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Old 01-05-2011, 12:58 PM
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Sorry, I have not updated in a while, but the zebra restoration is complete. I'd take photos, but if you look at what it looked like before the "incident" it would look like that

I am really, really procrastinating on the interior... mainly because I have no clue on what I'm doing.

However, my new Disco body came last week and I have been working on it. I will try to get some photos uploaded tonight. This will be a wicked cool alternative body to put on my chassis.

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Old 01-05-2011, 01:36 PM
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Another Disco?? lol

Your Disco turned out amazing...I was thinking of getting another body and make another one but this time I'll be taking my time. lol

Yours looks amazing!
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:19 AM
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Another Disco?? lol

Your Disco turned out amazing...I was thinking of getting another body and make another one but this time I'll be taking my time. lol

Yours looks amazing!
Thanks Mark! Yea... another Disco. I kinda don't wanna trash this one (especially now after doing a restoration). So my thoughts are to use the zebra body as a light trail rig. For more risky adventures, I will have another body. I can't afford to build another rig, so I'll have to have my one chassis do double duty.
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Here's the new body as I got it from Kamtec people:



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Old 01-06-2011, 12:25 AM
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humm- so do you paint that on the outside?
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humm- so do you paint that on the outside?
Yes. It's kinda like a hard body... Except you still got to cut out everything.
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:51 AM
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Seeing that untouched body gives be bad memories on cutting and sanding...lol

My dremel gave up on me so I had to cut everything with hobby knife...

So this new body...is it going to look like the zebra disco or is it going to be a different one?

Nevets...Sorry different topic. On your 1:1 Whats your take on disconnecting the front swaybar for more travel? How is it on road? Advisable?
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:12 PM
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Steven your kitchen floors are marble? Very nice.
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Seeing that untouched body gives be bad memories on cutting and sanding...lol

My dremel gave up on me so I had to cut everything with hobby knife...

So this new body...is it going to look like the zebra disco or is it going to be a different one?

Nevets...Sorry different topic. On your 1:1 Whats your take on disconnecting the front swaybar for more travel? How is it on road? Advisable?
I used my dremel to rough cut all teh main windows and wheel wells, but I used my hobby knife to cut out he Alpine windows, rear cargo door window, rear cargo windows and head/tail lights. I did this because I use them for exact templates. Sore fingers, that's for sure!

The new body will not be zebra striped. I'll post some inspiration images for the idea of the "look". Also, I am building an exo cage for it that will only attach to the body.

As far as removing the way bars on your 1:1... It will be a slight adjustment in handling, but you will learn how to adapt. There are plenty of Discoverys without sway bars and are doing just fine. I HAD to remove my sways when I 3-linked the suspension. My truck is squirly as crap, but I know how to drive it.
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nevets I love this build this thing is awesome and I'm right there with you on the second body I keep a couple of beater bodys around for just that purpose
MG-rover1 on disconnecting the sway bars... There are many companies that make quick disconnect sway bar links and they are mandatory if you want to get max flex out of the truck but keep them connected on the road for everyones safety.
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It's actually travertine, which is technically a limestone. However, a lot of people consider (albeit incorrect) travertine to be a marble.
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MG-rover1 on disconnecting the sway bars... There are many companies that make quick disconnect sway bar links and they are mandatory if you want to get max flex out of the truck but keep them connected on the road for everyones safety.
You're right about safety...I was just trying to see how bad the handling will be on road. Thanks!

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I used my dremel to rough cut all teh main windows and wheel wells, but I used my hobby knife to cut out he Alpine windows, rear cargo door window, rear cargo windows and head/tail lights. I did this because I use them for exact templates. Sore fingers, that's for sure!

The new body will not be zebra striped. I'll post some inspiration images for the idea of the "look". Also, I am building an exo cage for it that will only attach to the body.

As far as removing the way bars on your 1:1... It will be a slight adjustment in handling, but you will learn how to adapt. There are plenty of Discoverys without sway bars and are doing just fine. I HAD to remove my sways when I 3-linked the suspension. My truck is squirly as crap, but I know how to drive it.
If it's going to be really squirly...I think i'll just save up for a quick disconnect. It's a weekend warrior but most of the time it's my kids school bus. lol

For the images...I have some pics of Disco's in my club if you want.
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Been working on the new "alternate" body for the past week.

So far I have:
- cut wheel wells, windows and head/tail lights
- created large dents/body damage
- cut/glued window gaskets
- made rain gutters
- made side marker lights
- made side door moulding
- made Saudi style Discovery grill
- cut and installed fender flares

Here are some photos:

















Still have to make door latches.
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The next major project for this body will be the exo cage. Because I want to use one chassis and swap bodies, I will not make the cage like I would want to with connecting to bumpers and sliders, etc. The cage will be on the top of the body.

I actually have a good example of what I'm basing my build off of:



That's pretty similar to what my exo cage will look like.
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The overall theme of this truck will be like a competition rig. My inspiration is basically the vehicles from the Outback Challenge. Google image search outback challenge and you can see what I mean.

I still do not know what I'm doing for a paint scheme (open to input) but know that I will do big sponsor logos like the vehicles below.









Thanks for looking!

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