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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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    Unless you're rock crawling, big lifts are mostly aesthetic. Personally, I don't prefer the lifted look, and don't do any rock crawling, so the added handling of stock ride height is a no brainer.
    I do like a Jeep (woodies and XJs are lovely) and they can't be as bad as 1970s Italian cars (makes the Rovers look rust proof!) or anything bloody French. Need to change a healight bulb? Step 1, remove your front wheels and bumper... :mad:
    I've had panels off in the last few weeks to sort out my fuel tank breather and the whole affair was comically simple. There are more complicated Lego sets out now!
    Hope your work keep progressing, you'll end up with a beautiful Landy they way you're going!
     
  2. Knappster

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    Well done for sticking with it! Although for a moment I thought I’d found a disco rear axle for my 90... :rolleyes::(

    The idea of more subtle modifications is better than the lifted rock crawler when it comes to early discoveries in my opinion. Looking forward to seeing the end result.

    And the Canal Trophy. That could take off... :Do_O
     
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    Nice! Just wondering, are you restoring her or are you modifying her and turning her into a Offroad toy mate?
     
  4. LOGS_IN_BOGS

    LOGS_IN_BOGS Well-Known Member

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    I'm hoping to keep it stock as possible however also keeping a good amount of off roading ability. I'm not going to be sticking any light bars or funky bumpers on it.
     
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    jwrrc Well-Known Member

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    Good tyres and good driving knowledge are worth more than a lift kit and all the lightbars a toerag can nick if you leave your Landy in a muddy puddle ;)
     
  6. LOGS_IN_BOGS

    LOGS_IN_BOGS Well-Known Member

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    Gave her a good deep jetwash today, nice and clean now however I have been left with my heart sinking further due to sights being seen that cannot be unseen. However the rust that I uncovered isn't to horrendous enough for me to quit just yet. Does anyone know what gauge metal the chassis is made from?

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    Hicap phill Well-Known Member

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    LOGS_IN_BOGS Well-Known Member

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  9. resto_d1

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    Happy new year @Hicap phill. I’m still here, just relocated to hampshire and traded my fender in for a new pickup due to needing it for work and play.
    I still have my d1 and the 110 project just haven’t touched either since moving - they’re still in Wiltshire.
    @LOGS_IN_BOGS once the latest waves have died down and the shooting season is over I’d be happy to have a coffee with you and run through some bits. I think I’ll move my d1 to my house at some stage
     
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    resto_d1 Well-Known Member

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    Oh and in answer to your question a few people use 3mm but I used 2 and that matches the original. Be mindful of crush tube locations and the strengthening sections (they look like crescents) on the inside of the box around rear centre member.
     
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    LOGS_IN_BOGS Well-Known Member

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    thanks for that @resto_d1 , glad your still around. I may ask you some other questions at some stage. I'll post them in this thread for the benefit of other people later on. I've started work on the chassis now, every time i go underneath i find another little area with a hole in it. Painful to say the least. The method i've adopted at the moment is to cut out the diseased area and fill in the with a new piece of metal but weld it together and then grind it flat so it doesn't look like its been repaired. I will try and post a step by step photo later on but for now here is one completed area;

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    the things I'm having to deal with!!


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    Hi,

    That looks a bit familiar! Underside of the chassis at the bottom of the dip either side of the fuel tank? I had to do the inside faces there too on my Range Rover as well as the bottom from about where the tow bar/tie down points are to the anti roll bar mounts. Just keep plugging away one bit at a time and you’ll get there in the end. It’s only steel at the end of the day and it looks like you’re perfectly capable of doing a smart job from the photo of the completed patch.

    Keep up the good work.

    Rich
     
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    Yess indeed, I had to cut the tube where the bolt goes through, i nearly left it but then i thought no don't be stupid! yep, im going to work on it in sections, so that i hopefully dont miss anything.
     
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    LOGS_IN_BOGS Well-Known Member

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    what do people think about this. the rear crossmember is completely gone, theres no way its just a patch up job. a new one is £150 and I'm not willing to pay that. Can you just put some box section in?
     
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    You can but i didn’t have the skill. I welded a bar between the rear door to stop it splaying and it was literally cut out old and fit new. You’ve got things like the door pivot to consider too. The yrm one fits a dream
     
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    LOGS_IN_BOGS Well-Known Member

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    i hadnt thought about that, i ,ight have to have a bit of a rethink
     
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    Progress has been made today got sick of welding so decided to paint instead


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    Fully red oxide know, little more welding to do on the chassis, then it's waxoyoil chassis black paint. Still a long way to go.


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    I was also looking for good 'landrover' test centers in the Wiltshire area
     
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