My EXPEDITION PREPARED Land Rover Discovery 1 300Tdi
I've been trying to prepare this for the
SNOW LEOPARD Scientific EXPEDITION 2018
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
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.
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.
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...