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Have owned Toyota Land Cruisers for years, lately got an interest in building up an older Land Rover, either a Series Rover or an early Defender, maybe even a MOD vehicle.

Anyone owned one, or own one? Use one overseas, etc.? Like to know what the pitfalls are and how they have worked under rough conditions. What I am looking for will be for mainly off road use.

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Hello Bruce, Rovers are as scarce as hens in teeth ( all CJs and Land Crusiers) in the great state of Texas. This may take some research but I was doing some 4 wheeling in Colorado last year and there was a guy in Ouray that had early Rovers stacked like cord wood. He appeared to be a specialist in rovers, He had some of the rope start kits (try that on a 350 ) for sale. Anyway thought I would pass along the info. as I always liked Rovers. Growing up in Texas allows me to say you could put everything I know about a Rover on the head of a pin and still have room to do a little clog (ala Jed Clampett ) around it.
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Thanks Gerald. I know nothing about them either, save for a buddy or two over the years owning them. I will likely stay with my Toys, but am still going to dig on the internet, see if Mr. Colorado has a site.

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Howdy Bruce, If you can find anybody in the 4 wd business in Ouray they might can point you to him. Ouray is not a very big town, but it is known as the jeep capitol of the USA. There are probably a thousand miles of mining and 4WD trails within 75 miles. It is very easy to pass 10-11,000 ft in elev. numerous times in a day.
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...more like ten thousand!!!

There are a couple places in Durango that might be able to help as well...Try a "google" search and that should get you pretty close...If you fail, let me know and I'll give you local address here for 4-wheelers...There's no shortage of good guys here in Colorado and one of them may know someone closer to you that can help...

G'luck...
 
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