My EXPEDITION PREPARED                      Land Rover Discovery 1 300Tdi

UPDATE...

I've been trying to prepare this for the 

SNOW LEOPARD Scientific EXPEDITION 2018

Current Specifications: 

1994 'M' Reg Land Rover Discovery 300Tdi 2.5 Diesel  7 seats                                                         Twin (not leaking much!!!) sunroofs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Tank guard & removable 3 tonne rated tow hook
Tubular tree/rock sliders
Sway bar split pin disconnects
Terra Firma +2 inch dampers/shocks
Terra Firma +2 inch  springs
2 inch rear lowered damper/shock heavy mounts
2 inch front lowered heavy shock turrets

Uprated Alternator

Front sump guard

Rear dislocation hooks
Front relocation cones
X-eng split charge (this has now been disconnected as it only has one battery at present)
Polly bush trailing arms front + rear
Offset steel rims and InsaTurbo tyres 265/75 R16 (Hardly worn). 

Flatdog flexible wheel extensions 

165,800 miles (185 miles since last September, two years ago!)

There is surface rust on the chassis, but no rot. It just needs wire brushing, Hammeriting and Waxoyling.

CD player

The cylinder head has been skimmed and fitted with new quality uprated head gasket. 

I'm not sure when the timing belt was last changed, so this will be done when the vehicle is next serviced, but when the garage fixed the cylinder head, I'm sure they would want to change the belt if it was rubbish.

There is also a set of extended brake hoses which I haven't fitted yet.

It failed the MOT on a rusty rear floor (just the centre panel), lower sills (the bottom part), a small triangular weld on the front inner wing, a ball joint and a couple of bulbs.  One of the CV joints is now clicking and I have a replacement which I'll fit when my leg gets better.


Above: For the event and the lead-up shows we'll be attending, the Discovery will be fitted with a winch bumper,  with a Warn 8274 winch and some Snow Leopard Scientific Expedition Stickers/graphics, along with (hopefuly) loads of sponsor ones....

FRIENDLY LOCAL WELDER NEEDED!

I've now got most of the repair panels and have started to cut away the rust, all I need now is a friendly welder that can get the underneath up to (and beyond!) MOT standards...       

Then I can fit a snorkel and winch bumper to take my Warn 8274, along with a roof rack...   and a 12v/230v 600w inverter...

SWAP?

However, I may be persuaded to swap this for a standard Land Rover Discovery 200/300Tdi, (preferably with 10+ months MOT) which would be ideal for us and also ideal for someone wanting a good basis for a Challenge vehicle? All repair panels already purchased will be included... 

Text (07855 462591) or email me - tonyautonutz@aol.com if interested