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Vehicle Name MDGSCAR
Year 1980
Make Land Rover
Model Series III Stage One
Color Limestone
1980 Land Rover Series III Stage One
1980 Land Rover Series III Stage One
History Stage One from England with Isuzu TD conversion. It used to be yellow, now it's limestone.
Exterior
1980 Land Rover Series III Stage One Exterior
Nice Limestone paint job over the original factory yellow. One ten push button doors w/roll up windows. Defender style front end (might take it back to the Stage One look, though).

Interior
1980 Land Rover Series III Stage One Interior 1980 Land Rover Series III Stage One Interior
Working SW roof ventsMoorland (or close substitute) cloth interiorTuffy console

Wheel and Tire
Standard Land Rover Road Wheels with Goodyear Duratracs

Under the Hood
1980 Land Rover Series III Stage One Under the Hood 1980 Land Rover Series III Stage One Under the Hood
Isuzu 2.8L Turbo Diesel (4JB1T) conversion. Hates cold mornings, but it is capable of 70 mph (the engine, not the truck).Still has the LT95 monster driving it.

Suspension
Leafs

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It will need a new chassis in a few years; preserving as best as I can for now.Full length roof rack. Snorkel and external swing away rear tire carrier ready for install.
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Old January 28th, 2015, 06:03 PM
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The 4JB1-T is a wonderful engine and with an intercooler and a little tuning can produce some real power.

If the glow plugs ate not working, I can hook you up with a $60 heavy duty glow plug controller with wiring diagram that will work automatically and work wonders on cold starts.
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