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Old April 10th, 2019, 05:26 PM
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Always interesting to see how other shops do things.
Lifting the body on and off that way looks scetchy.
Glad it worked.
They said they've done them that way before. One of the advantages of NAS rigs with roll cages, I guess, especially ones with the SD roof rack. I wasn't around to watch
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Old April 21st, 2019, 04:18 AM
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So in November, the doors, windows and hood are all off. Windscreen frame is out. Headliners, and the back trim above rear door, are out (sitting on top of roof).

Notable is that at this point, the rig was driven under its own power from one bay to another. Mechanical re-assembly after the chassis swap was successful.

For the headliners and the back trim, I took them and bought a few yards of the Ripple Grey material from member Scott Pelly (CDN38). I had them re-trimmed by a local auto upholstery/headlining place.

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Old April 21st, 2019, 04:28 AM
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Grey leather Exmoor seats ready to go in. I ordered them (from RN) with the heater elements already installed. The original passenger seat was in OK shape, but the driver's seat was really trashed. 'figured as long as I was replacing them; I'd treat myself a bit.

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Old April 21st, 2019, 05:14 AM
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Pile of new door, window, and windscreen frame seals. Kinda ridiculous what a bunch of rubber costs. Looks like the new front mats are in there, too.

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Old April 24th, 2019, 07:39 PM
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The rig went to the paint shop down the street in December and, you guessed it, sat around for a few weeks. They had some quick turn-around "insurance jobs" to clear out first ("this ain't no insurance job", they told me). They then worked on it for 2-3 weeks IIRC. I still wasn't driving at that point so didn't stop by. But the paint shop sent me these photos.

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Old April 24th, 2019, 07:52 PM
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Back over at Ship's in early February, and the Willow Green metallic and Alpine White paints are lookin' pretty shiny.

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Old April 26th, 2019, 12:15 PM
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Parts starting to arrive. I dropped off the 4 carboard boxes with the refurb'd side windows, the sunroof, and one of the new front door cards. On top of the pile of plastic-covered bits on the right are the headliner components that I had re-covered. Under those are the rack, rear bumper, and roll cage bits all back from sandblasting.

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Things going back on. The LED lamps are the Rubbolites that ECR sourced many years ago.

I may take the serial plate back off and refinish it; 'looks kinda sad compared to everything else on the rig.

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Rack, bumper, and roll cage back on. Also the exterior lights. The 95mm reverse light was not from the ECR buy because I thought at the time they were too expensive (white LED's always are). I don't like the look of the Wipac 95mm units, but I was able to get this SVX unit from Mud UK.

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The LE Edition features a bunch of chequer plate, including pieces on the rungs of the rear ladder I haven't seen anywhere else. These pieces looked pretty crappy, having set outside all those years. Pretty dirty, with even some mold in spots. I cleaned them as best I could, but they still didn't look very good, with embedded dirt and some corrosion in spots. Next step was to have some pieces bead blasted. Even then I wasn't crazy about slapping them on the new paint job.

So I decided to have them powder coated. I chose a slight metallic coating that looked very similar to new aluminum. I think they look pretty good on the rig.

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Old April 28th, 2019, 08:15 PM
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The doors go back on. Front doors get new door cards.

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New front seats and door seals are in.

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I got some replacement Ripple Grey headlining material from member Scott Pelly (CDN38) and had a local shop refurbish the old headliner. The old material was sagging and had gotten mildowy.

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Old April 28th, 2019, 09:32 PM
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I don't normally like green but that's a great looking color scheme. I'm super impressed by the winch too lol. It'll be good to see the finished details when you get them.


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Old April 28th, 2019, 11:06 PM
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Thanks. This post really helped inspire me to tackle the winch rebuild: Warn M10000 rebuild

Also, Warn had the part number catalog for my serial number range online. Easy to look up part numbers. And a member of the local Rover club works for Warn, and he gave me guidance as to which new, upgraded motor to get (more power and cheaper than the original motor).
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Old April 29th, 2019, 11:58 PM
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I drop off the D90's actual wheels, clad in brand-new KO2's. Yes you can get a set of 5 265/75-16's in the back of a DII.

A previous tire change had used hack-job foam-adhesive-mounted counterweights, even on the outside of the wheels. The local Discount Tire that mounted the new KO2's were appalled. It took me a while with some 3M Adhesive Remover to get rid of all traces of the old counterweights.

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