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Old 09-04-2018, 10:30 PM   #41
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Lovely old bus and fair play to you for tackling it. Wouldn't fancy paying the insurance on it at your age though���� keep up the good work, the p38's are often overlooked, so it's nice to see one having some TLC spent on it
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Old 09-04-2018, 11:20 PM   #42
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Bloody 'ell 12 LR's your brave!!

Don't mind if i pick ya brain then lol

just a small/stupid question lol

When you replace door handles do you need a separate "new" key?
No, you can use the original key. On my last P38 there was a fault in the BECM which recurred constantly for the previous owner thanks to a leaking heater matrix. I used universal actuators and connected them to the rear doors, which are less prone to faults. For some reason LR decided to drive the rear locks directly from the BECM, whereas the front ones are controlled by serial data through the door outstations which is where a lot of the faults come from.
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Old 09-04-2018, 11:56 PM   #43
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I should probably tell you guys the plan with this car..

For as long as i can remember i have always wanted to go to Monte-Carlo the plan with this car is to fix it up in the coming years so i may undertake this epic adventure....

Naive wish/adventure?

probably...

Do i want to give it a bash??

Hell yh!!


Incidentally the metallic blue is called Monte Carlo blue metallic!

One of the reasons i bought it..


It'll also cost me a small fortune in fuel!!

16mpg

who cares though!!

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Old 10-04-2018, 08:10 AM   #44
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I should probably tell you guys the plan with this car..

For as long as i can remember i have always wanted to go to Monte-Carlo the plan with this car is to fix it up in the coming years so i may undertake this epic adventure....

Naive wish/adventure?

probably...

Do i want to give it a bash??

Hell yh!!


Incidentally the metallic blue is called Monte Carlo blue metallic!

One of the reasons i bought it..


It'll also cost me a small fortune in fuel!!

16mpg

who cares though!!
That's a fantastic plan!!!! When you've something like that in mind, it's a great motivator.

Are you going to do any particular mods.

I love those big motors.

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Old 10-04-2018, 12:22 PM   #45
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That's a fantastic plan!!!! When you've something like that in mind, it's a great motivator.

Are you going to do any particular mods.

I love those big motors.

Cheers,

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Thanks Cooks..

My main objective is to replace as much of the car as possible

#1 A Top end Engine rebuild inc a port/polish to eek out some more power!!

#2 Performance ignition, Megajolt??

#3 H180 Kent performance Cam if possible!!

#4 complete ancillary overhaul Alternator, water pump and misc belts and tensioners!

#5 Janspeed stainless exhaust.


ETC ETC


Body wise i want..

#1 Flared arches, they were an optional extra on some P38's.

#2 Side steps.

#3 Front nudge bar

#4 Roof Bars.

#5 Re-weld the rear bumper mount! it's rotted away lol

#6 A respray in original MC blue if possible..

#7 Pull out the huge dent in the rear quarter panel + repair the filler in rear arch!


Interior!!

Full Autobiography wood kit!! expensive lol

#1 Re-trim with New leather Seat covers

#2 Clean the carpets and add rubber OE LR mats.

#3 Walnut inlay for Instrument binnacle.

#4 New Leather/wood steering wheel.

#5 Headliner is turning into a tent so thats a priority











Underbitz..


#1 New Upper and Lower balljoints

#2 4x new Airbags plus lines.

#3 new height level sensors for air suspension.

#4 Air compressor rebuild kit.

#5 EBC Offroad Brake Discs-pad kit.

#6 New BFG AT tires

#7 Gearbox flush.

#6 Diff oils

#7 Transfer case fluid refresh, might even rebuild it!!

#8 New UJ's

#9 Steering dampener and track rods.

#10 New Britpart cellular dynamic shockers!!

#11 Wheel refurb!!


Still thinking of stuff!

If you'll have any other ideas for upgrades please list em!!


I have set myself a budget of ehh

A lot of money

This will take years!!

But it's a lifetimes dream adventure so it's worth it

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Blimey that’s a list. Atleast you know what you want to do lol
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Quite a mundane update..

I've been trawling ebay looking for some genuine Landrover Mats to go in the rear..

Originally she had a normal Mats however they have long since disappeared..

Looking through ebay £15 later and i have these genuine LR RR Rubber mats..








They were in brilliant condition however i spritzed them with some AG vinyl and rubber care to make them shine!


This is the car before...




And after a light clean and the new mats..






Just need a set for the front now lol..

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Great work and I'm sure you will get to Monte Carlo in it
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Just done some simple pre-restoration cleaning/painting..


The intake manifold has always been a bug bare of mine..

I've tried to tidy it up in the past..

Before.

In this quick blow over i had forgotten most of the intake manifold and the throttle body lol




After..











I this painting session i managed to do the "bananas"


Hopefully i'll rip this engine apart to do a complete recon of all parts..

Unfortunately this is as good as it gets while it's all together!

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Just done some polishing of the MC blue paintwork, pretty mundane update..



Managed to do the roof which is a first, my god it was disgusting..








This MER polish is pretty good and has lifted quite a few contaminates out of the paint..

feels less like sandpaper now..





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