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  1. The Rover Shop

    Building 10 Disco 2 vehicles for an expedition company..

    So I got to mount the ARB rooftop tent the way I wanted it as well as the ARB 6ft side awning.. as well as position the shovel and axe where I wanted it to make sure it didn’t interfere with the solar panel slide-in I am doing.. looks like it will all work well together..:)
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    Building 10 Disco 2 vehicles for an expedition company..

    So we picked up another disco2 but I don’t think it’s going to make the grade to become a Moss Expedition truck, a bit too much underbody rust for my liking, such a shame as it’s the right colour, year and interior and looks pretty good in pics, but get underneath and oops... So it will make a...
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    Building 10 Disco 2 vehicles for an expedition company..

    So while I wait for our basic rack from voyager so that I can add some custom brackets and mounting points and then ship back to them so that they can produce the racks I want.... I started on the next victim to get the makeover..:)this is a 2003 xd so no sunroofs and very basic trim... I like...
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    Building 10 Disco 2 vehicles for an expedition company..

    Who says the ARB front bumpers are a 2 or 3 man install..;) So I test fitted the front and rear bumpers and then sent them to my painter to be painted in an epoxy based tesxtured finish, when these bumpers are left in their original shiny finish they are extremely slippery when wet, and you...
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    Building 10 Disco 2 vehicles for an expedition company..

    Custom headliner about to be installed..:)
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    Building 10 Disco 2 vehicles for an expedition company..

    So a problem with the disco2 vehicles is that they often get weak blower fan output... this is usually what causes this.. When the wiper cowl breaks it lets leaves and stuff get into the fresh air intake area and then sucked into the fan blower, which greatly reduces the blower output, makes...
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    Building 10 Disco 2 vehicles for an expedition company..

    So it’s been about a week since the truck was painted and I’ve been holding off on putting external stuff on as I wanted a good wet sand and buff job done..and today was the day...really happy with the way the paint has turned out..it took 3 guys 5 hours to get it to the level I was happy with...
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    Building 10 Disco 2 vehicles for an expedition company..

    LR3 is a different animal and I haven’t had to do one yet to know..but the LR3 sunroof drains leak from where it comes out of the side air intake vent..there is a modified tube to be installed from memory, you have to remove the side air intake grill to access..
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    Building 10 Disco 2 vehicles for an expedition company..

    Doing something special for the headliner..stay tuned...:)
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    Building 10 Disco 2 vehicles for an expedition company..

    The sunroofs in these cars have always been an issue of concern so I removed the sunroof assemblies completely to paint the truck so I wanted to see how I could ensure they don’t leak, while the sunroof drain tubes on this car were still intact I found that the plastic drain tube sections were...
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    Building 10 Disco 2 vehicles for an expedition company..

    Sadly to do the engine it will cost about $4500 in parts and machine shop charges, this is to do a performance cam, t top liners, new timing chain, rings bearings, redo the heads etc etc etc.. or apparently you can just buy a diesel land cruiser....lol..
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    Building 10 Disco 2 vehicles for an expedition company..

    Well maybe you need to look a little closer at your lack of intellect and skills to work on them properly, thankfully I possess both...but I’m sure Land Rover misses your patronage and the Toyota groups love your witty intellect... have a nice day..
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    Building 10 Disco 2 vehicles for an expedition company..

    A much awaited big order of ARB goodies arrived today...:).. let the work begin...
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    Building 10 Disco 2 vehicles for an expedition company..

    Back from the paint shop and the reassembly and modifications begin..:) Even the headlights get some much needed attention...
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    Building 10 Disco 2 vehicles for an expedition company..

    That’s why we do what we do...lol..
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    Building 10 Disco 2 vehicles for an expedition company..

    Got the truck back from the painter for the initial dust in of body colour change And neutralized some sections of surface rust on the floor and then painted the floor with truck bed liner to mitigate any future rust problems..
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    Building 10 Disco 2 vehicles for an expedition company..

    I’m guessing the mainshaft bearing went bad allowing the teeth to move away from each other and not being in total mesh with each other and then just stripped the teeth.. And without seeing what their modification to the shuttle valve is I’m guessing it’s the same one, I have never seen the...
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    Building 10 Disco 2 vehicles for an expedition company..

    I’d be interested to know the CFM of the electric fan you had, and was it in a shroud pulling across the entire area of the radiator or just the centre..??.. I will be doing a couple of other things to the coolant and oil cooling systems and using a better style of coolant that improves the...
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    Building 10 Disco 2 vehicles for an expedition company..

    Block has been decked to ensure everything is 100% sealing capable, have decided to have all the internal rotating components reconditioned as nec and balanced, this ensures a smoother running engine which improves longevity, reliability and fuel consumption, as well as will allow the upgraded...
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    Building 10 Disco 2 vehicles for an expedition company..

    Since we are doing these trucks in a custom colour and I don’t like the half assed paint job where you can see the original colour the minute you open a door etc I decided to strip the car for paint...truck will have all of the parts painted that can’t be reached when together, and all of the...
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