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conor



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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Zambezi Silver

Oh and.. here we are with costs at the moment.. as an FYI.

Car - 2000
Transport - 500
Gap IID - 0 (Free from a friend)
Wheels - 120
Westfalia Swan neck tow bar - 109
Aerosus O/S Front air bag - 136
A few quid on brake line + fittings

Thankfully, the body work isn't expensive as most of it is time.. Will need to buy paint.

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conor



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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Zambezi Silver

LMAO The silence is deafening Rolling with laughter

If you think the car is complete toast that's ok to say too Smile

Post #618071 30th Dec 2021 8:58pm
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Bean19844



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Bonatti Grey

Tbh mate. That don't look the worst I've ever seen. If your handy with a welder then I'd fix it up yourself. Either way your still quids in at present so think I'd be inclined too get it sorted. Mediocre 4.2s are generally selling around the £5k market. Surface rust ain't that much of a problem as long as you get too it early enough.

I've got some mud flap brackets you can have if you want them

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Bl4ckD0g



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Netherlands 2010 Range Rover Autobiography 5.0 SC V8 Santorini Black

I agree. Doesn’t seem bad at all. Have some fun with it. It’s always nice to restore something to full working order.

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TJH1985



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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Java Black

It’s nice to see some love going into one of these and getting it back into shape Thumbs Up

Looking forward to seeing more progress Mr. Green Bell a 2015 MY16 Loire Blue Autobiography 4.4 SDV8
Previously George a 2007 MY07 Java Black VSE 3.6 TDV8
Previously a 04 MY04 Defender 90 Sad

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conor



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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Zambezi Silver

Bean19844 wrote:
Tbh mate. That don't look the worst I've ever seen. If your handy with a welder then I'd fix it up yourself. Either way your still quids in at present so think I'd be inclined too get it sorted. Mediocre 4.2s are generally selling around the £5k market. Surface rust ain't that much of a problem as long as you get too it early enough.

I've got some mud flap brackets you can have if you want them


I suppose it isn't awful.. I've been looking around at other posts and images of other peoples rust. Mine is middling.. It will seem a lot less awful once I cut out and square it all up. I plan on tidying up all the rust. it's not cost intensive, just time, really. And it's a super rewarding process in my opinion so all good.

Let's just say I have a welder and have done a few bits on my Clio 172 Cup project.. if you are curious, you can see it here.. https://www.mig-welding.co.uk/forum/thread...627/page-6

That's very kind of you on the mud flap bracket mounts. Do you have a for sale link to the classifieds? I'm still not 100% sure on the running boards as they aren't in great shape. The N/S is completely rotten. I need to get them off and see what is what?

Bl4ckD0g wrote:
I agree. Doesn’t seem bad at all. Have some fun with it. It’s always nice to restore something to full working order.


TJH1985 wrote:

It’s nice to see some love going into one of these and getting it back into shape Thumbs Up

Looking forward to seeing more progress Mr. Green


Yea guys, it's good fun and very rewarding bringing it back to a reasonable standard.

I suppose I will be quids on it alright.. I don't know where I am going with this to be honest. It's basically my 4th car and when I give up this unit i'm renting out, I won't really have space for my cars.. I would like to keep it though. Perhaps as an Irish car that I can use when I return home every now and then.

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conor



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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Zambezi Silver

Quick positive update guys...

Today I managed to get the car back driving well... :party!

* Brakes are fixed
* Air suspension back working good, can raise/lower etc..

The above has been fixed for about €175 which is pretty good. Chuffed to have fixed this up.

I also topped up the coolant, it was very low. As a result, car no longer getting to high temp and the cabin is heating up again Smile

Next big issue to solve is a damn squeaky belt/pulleys, passenger door and sill rust on the O/S.

A great day!

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dhallworth



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Nice work!

When you get them sorted and running well it’s a great feeling of accomplishment.

David. 2002 4.6 Vogue SE - Alveston Red with Lightstone Leather
2007 Range Rover Supercharged in Java Black with Ivory Leather
2012 Range Rover 4.4 TDV8 Autobiography in Baltic Blue with Sand Interior

Post #618225 31st Dec 2021 9:44pm
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Bean19844



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Bonatti Grey

Good too see the work is already paying off for you mate. Tbh they are pretty affordable cars as long as your good with the spanners.

Regarding the brackets, make a donation too the site and they are yours. I'll fire you some pics over tomorrow as I'm at work till 6am

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conor



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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Zambezi Silver

Good evening all.

Just a quick update again.

This evening I pressured up the cooling system and found my leak. It is a perished O ring in one of the pipes going to the thermostat housing... very easy to access and blessed with that! Will replace tomorrow.

I'm also potentially dealing with a parasitic battery drain at the moment.

In the morning, I am going to hook up a meter in series with the battery terminal and see what kind of draw there is.

Here is the plan for troubleshooting that:
* Turn off car, remove key.
* Hook up meter in ammeter mode inline with battery cable.
* Wait a while, like 10 minutes to let the car shut itself off.
* Check current draw versus baseline "Idle" draw (Anybody know what that would be?)
* If it's high, start pulling fuses, one by one to see what circuit is causing issue.

I know the FSR is a common cause, but I really do try and have some data on a problem before buying a part.. I'm cheap like that Smile

I have a totally itchy feeling that I might be driving around in a supercharged L322 this weekend... a rough one, but all the same Wink

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JayGee



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Orkney Grey

Great place to be able to work in. 2012 TDV8 Vogue

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conor



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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Zambezi Silver

It is a great place.

Not my normal rented unit though..it was just a temporary unit on the site.

This is my main one.. where I am working on my Clio.

Range has since been moved in there and waiting to tidy up a few more bits before it hits the road.


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verydisco



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United Kingdom 2002 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Tangiers Orange

Great project thanks for sharing. back to your original question (what it is worth), I think we all go through this process to save them and enjoy them ourselves.

I know that what we spend on them will not raise their value anywhere close to what we spend, even if you only spend 2K for it originally. That said we do make them safer - and more enjoyable.

Indeed, we save them because we love them and we want some of them to survive down the line.

Now in 10/15 years L322 will be 'classics' so maybe there will be a 'market' - or not at all, since youngsters will not care about cars to start with LOL

Keep the updates coming sir Thumbs Up l=Oo\________/oO=l l:OolΞΞΞΞΞΞΞloO:l

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Snowy90 L322



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United Kingdom 2004 Range Rover HSE Td6 Giverny Green

Great thread, I'm already hearing the early unmolested L322's are gaining classic status but as ever its sub 100k original examples so im out! Big Cry

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conor



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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Zambezi Silver

Yea fair points on price.. I suppose I was just asking you guys in the hopes you'd tell me it would be worth mega money.. so I can feel better about ploughing loads of money into my new project lmao.

It's all good. It actually shan't take massive money to get it to where I want. I think £1k will see a lot of it done I think. (05) 2006 MY Supercharged L322 - Zambezi Silver on Jet Black - 162k miles.

** Smiles per gallon - never forget **

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