Old October 16th, 2013, 10:01 PM
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What doesn't make sense is that if you're getting the best truck in the finest condition within the constraints of your budget as we've all suggested, then it shouldn't need a frame and bulkhead swap immediately. Again, if you just want to do that to do it though, then more power to you!
The reason I will do a frame & bulkhead swap is because the truck is headed to the US Virgin Islands. The Caribbean climate eats trucks alive, so I figure a galvanized chassis & epoxied bulkhead plus as many stainless steel parts as I can fit should really help!

I just want to make sure I start out with the right donor rig, hence my question about which year to get.
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The year of the truck is irrelevant. They are all POS. It comes down to how well it was looked after.
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