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My 200tdi project. (NAMELESS)

Discussion in 'Members Vehicles/Projects' started by LOGS_IN_BOGS, Oct 10, 2021.

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  1. jwrrc

    jwrrc Well-Known Member

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    I think if you're sticking with facelift headlights you might need to stick with the matching indicators. A disco 1 owner will know better than me, but I've found this one on eBay where it looks like the indicator and light surrounding are one piece: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/165124806478

    On Range Rovers (mine's a 1988), the indicator and side lights are one unit that you replace together.
     
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    LOGS_IN_BOGS Well-Known Member

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    Well folks, thry said don't buy a landrover
    Looks like a long one tonight



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    I thought mine was bad. If you have the funds you can buy all the panels to pretty much reconstruct the front end from the bulkhead forward from here. Disco 1's are known for body rot but good chassis. Hope the chassis is in a better state than the body.
     
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    Not good. But once done, you know it’ll be good for years to come.
     
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    jwrrc Well-Known Member

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    To be fair, any older car is a bit like this. You should see the under side of the 1975 Alfa we've got in the family. Jacking points are tenuous at best!

    Hope the repairs go well, DefenderPilot's link looks very reasonable, I'll be visiting them when the Rangie needs some new bits!
     
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    LOGS_IN_BOGS Well-Known Member

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    Well folks, as I'm sure many of you are aware, we had a bit of an incident at the weekend. A lot have lessons have been learned from that experience such as take your light bars and CB radios with you if you leave it overnight otherwise they won't be there when you come back.

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    Thankfully everything Still works and I was able to drive it home safely however as your probably aware landrovers weren't built to be boats and due to its drive like nature due to all the rust holes everything is wet and damp. There was about an inch of mud in the back.

    During the striping out of the carpet in the rear I managed to actually peel up my boot floor that had stuck itself to the memory foam like material. I will post some photos of it tonight.

    Due to this unforseen event that has occurred it's given me a bit more of an idea of the direction I want to take with this vehicle. I think I'm going to turn it into a van style camper type vehicle. Leave the rear seats out, stip put the back and plyboard it all out. Also I think I'm going to have to revert the front end back to the original lights to.

    As it stands things I have planned to do;

    -whole boot floor needs to be replaced along with the side panels to
    -drivers side sill
    - probably all of the bodymounts
    -front end, lights, winch bumper
    -any other rust that I'm most likely to find.


    I'd like to hear your thoughts/ideas on this
     
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    Sounds a great idea to me and well done for not giving up on it. Reverting the headlights back to correct early type is definitely the correct course of action too. Good luck keep us posted.

    P.S don't replace the light bar if it got nicked? they look **** IMHO.
     
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    LOGS_IN_BOGS Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you've taken some positive lessons from the experience, which is the best you can do given the circumstances. At least you came to no serious harm, and it sounds like the Landy hasn't suffered anything irreparable.

    I'd start with the bits that might have water damage (a hot diff that cools in water tends to suck water in as it does so, so even with the breathers there's a fair chance you've got some water contamination. You might be more mechanically minded than me, but I'm in no rush to have to rebuild a knackered diff), and other bits people mentioned in the other thread.

    My only thought on a camper conversion is, I wouldn't do anything that you can't reverse. Reason being, although they're not crazy money now, Disco 1s are starting to increase in value, so at some point in the near future, if you can't make it pretty original it'll be worth quite a lot of money.
    You might decide to keep it forever, but if you're not certain then I'd be tempted to protect the potential of the asset.
     
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    LOGS_IN_BOGS Well-Known Member

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    Yep to a certain extent events like that that happen are always better to happen now rather than later.

    Yep I need to drain the diffs, at the moment I have a second car so I'm not driving it at all. My main priority at the moment is to get it completely dry again otherwise it's going to get stinky.

    Yep thoughts for consideration, I will have to have a good old think.
     
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    To caveat what I said, you might also start work and realise it's had so much done previously that it'll never be original
     
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    Yep also true, I know that it isn't going to go down in value which is the main thing.
     
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    This is the thing, I always begrudged spending money on cars I knew were depreciating at a rate of knots (and we've had a few in the family - 33% loss in 18 months is probably the record). My Rangie is going up in value, and the things I do to it are only adding value - stuff like a new fuel tank and all new lines, fitting a better interior, etc. It's a far happier feeling, even though I've not plan to sell it!
     
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    Exactly, I'm not planning to buy useless off road mods to make it look stupid. At the end of the day it's a 200tdi. There isn't a lot of them left so u don't want to be completely changing it into something stupid. And like you say it's best just to replace things that you know are going to add value to it rather than coolness if you like
     
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    Personally I think they will all plummet in value once all the low emission zones start taking effect and we can't drive them anywhere without paying large fees. Like it or not the environmental debate is over and the restrictions are very real and will be happening all over eventually making our cars not viable.
     
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    Personally, I've seen the list of places with low emissions zones, and I couldn't be happier to have another reason to avoid them.
    Electric cars aren't viable for everyone. Not enough minerals, too expensive, not enough capacity in the electrical grid, etc.
    I don't think converting a 200TDI to burn hydrogen is going to be all that hard, once Lord Bamford has sorted out how to run his machines on hydrogen (and it's pretty close now). Frankly, until that's worked out, diesel is going nowhere in terms of lots of commercial machinery.
    Porsche has also developed synthetic fuel, so doesn't seem to be blindly following the path the loonies want.
     
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    Lots of good advice. I’m glad you’re sticking with the disco and not getting rid due to one issue with a deep puddle and finding a bit more rust! Keeping it more standard would be a good move longer term, but it’s your truck so do what suits. And well done for taking the banter on the chin on your post about getting stuck. Lots wouldn’t!
     
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    It's Life , what kind of man are you if you can't take a wee bit of banter
     
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    Some wouldn’t! But you saw the funny side in it and are still posting so no worries!
     
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    +1 re' places with low emission zones - I cannot remember the last time I drove in London proper...though I do remember getting caught driving past Westminster Palace when the congestion charge first arrived. A few days later a brown envelope arrived from the Westminster Borough Rozzers, they wanted £60, to put three points on my licence if I didn't pay within x no' days and even enclosed a crystal clear photo' of me in the driver's seat ! o_O Fascists :mad:

    +100 re' hydrogen, I've been following Bamford's H engines for some time...their smaller capacity engines are already in production. If the 2.5-3.0 engines fit in a Land Rover engine bay this is positively the way forward. Of course, we could just change the heads, fuel tank, fuel lines, fuel pumps and regulators on our TDi engines...fill up with H and off we go. I think there's a strong market for Land Rover H-ready heads and tank kits.

    Porsche have been playing with synthetic fuels since the 1970's, same with their safety design concepts. Not sure if synth.fuels will gain market traction, though Porsche owners have always been gullible to what comes out of Zuffenhausen and blindly pay for the badge.

    @LOGS_IN_BOGS , pls excuse off topic above. Trust all's better in the land of Discovery...
     
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