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Discovery2 TD5 Chassis changes/differences advice

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by JRT Fan, Mar 30, 2021.

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  1. JRT Fan

    JRT Fan New Member

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    Hello,

    I'm pretty new to the forum,and never posted before, but I'm after some help/advice please.

    I'm going to look at a Discovery 2 TD5 2004 that has had a body off restoration, and I am looking at some pictures of the chassis, and would like to confirm if there were any changes made to the later Facelift car chassis from the early chassis 1998-2002 ?

    There seems to be a chassis cross member that is cylindrical on the picture I'm looking at and when I look at other pictures on the web, for later cars this cross member looks rectactangular in construction.

    I will check the chassis number which is if I'm correct on the o/s/r chassis wheel arch area, but if anyone can point me to any early/late chassis identifiers I would be grateful.

    I also don't want to buy a car with a donor chassis and fall foul of dvla.

    Any help much appreciated.

    Cheers image.jpeg
     
  2. frostythor

    frostythor Active Member

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    Page 77-1-22 in the TD5 manual show the cylindrical member in place, Mines the same its a1999
    Watch this video it shows vin number location
     
  3. JRT Fan

    JRT Fan New Member

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    Thanks for your reply, I'll check out the video too.
     
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    EeEk Active Member

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    I thought the were round

    The fact that it has a chassis is something of a miracle, most have turned to dust by now :)
     
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    2003 mine is round
     
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    My '02 D2 chassis is good. Never been welded
    Shame the head gasket wasn't in as good a condition. That's getting fixed next week.
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys. I think what i;ve seen is reproduction chassis with a square/rectangular piece here instead, probably easier to fabricate?
     
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    .....as long as it does the job?
     
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