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Old 18th December 2011, 12:20   #1
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Default My 1986 Range Rover Classic 3.5 V8. EDIT: Lift kit & New tyres added

About 8 months ago I purchased this RR along with a 94 RR LWB. This is a one owner car and was VIP owned, the vehicle had been sitting out at their mill for a while and the steel parts had already rusted quite a bit. Fortunately these have an aluminum skin so the decay was not all that bad.

She is now nearing completion with only final touchup remaining.

being a VIP owned vehicle, she was complete, fully loaded and with no parts missing. Servicing had been done regularly (except for the past few years when she was sitting around)

Vehicle is a 3.5L V8 Rover Engine (Petrol), with permanent 4WD (needless to say for RR's) and 5 Spd manual transmission.

Posting some pictures of when we picked her up.
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Old 18th December 2011, 13:02   #2
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Default Re: My 1986 Range Rover 3.5L V8 Restoration thread

After we picked up the vehicle we brought her to my office, since there is a mechanic right across we got the mechanicals done to get her running before we sent her off for body work and paint.

Mechanical work done:

1) Greasing of all suspension components
2) New Land Rover fuel pump
3) Got the brake discs turned
4) Land Rover Brake pads
5) New battery
6) New (used from a donor car) power steering pump and assembly

I've made sure that we use only original LR parts and no expense has been spared to get her back to original condition.

Here are some WIP pics during mechanical work.
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Old 18th December 2011, 13:24   #3
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Default Re: My 1986 Range Rover 3.5L V8 Restoration thread

Here are some more pictures of WIP when we started taking her apart.
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Default Re: My 1986 Range Rover 3.5L V8 Restoration thread

I could write here but I'll let the pics do the talking, these are more dismantling pics.
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Default Re: My 1986 Range Rover 3.5L V8 Restoration thread

Our restorer made sure that all the panels were opened and every speck of rust was removed. He used sheet metal of varying thicknesses to mach the OEM's body panels. We used a Zinc based primer on the bare metal and then used Red Oxide for the final Primering.
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Default Re: My 1986 Range Rover 3.5L V8 Restoration thread

Posting pictures after the paintjob was done, this paint is not 100% final. The final cutting with 1500 grit sand paper and polishing remains, which is currently underway.
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Default Re: My 1986 Range Rover 3.5L V8 Restoration thread

The exhaust was completely rusted and had to be replaced, so we towed her to Automech, Parel and got a new exhaust system, Vivek is a very helpful gentleman and he made an exhaust for performance and some grunt. Now she sounds like a true blooded V8. Notice that the interiors are missing.
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Here is a sneak peek at the interior shade, we used Faux Leather in cinnamon brown with black carpeting.
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Default Re: My 1986 Range Rover 3.5L V8 Restoration thread

Thread moved from the Assembly Line to the 4x4 Section. Thanks for sharing!

A timeless beauty, man! Congrats on the acquisition and can't wait to hear on how she drives. I've seen one of these off-road and boy, did she leave us all surprised.

Hope she treats you well in the longer term (WRT reliability). And do start shopping for spares online

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Default Re: My 1986 Range Rover 3.5L V8 Restoration thread

what a treat to sore eyes! can't wait to see the final pics of it in full glory!
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spawnofsatan, you seem to the spawnofgod. You are giving life to a dying beauty. Fantastic, can't wait to see how she looks when fully finished. I am sure you changed the tyres too.
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Congrats buddy...she is coming out beautifully. BTW in the second is that a 80's Lincoln Towncar parked in a corner.
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Default Re: My 1986 Range Rover 3.5L V8 Restoration thread

Or maybe even a Cadillac Brougham.^^
Great work there @spawnofsatan, you just rescued a RAngie,tore her apart and now restored her to her former glory.
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Excellent restoration SOS. You mentioned you picked 2 RR's. Is the other one being used as a spare for the restoration of this one? Or are you planning to restore that separately. Are you planning custom interiors for the RR or restoring the original interiors.

I remember Team-BHPian Speedy posting a pic of his Range Rover lying around in some mill in one of the threads. And the 2nd pic in this thread has Speedy's ML in the background. Speedy, please correct me if I am wrong?
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No the other one is not being used for spares. That is a 94 with a 4.2l engine Lwb with all leather interior. That is in very good shape bit has a wiring problem so the harness is being changed . Both cars are seperate restoration
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