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  • Robert's 1985 Range Rover Classic 4x4 fun

    Here I will be posting pics of things that I have done to my '85 RRC. Please feel free to ask questions and I'll do my best to help you out with providing links and resources.

    So here it is. 1985 RRC 3.5L carb Buick V8. It has a 4 barrel Holley 390 carb with an Edelbrock intake manifold. I have Hedman 4-1 long tube headers from summitracing.com I think I paid $160 for the set. The rest of the exhaust is all custom. I have a 42" cherry bomb muffler that has been burned out with gasoline and a side exit behind the left rear wheel. Most of the pipe for this came from my F-150's old exhaust. It even has a chrome tip! haha When the engine was rebuilt, a custom Isky cam was ground and put in. It's rolls on Insa Turbo Dakar 265/75 R16 tires.

    The snorkel is a custom made setup. I got the carb bonnet from ebay, used as a cap for supercharged applications. The filter box came off an old Fiat Fiorino with all the tubing. I did have to modify the intake of the box to a larger diameter silicone tube because the old one was restrictive. the rest of the pipe for the snorkel is just pieces left over from and old cold air intake and turbo setup I did in the states. Silicone elbows and some plastic and aluminum tube. The main snorkel body is 3" exhaust pipe, cut and welded at the top for a pre-filter. The exhaust pipe was purchased locally as well as the pre-filter. The pre-filters are used on farm tractors to spin dust and larger items out of the air so they don't clog the main filter. Plus it's harder for the water to get in.

    My winch bumper I ordered off of ebay and had it shipped to the house for some 200 GB pounds. really heavy duty and nicely designed. The winch I have on it is a 12,000lb that I got for $300 here locally. I have an Allbright knockoff HD solenoid for my winch. Available here http://cgi.ebay.com/HEAVY-DUTY-WINCH...item3a593bd929
    The rear bumper got ripped off one day so I made a new one. nothing special just a rectangular tube that goes the width. Sits flush with the rear of the truck.

    The suspension lift was done before I got the truck. It has HD springs and 2" lift blocks on the front and rear and 2” lowered HD galvanized shock turrets. I put cranked trailing arms already on the rear and plan on installing the radius arms in the future. I got the cranked trailing arms on ebay from this guy http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CRANKED-TRAILI...item3cab626d9f
    And the radius arms came from www.paddockspares.com.

    Nothing special inside the truck. I took out all the carpet, floor mats and rear seats. It's just asking for mold since I can't seem to keep my truck out of the water. I also have the steering wheel from a Renault that I found at the junk yard. The shifter has a 5 ball on it.

    On the outside for other mods are just simple basic stuff. I cut some diamond plate to replace the passenger side mirror that I broke off. I have a 3' whip antenna that I got from ebay from this guy http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JEEP-...ssoriesQ5fGear
    In the very near future I will be removing all 4 plastic light covers on each corner, placing diamond plate over the space and making flush mount lights using amber LED's for turn signals, white LED's for reverse and tail lights from a 90's Jeep Wrangler. Everything will be flush so nothing can crack. I took out that plastic junk on the middle of the hood area and placed 4 fog lights from harborfreight.com in there and covered the middle space with more diamond plate.

    Enough talking. Here are some pics that I have. If you have any questions just ask me. Notice the slight changes throughout the first few sets.

    Bringing it home





    First time out


    Second time out


    At a meet


    First off road event


    Now with winch, bumper and snorkel


    Went swimming...again. Was a recovery truck for the 2010 Italian Baja


    Cover plate for my missing passenger mirror


    Finished and painted snorkel and 3' whip antenna


    All carpet, floor mats and rear seats removed


    CV Joint Fail
    Rob

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    Re: Robert's 1985 Range Rover Classic 4x4 fun

    While I am waitinf for the replacement parts to come in for the front axle I removed the plastic lights on the corners and replaced it with diamond plate and new LED lights will be mounted in it's place. No more buying lenses and replacing shitty incandescent light bulbs!

    Now, should I leave the diamond plate as is or should I paint it black? Glossy or flat?

    Rob

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    • #3
      Re: Robert's 1985 Range Rover Classic 4x4 fun

      can you powdercoat dimondplate? I know i looked into it for the Jeep at one point, but cant remember the answer I got. I think powder coated black with the LEDs would look awesome. You need to do something about that back bumper too.

      All in all, I love this truck.
      -Schaffer
      01 Sc2 "Zen"
      14 Wrangler "ManillaZilla"
      01 Sc2 "Diva" (wifes)

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      • #4
        Re: Robert's 1985 Range Rover Classic 4x4 fun

        Ugh. Did you chew that hole for the snorkle with a tin snips?
        -2002 Saturn SC2 - Clean, slow, low daily
        -2008 Saab 9-7x Aero
        -1996 Suzuki Bandit 750 swapped
        -1998 VW Golf GTI VR6 Mid Engine LeMons car
        -1986 RX7 - 275whp @ 10psi

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        • #5
          Re: Robert's 1985 Range Rover Classic 4x4 fun

          Originally posted by The Shaolin
          Ugh. Did you chew that hole for the snorkle with a tin snips?
          I chewed the hole. Will be cutting some diamond plate for that as well.....lol There were things underneath that kinda fucked up my original cut pattern.
          Rob

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          • #6
            Re: Robert's 1985 Range Rover Classic 4x4 fun

            Interesting, I like this.

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            • #7
              Re: Robert's 1985 Range Rover Classic 4x4 fun

              nice rr man! its like having a classic mercedes, except you can drive it in really deep mud
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              • #8
                Re: Robert's 1985 Range Rover Classic 4x4 fun

                The truck is sweet...I like the snorkle....but not the hole for the snorkle, or replacing the lights...at all. Make a grommet for the snorkle out of rubber hose and call it a day.
                -2002 Saturn SC2 - Clean, slow, low daily
                -2008 Saab 9-7x Aero
                -1996 Suzuki Bandit 750 swapped
                -1998 VW Golf GTI VR6 Mid Engine LeMons car
                -1986 RX7 - 275whp @ 10psi

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                • #9
                  Re: Robert's 1985 Range Rover Classic 4x4 fun

                  Yeah, I agree with that. Stop putting diamond plate on everything you can.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Robert's 1985 Range Rover Classic 4x4 fun

                    would you rather pay for the plastic lens every time I break it then? Have a better approach to avoiding them getting cracked? Light guards don't work because the truck will just crush them so the plate is a solution.
                    Rob

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                    • #11
                      Re: Robert's 1985 Range Rover Classic 4x4 fun

                      You must really beat the crap of that thing then. Is it a trail only rig where you don't need lights?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Robert's 1985 Range Rover Classic 4x4 fun

                        I beat the living hell out of it. We do all kinds of shit, trails, rocks, mud, climbs, rivers. Lights are only needed for the road and I'm tired of avoiding the cops so I don't get fined. basically the only lights I need are forward lights and strong reverse lights. But most of our stuff is done during the day and traveling back home at night.
                        Rob

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                          Re: Robert's 1985 Range Rover Classic 4x4 fun



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                          • #14
                            Re: Robert's 1985 Range Rover Classic 4x4 fun

                            That thing was clean as fuck when you first got it
                            2003 Audi TT
                            2008 Triumph Street Triple
                            1972 BMW R60/5

                            and I boosted a saturn once. It was stupid and I want to do it again because I like pain and suffering.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Robert's 1985 Range Rover Classic 4x4 fun

                              the guy never took it out because he had kids. This is definitely something to have fun with.
                              Rob

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