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Old November 11th, 2012, 04:53 PM
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Old November 11th, 2012, 07:01 PM
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Well I was making slow progress, then my buddy called me from a local trail, stuck and needing help. Neither my Dodge or my Tahoe would have made it back to where he was. I had no choice but get my floor back together, swap out the rear shocks, throw a tag on it and go pull him out in the RR.

Good news, the trucks first real road test was a success, and I pulled him right out. Bad news, there is mud on my truck now.
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Old November 13th, 2012, 10:00 AM
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Next major steps will be removing the headliner to find a permanent solution to the leaking sunroof and then get recovered. Then I will fix any rust in the floor pans... but in the meantime there are plenty of other little things to do.

My fuel door release cover was missing and water was getting in the hole when I washed mud out from underneath. The stainless strip that was in the truck originally was trashed too, found replacements in a parts truck. Same for the tail light lens.
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Old November 13th, 2012, 10:09 AM
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Next major steps will be removing the headliner to find a permanent solution to the leaking sunroof and then get recovered.
Find an 87 roof without a sunroof.
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Old November 13th, 2012, 10:16 AM
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I know that lasalle is making ceilings for discos. Might be making them for rangies as well?
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Old November 13th, 2012, 10:38 AM
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For the sunroof leak - does yours leak from the rear only? My drains are clear and weather stripping is okay, but it seems like rover forgot to put a gutter for the rear of the sunroof or something.
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Old November 13th, 2012, 10:42 AM
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I know that lasalle is making ceilings for discos. Might be making them for rangies as well?
I think the headliner is fine, just needs recovering. Three yards of material is $16.

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Find an 87 roof without a sunroof.
Obviously the best option, I found (actually rover4x4 found) me an '88 without sunroof but I missed it before the guy moved out of town. Roof was dented anyway.

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For the sunroof leak - does yours leak from the rear only? My drains are clear and weather stripping is okay, but it seems like rover forgot to put a gutter for the rear of the sunroof or something.
Yep, if I make sure it is closed, and park it on a slight incline, facing uphill it is fine. Drive it and it seems to loosen up a little and drop down enough to no longer seal. Once this happens, park facing downhill on that same slight incline and water comes right in.
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Old November 13th, 2012, 03:26 PM
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I doubt I'll use it in this truck though.
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Old November 13th, 2012, 03:52 PM
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I'm interested to see what you do to prevent the leaks.. I need to revisit all the seals on mine as I have a leak as well..
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Old November 13th, 2012, 04:18 PM
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Where do you get your material from? My LWB is sagging.
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Old November 13th, 2012, 05:41 PM
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I get my material from a local supply house.




I went to fix the mess that used to be the steering column trim, and the headlight switch fell apart in my hands. Typical RRC repair bullshit. Caught a strong case of déjà vu, many years ago this very switch came apart and I rigged it back together. Amazing. At least it didn't fall apart parked at a gas pump and catch on fire?


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But there is good news with the bad today, scored a few more parts that I was missing. Dash mat, LH LHD facia vent bezel, A pillar trim clips.


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Old November 13th, 2012, 05:53 PM
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I doubt I'll use it in this truck though.
Is this a 3rd row?
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Old November 13th, 2012, 05:56 PM
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Is this a 3rd row?
Yep!
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Old November 13th, 2012, 06:31 PM
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I doubt I'll use it in this truck though.
I have one similar and when I get ambitious and remove it, I will be putting up for sale.
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Old November 13th, 2012, 06:40 PM
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I doubt I'll use it in this truck though.
badass.

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I have one similar and when I get ambitious and remove it, I will be putting up for sale.
color? aaah, who cares. licked.
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Yep, if I make sure it is closed, and park it on a slight incline, facing uphill it is fine. Drive it and it seems to loosen up a little and drop down enough to no longer seal. Once this happens, park facing downhill on that same slight incline and water comes right in.
Glad it isn't just mine!
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Old November 15th, 2012, 04:29 AM
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congrats on the vent trim, RTV the sunroof close. It was really too bad about that Range Rover roof being dented right color and everything.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 09:54 PM
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Got some seat wiring and switches from a parts truck. Modified it slightly to work in an '88 model... Just so I could remove the seats.



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Additionally I began removing the ridiculous factory exhaust today. Going to swap to a tubular crossmember for more room for the Y pipe. I have a pair of catco cats if I decide to use cats. Think I might get a set of headers or use P38 manifolds. My exhaust guy will take care of the rest.



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Old November 29th, 2012, 12:51 PM
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So it turns out the 87-89 RR wipers are a little different than the later trucks- the blades mount on a pin rather than a hook. I doubt there is a vehicle made in the past two decades that uses pin type blades so finding nice blades for it was getting tricky. Found some Bosch that work for the front and a Winter Silblade for the rear.

Spares will be stowed in the genuine fashion...



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