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    I am very interested too; I will be following this this thread as well.
    Have a good one!

    Jon

    1988 RRC rolling restoration & customization

    <a href="http://www.LRRForums.com/showthread.php?19302-The-Rolling-Restoration-amp-Customization-Of-My-88-RRC" target="_blank">My Range Rover Classic build thread</a>

    Does anyone have a set of early 80's (4 door) front doors or door uppers w/ quarter windows for sale? I want to convert my rover to the quarter window style front doors.

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    Warning: It will be a slow moving project.
    I have to fit it in where I can between the paying jobs.
    Bringing levels of internet suckage previously deemed unobtainable.

    Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
    Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roxtar View Post
    Warning: It will be a slow moving project.
    I have to fit it in where I can between the paying jobs.
    Give us an update already!

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    OK, Day 1
    The beginning of the end; tearing it all apart:





    The beginning of the junk pile (much much more to add)





    Just the start. Eventually, everything that isn't essential (other than body panels) will be gone.
    Bringing levels of internet suckage previously deemed unobtainable.

    Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
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    I could use the driver rear interior door panel out of that pile
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    Come on by and pick up whatever you need.
    Bringing levels of internet suckage previously deemed unobtainable.

    Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
    Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.


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    Sweet, I'm going to be in town next weekend to start building my RRC up with all the parts I have piled up from the last year of deployment.

    I'll stop by and bring some beer.
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    Day 2 of the teardown.
    I'm guessing a weight savings of about 100lbs when the wiring gets pulled.












    Scrap pile getting taller



    Spent some time on the phone with Mike at Trent Fab.
    He's been desert racing since before it was the cool thing.
    With 100" wheelbase the DS angles will limit us to around 20" max travel on the rear (Anyone have a set of LWB rear doors and roof they want to donate to the cause?) and probably less than that up front due to steering links(unless we go full hydro which is an option)

    Drew up the rear trailing arms on CAD. Arm length will be 50" with the shocks/COs mounted 10" from the axle mount (5.5" between the shocks and COs).

    Front could be breaking new ground. Thinking about a trailing radius arm. Basically running a 48" radius arm with the shocks/COs the same 10" from the axle.
    He didn't recall it ever being done but neither of us could think of a reason it wouldn't work.
    Bringing levels of internet suckage previously deemed unobtainable.

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    Update:

    Getting rid of the factory link mounts to prepare for 3/16 frame plating.






    Two solid days of grinding on the axles:





    Main cage tubes bent:











    That's a lot of frame that'll soon be in the scrap bin

    Bringing levels of internet suckage previously deemed unobtainable.

    Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
    Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.


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