My EXPEDITION PREPARED                  Land Rover Discovery 1 300Tdi


Current Specifications: 

1994 'M' Reg Land Rover Discovery 300Tdi 2.5 Diesel  5 seats                                                         Twin 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 turret

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), but it is still in position.
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, three years ago!)

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

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 (the garage said it probably would be changed when they did the head gasket, but there no proof and there's new staff), so this will have to be done when the vehicle is next serviced.

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.  

Also a new floor and the floor supports... and the lips of the floor to wheel arches section. I've removed most of the rear floor pan and the rotten edges need to be cut away to allow  the new panel and supports to be fitted. The rear seat belt retainers will need to be removed, so the new floor can be added.

The driver's wing has the usual Land Rover laquer loss, so needs to be repainted, but, overall the paint is not too bad, just needs a T-cut and a polish.

Please note: It no longer has a winch bumper or winch (they were stolen quite long time ago).

I have most of the repair panels -  all new rear floor, rear floor supports, rear edges, inner sills, lower sills, front inner wing supports....

So. do it concentrate on rebuilding this Discovery (with all the goodies) or the replacement????