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Old 19th December 2011, 23:13   #16
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A timeless offroader, and a personal favourite. I'm hooked on to this thread. FYI, I have a full 1987 Range Rover Workshop manual in pdf form. Let me know if you want it for any reference.
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Old 20th December 2011, 00:45   #17
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@V12 - As mentioned earlier by my brother Shreyans, the other RR is a 94 4.2L V8 EFI and is in very good condition, all she needs is a good polish and some wiring work, after which I will start a separate thread for her.

That is indeed Speedy's ML, he is a good friend and helped me get these beauties. He knows the owner (now previous ) of these vehicles.

@ agspins, dicky, esteemlover, extreme torque - thanks for the kind words, we indeed did rescue her, if we didn't restore here she would certainly rot into the ground.

@predatorwheelz - I would greatly appreciate a copy of the manual, thank you for the offer.

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Old 20th December 2011, 05:35   #18
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@spawnofsatan, this is excellent restoration. May you bring her for her full youth soon.

I can already see signs of how she will look once everything is done, eagerly waiting for the final pictures to see how it all turned out. Best with restoration work and may she serve you for many many miles.

PS: Please update total cost you incurred to get her back to glory, once everything is done? Thanks
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Old 20th December 2011, 10:38   #19
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@ Mayank - I am posting more pics to give you a better Idea. As far as price goes, I don't feel comfortable discussing it on a public forum, I trust you will understand. However if you must know the expenses did go in multiple lakhs and newer tyres are pending, which approximately another 50k.
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Old 20th December 2011, 10:42   #20
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Yesterday I went to check on the progress pf the interior work. The guy who was doing the interiors left his work halfway and ran away, so the RR was sitting for almost 6 weeks with absolutely work being done, a very frustrating moment, especially when you're dying to drive her. Currently they are re-doing the top and final interior fitting. Once that is done then most likely a 2" lift kit, 275/70/16 tyres since the current tyres are old and very thin ad make the vehicle look meek. here are some pictures from yesterday.
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My 1986 Range Rover Classic 3.5 V8. EDIT: Lift kit & New tyres added-img00462201112191226.jpg  

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One of my favourite Suv's and with the old school v8,will keep a lookout on this thread,enjoy the build.
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Old 20th December 2011, 14:35   #22
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Nice... not only did your hunt for a RR come to an end, you got TWO of them

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Once that is done then most likely a 2" lift kit, 275/70/16 tyres since the current tyres are old and very thin ad make the vehicle look meek.
Waiting to see this happen! It will really take the looks to another level altogether.

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Old 20th December 2011, 15:22   #23
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Great seeing her WIP pics. Till you get the tyres, i'd suggest you drive her around and get the usual and unusual niggles all sorted out. There will be certain issues which will crop up as they usually do after a restoration job. Luckily all spares will be available and close enough to home. Awaiting further progress on this beast and also waiting for a ride in her soon
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Nice car! Glad to see it having landed in good hands. Mind sharing a few pics of the vintage car seen in a few pics (parked behind your RR).
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Old 22nd December 2011, 15:33   #25
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Probably one of the best off-roaders around, even in this day and age. These vehicles go at a huge premium where I live, even for very run-down 20-year-old examples.

All the best with the restoration, and do consider a swap to the 3.9 Fuel Injected V8 - its the same engine block in any case.

If you want a spare engine for your vehicle, there's a Rover 3500 (sold here as the Standard 2000) for sale in the Classifieds section going for very little. Same engine, so you might want to consider buying it.
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Old 22nd December 2011, 16:39   #26
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Nice Work, I'm feeling jealous now

Have been in love with the quintessential British offroader of long now, and now I see one being restored to its former glory, All the best.

BTW is the work being carried out in Mumbai?, Can you share the place where this project is going on if I want to go see the thing in flesh, along with the other classics that I see there, is that red open-top a triumph?
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Old 22nd December 2011, 17:50   #27
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Good work! In face great work You have rescued a car which would otherwise have gone to the dust. Now waiting to see the final outcome, please post the pics soon. Just a query, isn't this car supposed to be left hand drive? Also, was this imported in India, or did they manufacture this car earlier in India?
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Old 22nd December 2011, 17:51   #28
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@ Rehaan & Renegade - Thanks for the appreciation, I am waiting to put on the tyres eagerly as well, trust me that and the lift changes the look considerably. There is almost no better feeling than a brand new set of tyres

@ V-16 - Gogibhai, indeed spares are easily available and as soon as the interior is done I want to drive her around and get the little issues sorted. Once she is ready she's all yours for a drive to lonavla for some OTR, vada pav and misal pav

@ Moralfibre - The vintage is a 1928 Fiat and not mine, I will ask the owner if I am at liberty to share pictures, if he agrees (which I don't see why he will not) I will take some and post them.

@ Steeroid - I don't know if I want to convert this to an EFI, I have a 94 that is a 4.2 EFI and trust me the wiring issues are annoying, they are currently being worked on by a very experienced gentleman and will be ready soon. I have seen that Rover for sale in the classifieds section, however never thought about it from this perspective, will certainly consider it. BTW what part of the world are you located at

@ Superbee - Yes the work is being carried out in Mumbai, PM me and will take you there the next time I go. BTW the red car is a Sunbeam and not a Triumph.

@ WAG7 - No this is an original British spec vehicle and was always RHD, imported by the 1st owner and now I am the second owner.

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Old 23rd December 2011, 10:16   #29
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spawnofsatan, I spot what looks like a plunger-frame motorcycle between the Fiat and your RR. Some details possible on that too?

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A true blooded V8 beauty ! Good to see that its now in safe hands ! Cant wait to see her in full shape.. and I'm now hooked Thanks for sharing sir !

Just a question i wanted to ask sir. Any specific reason for choosing the white shade and not the original green ? IMHO the original would have given it a more heavy look.

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