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    Default Overland Journal: Discovery I, 5-speed

    600 miles home and she drove like a dream. Centerville Land Rover was great to deal with. Straight forward and even double-checked everything (spare, tools, etc.) before I hit the road.

    The Disco is extremely clean, and the inside is within 10% of new. Exterior was one minor ding in the rear 1/4.

    Here she is... The entire build will be featured in Overland Journal

    Essentially, the build will come over three parts:
    1. Suspension, tires and wheels. Electronics and power
    2. Camp systems and storage
    3. Armor and recovery. Traction and trail considerations

    I really like it









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    She is beautiful, congratulations!!!
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    wow, she's a beauty. Makes me miss my Disco ...
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    And fancy that? Its White

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    Welcome back...


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    Very clean Scott!

    Congrads on a great find!


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    Looks like you took the scenic route home. Should be a great build.

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    Great find, I'm looking forward to this build story.
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    Default steelies

    Scott,

    Why did you order the steel wheels? Is there some issue with the factory alloys? Did you need a less expensive second set of wheels to mount off-road tires? Or is this a cosmetic change, sort of an "East Africa" look?

    Chip Haven

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    Very nice. It would be interesting to see the budget of the build as well. One thing that alot of people fail to include in their builds, likely due to not keep track of expenses over the years, is total cost of the build. The $ might be helpful for those who are pondering a similar buildup.
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