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Old March 14th, 2016, 06:38 PM
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92 RRC Refresh

I picked up this 92 RRC SWB a while ago.. and since there is quite a lot required for this refresh, I figured I would document this.

The start... a non-running 92 Eastnor Green SWB RRC. This green is my my new favorite color (Arles blue is a close second though).

Exterior is in great condition, with a non-rusted tailgate. Just the usual paint chips.
But the interior is rough... very rough compared to my 95 RRC. Tires are great, and as you can see from the fuel pump access panel, rust is minimal (except for a hole in the passenger footwell, which is a project for later).


And a picture for those RRC owners... both lift tabs are intact. Which is ironic considering the remaining of the interior.
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Old March 14th, 2016, 06:49 PM
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Interior...

Missing front carpets
Driver seat is in ok shape, ironically the passenger seat is trashed
Dash is rough, previous owner probably took it apart with a sledge hammer, and then glued it together. Nothing a plastic stapler, and some newly sourced parts won't fix.
Rear seats and carpet is in good shape.

PERFECT headliner... that was also a surprise.
And the console was taken apart... probably to figure out why the window switches weren't working.


New seats, dash parts, and front carpets sourced already. So this should be easy.
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Old March 14th, 2016, 06:54 PM
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Electrical issues...

In the mean time, the RRC is running:
new fuel pump
ignition coil
spark plugs
ignition lead
filters
hoses

and the front windows are working.

Luckily these were easy to fixes (except for the installation of the fuel filter seal, that took me quite a lot longer than expected).

The fuel pump was not getting any power due to some sketchy wiring, after fixing this, the actual fuel pump seemed to be shot as well, so a new one went in.

The window power was also wired kind of sketchy, easily solved with some proper crimp and heat shrink connections.
Console is back together, I just have to install some new switches (after swapping some around, I noticed 3 were shot). Already sourced these switches.
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Old March 14th, 2016, 07:07 PM
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After I got it running, I noticed that it had quite the exhaust leak. New Y-pipe, and it was good to go.

Also installed some interior trim parts source from Rob:
Headliner speakers
Front door speaker covers
Map pockets
Spare tire cover, and tire surround (both were missing)


Once the weather cleans up, I'll have to wash all carpets, the loadspace carpet looks wet, but that is one big stain...
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Old March 14th, 2016, 07:07 PM
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That is a gorgeous fuel pump access and Eastnor Green is a great color.
I tried and tried to find a Hunter in that green.



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Old March 14th, 2016, 07:11 PM
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That is a gorgeous fuel pump access and Eastnor Green is a great color.
I tried and tried to find a Hunter in that green.



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Thanks, I was convinced arles blue was my favorite rover color... but that changed quickly after getting this RRC.

And I would love to have a hunter... and a 2 door RRC... and a 90 soft top. The list just becomes to long for my driveway and bank account.
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Old March 14th, 2016, 07:18 PM
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AC was only working on the full blower (level III) stand. So new resistor unit from AB went in.
I wanted to document this for those owners that still have to change this.

The instructions say that you can pull the connection through the grommet... Well mine was an exception (which I think they mention as a possibility). So don't pull to hard, since some are zip tied to the fuse panel harness (I wouldn't pull to hard on that)

Luckily I had most of my dash apart anyways.
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Old March 14th, 2016, 07:43 PM
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Looking forward to following your progress Max. Looks like a great start! Where did the truck spend it's life?
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Old March 16th, 2016, 07:09 PM
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Rear body...

It had a perfect upper tailgate as you can see in the original picture... but the tailgate probably came from an 89 or older without third brake light. For Virginia inspection, I need a third brake light (and I want one for safety anyways). Luckily I was hoarding a perfect tailgate with third brake light. And since the previous owner left the wiring into place, it was an easy switch.

The RRC also came without rear corner bumpers and the mounting brackets. Sourced some brackets, and a new pair of corner bumpers, and the rear of the RRC is looking great again.
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Old March 16th, 2016, 07:23 PM
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Fixed the dash...

The hot stapler is a must for plastic projects like this (Thanks Crown14 and your awesome 95 RRC project)
Also sourced a couple of new items from Rob.. Again the common link in obtaining these range rover parts.

Before and after pictures:
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Old March 24th, 2016, 07:40 AM
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Spend a significant time yesterday trying to get the fan of so I could change the belts....
Thinking this was a 5 minute job, I probably took 2 hours figuring how to remove the fan (without the right tools).


For future references, on this 3.9 '92 RRC, you want to hit the fan removal tool towards the driver side.

I contacted a couple of board members, but didn't have the right tools. So eventually I figured out to take a small rope, wrap it around the 3 bolts on the pulley, and tie it to the chassis. This way the pulley did not move when I hit the fan removal tool towards the driver side.

If I knew this from the beginning, this would have been a 10 min job at most.

All new belts are installed.
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Old March 27th, 2016, 05:42 PM
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Fixing the seats was a high priority to me.
I was considering those seat covers from Wet Okole's... but I ended up going with some replacement seats.
These look a million times better, so they will keep me happy for a while.

The floor panel under the passenger seat looked great. Always nice to see less rust than expected.

The control panel for the passenger seat was broken, however, all motors on the original seat were good. So I rigged up a 9V batter to move the seat forward and back to remove. The replacement seat did have some tired motors, so it did take me a long time to clean/replace and grease the rotors and motors from seat to seat.

Trying to fix the control panel/ looking for a new one now. At least the seat looks good installed.

Passenger seat done, driver seat is for the next time. Before and after pictures attached.
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Replacement driver seat is installed.
Also installed all the seat trim, minimal usage of the hot stapler was required.

Except for the worn carpet next to the accelarator pedal, I'm finally happy with the interior. (I will probably source a new tunnel carpet.
Some before and after pictures:
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Wooden transmission trim was in horrible shape, the veneer was peeling, so beyond recovering.
I have been looking for a replacement for quite a while, which seems impossible. So in the mean time, I decided to sand and stain the panel. Just a epoxy clear coat and it will look pretty decent I think. Good enough until I find a replacement.

Also installed new shocks... the rears were definitely factory original. Shocks are just standard Britparts. Since my '95 has a 2 inch lift, I decided to go stock here. Might be regretting that already, and pricing out lift kits.

I was pretty happy with how the underside looked. (Notice the new fuel filter I installed a while ago)
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You ever get this thing on the road??
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You ever get this thing on the road??
I did. It's running great. I have just been way to busy to make significant progress on this project. Latest thing checked of my list was the washing of the carpets. Click image for larger version

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And I finally got a clear coat on the transmission shifter trim. Happy how it turned out (without having to find a pricey pristine replacement).

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