Originally Posted by Art Vigil
I'm pretty sure that's Linden Engineering in Golden, I recognize the building. Dennis (the owner) is a good guy and knows Rovers pretty well.
Nice to know you're still in the country! I hope all is well. You're absolutely right. The metal garage looked right but not the art work. Actually, Dennis was there the first time I went to Cold War. Maybe he used to do some work there, probably 10 years ago.
Anyway, I was also headed by Dennis' place. Didn't have much time. Only talked to Dennis long enough to ask if it was okay to have a look at the 90. He looked busy any how. My impressions- From a distance it looks pretty darn clean. Up close it shows a little wear. The frame is suprisingly good, very little sign of rust. The rear crossmember looks good. It has a coat of paint on it, but looks like it's just to cover cosmetic rust, they all seem to get that. Battery box looks good. The gas tank skid plate looked good. The door sills look great but the door bottoms show some sign of rust and, if I'm not mistaken, maybe some repair, too. If so , it was a good job. Hinges seemed good. The stuff that really showed signs of rust were all the powder coated stuff. Like where the front roll protection (A pillar?) mounts to the front fender, rust had bubbled up the powder coat pretty good. Same for where the tow package mounts to the rear crossmember. Yeah, the brushguard, or a- bar maybe, is gone and the bumper shows some rust. Is it a respray , maybe? Where the paint is pitted on the hood and doors it's white underneath. Seems like a strange primer color... the footwell I could see was red so if it was a respray it was a thorough job, anyway. Badge # was 2118. Don't know if there's someone here savvy enough to tell what the origional color was. Let's see...There was rust showing pretty good at the capping on the driver's side rear corner. Also, on the bottom rear corners of the fiberglass top there was slight sign of cracking. Not anything bad though. Driver's seat shows some wear but the rest of the interior looked pretty good. Didn't get the hood popped. I didn't have the time to get someone out there to get it open and didn't want to be the one to break the cable. Only spent about 5 minutes looking, maybe one of the guys who live out that way can give it a closer look and maybe a test drive. I just don't know when I'll be out that way again. Couldn't begin to tell you if it's worth what they're asking, I just don't follow the values. If Art says Dennis is a straight shooter I'd say you can put some faith in what the guy says.
Best of luck,