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Old May 4th, 2011, 12:00 PM
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Hey Tyler, do you have a picture with the body all the way down on the frame?
I want to run my fuel lines, but it looks very close at this spot.
Thanks
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Old May 4th, 2011, 12:33 PM
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Tyler - great thread and great job. I see you've done well in resisting doing a total restore . Great job on the fuel and brake lines.

Your DII seat post couldn't have come at a better time - I'm about to pull my tub and do the same mod for pretty much the same reasons. I'm going to try go a step further and do a dual install - the three position DII rear for carrying more passengers or just two front DII seats with a middle cubby box(to match the fronts I'm replacing with same) so the rears get even more comfort and heat - but lose a passenger. We'll see how that goes.

beautiful work. Kids do slow things down but so worth it....
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Old May 4th, 2011, 04:39 PM
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Hey Tom I will try and shoot one tomorrow now that the tub is all finalized.

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Tyler - great thread and great job. I see you've done well in resisting doing a total restore . Great job on the fuel and brake lines.

Your DII seat post couldn't have come at a better time - I'm about to pull my tub and do the same mod for pretty much the same reasons. I'm going to try go a step further and do a dual install - the three position DII rear for carrying more passengers or just two front DII seats with a middle cubby box(to match the fronts I'm replacing with same) so the rears get even more comfort and heat - but lose a passenger. We'll see how that goes.

beautiful work. Kids do slow things down but so worth it....

Thanks Tony! Yeah that is an ambitious project for sure but I am sure having DII seats all around will be worth it.

I wanted to put DII front seats in but was not willing to modify the seat box as much as was needed.

I have some updated photos of the seats mocked up that I will upload soon.

Good luck! Would love to see your project as it comes along.
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Old May 4th, 2011, 09:12 PM
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Sounds good, I mocked up my fuel lines toinght, looks like it will be close!
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Old May 9th, 2011, 09:40 PM
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Got some new images of the Disco II seats mocked up. I am really happy with the install and all should fit wonderfully. Here's hoping I did not overlook anything.

Working on the rear axle build up as well as many other projects at the same time. Slow but sure progress.
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Old May 9th, 2011, 09:44 PM
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Old May 10th, 2011, 04:45 PM
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Hy Tyler,

Thanx for these pictures, these are the ones I was waiting for!
This is looking great.
I just bought the same seats for my 110!
By chance there was a 2003 D2 TD5 STS rear seat availible at our Dutch Land Rover Club site! (www.LRCH.nl)
The guy had it still, after he bought the car second hand.

Here in Holland they made a commercial car out of it and that means the the back side windows have to be black (not tinted!) and the rear seats has to come out.
So this one is never used! I only payed about €100,- (about $145,-) for it, not much I think.

I think Im the first one here in Holland that will do this on a 110.

Are the hooks you used for locking the seats to the floor, the original ones or are these after market parts.
Are the seats sitting lower then the original 110 seats?
That is what I'm looking for in this seats.

Again thanx for the info and please keep me posted on you build.
It's a great insperation for me!

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PS. If you have any more detailed pictures please post them.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 04:58 PM
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hey tyler,
i'm good on the pics, I put the body on yesterday, plenty of room.
I cut your bracket for you today
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Old May 10th, 2011, 05:22 PM
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Great buy on that seat! That is a great deal.

The hooks are not mounted yet but yes they are the ones that came out of the DIsco that the seat came out of.

Not sure how much lower or higher the seats sit compared to stock 110 ones as I never had stock 110 ones.

Keep me updated on your project as well.





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Hy Tyler,

Thanx for these pictures, these are the ones I was waiting for!
This is looking great.
I just bought the same seats for my 110!
By chance there was a 2003 D2 TD5 STS rear seat availible at our Dutch Land Rover Club site! (www.LRCH.nl)
The guy had it still, after he bought the car second hand.

Here in Holland they made a commercial car out of it and that means the the back side windows have to be black (not tinted!) and the rear seats has to come out.
So this one is never used! I only payed about 100,- (about $145,-) for it, not much I think.

I think Im the first one here in Holland that will do this on a 110.

Are the hooks you used for locking the seats to the floor, the original ones or are these after market parts.
Are the seats sitting lower then the original 110 seats?
That is what I'm looking for in this seats.

Again thanx for the info and please keep me posted on you build.
It's a great insperation for me!

Regards,
Erik

PS. If you have any more detailed pictures please post them.
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hey tyler,
i'm good on the pics, I put the body on yesterday, plenty of room.
I cut your bracket for you today

Sweet! Thanks for doing that and I am glad the fuel lines were all good.

Let me know what shipping is on that bracket?
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Old May 12th, 2011, 08:21 PM
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Will this do it? One of the kids cut it up nice for you.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 06:23 PM
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That is perfect Tom! Sorry I missed this update months ago!

Thanks. I just PM'd you about it. Thanks so much for doing that.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 06:34 PM
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Plugging right alone on the project. Spent the past months acquiring parts and getting some work done on the truck. It really is coming alone nicely. I feel like I am actually gaining on it for once. Got the rear axle almost done and under the truck. 4.10 gears, arb locker installed, axles, gears and locker all went smoothly thanks to Keith at Rover Tracks! Also spent some time bending the brake lines for the rear axle as well as messing with the hubs and rear disc conversion. Almost done with the axle just need to machine a bit more off of the caliper brackets then that can all go back together.

It was a bitch getting the rear axle under the truck but all is good now with RoverTym rear links.

Also spent a ton of time on the carpet. I am really happy with the final product. Carpet cost me about $100 to buy all of it then I cut it all myself and have a shop bind it and put insulating foam on some of it for only $86. So all new carpet came out to under $200. I also talked to the same shop about recovering and repairing the foam on the front seats to match the disco II middle seat. We found some black vinyl that almost perfectly matches the black leather of the Disco II middle seat for only $350 for both seats. Very excited to get that done.

Also installed the window sides. Very exciting to see the truck start to come together. As well as getting the roof ready for paint. Cutting the sunroof in was a bit unnerving but all in all pretty easy.

Finally got my Rubbolite LED lights in which was cool. My parents were able to find some while on vacation in the UK so I saved a few $ there.

Next up is roof install and exo cage blast and powder coat.

Till next update.

Tyler
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Old July 17th, 2011, 04:59 PM
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Wow Tyler this looks better then the original! What a great job you are doing! This is a very big insparation for me to do my 110! How is the second seat doing, did you make it higher then the first pictures? I tested mine straight on to the floor and for me the seat was to low. My legs where to match bent. Keep up the work and I will follow you!

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Old July 28th, 2011, 11:55 AM
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Hey Erik! Thanks for the kind words. I appreciate it.

I ended up just mounting the seat pretty much to the floor. It seems to work out well and fit the best. It was a bit tight for my legs as well but way way better than the original 110 seats that did not hardly allow for me to fit at all. Plus I do not plan on riding much back there. So if I could fit okay then others should fit perfectly fine as I am not a small person.

Thanks and good luck with your project.
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That's some kind of plush truck. Carpet! Jeeeez.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 10:57 AM
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Hi Tyler,

What's up?
How are you doing, and how is your progress on your build?
Reading on FB that you are doing some stuff on the photography work/hobby.

My progress on the build is a bit slow. Helping my brother on his Range Rover Classic.
He is on the bridge (to lift the car) so I have to wait till he is finished.
My help will speed things up.

Rergards,
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 04:52 PM
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Time for a long needed update!

I have been working hard for what seems like forever so I figured it was time to update. Was able to get some major visual progress done on the project last week. Awesome to see it come together.

Got the front seats redone in black vinyl that looks and feels like leather. They found fabric to match the Disco II seat I put in the rear. They look amazing and only $350 to do both. I am very happy with the results. Got a total of 38 pieces powdercoated now waiting to go on. Had to rework a custom rear bumper I fabbed up using SG corner protectors back in the day. I had to extend them for a 110 rear tub so I had new pieces bent and then welded them to the original bumper. Turned out great.

Was able to get the entire cage on as well as front and middle seats all done. Front and rear drive shafts are on, clutch is bled, working on headliners now. Doors are very soon.

Really happy my father made me take the front of the cage off and drill holes for the wires for each hella and then fish all the wires inside the tube of the cage and into the engine bay. No more zip ties and smurf tube! Looks great.

I also welded new tabs for the lights on the cage to make them more like a 90 equally spaced as opposed to a NAS 110.

Found a great solution for gaskets on the feet of the cage. I used neoprene that had a sticky back. For some reason my cage when fitted had some pretty good unequal gaps where it met the body so this was a great way to fill and seal those gaps and look great also.

Things to come in the next month. Assemble and hang all five doors, finish up engine compartment, build new oil cooler lines, install custom sway bar on rear and engineer exhaust routing, install sliders, snorkel, front bumper, interior, mount custom spare tire carrier etc....

Lots to do but excited to see the light at the end of the almost 5 year tunnel.
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 05:14 PM
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Tyler,
really glad to see this come together so nicely.
Keep posting your updates
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 05:28 PM
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Thanks Jon!
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 08:31 PM
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Looks awesome
On a side-note, I may end up using your original frame, that my friend bought from you on my 90!
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