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I'm off to see this on Friday

ButtonMonkey

Trekker
OK any tips when I go to stick screwdriver in this on Friday.

I'm looking to offer the guy £2,500 max is that a fair price (as long as I don't go through the chasis or bulkhead)
 
Looks pretty good, I'd check the usual chassis and rear cross member.
Also the door bottoms and bulk head as it's been resprayed.

If it has no unusual knocks or clocks when driven it looks good for the money.
 
Check out the bulkhead with care, a minor few bubbles of rust in thecorners of the windscreen can be repaired with specific panels welded in, but if there isfiller around this area I would be carefull. My old 89 is now only showing signs of rust in this area and I know there is no filler involved. I would prefer to see a shot rear crossmember than see a shot bulkhead, a lot easier and cheaper to replace(as long as its only the x member).
Good luck
Mike
 
Check out the bulkhead with care, a minor few bubbles of rust in thecorners of the windscreen can be repaired with specific panels welded in, but if there isfiller around this area I would be carefull. My old 89 is now only showing signs of rust in this area and I know there is no filler involved. I would prefer to see a shot rear crossmember than see a shot bulkhead, a lot easier and cheaper to replace(as long as its only the x member).
Good luck
Mike

You can check this by peeking beside the dash at the bolts that mount the windscreen. Rust here would show ingress from the windscreen/bulkhead join that rust the bulkhead from the inside out. Its quite amission to remove the dash to tidy this up properly so might reveal problems that the resparay has covered up.
 
Just looked at the pictures again - the doors look to be rotting along the lower edge, nothing major if its just the skins, but check out the state of the frames if you can. Its amazing how much rot the door cards can hide.

Are you familiar with the transfer box operation? Might be worth taking a bottle or trolley jack just to do a quick check of the diff-lock, but if you do, it wouldn;t do any harm to check all the wheel bearings while you're at it - not a major but possibly give you some bargaining power.
 
from the pics that bulkhead dont look good.

''WINDSCREEN CORNERS NEED A LITTLE ATTENTION''

i think he means the bulkhead.

 
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Check service record well and also bargain on paying for head gasket job as this is typically the mileage that they go at.

Cheers

Steve
 
Thanks for the tips.

I'm also looking at a couple tomorrow and a couple of others over the weekend so I'm sure by next week I will have found one that is in OK shape
 
Off to see this one next Wednesday and just looked at a fairly solid one today at Reid Land Rovers.

Good chasis no sign of rot, floor, bulkhead etc all looked very good just some surface bubbles under the windscreen only real rot was the doors but it was £895 more than I want to pay
 
Off to see this one next Wednesday and just looked at a fairly solid one today at Reid Land Rovers.

Good chasis no sign of rot, floor, bulkhead etc all looked very good just some surface bubbles under the windscreen only real rot was the doors but it was £895 more than I want to pay

200tdi reto fitted - cool! Thats the badger..........

Reids: I took a few trips there when looking for a Landy. I found them overpriced for some of the examples. A couple of the ones on the compound at the side were recently resprayed (still smelt of paint!). I wondered what the paint was covering up...
 
Bubbles of rust on the bulkhead are usually the tip of the iceberg, It rusts from the inside out. Check it out well.
Good luck
Mike
 
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