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Neilios
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:05 pm    Post subject: Discovery 300 Tdi pickup Reply with quote

Seeing as my bike riding has just about finished for the moment I decided last week to start a Disco project to convert it to a pickup.

A few hours work took me from this:-



Stripped the interior out:-



To this:-



An hour or so later:-



Then time for some food and planning my next move.
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mudplugga
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think I've ever seen a Disco with rear wheel arches. Laughing

Nice work, keep the pictures coming. Cool

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rory-ray
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice work there mate, admire your abillity to just go for it! nice collection of motors in the first picture aswell.

i will be keeping my eye on this one

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Boris113
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1989 Land Rover Defender

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work, I've always had a soft spot for disco pick-ups.

Will you be using the original roof/rear to make the pick-up roof or starting from scratch?
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Nightbar
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1999 Land Rover Defender

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like that...

...wish I had the time and skill!

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Neilios
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have made the rear of the cab out of the corners on both Rangerovers and Disco's before and its a very time consuming process to get to look right , I have taken a bit of a short cut and bought a cab back and roof panel from Longranger and will have that offered up this weekend. I have to do the cills and strengthen things up first as the rust has a firm hold, I will also be making them heavy duty and with tree/rock sliders.

The chassis is good and will be cleaned and painted after all my mounts and brackets are welded on.

I have a few ideas for the pickup body but will keep that until the cabs complete.

PS, the other Landrovers are my Dad's.
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discosteve
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1997 Land Rover Defender

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is very nice work so far,

If only I still had my old 200tdi commercial lol
Oh and the time and skill Laughing

Steve

Ps, keep up the good work

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Neilios
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not much progress over the last 7 days, all work and no play. Just managed to sort my welder and face mask, as its not been used for years and make a few patches for the footwells, ordered the steel for the cills. I hope to get some cutting and welding done next weekend.
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Nathaniel
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1979 Suzuki LJ

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ecky Thump, that was a tidy disco you've sliced up!

Looking forwards to following your progress on this build.

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Neilios
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not as good as it looked, its been my mothers car from a year old, I have used it on and off for a while and did some welding for the last 2 MOT's. I did all the mechanical stuff last year, brakes, discs, pads, pipes and calipers, new springs shocks and all bushes and a good service.

I need a pickup much more than a 5 seater car. Will hopefully make some time to do some welding before Christmas and get the cab in place.

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Neilios
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well a bit of time in the garage today after a busy month working and Christmas.

Cut the old sills out to remove all the rust and damaged metal.



It looks like they had been waxoiled at some point!



Put some 60x100 (3mm) box into the cavity and welded it up, my welding skills need a bit of dusting off as me and the welder have not seen action for 4-5 years!!



I decided to put some additional rails on the side but rounded the corners off first.



Repaired the bottoms of the A and B posts and put the sliders on and welded top and bottom.



Even looks OK with the doors shut.



Might get the front floors and inner wings welded tomorrow then I will turn it round and do the other side.

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P38 - V8 off road tool.
BMW E30 soon to be 328i track car.
M140i everyday driver.
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s.r.w
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking good
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Nathaniel
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is one on eBay at the mo.
Its err..... Not very good....

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Neilios
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If thats the one with the orange wheels and oversprayed tyres I hope mine will turn out better than that!!
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300Tdi Disco pickup.
P38 - V8 off road tool.
BMW E30 soon to be 328i track car.
M140i everyday driver.
110 Hi-Cap build project.
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Nathaniel
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1979 Suzuki LJ

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neilios wrote:
If thats the one with the orange wheels and oversprayed tyres I hope mine will turn out better than that!!


So do I!
That one is pretty poor, but this one is really ugly!
http://item.ebay.com/110994306772

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Neilios
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tidy job rivets and all! 3.5 inches of wheel clearance, cannot believe the buyer before christmas did not turn up.
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P38 - V8 off road tool.
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M140i everyday driver.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have put in the forsale section all the parts which were removed including the doors trim and even wheel arches as they are solid and would be a nice repair panel for someone. anything you need drop me a message.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it more work on the car this weekend, sills complete, inner wings and floors repaired and cab test fitted rady to ake the final mounts and paint.



Test fitting the cab, lots of fine tuning needed.





front view



Plenty of work to do but taking shape.



Test fitting the 110 Hi cap tow bar in preparation for the defender cross memebr.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bit more time over the weekend, made the cab fit properly with a bit of trimming and shaping of the original body, drilled and addressed all the fixing points ready for removal and sealing to make it water tight.



Inside mountings, it will be getting painted and sound proofed.



Started then to cut all the unwanted brackets and mounts off the chassi and collected the cross member and will get that placed next week snow dependant.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another few hours tonight, got the cross member and tow bar in place and the original one cut out, will have it all welded up tomorrow.



Also made the plates t seal the sills off and strengthen the body mounts, got all new plated bolts to replace the old rusty one.

More tomorrow if I don't go sledgeing.

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leebernard
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking very good Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cross member complete today, tow bar mounted and all spot on.



Finished the sills and end caps, all ready for the temperature to warm up and finish the cab.



More work tomorrow taking the A-frame off and cleaning and painting that and the chassis.

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jaymac
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1989 Land Rover landrover county v8

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:59 am    Post subject: Dam fine work Reply with quote

I have to say thats dam fine work there ,thats going to be a great motor when finished.
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Paul G
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Neilious, I am doing the same to my Commercial and was going to use sheet steel for the rear of the cab but I wondered how much you paid for the fibre glass panels, keep up the good work, I hope mine looks half as good as yours Smile
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Wilbert Robinson
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks really good so far. Are you planning to put any more glass in the rear and sides of the cab Question
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Neilios
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul, see pm.

Not putting glass in as I aim to have a solid head board and the side windows are where I would locate the seat.

It's no issue as I am happy driving a van with no windows!

Been away all week but should get the cab installed 100% and ready to paint over the weekend. More pictures as it progresses.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neil,

thanks for the PM, I like the sliders you made, did you mean also that you welded 3"x2" box into the chassis rail or have I got my head in the clouds Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul G wrote:
Hi Neilious, I am doing the same to my Commercial and was going to use sheet steel for the rear of the cab but I wondered how much you paid for the fibre glass panels, keep up the good work, I hope mine looks half as good as yours Smile


there 700 from http://www.longranger.net/index.html

i got a checkere p0nael bag with a box which you have acces from in the cab ideal for slings and thing with a small back fo fuel tank and spare wheel
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank's for that link.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow wicked.

Just what I'd like too do too mine.

Keep the pictures coming.

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