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    Default The 130

    Finally found a 130 a few weeks ago. Scabby old 1987 RHD work beast, but an importable 130. Bought from private seller, now at Foley's in UK getting some chassis work, new suspension and bushes, brakes, 2.5NA motor turn up and maintenance, etc.

    Found new take off fuel tank, tub and tailgate complete, rear cab panel, and rear upper window panel locally for a reasonable price. Will have a decent little truck legal for import.
    Former Action Overlander

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    how much did that all cost you? 130 still my dream defender

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    For this particular legal 130: 5,200. Yeah, kinda happy with that, to say the least.

    Keep in mind:
    Good 2.5NA motor, gearbox, and transfer box
    Newer 300Tdi bulkhead.
    Seatbox needs work.
    Frame needs massive work.
    Bushings all need replaced.
    Grill is busted, body kinda scabby.
    Doors need work.
    Scabby utility box on back end.

    But: Box on back is scrap, had to find a box. Which I did, new take off 130 box complete with tailgate, brackets, and I also got the fuel tank, interior trim, and lower rear cab panel and upper cab panel with windows, also NTO. Hell of a good deal on these parts.
    Former Action Overlander

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    Former Action Overlander

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    Former Action Overlander

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    Oh, that is a thing of beauty!

    Please tell me you will post your progress with lots of pictures? Love the 130, but my next one will be a D90. I got the people hauler, next is the two person extreme terrain vehicle.
    Mark
    1976 Landy Series III 109 Montoya ("You killed my father, prepare to die")
    1988 Defender 90 LHD Vizzini (urban assault vehicle - LS/6L80, 2" lower, 18's)
    1987 Defender 90 LHD MOD Fezzik (off-road king - LS/4L80, 2" lift, 37" talons)
    2015 MB CLS63
    1965 Porsche 904 (Beck)
    1975 Porsche 911 hot rod (for sale)

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    Not too shabby dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justaddmtns View Post
    Not too shabby dude.

    Oh, it is shabby AF! But it will turn out nice.

    Soon to be on American soil. You will see it there before year's end, I am sure! Foley's is taking care of the major frame issues,
    We have some other stuff to switch pver once it gets stateside. It will not be a brand new Defender, but it just may be a combination of 2 Defenders we currently own...

    Man, I have got some wrenching, dismantling, and shipping to do.
    Former Action Overlander

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    Are they series111 doors and bonnet?

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    Nope - early 90's 110 CSW
    1993 200Tdi Discovery S 5dr
    2006 VW Touareg V10 Tdi project; on going
    2005 Audi A4 2.0Tdi S Line Avant
    2007 Audi A4 1.9Tdi SE Avant
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