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modified rangerover p38 project

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by suggs, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. suggs

    suggs New Member

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    lets face it the p38 rangie is looking like an old gal these days!:(
    so without spending thousands on a new shape rangie i thought it was time to freshen it up as much as possible for as cheap as possible and do everything myself ! D.I.Y style .

    so i went and got this for a bargain price of £1950
    2.5 turbo derv, full black leather , leccy everything!!
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    then i started chopping it to bits ha ha
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    filled it with gorilla filla but didnt really have the weather to do anything
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    so i been ragging it around the mountain instead lol
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    also had my first road kill in it ha ha
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    bit of sun for the day so i cracked on with this bumper...
    ended up using a genuine sierra cossie splitter i had lying about..
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    then came the fun part...fibreglass and filler time..
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    still gotta join it back up in the middle where i had to chop the splitter in half cos it wernt long enough but thats no probs ;)
    still gotta line everything up tidy and chop the feck out of the sport grill to make a custom grill, but you get the idea...
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    22" wheels sorted...
    they feckin huge!!!
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    bumper nearly finished.. waiting for my m8 to pop up and trial fit his winch.. it that dont fit ill fibreglass the bottom splitter back together in the centre
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    put it in primer for now so it doesnt look so dodgy and we can go to tenby for a week without alot of attention from the fuzz..., check out how wonky i put the number plate on lol
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    wing vents fitted..
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    put screen in for my daughter to watch dvds
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    down the beach in tenby
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    citroen berlingo led afterburner rear lights custom fitted
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    then i fitted a full size pub pool table to charge people 20p a go
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    not really ha ha:D
    but i did smooth the lower tailgate
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    off away on hols for a week so cant do nothing more till i come home:mad:
    yeah i know the bonnet dont line up yet also but its because of the sport grill that needs to be chopped...but i threw the original p38 grill away and needed it to fibreglass to the sport grill so it fits in the original holes and the bonnet will close perfectly;)
    but hey....at least im having a go:D
     
  2. kooky_guy

    kooky_guy Well-Known Member

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    Well certainly a lot of effort!

    You're more likely to get pulled because of the illegal number plates than for having your bumper in primer though!

    Guy
     
  3. njh2

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    Fair play...it won't be everyones cup of tea but it does show how to pep up a tired looking 38 and when it's finished it will turn heads. If i had done it (and my 38 was white too) i would finish it off with a really subtle pearl white paint job. You've got plenty of glitz with the wheels and light conversions.

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    All that effort and it's probably with about £750 now as a non standard car
     
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    Mate i am in f**king LOVE!!! :lvhearts-151:

    Sell me your front bumper!!

    Fair play mate its gna look sh*t hot!
     
  6. suggs

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    cheers guys , yeah this will be a headturner once ive finished with it ;)
    custom p38/lexus bumper coming soon :eek:
     
  7. mad murphy

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    Looks cool same wheels as mine :):) I have got the lights and grill just not found anyone to fit them yet :confused::confused:
     
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    Hi Xsuggs,

    May you tell me more about the Dvd System? i didn't see it on rangerovers.net

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  9. suggs

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    mad murphy ur prob better off doing it yourself...will work out cheaper than asking a bodyshop !
    needs alot of chopping though, battery gotta be relocated, airbox removed or modded, then theres the fun part of the wiring without paying silly money for the plugs off fleabay!
    mine are wired to the standard p38 plugs and loom so the can be disconnected at any time, u just have to rip the guts out of the p38 lights...then wire them internaly into the sport lights.
    so on the back of the sport lights they will now have p38 headlight connectors instead.
    also for anyone whos done this lights conversion they will know that the wiring inside the sport lights is dodgy!!! for some reason the positive is really negative :confused: ? most people will be too scared to try wiring them the wrong way though incase they blow the bulbs or the ballasts.


    flo i got a kenwood 7" touchscreen dvd in the front and wired a seperate flip out screen to it also in by the centre arm rest for my daughter, had to take the heater vent out and chop abit away into the inside of the armrest box thing and run all wires under the carpets but it fits ok now. i pulled the bottom from inside the armrest box thing,fitted the screen and put it back in on top of the screen cage so i still get to use it if you know what i mean :)
     
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    if yu want the plugs - pm me ;) :nospamhere:
     
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    Can you buy the lights already adapted?? So as long as you can get them to fit it would jus be like a plug an play job?

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    Are there any step by step walk throughs for fitting them.
     
  12. suggs

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    dont think you can buy them ready done?
    you have to buy the connectors (mad hatter said he can get them) then chop your loom and fit the plugs ....then its plug and play.
    or you could just use the internals+plug from the p38 lights so you dont have to buy anything!!:D
    cheaper is always better imo;)
     
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    sorted for now.... sprayed with can and not bad colour match.
    full respray as soon is its all finished though ;)
     
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    A man with too much spare time !
     
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    Well I'm impressed!

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    the rear lights are cool but not to sure about the front bumper though.:confused:
     
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