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    Re: 2003 Discovery restoration story

    Thursday, about noon: The spare tire carrier, license carrier, and wiper/washer have been removed and the panel is being prepped for sealer, primer, and paint.
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    Re: 2003 Discovery restoration story

    Friday 6:25pm: I write today to share a few pictures. No big surprise there. Here's how my 2003 Land Rover Discovery looked yesterday as it headed to the paint shop.
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    Re: 2003 Discovery restoration story

    Thursday 6:45pm: Today I took the Land Rover to my favorite shop to have the headlights refinished. Here's how one looked before the process began.

    https://aubard.us/Disco/20180621_150239.jpg

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    I write today to share an update on my '03 Discovery II restoration. In a word, its great. In quite a few words, here is the update.

    1. Cleanup done on the inside. Everything washed clean with...
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    Tuesday 3:30pm: New right front hub installed, extinguishing 'The Three Amigos'. All systems now functional.
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    Re: 2003 Discovery restoration story

    Tuesday 5:30am: The new radio is in and it sounds as good as it looks. New front hubs go on this morning. Tires ordered. Oil pan gasket ordered so the rod bearing cap bolts can be re-torqued on the...
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    Re: 2003 Discovery restoration story

    New parts have arrived; Kenwood radio, plug adapters, facia finisher. Tomorrow morning I will wire the D2 plug adapter to the radio harness. That's it. Useless update.
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    Re: Knock

    I have since learned that the PO installed new rod bearings but hadn't completed the final torque setting. Seeing to that next Tuesday after the pan gasket arrives.
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    Knock

    Hello Friends,

    A technical question or two now, please. But first, please know that I have rebuilt a bunch of engines ranging from an MG TD to a Ferrari Testarossa...but never a Rover 4.6 V8....
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    Re: 2003 Discovery restoration story

    Wednesday 7:00pm: The aftermarket radio that some PO installed is now out, and so is the battery draining load! It was wired so as to keep the sub amp on at all times, thus the drain. And the...
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    Re: 2003 Discovery restoration story

    Sunday 7:00pm: I'll took a few pictures to share. Here's a look in through the front passenger door. This was after leather treatment and cleaning but before final carpet shampooing.
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    Re: 2003 Discovery restoration story

    Sunday 8:30am: Moved a few cars around so I could put the Disco in the garage. With that done I cleaned the front passenger side carpet by brushing and vacuuming, followed by a wipe down with a towel...
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    2003 Discovery restoration story

    >> Hey Rick;
    >> Yes, successfully loaded and on the road.
    > Thank you. I will add the truck to my insurance...

    ...and that's the way it began. Here's the story, to date.

    Friday, 7pm Houston...
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    Re: Hello from Houston

    No. I needed a tow vehicle and this 'new' Disco became available at the right time. I also moved my shop and that was a mess. Stay hydrated and as cool as you can. -rick
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    Hello from Houston

    Hello new friends! Rick Lindsay here in hot and steamy Houston. I've been a British car enthusiast for 50 years, with lots of LBCs, and a few BBCs in my past. I presently have 13 cars in my care; 4...
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