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Did I buy a stolen landy?

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by elprrrrr5, Jul 1, 2018.

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  1. neilly

    neilly Well-Known Member

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    Here? worth a looksee, but in a completely different location to mine.
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    Cheers
     
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    Mine does not have a chassis number on because it has been re-chassied with a new galvanised one BUT I have kept the bit of the old chassis which had the number stamped on it before it was scrapped.
     
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    if it has been rechassied it,it will not make it through US customs. Read there rules very carefully. And give them a call with your question about getting it in the US, this could save you alot of grief and loss of money.
     
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    Or this happening to it landrovercrushed.jpg
     
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    I am fully aware of that. I may have to resell it before I go
     
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    anothr tip, if you think the numbers are there but jsut not quite visible is to rub chalk on the area, then blow the excess off, can sometimes pick out bits you cant see with your neked eye
     
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  7. Rodeo Joe

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    It does look like it.
     
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    Good luck but looking at the photo's there is no evidence of any numbers to my eye.

    I would certainly not pay £500 for some spanner monkey to punch some numbers into my chassis, I doubt they could do it any better than you could do yourself if you took time and care over it. Although personally, I wouldn't, it will never match the factory stamping IMO.
     
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    I went over my 110 with a fine tooth comb when I repaired the chassis and there were no other numbers stamped into it other than a couple on the outriggers which were replaced anyway.
     
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    If the vehicle is totally legit and you can't find the stamp anywhere I don't see a problem with putting it on. It would need to be done in the same location with the same size of stamps as used in the factory to have a chance with the vehicle import people.
     
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    You can tell if it has had a replacement chassis, other than a genuine Land Rover chassis, the main box sections of reproduction chassis are made of four flat pieces, where as original Land Rover chassis have box sections made of two "C" shaped pressings welded together with a central seam in the centre of the top and bottom faces.
     
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    Could you please provide a pic of what you mean?
     
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    Just bought some stamps so we will see how it goes
     
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    Could you please provide a pic of what you mean?
     
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    He means the two main chassis rails will have a welded seam running lengthways in the middle - top and bottom
     
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    I do not believe that is the case. I know Richards chassis manufacture in the way you have described using four flat pieces welded together at each corners, but I believe that Marsland chassis manufacture using the c-sections the same as land rover did originally.
     
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    It's going to be an expensive project if ship it to America and they knock it back...what are you go to do then...don't listen to armchair importers/exporters on this forum....its your vehicle and your money...
     
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    What a strange thing to say:rolleyes:.
    I would have thought that the idea is to get as much info as possible then make an informed decision. I am sure the OP is looking for ideas and is not a complete numpty ;)
     
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    Ideas is not what you need when shipping a vehicle to the USA...
    Fact 1...is it original chassis...
    Fact 2...is it original engine...

    If you can't prove that then I wouldn't send it in a container cause it will be rejected...

    Stamping your own numbers on? how do you make them look as if they been there from day 1...cause they will check and ask why...you have to prove not them...I'm going through re-reg in Portugal and theyre in the EU and believe me they check everything...as I said expensive project if you pack it in a container and they say no when it gets there because its been re-chassied and had numbers added later...but its not my vehicle or money thats at stake if it was I wouldn't be listening to ideas on here
     
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