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1992 200tdi Discovery- gradually improving my daily driver

Discussion in 'Members Vehicles/Projects' started by K2tnt, Apr 5, 2019.

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  1. K2tnt

    K2tnt Active Member

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    Just picked up this earlier in the week, full MOT, 126k, nice condition, £800!
    Looking forward to ironing out the niggles with it as I drive. Delighted!

    Planning on keeping it as original as possible- 200tdis are getting rarer.
    After a set of beige boot seats, possibly load roller cover and maybe an original Discovery rear wheel cover too!
     
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    neilly Well-Known Member

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    You know there is a whole owners group who have original D1's ,

    They would love that. But I do hope you looked for the dreaded tin worm.

    Cheers
     
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    It’s had a load of work done previously, rear crossmember, front inner wheel arches and stuff. It’s not perfect but pretty sound overall.
     
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    Knappster Well-Known Member

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    A tidy looking disco! One to look after. They are definitely getting rare.
     
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    Thanks- I’m loving working through the (minor) to-do list on it. Where do I find the 200 series owners group?
     
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    Knappster Well-Known Member

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    Try the Discovery Owners Club.
     
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    Henry_b SPARES OR REPAIR

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    Good call keeping it original.. ;)

    very nice ;)
     
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    Bahamas beige interior too, very nice.

    Lots of remanufactured stuff and reasonable second hand parts available.

    92 is pre fusible links so be warned that the distribution post through the bulkhead is 100% live with no overload protection to the electrickery!
     
  9. K2tnt

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    Right. Arse. This happened...
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    Which is annoying. Even the cat is saying “You idiot...” A learner driver stopped, went again and stopped, I didn’t. My fault- can’t argue.
    On removing the outer wing and bits, I discovered the inner wing was i) bent and ii) rusty...
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    So luckily someone nearby was breaking a 200tdi which gave up it’s bumper, light surround and wing. I’ve also ordered a new whole inner wing from Froggatt’s...
    Loosely fitting them made it look happier...
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    So currently I’m waiting for the inner wing section to come, when I’ll strip it all off again and crack out the sparkly stick!
     
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    Dippypud Never Knowingly Understood

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    There's plenty of info on here with piccys, we likes piccys ...

    While your there with a sparky stick, check the footwell, floor and front of sill and body mounts, (one by the headlight and one on the sill front bit) ... they're prone to tinworm and mud collection ...
     
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    10CA2B33-D600-468E-8D13-EE76ECFDB6EA.jpeg Good call- the inner wing section I’ve ordered replaces the entire lot- https://www.froggatts.co.uk/page39.html

    Pricey but worth doing as I want to keep it. Insurance guy came round today- it’ll be written off but he said buying it back won’t be a problem as it’s non structural damage.
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    With the way the friggits stuff works you can actually make them bolt in which is awesome and I sort of wish I had made mine that way but never mind.

    Shame though, it was such an original vehicle :(

    Some welding here https://projectrusty1992.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-welding-begins.html
     
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    It is still listed for sale on autotrader as well, unless there it is twins
     
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    Yep it’s same one still on Autotrader! Seller hasn’t pulled ad.
    Whilst waiting for inner wing to come I got cracking on the gearshift bias spring replacement (gearshift was awkward to get into 3rd/4th), the plate had broken and was an easy fix.
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    New bias plate and spring in place...
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    So should shift smoother when all fixed! Also tried fixing lock on passenger door- key always kept getting stuck. Needs good soaking in WD40!
     
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    Inner wing came yesterday so started stripping ancillaries off old one- wasn’t too bad but did reveal more tinworm in footwell. D6717058-2449-4B73-82F4-49BAF87E93FC.jpeg
    This will need to be patched before inner wing goes on.

    Not particularly looking forward to removing inner wing top too as will have to straighten it up and reuse it new one doesn’t have one... it is quite mangled!

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    Still at least I’m getting started with it!
     
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    Nice motor for lemonade money, good luck.
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    That's easy enough to straighten out but you could always try and get another one off a scrap motor, the top section rarely rots out so should be salvage worthy, ask on the forum to see if anyone has one laying around (@The Mad Hat Man how is your stock of body panels?)

    That rot is very familiar.

    Here is some stufff for ya https://projectrusty1992.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-welding-begins.html
     
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    Not got any of them. Sorry.
     
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    Worth an ask ;)
     
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