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D2 Facelift Headlights stolen too.

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by Daveblu, Sep 29, 2013.

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  1. blue beasty

    blue beasty Leaks an prone to bits dropping off

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    I had a chat to a couple of coppers the other day about LR theft and they said the most important thing from their point of view to secure convictions for theft was parts identification.

    They said they really can't understand why Landy owners don't routinely etch all glass and smart water components.
     
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    That's a good idea, I have smartwater all over the place on my d2(not that anyone would want it)
     
  3. blue beasty

    blue beasty Leaks an prone to bits dropping off

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    They said they always check for Smartwater on anything suspicious, like DNA it conclusively links parts to a vehicle and owner.
     
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    Joemac434 Well-Known Member

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    It's good stuff apparently,seems to have worked in getting stuff back after they've caught the rats, I got a 5% discount off insurance as well for having it on
     
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    Quite a few Police forces run special discounts, just need to keep an ear out, last time I got two lots, with lifetime inclusion to the directory for about £30.

    Both Landies marked up.

    Cheers
     
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    Well, if anyone is interested... We're engravers, and we can do acrylic/plastic as well as glass! :D

    Don't think we've engraved any Landy parts yet, but why not?

    To see some of what we do, take a look at harrogate-engraving.com and colonialclassics.co.uk


     
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    With the smart water stuff how does it work with secondhand parts? i.e. parts that have been smart-watered by a previous owner or where there are multiple smart waters on a part
     
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    That's a blooming good question,when I've sold lorries that were treated with it I and the buyer contacted smartwater and transferred the details accros, obviously you don't know if parts you buy have it on unless they're scanned,there no way I'm aware of to remove it ,that's the idea in the first place
     
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    So having read through all of this, does anyone know anyone who currently makes the anti theft bars or grills?
     
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    how much protection would the factory (or similar) headlight guards provide?? provided they are attached sensibly.. a deterrent?
     
  11. tom1979

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    Probably something else to get stolen, or just damaged in the process
     
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    Will let you know shortly as I've just taken delivery of a set to fit to mine.
     
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    I had new ones offered for sale no takers ?
     
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    Well worth engraving your postcode on every part of your car, turbo/engine/wheels/headlamps and so on.
     
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    Yes, there are small kits available with stick-on stencils cut to whatever you want, post-code, registration number or VIN (usually the last 7 digits). I use the VIN, since the reg mark is mine and if I sell the car the reg is going to change again. The VIN at least stays with the vehicle.
    They are available for either acid etch for glass or solvent based for use on plastic lenses.
    One point to note however, the acid etch doesn't always work properly on some glass such as quartz based glass used on some spot or fog light lenses.
     
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    Or better still your driving licence number, got mine stamped on several parts on the landy and it looks like a part number
     
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    Where do you get the straps from cheers
     
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    Hi all, just a bit of a left field comment.
    I KNOW that they look good and that the rest of the world recognises a post-facelift model by them. But if you are really suffering hassle through them getting nicked, why not take them off, store them safely, replace with pre-facelift ones and fit a pair of driving lights. When you come to sell, or want to go to a show or something, you can then put the originals back on. At least it is a relatively quick and easy job.

    If memory serves, I think they are the same as Disco 1 headlights, cos I seem to remember "borrowing" one off my 300tdi to go on my TD5 (pre-facelift) to get through an MOT and it fitted fine. Then replaced it with an aftermarket one which was really relatively cheap.
     
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    The pre-facelift headlights are separate to the indicators and not a straight swap, requiring some modification. People have done it but it is not something that can easily be changed between facelift or pre-facelift whenever it suits.
     
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    Right, didn't know that. Thought. Maybe swap both headlights and indicators, from a D1 or a pre facelift? But if this all needs modification...? Depends on how desperate you get. I suppose. No one likes going backwards do they?
     
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