Thought i'd show the reason i've been quite on here lately
, as some of you will know i have been considering a Land Rover for a while, realy wanted an Ex-Army light weight but those are hard to find and good ones go for strong money (5-6K, lot of dough for a toy realy), was considering a Series or later Defender, fataly a jacked up Disco apeared in my street parked outside my next door neighbours house, a casual enquiry to his dad if it was for sale, 10 minutes later the beast was in my drive
No doubt about it it's a rough old thing, used and abused, dented and scratched, has been on it's side at Drumclog, but, at least when i park it in the Supermarket people will be avoiding ME
, will need a new radiator, new tyres (going for bigger MUD terains), oil cooler pipes, brake discs and pads all round, a new exhaust (new full performance system already bought), will be replacing the lights on the roof with big round ones, a 2" body lift (already has a 2" suspension lift), the tubular front bumber is bent to hell so will need a new one.
Anyone who knows these wont be surprised to hear it's a bit rotten, these things rot like mad anyway but it does'nt help that it has been offroaded (up to it's door handles in mud and water), used for puting boats in water etc, has scary rot like this.............
But nothing beyond my capabilities
, note anti roll bar, mounting brackets and rear step mount all gone for good (deleting the ARB is perfectly safe and legal, has just made the repairs simpler, as you can see in the pic they were bent anyway, like most things on this truck), all chassis repairs have to be done with 2mm plate and continuous welds.
Rear lower 1/4 were FUBAR so i chopped them off, rear bumper was bashed to hell so thats gone the same way, no need fo the rear step so thats history too.
Will also need a new rear body crossmember, boot floor is pretty rotten but hoping to just patch it up for now and cover it with alloy tread plate.
Car was originaly a 7 seater but will spend the rest of it's life as a two seater (rear seat belt mounts rotten, cut out and replaced wit plain steel repair sections), so will be like a van in the rear (with windows)