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Newbie from Cumbria/North Wales!!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Welsh90, Nov 30, 2018.

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  1. Welsh90

    Welsh90 New Member

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    Hi everyone, after looking over and over on here at everyone's lovely landies, and trawling the classifieds.... finally I've found one!!!.... travelled 3 hours to view and fell for it instantly!!!
    03 td5 disco..... full history,lovely dark red, chassis in really good condition, seems like a really nice example!
    picking it up next week sometime so will post some pics then!!
     
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    Mark Piercy Well-Known Member

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    I hope you tested everything damn thing in it and on it and around and drove it..... Thoroughly.....or.....



    You may a well posted member pretty bloody fast!!!!:eek:



    Seriously, enjoy your new project...
    Remember that word..... Prooooject!!?;):cool:
     
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    Frenchdame Well-Known Member

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    Get under it again and take a hammer and check that chassis - look out for painted filler...........but good luck - and welcome
     
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    Welsh90 New Member

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    Thanks.... i drove it....played with every button and switch I could find....everything worked!
    tapped everywhere I could get to and was solid!!!
    just wait and see what's it's like when I can get it on a ramp and have a proper look around!!!
     
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    Hello & welcome, plenty of knowledge to be gleaned here
     
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    Frenchdame Well-Known Member

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    Please don't keep us in suspense: some pics as soon as you can. They are fab motors, lots of fun and groans - what else ,would ,you do on a wet weekend? As @marksman says, there's lots of help on here.
     
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    Frenchdame Well-Known Member

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    Double posted again
     
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    Frenchdame Well-Known Member

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    Please don't keep us in suspense: some pics as soon as you can. They are fab motors, lots of fun and groans - what else would you do on a wet weekend? As @marksman says, there's lots of help on here.
     
  9. Hippo

    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    Welcome to the forum

    It's well known disco owners cover up oles in their chassis with weetabix box cardboard and paint over it. Said to be just as strong as the original build. Something to watch out for. ;)
     
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    Frenchdame Well-Known Member

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    Although in Solihull they use organic hand-picked porridge oats can-be-recycled boxes but when they get wet they dissolve. So watch where you put ye feet
     
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  11. Welsh90

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    Finally got some pics of my disco!!
     

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    Engine service including fuel filter, change auto box oil if you can, then treat the chassis rust and paint it.. nice weekends work. 20180815_205426-2.jpg
     
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    Don't they look great without frills.
     
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    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    I like the look of standard vehicles anorl
    much betterer if it's a Freelander though
     
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    I had been tempted with side steps because my six year old lad and my 5'2" wife struggle but I just like the standard look too much and they are £200, they'll both have to stay at home. My D2 will remain totally standard inside and out. IMG_2213-1.jpg
     

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    Hi,

    @Welsh90 - excellent vechicle you have bought... Looks shine, refine and fresh... Wish you many trips on many places...

    @Big-Larry - wow... I like stock view a lot... I am aiming, ours to be like from factory, but we have work to do before that :) ( have it from a year, but as 6 months in repair shop and got it before 1 and a half, is like we have bought it yesterday :) ).

    Wish you all very best and wonderfull trips :)...
     
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    Croeso! Seems you have a good one there.

    Steps every time. You will gain oodles of brownie points and they round off the looks of the car.

    Wishing you many happy miles.

    M
     
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    plan is to service, inspect properly on a ramp, waxoil, a few little bits really....... May struggle changing the auto box oil (it's a manual)
     
  19. Welsh90

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    diolch, o lle yn cymru wyt ti??( see how many people ask what this means)
    this is exactly how I bought it, not to sure on the steps, they're growing on me!!!
     
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    Haha, if I answer that now, they’ll all know but was born in St A but have trotted the world a few times and currently live in Bulgaria.

    Steps, steps, steps............. yay steps! *pom poms and brass band*. :) Honestly, with a small child and all the bits that go with, you and your wife will thank them. Also I find them especially useful when HWMO parks me in a puddle, at least I have a launch pad :D

    Unless you are going to show her, form and function win hands down.

    M
     
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