First NameCityWhat types of questions would you like the guide to answer?
First NameCityWhat types of questions would you like the guide to answer?
KennethSauk CentreRestoration
WilliamTallahasseeWhat aspects of the build should I put money into up front and what can be put off? How long does the process take? What is the payment schedule? Do you have vendors you'd recommend for upgrades after I take possession of the vehicle? Transporting it back up to Minnesota when I'm ready to upgrade some of the cosmetics isn't feasible.
CraigStocktonShould I expect to have serious rust problems? How reliable are they? Can I get a soft top?
MarkOceansidePrefer a four door defender or wagon.Model, cost and availability.Thanks
ChristopherExcelsiorI'm just starting my exploration into purchasing a Defender, so a guide to look deeper will be amazing.
stephenPhoenixWhat to expect with for first time owners. The website is great and already does a lot of this. I'm mainly requesting a guide for a physical in hand reminder of what I would like to do and to keep it in mind for maybe really pulling the trigger one day. Plus inspiration from seeing lot's of cool pics! Until then i'll keep beating down old dirt roads in my AWD minivan 🙂 Thanks!
TimothyAvailability and cost of various styles,fully landed,non show quality (mostly original,can move under own power)
MatthewOverview of defender models, original options, etc.
TimothyAvailability and cost of various styles,fully landed,non show quality (mostly original,can move under own power)
TimothyAvailability and cost of various styles, fully landed, non show quality (mostly original, can move under own power)
CaseyAnchorageFinancing options for vintage vehicles can be tough.
ChonCoronaGeneral sourcing questions, restoration services and legal registration for the state of California.
TimLake ElmoI don't really have any questions, just more curiosity than anything. Just wanting to learn more about the defender, prices/budget (which appears you provide in the adoption packet), and performance specs. Awesome company and excited to view/read the packet! Thanks!
NickSaint JosephEverything it could possibly take to adopt a beautiful 'Rover of my own someday.
MichaelAmblerInterested in potentially building a D90 soft top
RobertHighlands RanchBest engine options for driving at US highway speeds and upgrade options that help with this; average cost of comfort improvements (sound deadening, a/c addition, heater improvements); average wear timelines for key engine components (turbo, belts, etc.); rust/corrosion mitigation techniques based on various budgets.
PatrickNorth East- Explanation of the restoration process - cost - shipping/delivery info
MichaelMinneapolisHow to convince my wife that a 25+ year old RHD Defender is what I should own to run errands in? Also, talking her into not being scared of it.
RobertAlexandriaI have a 18-24 month time horizon where I’m interested in a 4-5 jerry can LDH D-110. I currently drive a ’69 Series IIA (two door, LWB) and would like to add a “modern” Defender to my stable. Thanks!
AndrewLincolnWhat it's like to own a Defender as a daily driver, how to perform basic maintenance, how to select the right Defender.
MarkWayzataPlease send adoption guide. Thank you. Mark
TravisAPOWhat to look for and expect when buying your first Defender.
RonFargoI am interested in a Defender 90 or 110 for a light restoration project that is usable but can also be the basis for a long term, ongoing upgrade project. Wanting to start with a vehicle that I can use in the winter in ND that is mechanically sound and has no major rust issues.
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JasonZeelandHow to convince your spouse that the Defender lifestyle isn't scary? 🙂 "What to expect when you're expecting?" - prepping your home for your Defender. The Jerry Can guide you've already created is fantastic - I think building that out further would be ideal in this format...maybe include running costs, general guidelines for what kind of upgrades/accessories make sense and in what order to do them (I.e., if you're already going to be taking this a part, then it makes sense to do this at the same time, etc)
JustinAnkenyEverything from beginning the process through passing it down
CarlEden PrairieHey! So I have been browsing your site and dreaming of a LR for a while now and thought I would take the advice you posted and shoot you a message to say hey! I've never driving a defender (or been in one for that matter), but have almost purchased several over the past few years (One original Camel Trophy vehicle, one 2003 Trek vehicle). I wanted to drop a line to start some a conversation to see if adopting a Defender is right for me. As an engineer I love to tinker with everything so I don't think maintaining a Defender would be outside of my skill sets. I have mostly been looking at 110's and 130's. The only reason I was interested in the 130's is that I was considering getting a pickup truck for hauling project materials, motorcycles/dirtbikes, dogs, etc. One question I had off the bat, is there much difference in upkeep between a 110 and a 130? I notice that you mostly have 90's and 110's but have you ever imported/found many 130's in your typical price range? Thanks!
CliffSudburyPlease provide a copy of the guide, electronically (PDF) if possible
PeterPurchasing a defender as a daily driver
300tdivs 200tdi. Is radio typical? seating options
PhilipAikenBenefits of 300tdi vs 200tdi. Do they typically have a radio? Seating options. Comfortable highway speeds
DAVIDSAINT PAULIm a pretty detailed guy, so interested in the technical aspects/ pros & cons of the various model years, engines, etc. and what to look for and consider when getting into vintage defenders
Hunter1) Hazards of ownership (most common things to fail, break, wear out, etc) 2) Most common modifications people make 3) Pictures of different builds for inspiration
RyanAnoka-Engine overhaul/drive train details, top tub? options, available such as panoramic windows/sliding, lift kits, ladders. Interior- sound proofing/headliner details -as you menitoned details on how the process works is welcome. -Post sale support such as upgrades down the road or mechanical/maint. Outside my capabilities/tools. -Parts ordering assistance? Can you get parts or assist if they can't be tracked down easily. -perhaps outlining common defender issues that you address/recommend during overhaul. -existing owner testimonials are always fun to read, what surprised them, what they wish they would have known earlier.
RyanToluca LakeHave you shipped any to Californa and have there been any registration issues?
CTSt Louis ParkWhat you say it’s going to answer.
RobertGrand RapidsMaintaining one of these treasures!
MikeLansingTypical eta for a build, options in regards to build levels, exc.
MattMostly around costs and the different levels of refurbishment you suggest. Thanks!
JeffDickinsonWhat is the key to a good base model? What upgrades to do first? Expected pricing
JonathanSt PetersburgLooking for the best Defender 90
JoshEwa BeachAlready in contact with Bishop + Rook just looking to share the guide with my wife to better explain why I should get a defender 110 over a Tacoma 🙂 Moving to Colorado in February/ March time frame so looking to start my acquire / build process in the fall here soon.
FredSouth GlastonburyPlease send a guide when it’s available. I’d like to know the process and timeline for obtaining one of your defenders.
JoshTimnathI am starting the process of looking for a Defender 90. I am looking for something that runs good, that could be a daily driver. Something that I can upgrade as I go along.
BrianLooking to get more information re: adopting a defender. Been on my list for a long time. Thanks!
MackayOremRough price ranges to expect for different conditions of different models. Cost range from tidying up and getting them running well, to more intensive restoration. Price to have you guys hunt for and import a truck. Any issues getting one of these licensed in Utah? Can a typical mechanic work on these, or are there specific things about them that you have run into that makes it difficult? Are parts hard to get? With good upkeep and maintenance how long can one expect the various engines to last?
BruceCambridgeNone at this time thanks.
BruceCambridgeDon’t really have any questions, yet. Currently driving my third Rover. Getting tired of the air suspension, the miscellaneous alarms (like check sidelight) etc. Want something I can get in and drive, but not a Dodge or Chevy. Thanks
KevinAtascaderoEnsuring and older model can pass smog test? Right hand drive vs left hand? How much corrosion is too much? Diesels vs gas? Pre buy inspection checklist?
MichaelEden PrairieHave been looking to get a Defender and want to know the ins and outs of ownership.
ErikTopsfieldI would like it to discuss different kinds of sound deadening options.
JustinBeavercreekTo whom should I trust the maintenance and repairs that exceed my skill level?How do I know if a Defender is suitable as a daily driver?What is the expected cost of annual ownership (not including fuel)?
ThomasSan FranciscoAdopting the right Defender.
BillMinneapolisRelated to maintenance
JonDenvermost common engine and electrical problems and best resources for interior restoration.
TracieXENIAHello, I seen your website with the manyb options and prices to purchase One of these classics off road vehicles . I’d love my husband to have one and looking into maybe purchasing one sometime . This fits him perfectly and he would love this ..
JamesPotomacEverything you describe sounds awesome. Would also hope to see some maintenance material.
christophermaple groveHow specific can you be in requesting a vehicle.What services are available to modify the vehicle prior to delivery.
JosephIssaquahI'd like to see sections on: important maintenance (specific to Defenders,) likely points of failure, tips on repairs, and common upgrades.Thanks!JW