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Old 11-10-2011, 09:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Selling off my Jeep TJ for a 110.

Thinking about selling off my 2006 Jeep and getting what I wanted in the first place, a defender 110.

Been eyeing this one on craigslist:

Land Rover Defender 110 diesel 2.5 4x4 1985

whats the popular opinion on the 2.5? I live in the Atlanta area if you know of any other candidates I can consider.
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the 2.5 diesel will be slow/leisurely although I've never driven one as they were never delivered here (we got a different motor entirely). The thing that strikes me is it seems to still have the UK plates, suggests it has never been registered in the US. Might be worth checking out before handing over your cash.

I'd also take a very close look at the chassis its already been rust repaired once. The chassis is usually the last thing to rust the question is what is the rest of it like, you can get fully galvanised replacement chassis out of the UK but depends on how much money you want to sink into it.
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Rusty bulkheads are expensive to repair. Frame has already had rust repair "way be when", whatever that's suppose to mean. Sounds like a rusty mess if you ask me.

Aren't there some importers there in the Atlanta area you could go to? I believe they have some you could check out that'll probably be in much better condition than that pile.


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10k is a little high for rust repair.

Maybe 7 at most.

its a can of worms you are opening up.

especially without technically being on the road.
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I'm going through the same thing... I almost bought a NAS 110 just because of the BS one must go through to import, but I can not justify spending 70k+ on an old truck with a 3.9... I looked into older trucks already imported and it's a mixed bag of parts, repair history and most times hack repairs and you're spending 10-15k for this? Old ones can be brought over but you are right back to the same price range when you figure shipping is 2-3k and another 2-3k for import duty tax, value tax, port fees, customs crap ect. I've seen a few older trucks repainted, new chassis and diesel conversions going for 30k+ and usually they are hacked too. poor masking on the paint work, jams aren't even done and paint on the seals. Interiors are missing parts or have broken items and the engine bay wiring and such is a disaster. Again, hack jobs done cheap hoping to make a few bucks because they are rare here.... After all of this I decided to look into importing a refurbished truck from a Land Rover specialist. This ensures a truck done right to begin with. There are many out there and the prices and services vary a little. All Defenders 25 years old or older are legal to import provided that not to much has been modified to make it no longer an old vehicle. Liveridge4x4 I am in talks with to refurbish a 110 to 300tdi specs, R380, rear disc brakes, stripped to chassis and rebuilt from the ground up, new paint, new interior ect. 30k.... So, for half the price of a NAS 110 you can have a truck in better condition with a diesel any way you want it. Otherwise, this is a service done in UK for anyone and not gouged for the US market...It's a fair deal at a good price. With that said, think about what you'd have into that rust bucket to get it where you'd want it. A 300tdi is easily a 8-10k job in this country by itself. The cheapest Land Rover you will own is the most expensive one you can afford because it will be in better shape to begin with.
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