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Old 05-01-2015, 09:11 AM   #161
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Let me know how you get on with the sedimenter. I tried to get mine off this week - 11mm just kept slipping and I got covered in horrible muck. Any tips would be nice!
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:47 PM   #162
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Let me know how you get on with the sedimenter. I tried to get mine off this week - 11mm just kept slipping and I got covered in horrible muck. Any tips would be nice!
If it all goes horribly wrong a new one is only £20 I will just unbolt the old one, disconnect the lines and swap in a new one. Mines probably the original so wont hurt to replace if it is difficult to remove
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Old 11-01-2015, 01:32 PM   #163
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Always something to do!

Took the old girl to have a wash this morning as it was plastered in mud and didn't want it all over my drive. It would appear the cold weather has had an effect!




Will need to get a new windscreen fitted when it warms up but it gives me an opportunity to change the surrounds as they were looking tatty. Also the passenger side rear door has decided it wont open. Looks like the button has dropped and caught on the door card.

More to follow soon

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Old 12-01-2015, 01:50 PM   #164
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Brilliant thread well done from a fellow Disco nut.

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Old 12-07-2015, 06:38 PM   #165
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So,

Its been a while since I updated about Gunbus. No other reason really other than she has been pretty much 100% perfect and we have just been enjoying her. 20 years old with 143k on the clock she keeps on motoring. As regular readers will know she is used for shooting by my wife during the winter so summer is when stuff gets done. This summer I have started to do some more work and have lots planned over the next few weeks.

First off I picked this up on Ebay. Been looking for a good one for a long time and this one came pretty much immaculate with manual and code.



We also got a crack in the windscreen



That has now been replaced with a lovely new screen, I picked up new surrounds to make it look even better.

Plans for this summer include:

Full service
MOT
Get a new rear boot carpet made by the person who did our headliner
Fit radio
Replace a panel in the boot with a new one
Ditch hard load liner (too large to keep removing when you need to fold seats)
Find a good genuine Discovery rubber load liner
Proper deep clean and polish (she sits outside all the time and is showing it)
Find the last new seat belt we need for the right rear at a proper price. Not paying £85 on Ebay!
Remove Towbar and get it blasted and powdercoated. Struggling to stop it rusting through paint.

Apart from that I keep looking for genuine accessories, things like rear 12v power socket kit, toolkit, handlamp etc.

I am also investigating getting two seat bases so I can refurb a set and replace the fronts with new.

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Old 15-08-2015, 04:50 PM   #166
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So,

A bit of activity on the old girl. MOT passed again but with one advisory. Not bad for a 20 year old. The advisory was "Exhaust rusted".

Now I knew the exhaust was going to need doing soon so had a look underneath, what could be wrong:



Ahh...now there's your problem! So booked her in for a new exhaust today. Was undecided if I should fit a SS exhaust system but actually with the mileage we are doing it just isn't worth it so a normal mild steel was fitted.



The end near the hanger had just rotted through and the tip dropped off.



While underneath I had a really good look over the work we did on the sills and they are all still perfect. The waxoyl is holding out well:



However did notice that a rubber pad on the bump stop had dropped off. Cheap to replace so will get a new pair ordered and get them replaced.



Full service has been carried out including fuel, oil and air filters and the brakes have all been cleaned up as well.

Investigated fitting the radio but as you would expect somebody has cut off one of the original plugs from the loom. Will need to source one before I can fit it. Ebay here I come.

So Gunbus is still running and working well.

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Old 15-08-2015, 05:58 PM   #167
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very nice thread and good work mate!
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Old 15-08-2015, 06:12 PM   #168
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Am i right, they hadnt realised the backbox was missing and just thought that rusty end was the tailpipe?
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Great write up , really looking forward to seeing the finished article
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