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1997 discovery 1 300tdi complete build

Discussion in 'Members Vehicles/Projects' started by Scottishmech, Apr 13, 2020.

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  1. Dippypud

    Dippypud Never Knowingly Understood

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    Welding in the wind, usually means putting up a tarp as a windbreak and then setting fire to it with spatter ... :oops::rolleyes:
     
  2. Scottishmech

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    Yh joy is because of where the chassis is 3 foot behind the offside of chassis is a 15 foot drop into the back garden so it was just a case of wait for the wind to drop and blast a bit of weld between the gusts
     
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    Dippypud Never Knowingly Understood

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    That's ok till the wind changes, best of luck with it tho ... tis an unforgiving bugger the 300 chassis ...
     
  4. Scottishmech

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    Knew the bodies were bad but this is the worst 300 chassis I have seen but its slowly coming back to life with a lot of fabrication work should last another 20+ years after this is complete
     
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    Finally I have reached the first mile stone in the build top and outer side of the chassis are now solid with all welding done bare metal has been red oxide coated and everything else has a coat of fertan now its time to pull the engine and front axle and flip the chassis over :) IMG_20200512_144308.jpg IMG_20200512_162905.jpg
     

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    Hopefully it will be better than the top! You’re fairly motoring on with it now:)
     
  7. Scottishmech

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    The bottom is in a bad way but is fairly straight forward as will be straight lengths no curves as such still the rear cross member to fabricate but got to save a bit so can buy a sheet of 3mm steel instead of 2mm then once the chassis is complete save for the outriggers and spring seats job done got load of engine bits for my birthday so not much to buy on that side
     
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    So had a bit of time away doing farm duties rebuilding mother in laws engine and few bits and pieces, finally got the top of chassis finished bit the bullet and converted welder to the big bottles what a difference its made. Engine stand has eventually arrived so tomorrow its engine and front axle out and get the chassis turned over IMG_20200521_182042.jpg IMG_20200521_181017.jpg IMG_20200521_173543.jpg IMG_20200521_173537.jpg
     
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    You can really tell the difference in the weld quality. It also will be more cost efficient using the big bottles too. Time for you to get cracked on with the rest now ;)
     
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    Yh deffo see the difference and a huge cost saving, was going to crack on today getting engine and axle off but it's been blowing a gale here all day
     
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    Another mile stone reached today, engine and front axle out then flipped the chassis over amazing the uses you can find for an engine crane!! Started chopping out some of the rot and soon realised it was worse than I thought IMG_20200524_144636.jpg IMG_20200524_170707.jpg IMG_20200524_170712.jpg IMG_20200524_183455.jpg
     

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    Ooft, bravery pills required.........and some patience! :eek::)
     
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    Told you the bottom was bad haha its not far off from like that all the way to the front anti roll bar mounts, shall just chip away at it like I have done with the top half
     
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    Christ.....

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    Rich.
     
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    Yh not much left of it to be fair
     
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    Well got some proper metal into the chassis today gave up in the end due to sun and heat nowhere near where I wanted to be with it today now retired to the sofa to draw up plans for the workshop which will make life a lot easier

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    Fair play mate keep cracking on
     
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    So had a nice phone call from my brother in Edinburgh today do I want a disco 1 chassis with axles gearbox and transfer box for 150 quid yes please so couple of weeks time will be a run up from Wales to edinburgh will salvage outriggers and mounts then what is left will be turned into a 100inch series once this one is finished
     
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    Sounds like a plan! Great stuff - keep going :)
     
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    Should be a fun project so once this is finished I will be on the hunt for series parts sure these land rovers are a infection can never get enough of them haha
     
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