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Old September 25th, 2008, 08:41 AM
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NY: Series Coiler FS- $6500

I picked this up earlier in the summer as a project. It appears to have originally been a race truck from the UK. It's floor was custom built to go over the LT-95. It was made out of thin steel with bracing. the NE winters had it's way with the floor and was in bad shape. I completely re did the floor with 1/8" steel.

The frame is very special as it is an 88" ARO (Designa) that was built with an integral cage and hot dipped as one piece as seen in the link below. it is an ARC spec regulation cage/ frame, and probably worth more than the truck as a whole.




What i have done:

New floors/ lower bulkhead repairs.
Sorted the Mallory ignition. Has new Mallory CD igntion module, new MSD amplifier module, new battery
General tidying
Winch service
new Rancho very long travel shocks.
got everything electrical working
trimmed the rear 1/4's
new puickup top door seals (genuine).
here's a link to my rebuild with lots of pics: http://www.rok-freekz.com/forums/vie...php?f=14&t=711

What it still could use:

some upper outer bulkhead repairs. bulkead is mostly solid, just a couple of small repairs to be made nothing major.
rear bump stops... nothing on it at the present time.
paint/ gaskets.
recore on the radiator, many of the fins are gone, doesn't run that hot as it is.

I'll give the original ower's site for reference to the original build, but i'll highlight several of it's strong points:

http://homepage.mac.com/ernyoung/Rover/hybrid.html

Strong running 3.5
complete Mallory CD ignition, newest version
Ashcroft rear shafts
4.7 gears
101 LT95
rear detroit locker
front true-trac
Amazing chassis/ cage
mojave heater
SG jeep eater springs
36" tires
very good condition gas slotted rotors/ pads
d90 from the doors forward, series III tub.

probably the fastest vehicle i have ever driven 0-50mph


I'm out of room in the driveway, and before i really get attatched to this rig, i'd like to set it free before i and up getting into bodywork and paint.

This is the cheapest price on a rig of this caliber anywhere.

$6500
$6000 without the pickup top and rear tailgate.
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Old September 25th, 2008, 11:40 AM
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What type of radiator is in it? Does the frame have a provision for a LHD steering relay? Is the steering series style? Do you have more pictures?
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Old September 25th, 2008, 12:01 PM
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What type of radiator is in it? Does the frame have a provision for a LHD steering relay? Is the steering series style? Do you have more pictures?
standard range rover classic radiator with a Flex-a-lite electric fan, i may possibly have a radiator for free, but it's down in RI at a friends house.

i'll have to check the frame... but i don't think it is set up for LHD. it uses a Stage 1 V8 steering relay, with Series steering (probably from the same stage 1). A LHD PS box from a Scout II looks to be an easy swap to the RHD location on this chassis.

there are more pictures on the link to the rok-freekz site.
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Old September 25th, 2008, 08:14 PM
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Old September 25th, 2008, 08:15 PM
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chuck you can't own all the rovers
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Old September 26th, 2008, 05:55 AM
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chuck,

i e-mailed back my phone number, call me when you get a chance.

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Old September 26th, 2008, 01:59 PM
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Man if that was a 109 i would be in real trouble.
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Old September 26th, 2008, 10:07 PM
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Was this truck in RI?
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Old September 27th, 2008, 07:07 AM
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sure was, it was Earnie Young's rig. i was pretty surprised when i saw it go up for aution on e-bay... he just didn't have the time to get it back to decent offroading condition with things that are going on in his life right now. he was very sad when Offender rode off on my trailer, but was happy that i was going to keep it basically as he had it. i made sure he knew i wasn't going to hack it up for just the frame. Mega bucks have been thrown into this rig over the years, it was WAY ahead of it's time.

it kind of pisses me of to think of the pile of money i have in my other Rover, and it's no more capable offroad than this one. this is a great bang for your buck.
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Old September 27th, 2008, 11:53 AM
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Lyman, do you have more detailed pics of the rest of the truck and/or the underside?
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Old September 28th, 2008, 09:23 AM
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sure was, it was Earnie Young's rig. i was pretty surprised when i saw it go up for aution on e-bay... he just didn't have the time to get it back to decent offroading condition with things that are going on in his life right now. he was very sad when Offender rode off on my trailer, but was happy that i was going to keep it basically as he had it. i made sure he knew i wasn't going to hack it up for just the frame. Mega bucks have been thrown into this rig over the years, it was WAY ahead of it's time.

it kind of pisses me of to think of the pile of money i have in my other Rover, and it's no more capable offroad than this one. this is a great bang for your buck.
Seems like a lot of truck for short $.
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Old September 28th, 2008, 10:40 AM
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Lyman, do you have more detailed pics of the rest of the truck and/or the underside?

i've had quite few requests for more pics. rather than send them to everyone, i'll post them up over on my site later today then post the link here.

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Seems like a lot of truck for short $.
I think you hit the nail right on the head there...

i got a good deal on it because no one else was willing to take a risk on a rover that on first appearance was pretty sad looking. but i looked past that and saw what it really was....

i repaired it myself as if i were going to wheel it, and will make a few bucks off of it by covering my time and materials... but i have no need to rape the next owner. i never really intended to keep it... just save it from a tragic fate.
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Old September 28th, 2008, 07:00 PM
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pics are up as requested... i took pictures of all the "bad spots"... the pictures tell the story. the bulkhead is structurally sound. will eventally need feet, upper repair corners, and a 4" X 8" piece (cosmetic) right behind the battery. nothing to hide, and nothing needs to be done right away and i personnally would not do anything more to it until i was going to do bodywork and paint. the bulkhead would last a LONG time as is.

the oil all over the front axle is mostly from a bad leak in the oil pressure sending line that i fixed, a sloppy oil change that i must admit to, and i'm sure some of it is also from a seeping oil pan gasket as the picture suggests. the front main seal does not appear to be leaking.

So add to the list is that it has a fresh oil change with Delvac 15W40 and Wix filter.... even has a full tank of gas.

The rig is what it is.. a baddass rig with a racing history in the UK.

new pics are on the 6th page of the post below:

http://www.rok-freekz.com/forums/vie...p=10745#p10745
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Old September 29th, 2008, 09:12 AM
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forgot to mention i also have a sewer cap to replace the rear diff pan.

also forgot to mention it has a NEW starter.

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...and can deliver for the cost of fuel within a reasonable distance.
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Old September 30th, 2008, 12:44 PM
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pretty sure i've decided to keep the p/u top and tailgate, it does come with a bimini top. anyone up for a screaming deal minus these parts?
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Old October 1st, 2008, 09:20 AM
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going to a fellow member of the rok-freekz, thanks for looking guys.
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