AiDVENTURES overland prepared                                  Land Rover Discovery 1 300Tdi 

I've decided to to use this vehicle for Aidventures' Aid trips, but first to use it for Search & Rescue Support in North East Wales, then swap it later for a standard Discovery/110 to use for Aidventures,

History and Specifications...

The Discovery was subject to an attack by thieves in March 2015, who removed the winch, winch bumper and the following day the nearside headlight and indictor lamp. They also removed a right hand headlight from another Discovery in the village.

Specifications:

1994 'M' Reg Land Rover Discovery 300Tdi 2.5 Diesel  7 seats with twin sunroofs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tank guard & removable 3 tonne rated tow hook
Tubular tree/rock sliders
Sway bar split pin disconnects
Terra Firma +2 inch dampers/shocks
Terra Firma +2 inch  springs
2 inch rear lowered damper/shock heavy mounts
2 inch front lowered heavy shock turrets
Rear dislocation hooks
Front relocation cones
X-eng split charge (only one battery)
Polly bush trailing arms front + rear
Offset steel rims and InsaTurbo tyres (Hardly worn).

Flatdog flexible wheel extensions
Denso 100amp alternator

165,800 miles (185 miles since last September 2014) 

It still gets started every fortnight and driven up and down the drive to ensure everything works

There is surface rust on the chassis, but no rot. It just needs wire brushing, hammeriting and Waxoyling.

Front and Rear Diff guards

CD player

The cylinder head has been skimmed and fitted with new quality uprated head gasket. A mechanic suggested that the timing belt has been incorrectly fitted/or slipped, but as it's time for a new belt, this will be sorted when a new one appears.

There is also a set of extended brake hoses which I haven't fitted yet.

It failed the MOT on a rusty rear floor (just the centre panel), lower inner sills, a small triangular weld on the front inner wing, a ball joint and a couple of bulbs. Next job is to remove the boot floor to see if the supports need replacing or just cleaning up and priming.

The sumpguard needs removing, as it was dropped to fit the replacement bumper, but needs to be removed and replaced from the back as it now hits the lower rubber section of the bumper! - as you can see!   It does need a good clean, T Cut and polish.

I have replaced the stolen lights and fitted a standard bumper, but not replaced the winch and winch bumper, which I was going to remove anyway - at least the thieves saved me the effort!)



I've started on cutting out the boot floor, but had to stop when the rains came, (sod's law after three weeks of lovely sun!!!) and I've now received a replacement panel, so perhaps after the weekend, I'll be able to continue...

The headlights will have 'Super Brilliance' replacement bulbs and a couple of spotlights fitted on the bumper, along with some small, but high intensity lights on the roof bars. A rear worklamp will be added to the rear door...

The lower sills are likely to be replaced by 100mm by 60mm x 3mm box section of 1400mm length and bolted through the Rock Sliders. I feel the extra strength of the box section might be more suitable...
Can anyone confirm they have done this and any problems they encountered?