Since I am a glutton for punishment and since you all know the story behind my rig I am putting a feeler out there to gauge interest and see if anyone is trying to get into a nice spec 90 for the summer.
1985 Defender RHD
300 TDI conversion, new alternator, water pump, head gasket
Rebuilt R380, rebuilt 1.4 T case
Balanced Propshafts (1200 miles ago)
24 Spline front and rear axles, all LR
300 TDI smooth roof with alpine windows, matched to body color
Refreshed rear door
Push button Front doors, all refreshed (door gaps are not fantastic but I imagine could be remedied)
Silver painted diamond plate to match the td5 headlight surrounds
Aircon Front grill
Masai 5pc window kit with sliding rears, factory tint, also heated rear door glass and heated windshield
Masai Tree Sliders with silver steps
Masai Rear tire carrier
Masai Vinyl rebuilt front seats (heated)
No radio (could not decide what to do with it, still struggling a bit on that front)
No Cubby (same issue, too many choices, did not pull the trigger
MuddUK bulkhead removal bar fitted (seats recline much farther, did not install seat rails as I am 6' and didn't need the leg room)
Masai Window trim kit
New Galvenized Richards Chasis
New Diesel Tank with all new senders
New Brake lines
New Fuel Lines
rebuilt everything really.
Long story short this truck retained the rear tub and sides, and the front clip. Everything else has been replaced with 300 TDI spec parts.
Full album of photos can be seen here:
Most recent photo with the 34 XCL included (depending on price):
My gut number considering the complete and total body off respray, the new chassis and all new plumbing, the rebuilt axles with all new brakes, the 300 TDI and the reman driveline may be high but I don't know, since I have seen restored trucks running old TDs and 2.5NA trucks asking almost $30K with a frame on respray I would think this truck is a bit more desirable.
I am not selling it because my love of landrovers has ended, quite the contrary, since this rebuild took a long time (and since my life has changed so much in the past 2 years) I simply do not have a sincere attachment to this vehicle. I am ready to earn my bloody knuckles badge and the only way I can do that is to get dirty on my next land rover.
My sell today price is $38K
, I open the floodgates of D90 for input and remember its a feeler (for now)