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02-05-2010, 10:00 PM
Ok guys, I hate to do it but it may be time. I would consider a trade on a d90. I'm asking 15000obo considering a fully refurbished one is 30+k. You be the judge and I'm open to reasonable offers. I have compiled a list and links to pics and videos so let me know. I'm being very honest so let me knowif you have any questions or concerns. Thanks!


--Rhett Valdosta, GA r_burroughs@hotmail.com

I have taken a few trips in this rig and used it for a camping vehicle and its been my daily driver for around 5 months. Frame is in good order and It passes the conversation test at 55mph. It has been a daily driver since I have fixed everything. Bulkhead is good. I figure this is one of the nicest series rigs I have ever seen for the money and anything better is fully restored so the price isnt' concrete.. but make me a descent offer.
Trades may be considered. Cranks up the first time and has never let me down. Engine is great and passes the doller bill test. Best of all its makes the HEEPS jealous :)

Previous Owner list:
Replaced the whole rear bumper.
Recent paint job
recent interior seats replacement

Here is a list of what I have done since buying it from the PO (I have all service records) will come with some cute posters as you see in one of the pics in my garage and the workshop cd and genuine parts book:

-Replaced all hoses
-Bled Brakes and clutch
-All fluids changed
-New plugs, wires, dizzy internals
-Timing set, carb cleaned out and all that maintenance stuff
-Total steering box rebuild w/ new gaskets
-Transmission output rear seal replaced
-Transfer Box output seal replacement and gasket
-Replaced pedal springs
-Rear Diff seal replacement
-Replaced brake lights and regrounded blinkers
-Replaced all springs and seals in top of transmission..
-Changed both hub oil seals for swivels (front)
-All gaskets on Trans replaced on the top
-Bought parts from a old rover guy (mainly spares ... hoses, fuel pump and water pump and some odds and ends)
-Replaced some trim pieces and springs in the interior
-New fuel sending unit (LR Genuine) and redid the connections
-Axle Breathers and also one for the OD so it barely leaks now.. need to order one more to replace the rear ($5)
-Full Parabolic upgrade with the HD springs and ProComp shocks from Rovers North
-Replaced water temp sending unit
-Rear door lock installed
-New muffler
-Valve Cover gasket
-Fixed blower motor
-Fixed heater lines
-Adjusted the steering
-Rear window tracks replaced with some foam that works real nice
-new wiper blades
-I tinted the windows so its not a professional job but keep the heat out in the summer and looks fine
-New gas tank Rovers North
-Cleaned off frame and painted with KOS Rust Stop
-Patched up frame where it needs to be.
-All new interior except for the rear jump seats (out at the moment)
-Door panel covers (black vinyl) except driver and passenger.

Whats wrong:
-Passenger side floor board (by the weather strip) is rusted out.
-Driver side door (where you can make half doors) one of the two bolts rusted out so that needs replacing (100 bucks from RN..)
-Previous owner bumped into something and messed up the bottom of the passenger side wing
-Bottom inside of the doors have some corrosion
-rear main seal weeps a tad
-A Outrigger needs replacing but works as it is
-Ordering new headlights.. they are pretty poor right now

-1980 Series 3
-5 bearing engine (orange oil filler cap gives this away)
-Salsbury rear end (aka Dana 60) -drool
-110~k miles
-EVERYTHING works great! I mean everything even the heater :)
-Headliner is there .. sags just a tad... I have never seen a new one ... so I don't know if it is sagging or not. Looks fine to me.
-Brand new radial tube tires w/ defender rims 285/17r16 I believe .. the tall skinny ones comes out to 30.5in diameter tires
-Fairley OD
-Cruises at 65
-Gears change fine
-4x4 works fine
-2.25 petrol
-Get around 18mpg loaded down with gear

Now for the cute stuff:
Defender tdi snorkel fitted properly. No ghettoness
K&N Air filter
Hella 500s
Brush Guard
3/4 length roof rack
axle breathers
parabolic spring lift
built center console
radio w/ speakers
rear backup lamp on roof rack
I have added flooring to the roof rack (chicken coop 19 gauge stuff... works great)
Pintle Hook
Steering Guard
Rear jump seats, center rear seat, and sun visors included

02-06-2010, 01:59 AM
sorry to post this but that seems like a lot of money for a truck with a rusted out floorboard and a non-galvanized chassis.

02-06-2010, 12:47 PM
Thats why I said OBO. Open to offers.

I didn't say the floorboard is rusted out at all.. just that little piece by the weather stripping.

02-06-2010, 05:56 PM
The pics of the frame look like it was ground on with a grinder then painted on black paint.

02-09-2010, 04:22 PM
cleaned it up with a bunch of flapper disks, wire wheels, and sand paper. Wanted to get a good surface for the rust stop stuff to adhere to.

No grinding wheels that would be insane :)

03-02-2010, 04:12 PM
12k obo :eek:

04-20-2010, 03:30 PM
Ok the going offers has been 9k solid around the board

9k firm

05-18-2010, 10:49 PM
Want a 77' SIII 109 rhd and some cash? It is all there but needs someone like you to restore it. Just a thought.

05-19-2010, 07:46 AM
Sorry good offer.. wife would kill me if I had another rover in the driveway:) , but It just sold over the weekend. I forgot to update it on here.

05-19-2010, 08:18 PM

05-20-2010, 07:05 AM
Sale pending rather.. guys coming to pick it up on Friday