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    Default New Range Rover owner, 92 base model details inside

    Well as some of you have seen in my previous threads I previously did a ground up on a 71 IIA and lately got bitten by the bug again, now that I am up in MA and have a short and slow commute. I started out looking for another Series in the $5-8k range either rust free of preferably with a galvy chassis. It seemed like most the galvy chassis ones in that range were absolutely beat, and anything without a galvy frame usually had lots of extras but a dodgy frame.
    So then I stumbled onto this 1992 Range Rover Classic. It is a base model without ABS or the EAS. It is practically rust free, has the normal northeast surface rust you would expect on the and suspension but no rot that I have found yet (cursory inspection, bet it will be completely toasted). I got to check it out on a lift, and saw no rot in the floors or wheel wells so we'll see. Another bonus, shes got Bilsteins on her. The truck has 99,000 original miles on it and was a one owner truck until 85,000 miles on Long Island.
    It has since been owned by two non Rover people and basically had no maintenance done to it in that time. Problems I knew going in: 1. Leaky exhaust manifold on the passengers side 2. Power steering squeal 3. No heat (blower DOES work) 4. Entire center console/shift plate broken (goes along with 5) 5. Drivers side exterior door handle snapped off 6. 4 different tires on it
    It was located a few miles away from Cityside Garage in Holliston, MA who I found nothing but great reviews on. Initial estimate for work needed is a little over $2k. The manifold studs are broken off in the head plus the rightside manifold was cracked. He suggested doing both sides with used heads because the top end will be apart. Track rod bent/steering dampner needs replacing. Replacing door handle. Power steering belt badly glazed, replacing belt. Oil change and coolant flush with head work. Transmission fluid and filter replacement.
    What else it needs: four new tires. Man some people just amaze me. Its got 235/70/16s on the front and 205/80/16s on the rear. It has a BFG, a Michelin LTX, a Michelin XMS, and a Michelin XPC. Thank god those are almost the same diameter, hopefully the VCC is in good shape.
    I managed to get a used console and shift plate, fuse box cover, and some switches at the pick and pull for $50, quite a pain in the ass to get them out. The truck there also had a rot free tailgate (even though mine is fine, considering grabbing it too).
    I still need to fix the heat and get a radio for it too. Its turned into quite the project but I should have a solid Rover when all is said and done. And the pictures of course courtesy of the PO:




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    Welcome to Classic Central !!
    Nice starter project, looks tidy and staight.
    Keep us upsdated as to your progress.

    Les Parker
    Tech. Support and Parts Specialist
    Rovers North Inc.

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    if you dont mind can you tell me what pick and pull you found rover parts at?

    i need the rear corner panels (the ones where the tail lights attach) for my 1995 lwb and have been having a tough time finding any

    of course I also have a cracked plastic part on the dash and a list of other stuff...

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    Well the yard is Rt128 used auto parts in Waltham, MA. They only had one classic there. It had been hit in the front pretty hard and tapped in the LR corner. So you could probably grab the right hand side. I think they were both drilled for light guards too.

    They had a TON of disco clunkers there. Mostly D1s and a couple DIIs. Its kind of sad really. I'm wondering if I should grab the t-case out of one of them for when the viscous coupling eventually packs up in the RR.

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    thank you

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