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Old 01-05-2010, 10:12 PM   #21
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Looking good mate. You got me tempted to save up for something like this... I'll see how the project goes first though.
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:01 PM   #22
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The mechanical work for the MOT is nearly done however there are lots that I would like to get done cosmetically both on the bodywork and the chassis. The hardest thing with this age of Discovery is the rust or should I say making sure you get the best one you can find. Still lots to do over the year and hoping to cover it all here.

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Old 04-05-2010, 11:22 AM   #23
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Great work, unfortunately it's always the rust that puts me off buying an older beauty like this.
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Don't get me wrong the rust left to do is purely cosmetic now. There is an issue with Discovery 1's with rust but finding a good one doesn't take that long.

I have things like a couple of window frames, rear door bottom, wheel arch to do. All easily done and doesn't need to be matched to a surrounding panel.

In short, don't let the rust put you off too much, just look at a few before you buy.

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Old 15-05-2010, 05:45 PM   #25
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Managed to get the rear door speakers sorted today.

So this is what they looked like before,



Having removed the old Land Rover speakers from the unit I glued in the new Pioneer speakers. The wiring was then extended so the amplifier could sit inside the rear door (the old Land Rover speakers had holes in the back to screw the amplifier to).

The speakers then looked like this,



Sprayed up the mesh with some matt black paint and attached it to the door. Much much better.



I have some new rear calipers and a complete set of brake pipes to sort out over the coming week so more pictures to come.

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Old 18-05-2010, 06:08 PM   #26
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Looking good so far bud. Cant wait for the next update.
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Looking good so far bud. Cant wait for the next update.
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Awesome stuff I bought a coniston green Disco early this year in a similar state. After a bit of work its become quite a respectable car. Best of luck.
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Old 18-05-2010, 06:34 PM   #29
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Thanks, I've just driven it back from work where I keep it, about 32 miles, runs great sits at 70mph no problem. I have two new rear calipers and some brake pipes to change and that should be it for the mechanical work. Then I will get busy on the bodywork. I could actually stop there and it would be a great runner but the OCD in me will need to sort a few things.
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Awesome stuff I bought a coniston green Disco early this year in a similar state. After a bit of work its become quite a respectable car. Best of luck.
Parts are a good price so it seems daft not to change things if they need doing.
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