Casper & Outono - 2x 1998 Discovery 1 Builds

Outono

Well-known member
Well, Ol Blue has finally moved on to the junkyard. Stripped it for all of the best parts and sold it off for $500, which is pretty great given I spent only $1,000 to get it.

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With that said, the final part I pulled was the practically new ARB front bumper with 2x Hella lights. This is now for sale!

Asking $750, located in Southern California (Orange County). That's 50% off retail so im hoping someone snags it because I don't want it to live in my garage for a year.

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Brumie

New member
Thanks for the detailed build out descriptions. I've owned my 1996 since new and have continually upgraded and replaced parts since day one. The last major up grade was a Cummins 2.8L crate motor install. I've got a few new ideas to add to my list after seeing your labor of love. The following pics are mid rebuild.
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Outono

Well-known member
Thanks for the detailed build out descriptions. I've owned my 1996 since new and have continually upgraded and replaced parts since day one. The last major up grade was a Cummins 2.8L crate motor install. I've got a few new ideas to add to my list after seeing your labor of love. The following pics are mid rebuild.
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Wow! That is a hell of a build! How long did it take you to drop that engine in there? What transmission are you running?
 

YetiX

Active member
Thanks for the detailed build out descriptions. I've owned my 1996 since new and have continually upgraded and replaced parts since day one. The last major up grade was a Cummins 2.8L crate motor install. I've got a few new ideas to add to my list after seeing your labor of love. The following pics are mid rebuild.
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You need to do a build thread and detail all that! That's amazing
 

Brumie

New member
Wow! That is a hell of a build! How long did it take you to drop that engine in there? What transmission are you running?
The build time line was extremely skewed due to shipping delays due to the virus crap. The engine itself was delayed for five months after the anticipated delivery date. We never received the chip for the automatic transmission, after waiting for six months the manufacture informed us that it was going to be 1-2 years before we could expect delivery. At that point we switched to a manual LR 300 TDI transmission and started collecting the parts to make that happen. To get the Discovery to a drivable state took over three and a half years. A solid year of that time was the shop I chose to do the swap was on its ass. I finally made the decision to retrieve the vehicle as is and incomplete. Luckily a friend of mine had some time on his hands and completed the install.

Currently the following is the list to get it to a semi-complete state: New PRP seats installed, Baja Designs bumper and roof rack lighting, dual battery setup with a hood mounted solar panel, new stereo, AC lines custom manufactured, new door seals, and some custom interior bits made.

This is my farm truck so it is off road 6-7 days a week, at a minimum its on gravel. It currently has no carpet, has had a paint on bed liner applied on all of the floor surfaces, has no rear seats, has diamond plating panels in place of the two inward facing rear seats and read door. In the next few weeks I'll post more pictures as the build out progresses.
 

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