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Bone's V8 Disco 2 Build Log

Discussion in 'Members Vehicles/Projects' started by Bone9, Dec 28, 2020.

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  1. Henry_b

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    Great work..

    Regarding the Transmission I'd be inclined to pull the old filter apart and have a gander inside, assuming you still have it.!

    It just peels apart, any detritus in there will give you a general health report of the entire box. :)
     
  2. Bone9

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    The filter is long gone now but looking at the box and the oil coming out its in very good condition, must of been looked after.
     
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    yep it looked like clean oil that came out.

    If its shifting fine, then its all good.
     
  4. Bone9

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    Yes its perfect mate :)
     
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    Got hold of a good secondhand throttle body from a friend, smoke tested it yesterday and it passed. Cleaned it up today ready for the new plate and gaskets etc to arrive then I'll swap it over. Will strip the old one and see If I can machine it to accept some kind of seal, just for a spare.

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    Decided to weld on the LPG filler and trailer electrics brackets to my new shackle mount to get the best positions for them. Dropped it off at the powder coaters and here's the result.

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    Made some replacement supports for behind the grill out of solid 12mm bar then got them galvanized with a chassis cross member and my tow bar bits. All fitted with stainless bolts.

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    Right, got fed up with the poor rear wiper arm situation. As you can see my rear screen is damaged by the plastic wiper arm twisting and then the body of the wiper blade rubbing on the glass. So I've got a D1 rear wiper arm, bosch blade and a 4 way clip on washer jet. Now this is sorted I can replace the screen and not worry about future damage. Excuse the rusty spare wheel holder, Didn't know it was actually that bad. Will sort that out asap ;)

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    Also managed to source a brand new rear light to match the other one. New harness made so plug and play :)

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    I have to say your attention to detail is something I aspire to...
    The scratch on the rear glass doesn't look too bad, or is it a case of your OCD having OCD?:)
    All in all, amazing work on yours and it shows.
     
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    Ha ha thanks mate, the scratch is pretty bad, let's the backend down. Appreciate the comment :)
     
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    The final door frame is complete along with sound deadening the door.

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    So I've spent the last day and a half detailing the landy. Wash, dry, clay bar, machine polish (removed at least 90% of the scratches/imperfections), sealed the paint with fusso, plastics treated, glass cleaned, interior cleaned, removed the rear GB badge and to finish it off new number plates. Looks amazing and as smooth as glass! :cool: Enjoy the photos...

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    Finished soundproofing/insulating the roof. Its already been sound deadened so I added a layer of this on top.

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    Looks like you have all your plastic trim back in place - are you running it without headlining, or are you doing some work to that as well?
     
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    It's currently in the dining room awaiting re covering. I'm not ready for that yet so popped in the plastics to make it a bit nicer till then.
     
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    So I had slight vibration when braking so I've installed new front discs and pads. Febi Bilstein coated discs and Ferodo premium pads. Upon removal I discovered one of my sliders was seized solid! Couldn't move it until I got some heat on it. All stripped cleaned and greased.

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    Today I changed the rotton rear mudflap brackets. Very messy job :cry: Found out I had limited access with the drill and some of the rivets are made from a very tough steel. Anyway managed to get them both off which revealed some rust. So I cleaned it all up with a wire wheel, used rust treatment and sprayed with wayoyl. On one side there is a small hole from rust which I will cut out and weld in a replacement panel at a later date. Seamed solid atm. For the brackets I used ICE 4x4's variant with a custom V8 logo in the back. All the rivnuts and bolts etc are stainless as are the brackets. Ended up using 4 rivnuts in total 2 in the boot floor and 2 in the side panels.

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    I have some questions about your rear lights if I may.

    Pre-facelifts had the indicators in the bumper. Have you changed those as well and if so do you have orange bulbs in clear lenses? I'm currently building a facelift D2 and would probably be doing the same thing. Did you make the harness yourself or is it something off the shelf?
     
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    As mines a facelift the indicators are in the tail lights. I bought the plugs and made up some looms myself. Then just added an orange bulb in what was the reverse light.

    My bumper lights are untouched.
     
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    Great work as always
     
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