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Old May 6th, 2010, 10:27 AM
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Rhett Burroughs
1980 LR Series 3 109
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Location: Valdosta, GA
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1980 Land Rover Series 3 109 SW

$9,000. I have compiled a list and links to pics and videos so let me know. I'm being very honest so let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks! Vehicle is located in Valdosta, GA. Serious inquiries only please no tire kickers. Clean title.

http://www.youtube.com/user/weatherm <--rover videos

-- Rhett

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I have taken a few trips in this rig and used it for a camping vehicle and its been my daily driver for around 5 months. Frame is in good order and It passes the conversation test at 60mph. It has been a daily driver since I have fixed everything. Bulkhead is good. I figure this is one of the nicest series rigs I have ever seen for the money and anything better is fully restored so the price isnt' concrete.. but make me a descent offer. Cranks up the first time and has never let me down. Engine is great and passes the dollar bill test.

Previous Owner list:
Replaced the whole rear bumper.
Recent paint job
recent interior seats replacement

Here is a list of what I have done since buying it from the PO (I have all service records) will come with some cute posters as you see in one of the pics in my garage and the workshop cd and genuine parts book:

-Replaced all hoses
-Bled Brakes and clutch
-All fluids changed
-New plugs, wires, dizzy internals
-Timing set, carb cleaned out and all that maintenance stuff
-Total steering box rebuild w/ new gaskets
-Transmission output rear seal replaced
-Transfer Box output seal replacement and gasket
-Replaced pedal springs
-Rear Diff seal replacement
-Replaced brake lights and regrounded blinkers
-Replaced all springs and seals in top of transmission..
-Changed both hub oil seals for swivels (front)
-All gaskets on Trans replaced on the top
-Bought parts from a old rover guy (mainly spares ... hoses, fuel pump and water pump and some odds and ends)
-Replaced some trim pieces and springs in the interior
-New fuel sending unit (LR Genuine) and redid the connections
-Axle Breathers and also one for the OD so it barely leaks now.. need to order one more to replace the rear ($5)
-Full Parabolic upgrade with the HD springs and ProComp shocks from Rovers North
-Replaced water temp sending unit
-Rear door lock installed
-New muffler
-Valve Cover gasket
-Fixed blower motor
-Fixed heater lines
-Adjusted the steering
-Rear window tracks replaced with some foam that works real nice
-new wiper blades
-I tinted the windows so its not a professional job but keep the heat out in the summer and looks fine
-New gas tank Rovers North
-Cleaned off frame and painted with KOS Rust Stop
-Patched up frame where it needs to be.
-All new interior except for the rear jump seats (out at the moment)
-Door panel covers (black vinyl) except driver and passenger.

Whats wrong:
-Driver side door (where you can make half doors) one of the two bolts rusted out so that needs replacing (100 bucks from RN..)
-Previous owner bumped into something and messed up the bottom of the passenger side wing
-Bottom inside of the doors have some corrosion
-rear main seal weeps a tad
-A Outrigger needs replacing but works as it is

-1980 Series 3
-5 bearing engine (orange oil filler cap gives this away)
-Salsbury rear end (aka Dana 60) -drool
-110~k miles
-EVERYTHING works great! I mean everything even the heater
-Headliner is there .. sags just a tad... I have never seen a new one ... so I don't know if it is sagging or not. Looks fine to me.
-Brand new radial tube tires w/ defender rims 285/17r16 I believe .. the tall skinny ones comes out to 30.5in diameter tires
-Fairley OD
-Cruises at 65
-Gears change fine
-4x4 works fine
-2.25 petrol
-Get around 18mpg loaded down with gear

Now for the cute stuff:
Defender tdi snorkel fitted properly. No ghettoness
K&N Air filter
Hella 500s
Brush Guard
3/4 length roof rack
axle breathers
parabolic spring lift
built center console
radio w/ speakers
rear backup lamp on roof rack
I have added flooring to the roof rack (chicken coop 19 gauge stuff... works great)
Pintle Hook
Steering Guard
Rear jump seats, center rear seat, and sun visors included

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Old May 6th, 2010, 12:36 PM
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Man, nice looking 109...if I hadn't finally found my dream 110 recently this might have been the truck for me. Very nice rig, good luck with the sale looks like a fair starting price.

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Old May 6th, 2010, 12:44 PM
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Rhett Burroughs
1980 LR Series 3 109
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Thanks... yeah I have had it posted on places and I'm like duh! what about d-90.. just slipped my mind. I've had mutliple offers all three were 9k. So thats what I set the price at. I have had a bunch of empty promises, people stringing me along for weeks and tire kickers unfortunately. This puppy needs a new home asap.
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Old May 7th, 2010, 09:51 AM
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18 mpg? Is that Imperial Gallons? ;-)

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Old May 7th, 2010, 01:45 PM
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1980 LR Series 3 109
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Well not to be frank but its not a FJ40 1F motor that gets 10 gallons to the mile. The last trip I took I did the calculations and on a full 16 gallon tank w/ a new sender unit and it came out to around 17-18mpg. It does have a weber carb in it so that could help or not. I don't live in the mountains or the east coast mole hills so that helps also. I'm sure the NH rovers don't see as good mileage. My calculations were based on a trip cruising around 55-60ish w/ my OD on. Take it for what its worth.. best better mileage than my damn Nissan.
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Old May 7th, 2010, 02:43 PM
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2.25p at reasonable speeds will get that.
*not legal advice*
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Old May 15th, 2010, 03:03 PM
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