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    Re: My first Range Rover Classic Project - '95 County LWB

    yes sorry to the OP Jeff, apologies for participating in the hijack - just comparing rust to rust...

    i actually used 1/8 flat bar to patch the lower holes you see here. Didnt want to remove the whole Cmember.

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    1995 4.2L RRC LWB Beluga Black Tan Leather 5" Rovertym lift

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    Re: My first Range Rover Classic Project - '95 County LWB

    No worries at all guy's, I'm learning a ton here and appreciate the stories and guidance. We still have lots of areas to check for rust and now coat/protect as you've suggested. I only have weekends and my mechanic is busy right now so it's slow going.

    Some more questions.... thinking about how to make this reliable w/r/t all modern conveniences... what are your thoughts on:

    - replacing central locking with all new actuators/rebuilt/aftermarket and then andding keyless entry remote start?
    - doing heater core and blower motors while I have it all apart (could also clean all airways, vents and dash switches, lights at the same time)
    - recommendations on folks who restore replace wood veneer?
    - the list is never ending, but anything I'm missing you'd suggest?

    Thanks!

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    Re: My first Range Rover Classic Project - '95 County LWB

    Wow, great job grnole seeing the before and after!

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    Re: My first Range Rover Classic Project - '95 County LWB

    Thanks ! Its a slow going process for me. I only have weekends, and I am teaching myself as I go.

    There are a ton of threads on central locking. In the 95 it looks to be an easy swap. The previous owner of my truck put in an auto-start and fob with an aftermarket set up. It works for the most part.... Looks to be an easy set up. There are some threads on people doing this.

    If you have the dash out, I would replace the HC and blower motor.

    Wood restoring... hmmm i dont know anyone off hand who does it for money... I have seen them do this sort of thing on Wheeler Dealers, but the episodes are always in the UK! HA. I had a friend do it himself to his own truck. I could ask him for pointers if you like?

    There is the sound system - depending how much of an audiofile you are... you could update your speakers and HU, the 95 is quite the animal for a stereo update. Mine has a nice Flipout DVD... Though the PO who did the wiring made quite a mess, if I did it over, i would do a better job...

    Seats - Do your power seats work? I bet not if the battery for the seat memory is original. The Seat ECU can be repaired... I would also guarantee your heated seats no longer work. Which could put you into the other open thread we have of installing new seat covers / while replacing / enhancing the seat elements

    I am also adding in some aftermarket gauges so I can have more accurate water temp readings, oil pressure, and battery voltage.
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    My first Range Rover Classic Project - '95 County LWB

    As long as you've got the interior apart, it is a good idea to check/renew the heater. Be careful w/ the plastic center bezel. It's very brittle, but it can be repaired. I have a friend who repaired one which he was able to sell for $850 on flea bay.

    For wood refinishing, there's a place in CA called Madera Concepts.
    http://www.maderaconcepts.com

    Check my post on this 95 RRC rebuild thread
    http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...tml#post775276

    Results below, about $800 later.

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/3r...=w1024-h576-no


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    Re: My first Range Rover Classic Project - '95 County LWB

    Finally got to spend the good part of the day on the project... here is eye candy with the rebuilt transmission and new cross member from YRM. Thanks for the tips on the rust, I'm nearly through checking all areas except under the bonnet area of the hood.
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    Getting the old cross member out carefully has not been an easy task. We've removed rear quarter panels, bumper, drilled spot welds and rivets and used a sawzall to get remaining welds that are not accessible.
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    Door sills look good!

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    Bonnet is off to start on engine after rust remediation is complete.

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    Re: My first Range Rover Classic Project - '95 County LWB

    Awesome work, Jeff!


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    Re: My first Range Rover Classic Project - '95 County LWB

    man, you are doing a killer job.
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    Re: My first Range Rover Classic Project - '95 County LWB

    Well I'm impressed, but that might not mean much
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    Re: My first Range Rover Classic Project - '95 County LWB

    Jeff-did you spray the sill cavity w/ waxoyl or fluidfilm? If not, I'd take advantage of the sill finisher mount holes to blast the insides of the sills. Like the rear cm, they tend to rot from the inside out.


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    Re: My first Range Rover Classic Project - '95 County LWB

    And the new cross member is in! I've seen some posts saying this was a six hour job, but it took my guys a day and a half while I worked on some easier tasks.
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    And the dreaded, leaking seat ECU battery... I've removed it and one of the chips with a heat gun, cleaned the board with rosin and alcohol and am now testing the traces. Some work and some do not... Not sure if it can be salvaged, not just from the circuit trace perspective, but also the chip I removed is pretty corroded.
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    My first Range Rover Classic Project - '95 County LWB

    My friend Bill rebuilds the seat ECUs for fun. If you want a fully functioning one, he can rebuild yours or sell you one. He's "o2batsea" on this board as well as Defendersource.

    The Toshiba IC can be purchased from numerous places, I bought a few from Digikey.

    Your ECU actually looks pretty good.

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    Re: My first Range Rover Classic Project - '95 County LWB

    Thanks, I reached out to Bill but couldn't resist trying myself as I was a Radio Shack bread board kit junkie as a kid.

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    Re: My first Range Rover Classic Project - '95 County LWB

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffwm View Post
    Thanks, I reached out to Bill but couldn't resist trying myself as I was a Radio Shack bread board kit junkie as a kid.
    did the same thing.... ended up sending it to bill he said i didnt do the best job...
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