landrover Welding

  1. 8ob

    8ob Forum Supporter

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    Many moons ago I restored an old two door rangrover, it needed the rear chassis legs /crossmember ,inner and outer sills both sides, foot wells, both front inner wings and the slam panel at the front. I think I had change out of five hundred quid for the lot ,it was an absolute doddle and saved a load of time. It was all aftermarket and it needed a few tweeks but it all went together really well. I don’t think I would of entertained it if I was buying OEM.

    Bob
     
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  2. CompoSimmonite Member

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    My 200TDi Disco needed a complete rear floor and side panels at 6 years old due to rot. This wasn't a workhorse either that had been abused !
     
  3. postie jon Member

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    Landrover: inspiring future generations to learn to weld......:welder:
     
  4. mr migwire

    mr migwire It's more fun with metal.

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  5. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    I’m starting some light work on a disco 1 tomorrow will start a thread of how much metal Iv got to replace
     
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  6. OJCar Member

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    Which model of Land Rover is it?
    Would you not be better off teaching the lad to weld and oversee his work for a bit, then if his work is OK tell him to get on with it?
     
  7. owas

    owas Member

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    The trick is to buy a land rover that doesn't need welding :D
     
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  8. MattH

    MattH Member

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    Here’s the wife’s:

    Don’t think I’m going to be doing any welding on it though.

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  9. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    My mate had two, sent the first back to Land Rover as it was shockingly built part ex’d the second for a Mitzi phev about 2 months after owning it and the dealer having it for 8 weeks

    Good luck!
     
  10. Mattycoops43 Member

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  11. Bobtail4x4 Member

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  12. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    Not with those steps or wheels thats for sure.
    The Freelander was surprisingly good offroad - and on it!
     
  13. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    Does the Freelander now have low 4WD? I know it's a long time ago but a mate in 1998/9 won a free test drive for a weekend for a Freelander so off to the beach we went, was the most useless 4wd I'd ever driven. Even my old beach buggy which was 2wd and was miles better. It struggled even with the slightest sand hill that other fwds just cruised over in low 4wd, we had to thrash it to get anywhere on sand. It went back to the dealer with a "not for us thanks".
     
  14. pressbrake1

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    Landrover have got over the corrosion issues.
    They suffer major mechanical and electrical poop out before they can rust.
    Job done
     
  15. owas

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    Always wonderd why the P38 doesn't suffer from rust as much as the others
     
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  16. Eric the chicken

    Eric the chicken Member

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    Spends all its time in the workshop in the dry!
     
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  17. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    No it is still a soft roader. BUT in slippery stuff it is amazing. I had the Freelander 2. In ice and snow it was better than my Defender or Disco 1. It was also the best car I have ever driven on soaking wet motorways - no aquaplaning ever. But to be serious it does need a proper low ratio.
     
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  18. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    And if anyone doubts the FreeLander Prince Phillip walked away with barely a scratch. Not bad for a bloke in his 90s flipping a car. Obviously offers lots of protection.
     
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  19. minimutly Member

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    Oi, I thought that was the mini?
     
  20. postie jon Member

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    from what i hear its the electrical pixies that go on strike, no?
     
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