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So I sold my 93 Land Cruiser, as great of a car as it was, I missed the old Rovers.

Yesterday a Roman Bronze 95 Classic popped up on craigslist. It's a LWB, 130k miles and needs a little work. Right now, the rear differential is completely shot. The back seat windows don't work, but other than that it is apparently solid. And it is still on EAS. I'm going to look at it today at 2pm. He is asking $1,700, and I was thinking if I got him down to $1,100 or $1,200 I would take it...

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Comments? Yeah, post pics if you get it.

How's the body? Any rust issues? If everything is solid and is in good shape, I'd say $1200 would be a good deal.

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I put a deposit on it today, I'll pay for it tomorrow. $1,100. Oh and the best part: It was on coils.

Here are 3 bad pics.


 

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It appears to be a nice Rover and sounds like you got a great deal on it. How's the interior? Leather still in good shape? How about the wood trim?

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Leather is ehh. Reason being, the drivers seat is kinda loking old, but the rest looks amazing. As in no one must have sat in the passenger or rear seats often.

Wood is interesting. It's in really really good shape, except the piece on the passenger side door is missing completely. I'm not sure where to find a replacement for that, except for hitting up the salvage yards.
 

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Nice buy. I have a write up on putting Disco 2 seats into the classic if you want to replace the nasty seats. Then you can add racing harnesses. You can find D2s at junkyards every where and buy the sets for around $100 out of it.

The rear diff is just a $300 axel off ebay away from being fixed.

Change all the fluids. Engine, trans, transfer, axels, and swivel housings. Odds are the swivel housing are almost out of oil and speedy lude put 90wt gear oil into the transfer case that requires ATF. I would also flush the brake system out, using the propper Castrol DOT4, more than likely someone has topped it off with DOT3 or some cheap crap. So just spend a day covered in oils and just get it all over with. :thumb:

When you have a little green to toss around you should do a Rovertym 3in supension lift and a 2in body lift and run a set of 235/85R16 BFG KO's.
 

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Doctor Leo said:
When you have a little green to toss around you should do a Rovertym 3in supension lift and a 2in body lift and run a set of 235/85R16 BFG KO's.
Haha I know. Look how wimpy the 205s look on it.

I definitely will pass on the Disco seats. The drivers side is the only bad seat, and honestly, it isn't that bad. Considering this truck was bought for the surfboards and beach gear, no reason to even bother re-upholstering it.

AND LMAO THE VERY FIRST THING I DO IS TAKE THE TINT OUT. Even before the differential.

As far as fluids, yeah, everything needs to be done. It's kind of funny, the guy literally HAS NO IDEA what this car is. He said "Range Rover, its bad ass, and its flashy and a blast to drive." Im standing there smiling, thinking god, who is stupid enough to let a differential completely blow up.

The clearcoat on the paint isn't great, by all means, but with the gold, you really can't tell from more than a foot away.
 

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Just do the lift and a set of cheap M/Ts then. They will do fine off-road but since its a beach cruiser for the most part there isnt much point in spending the money for KO's.

You can buy cheap seat covers off ebay and that way your seat wont eat you wallet and phone (speaking from expirence).

I would get on the fluids if the past owner is a fool. I bet you a envelope full of Rover bumper stickers that the swivel joints are dry as a bone. $900 to repair a blown one doing the work yourself.

Wet sand the faded areas. If that dosn't clean them up you can reclear it yourself for cheap. Make it look new.

I would do the coolant system flush as CSK said and add GM coolant leak tabs into the system to stop any future leaks.

Good luck with the new toy.
 

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The roof rack is worth $1100. It's almost embaressing how little these cars sell for. The gold is a nice color. Seats can be found for cheap if your patient. I bought the nicest interior I ever had for $350 including door panels. Diffs can be had for $400 or find one in a bone yard for as little as $35.
 

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Bear in mind that the blown diff could be symptom of a seized viscous coupling. Make sure you check for that as soon as poss.
 

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Some bad news... I had to cancel my check (deposit), as he stopped returning my calls... I guess it wasn't meant to be. Well, anyone else see any good ones in SoCal? I'm on the prowl...
 
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