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Old 04-15-2019, 07:42 PM
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Brought home the LR I’ve always wanted since I got out of High School!!!

She is not perfect by any means, but she’s mine!!

I haven’t had a lot of time to mess with it since bringing it home Sunday afternoon, but this evening I did fix the rack lights, install some D2 Headlight assemblies, and I added 2 PIAA’s to the brush guard that I will wire into the OEM fog light wiring.

I also found the engine tick = a loose spark plug on #5 that I actually saw the wire rotating as the plug vibrated back & forth.... Had to repair the wire (will replace) and tighten the plug (will replace) and no more ticking!

She has stage 2/3 cancer on the rockers/floor, but I’m going to just enjoy it and fix it when I can.
 

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Old 04-15-2019, 08:04 PM
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Oh boy. I love these type finds. Congrats, keep us posted, more photos! How many miles?
 
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:48 PM
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Feast your eyes on the original window sticker!! She’s #125
 
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It has 165k on it, a decent pile of service records (HG’s were done under warranty at 42k lol), and the misc comments/notes I found made me laugh.

I spent all my extra $$$ on it, so anything I do will be with stuff I have in my shop (D2 cup holders, 95 RRC Analog clock, D2 rearview mirror, and a few other misc parts). She needs a tune up badly, new fuel filter, new IAC (it does nothing & I had to manually set it to get it to idle around 1k vs 1.6k), and I’ve got a lot of light bulbs to replace.

Sad how the roads up north can eat a vehicle!!
 
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Old 04-16-2019, 01:19 AM
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Pretty darn cool. Looking forward to following along.

Brian.
 
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:49 AM
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Good to see you snagged it. I caught my new SUV to lol
 
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Yeah neat little vehicle for sure.
 
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Old 04-16-2019, 08:57 AM
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You didn't pick that up in Illinois, did you?
 
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Texas, but it was originally from up north (explains the rustic appearance underneath). Sold in Shawnee Mission, KS originally, and I’ve got service receipts from Iowa as well.

Interior is very clean for it’s age and all original, body panels are straight, safarigard F/R diff guards, HD Steering skid, 2inch HD OME Lift, custom limb risers, and I’m 99% sure it’s got an older D.A.P OEM looking brush guard, but it’s much more HD with big recovery shackle mounts on it (OEM LR D1 brush guard didn’t have that from what I remember).

Now that the ticking is gone in runs quiet. Certainly needs a tune up, and a full mechanical inspection, but it appears mechanically/electrically sound.

So Army did you grab what I think you grabbed?
 
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I like the "unique nomenclatur" option
 
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