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Old April 3rd, 2014, 12:23 AM
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less issues, yes, but when you can buy 2 used trucks for the price of one frame swap, its hard to justify it…
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 05:28 AM
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It's awesome! I've always wanted to see this done to a disco
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 07:45 AM
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48 hr x2 guys galv frame swap on a 3-4k truck that with a galv D2 chassis from RN seems like the job would cost easily three times the after value of the truck.
It looked like it only took like 2 hours. :-)
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 07:46 AM
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Owner of the shop posts here from time to time. Darned if I can't recall his ID.....
You can see some of BOBCAT110's defenders in the outside shot.
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 08:14 AM
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I've never made a decision that had financial sense involving Land Rovers. If I had all the money I've ever spent on Land Rovers I would have enough to fix my Land Rovers... maybe.
I think I may have to send this to everyone inquiring about Land Rover ownership!!
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 11:06 AM
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Kool vid...

Maybe it's just a promotional video and Alex got a new frame for free.
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 11:53 AM
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does this mean galvy RRC frames soon too?
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 12:02 PM
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48x2x what? lets say $100 an hour = $9600 in labor alone.
I'm pretty sure those guys slept...and did not work 48 hours straight. So maybe 40 hours, $4000. Probably not a customer, seeing as they said it was done in a weekend.
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 01:39 PM
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Like the Discovery 2 or not, it's the last legal solid axle Rover out there, and carries far less issues than the P38a.
Thought this JE Robison blog (cross posting from a thread on Dweb) was worth tossing into the mix here:
http://robisonservice.blogspot.com/2...covery-ii.html

This was the part I found most interesting:
It turns out Land Rover reduced the frame thickness of Discovery II models by more than 30% as compared to the Defender and earlier models. So the frame in these vehicles is significantly lighter than the frames of earlier Rovers, which were themselves no paragons of corrosion resistance. This was done to save weight and gas but it has had the result of making them weaker and less durable.
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 01:46 PM
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Yeah I saw that, it's definitely true. The d2 frame is sooo light...
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