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Did anybody see the new series of wheeler dealers on sky this week?

a V8 defender 90 1980s era bought for £3000,sprayed up with some fancy wheels and windows a bit of bling BLING and sold for £6000.

DOES ANYONE HAVE THEIR PHONE NUMBER THEY CAN BUY MINE!

we must be under selling our defenders.

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yep saw it as well.i was thinking of putting my V8 90 Soft Top(total nut/bolt resto) up for sale and thought at the max it would be worth £4-4500.going by what that idiot paid for that one i should be quids in.

anyone know what forum or magazine he advertised it on.

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So he buys a G reg 90, blings the bodywork puts some new seat bases in, a mountney steering wheel, new cam, and does nothing to the rest of the vehicle ?

What about all the leaks and knocks and rattles we have to put up with ....no to mention the bulkhead and tinworm elsewhere...

Last time he bought a Landy he ended up with a bright yellow S3 V8, you would think he would have learned to stay away from petrol and join the heavy oil brigade !

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There's a chap on fleebay that appears to be doing this, he can't be making much money on them but he's turning out vehicles with a new paint job that look tidy, thats half the battle in my mind.

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God, I wish that were true - I'd have finished my re-build months ago if that's all there was to it!

Nick.

haha, meaning - if the body work is in good nick then thats half the battle, the mechanical parts are a doddle compared to the faff of getting a new doors, seat box, rear tub, bonnet, bulkhead, rear door, wings sorted out! I hear your pain... :ph34r:

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I saw this too, me and my mates were watching it. They don't know much about Landies, besides what I've prattled on about. However, they did say it looks tidy from the top, and they probably wouldn't know where to look to be sure it was solid underneath, so if you get a n00b to landies you're in the money (I do not condone this behaviour)!

Plus I never actually saw the underneath in detail, you never know it might have been in excellent condition :ph34r: .

I always think they buyers are actors anyway, but if he really sold it for £6000, I really am in the money!!

Oh yeah and amazing coincedence... the guy he bought it from is the same guy I bought mine from! (In Bolton)

Who knew V8s cost more than a 300tdi

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I thought that it was Yan the landy man off ebay (not sure if hes in the bolton area) who sold him the 90 to start with...

We'd all be making lots of money if we managed to sell vehicles for that sort of money.

Id have bitten the buyers hand off!

H

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I thought that it was Yan the landy man off ebay (not sure if hes in the bolton area) who sold him the 90 to start with...

We'd all be making lots of money if we managed to sell vehicles for that sort of money.

Id have bitten the buyers hand off!

H

Bought mine from him (Yan the landyman) he told me it was rock solid..as he had had it checked by his ace mechanic (Ray Charles assisted by Stevie Wonder and Helen Keller on flats no doubt)I knew nothing and the chassis was covered in thick clarted up old engine oil so couldnt see a thing.

Still got it!! changed chassis, bulkhead,floors,footwell,rear crossmember before I bit the bullet with the chassis swap...Nightmare....I contacted him he didnt even reply. At least Dick Turpin wore a mask Yan :(

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I watched this an was supprised by the errors they made. Ed China used to make really odd custom cars: Shortened open top Mini, Sofa car and Garden Shed IIRC but was considerd to be a good mechanic?

The location of the first rotten 90 looked suspicialy like the location of the LR "Specialist" that they got the parts off? I live in the same town and some of the car photos are taken on the other side of the business park where they are located and it looked remrkably like their workshop in the background. Some of their work is to rechassis 90's and sell to the US so this may have been one too far gone for them.

Disasters in film.

Ed put the cam using an "engine rebuild" oil. - Most cam change kits provide red gloopy cam grease. They also state NEVER turn the engine over once fitted until it is time to start it or cam and folower failure will result. Ed turned the engine over twice by hand before starting it.

Ed fitted rear windows. 1st removed the internal braces and then marked out the inside as a rectangle. 2nd he drilled five small holes to put the reference marks on to the outside of the body, one centre and four corner holes. Ed states that "he has done loads of this type of work and has never got cought out once by poor marking out". Then he says "the keen of you will have noticed that the window has round corners, so I have found a round template to mark it out".

Ed cuts out the shape, cleans it up and the windows fit great.........BUT

You can clearly see the four corner datum holes in the body OUTSIDE of the window frame. :lol:

Strangely after painting the holes have been filled in and covered by paint.

Next cockup. Ed fits the brand new front grill. Now my old hybrid had an old battered 90 grill which had nice straight bars and did not look too bad. Their brand new replacement grill had bars were as bent as a bannana and looked all droopy.

Finally they replaced the steel wheels by putting on alloy wheels claiming that they needed spacers as the offset was wrong. The result was that the tyres just came level with the eyebrows. I could be wrong (not uncommon) but I believe that all the standard LR alloys on 90/110 etc. have the wheels well inside the eyebrows. So either the spacers are to make it look good or it was the easiest way to change the steel wheel studs for alloy wheel studs.

The guy who bought it at the end did not seem to know what he was buying and was completely bowled over by a quick respray.

So all in all it was on a par with the Yellow Stage 1 in an earlier show.

Marc.

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So either the spacers are to make it look good or it was the easiest way to change the steel wheel studs for alloy wheel studs.

The reason is that freestyle alloys won't fit over the early thick drive flanges. Also it's the same studs for steel or alloy wheels.

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Bought mine from him (Yan the landyman) he told me it was rock solid..as he had had it checked by his ace mechanic (Ray Charles assisted by Stevie Wonder and Helen Keller on flats no doubt)I knew nothing and the chassis was covered in thick clarted up old engine oil so couldnt see a thing.

Still got it!! changed chassis, bulkhead,floors,footwell,rear crossmember before I bit the bullet with the chassis swap...Nightmare....I contacted him he didnt even reply. At least Dick Turpin wore a mask Yan :(

I bought mine from Yan the landyman... He told me mine was rock solid too.. Bought it two years ago and since have replace pretty much everything... Including finally, the entire chassis... BUYER BEWARE>>>

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i spent a wasted 6hrs by train to pick the Kreg 110 200tdi he had for sale,i told him to take me back to the station after 15 mins.he got scared when i got a small hammer out.this was supposedly a good truck with 12mnths mot.as said before,his mot man must be ray charles.never again

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I've heard lots of bad stories about Yann the Landyman.

Cars without a stamped VIN number, problems with paid deposits, cars in FAR worse condition than advertised.

I run a Land Rover business here in Holland, and have had more than one custumor who has travelled all the way to the UK to buy a car from him, and came back very disappointed.

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He has a green "90" on ebay now, although it's a 1980 W. Had one on recently with full cage, you can see it in his history, which was decidedly suspicious vehical. I asked him a few probing questions and he told me to get a life. Not a nice chap, and i'd say avoid him at all costs.

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