In my business, I sell ALOT of trucks and vehicles right over the phone= sight unseen. I always try to make sure my customers know what they are getting-- the good, AND the bad. I try to let you know everything that is pertinent so there will be no surprises or disappointments.
I would rather not make a sale than take someone's money and them not be satisfied with the item.
Last week I had a guy from Texas come buy a 5 ton truck from me. He said the reason he flew out here to deal with me was (something to this effect--)
"I searched all the forums and all over the internet and 100dollarman kept coming up. I couldnt find one bad word about you"
I took that as a HUGE compliment! I must be doing something right! LOL
This is not to say that I think EVERYONE is in love with me--- I am sure someone out there isnt thrilled with me over a deal in the last 20 years.
Enough about me....
I think the Samster is awesome! ESPECIALLY for the $$$ I am asking for her. Not perfect, but really fresh, clean, capable. I am trying to think if there is anything else I should mention------ the rear axle seal seeps a bit- no dripping. The roll cage has been scratched up from wheeling-- I sprayed it satin Black the other day to clean it up (I do that every trip or 3).
I have had it out at the Hammers with my buddies in their hi-dollar rigs, and the SAMSTER always did well against all the other rock crawlers. Most of the trails I do not even need to stack a rock!
I wanted to talk about the steering---- This thing steers better than my BULLDOG buggy that has full hydro! It works nicely.
I havent rock crawled it since the new transfer case went in--- but its all new bearings and seals inside and was professionally done. It feels good- no problem-- just havent had it out on a trail yet.
The motor starts first time, everytime--- no smoke--- very 'peppy'.
The windshield has some welding burns from when the cage was built. Not bad, though. The drivers seat has a small section near the left shoulder that is worn (or torn).
The tach and the temp gauges work for sure--- speedo and fuel dont.
Let me know if/when you are ready to pull the trigger. I have had some bites, but nothing in concrete yet--
Ask any questions you might have--- You dont have to, but it would be great to get a 3rd party over here to check it out in person and give you a report before you buy it and drive over. Maybe someone local from the board? Or if you have any connections in Socal. I would welcome anything you want to check out.
Also--- we really can wheel it at the Hammers if anyone here buys it!!! If anyone from outta town (Stub) comes to get it, I can put you up for the nite and get you drunk.
I am not sure about the paperwork on the trailer-- my buddy bought it brand new, but he had to jam to Canada for his work-- that is who I got the BULLDOG and the trailer from. I got a good deal on the buggy, and kind of did him a favor by taking the trailer. The trailer may not ever have been titled yet-- checking on that.
And here is my new Hammers rig-- just put a little stereo in it the other day, ordered a XRC winch for the front-- going to build a winch plate and stinger for it.
(It looked really goofy sitting next to the Sami the other day!)