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    Picked up another toy - this one has seen some evolution already - 1961 SerIIa Hybrid with coiler upgrade, Range rover V8 & Rear axle, SU Carbs, Defender cloaking etc...
    Last edited by mrdoiron; 05-22-2011 at 03:01 PM.
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    1961 Ser IIa Hybrid Defender
    1969 Ser IIa Bugeye
    1980 Ser III Lightweight 24V RHD- sold
    1988 LR90 turbo diesel RHD - currently frame off rebuild in progress
    1998 Disco - ex wife :-(
    2000 Disco - RIP , end over end 2.5 times
    2010 RR Sport Supercharged


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    Nice rig,

    I still want a coiler SII 109, but i would be happy with that too.
    First but gone: 91 3 door Disco "White Rhino"
    77 Series III 88 ex MoD "Shongololo"
    Gone and I miss her: 97 D1 5 speed
    04 DII
    08 D3 (LR3)

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    Mike,

    Way to go! That thing looks nice. I don't know what you paid for it, but it was probably a less-expensive alternative to a D90.

    Very cool.

    -Gary
    "I can't believe I'm sitting here, completely surrounded by no beer!" -Onslow

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonialRovers View Post
    Wasn't this one from Hawaii, via a long trail that came from Va? If so I have a build CD of photos somewhere.
    Yes, this is the one... also the same on this cover of LRM after a paint job :
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    1961 Ser IIa Hybrid Defender
    1969 Ser IIa Bugeye
    1980 Ser III Lightweight 24V RHD- sold
    1988 LR90 turbo diesel RHD - currently frame off rebuild in progress
    1998 Disco - ex wife :-(
    2000 Disco - RIP , end over end 2.5 times
    2010 RR Sport Supercharged


    http://mikerovers.shutterfly.com/

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    I built this truck up over 5 years before I sold it to Boris in Hawaii. It was imported by Tony, a FL LR guy and sold to me in CO in 2003, looking like it did on the LRO cover. I restored it and hauled it to TN, then to CA, before selling it to Boris in 2008. It looks better, IMHO, with the soft top, black wheel arches, silver Mach V rims, But alas, I was just its temporary caretaker.
    Bren Workman
    Gretna, NE

    '93 RR LWB

    '03 Disco Trek (sold)
    '98 Rover Mini Sportpack (sold)
    '61 88" V8 Coiler (sold)
    '97 Disco XD (sold)
    '80 Rover 3500 S / SD 1 (sold)
    '91 RR SWB GDE #009 (sold)
    '90 RR SWB (sold)
    '65 109 SW (sold)
    '72 88" SW (sold)

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    Quote Originally Posted by workmeistr View Post
    I built this truck up over 5 years before I sold it to Boris in Hawaii. It was imported by Tony, a FL LR guy and sold to me in CO in 2003, looking like it did on the LRO cover. I restored it and hauled it to TN, then to CA, before selling it to Boris in 2008. It looks better, IMHO, with the soft top, black wheel arches, silver Mach V rims, But alas, I was just its temporary caretaker.
    Agree....It'll be back there soon Bren,
    This weekend I put a new stainless exhaust/Magnaflow. Last month I replaced the SU Carbs with new Edelbrock manifold/4 bbl, bead blasted the Mach V's and powder coated back to Silver-grey... and drop off the truck tomorrow to sand and get new silver body paint, plus new doors (new military take offs). Once that is complete in a couple weeks, the hard cab top will come off and soft top back on, plus installation of new defender black leather seats.

    Will post next month hopefully...

    mike
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    1961 Ser IIa Hybrid Defender
    1969 Ser IIa Bugeye
    1980 Ser III Lightweight 24V RHD- sold
    1988 LR90 turbo diesel RHD - currently frame off rebuild in progress
    1998 Disco - ex wife :-(
    2000 Disco - RIP , end over end 2.5 times
    2010 RR Sport Supercharged


    http://mikerovers.shutterfly.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrdoiron View Post
    Agree....It'll be back there soon Bren,
    ... and drop off the truck tomorrow to sand and get new silver body paint, plus new doors (new military take offs). Once that is complete in a couple weeks, the hard cab top will come off and soft top back on, plus installation of new defender black leather seats.

    Will post next month hopefully...

    mike
    Here is a pic with the new doors, new defender leather seats, and the paint job redone...

    mike
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    1961 Ser IIa Hybrid Defender
    1969 Ser IIa Bugeye
    1980 Ser III Lightweight 24V RHD- sold
    1988 LR90 turbo diesel RHD - currently frame off rebuild in progress
    1998 Disco - ex wife :-(
    2000 Disco - RIP , end over end 2.5 times
    2010 RR Sport Supercharged


    http://mikerovers.shutterfly.com/

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    It looks great, Mike.
    It's starting to get back to the way I once had (or at least, imagined) it, but I never had straight doors to put back on it after my Colo. Spngs. sand balster discovered how soft the Queen's alu-minium is. I also didn't have any cash left in the kittie for a good paint job. I feel sorry for whoever had the task of stripping my sprayed Hammerite off all of the panels! Your engine shot reminds me of when I made the panel to mount the 4 raised breathers for the axles, tranny, and transfer; or when I mounted the after market windscreen washer bottle, or when I made the (rather crude) mount for the remote oil cooler... Every square foot of that engine bay represented hours/days/and sometimes weeks of work to get it where it is. I'm glad you're the current caretaker. I hope to folow this special Rover throughout it's existence. Keep up the good work and please keep the picture documentation coming.
    Bren Workman
    Gretna, NE

    '93 RR LWB

    '03 Disco Trek (sold)
    '98 Rover Mini Sportpack (sold)
    '61 88" V8 Coiler (sold)
    '97 Disco XD (sold)
    '80 Rover 3500 S / SD 1 (sold)
    '91 RR SWB GDE #009 (sold)
    '90 RR SWB (sold)
    '65 109 SW (sold)
    '72 88" SW (sold)

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    Quote Originally Posted by workmeistr View Post
    It looks great, Mike.
    ..... Keep up the good work and please keep the picture documentation coming.
    Thanks Bren,
    Hard to tell from the picture, but the 'volvo' seats are gone too... new leather defender seats are in now.
    The hammerite paint took many hours to smoothout and rework, the finish is amazing now - not a great pic here however, I'll need to take more to show you. Underneath is a new stainless Magnaflow exhaust now also, sounds nice.
    I'll be taking the truck cab top off in a month and putting the soft top back, but I left it on to get the same paint finish prior to removing for future. Not the easiest removal process... so need to find a day to mess with it.

    Keep you posted, cheers, mike
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    1961 Ser IIa Hybrid Defender
    1969 Ser IIa Bugeye
    1980 Ser III Lightweight 24V RHD- sold
    1988 LR90 turbo diesel RHD - currently frame off rebuild in progress
    1998 Disco - ex wife :-(
    2000 Disco - RIP , end over end 2.5 times
    2010 RR Sport Supercharged


    http://mikerovers.shutterfly.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrdoiron View Post
    Thanks Bren,
    Hard to tell from the picture, but the 'volvo' seats are gone too... new leather defender seats are in now.
    The hammerite paint took many hours to smoothout and rework, the finish is amazing now - not a great pic here however, I'll need to take more to show you. Underneath is a new stainless Magnaflow exhaust now also, sounds nice.
    I'll be taking the truck cab top off in a month and putting the soft top back, but I left it on to get the same paint finish prior to removing for future. Not the easiest removal process... so need to find a day to mess with it.

    Keep you posted, cheers, mike
    A few more tweeks...truck cab top off after paint job, and soft top on now.
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    1961 Ser IIa Hybrid Defender
    1969 Ser IIa Bugeye
    1980 Ser III Lightweight 24V RHD- sold
    1988 LR90 turbo diesel RHD - currently frame off rebuild in progress
    1998 Disco - ex wife :-(
    2000 Disco - RIP , end over end 2.5 times
    2010 RR Sport Supercharged


    http://mikerovers.shutterfly.com/

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