The Big Disco Project

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The Big Disco Project

Post by Crome » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:42 pm

Well i thought i should really keep a record of what im doing to this beast so starting a project thread for it.

Its a 300tdi, good condition except from the body lol as you will see in the photos!

raised 3" all around
Uprated shocks and springs
A few poloy bushes
Lots of lights
EGR blanking kit
Down pipe and Decat done
Over sized tyres

Photos from just after i got it last winter

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Well i knew it was totaly solid where it counts... but... emm the body was not haha.

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But its getting there now, kris has been cutting, shaping and welding for 3 nights now lol, one side now finished and a thick coat of under seal on!! one more side to do :twisted:

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will up date with some more photos soon :)

A few photos of me and a few mates... well... getting stuck lol.
new tyres now so this wont be happening again !

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Post by CHR15E » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:01 am

That's some dedication.

Is that fairly common on them?
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Post by MG Mal » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:32 am

Body rot is a constant issue with Disco's and its siblings Chris.

I have a J plate D1 on the drive that although looks fairly straight, the underside is completely shot.

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Post by Richard Moss » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:40 am

I love the engineering assesment in this photo:

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Post by John W » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:22 am

Richard Moss wrote:I love the engineering assesment in this photo:
Yes, is that a technical term....? :wink:
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Post by Richard Moss » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:24 am

It certainly was when I was in the RAF. One day, after an in-flight airconditioning compressor failure (which filled the aeroplane with smoke), I asked the Wing Commander in charge of engineering what had been wrong with it.

His reply was "It was well f***ed".

As far as I'm concerned, that makes it official terminology.
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Post by Manalishi » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:03 am

That offroad driving must be great! I remember driving a small 6 wheel lorry, in the military and it was great fun driving an offroad course they had! We hade to put on the snow chains once in about 50cm of mud. A challenge!

Welding is pretty straight forward in those areas, and really fun aswell! I love the way the metal is forming around bends by the aid of a hammer. Once the sheet is welded in one place it's just a matter of banging hard really and making new spots in the process. Great stuff Crome! Keep us updated! :lol:


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Post by Richard Moss » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:02 pm

I had a go with a BV206 in the Falklands - great fun.

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Post by Manalishi » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:07 pm

Richard Moss wrote:I had a go with a BV206 in the Falklands - great fun.
Ah my brother drove one of those in his military service and I went a couple of times with one during my service. Fantastic machines however made of plastic so... :roll:
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Post by MikeMedford » Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:33 pm

Richard Moss wrote:I had a go with a BV206 in the Falklands - great fun.

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You'd think they'd camouflage the vehicle like the guy in gunners seat and the two in front :lol:

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Post by Richard Moss » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:02 pm

Well, that one is a Dutch Navy one so they were probably so excited by the sight of some hills that they forgot to get the white paint out. The machine gunner isn't immediately obvious, is he?
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Post by Crome » Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:03 am

that is a great engineering assesment term haha, explains it very well and can be used in a huge varity of problem!
yea, its only the body that is buggered, if the chasie was rotting away too i would have striped it, kept the good parts and scrapped the rest i think.

Yea kris is really enjoying the welding, its his first car he is doing him self! has learned very fast. ill be having a shot next hehe. :)

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