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  1. #1
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    Default Series coiler on a Disco

    I think that I have been bitten by the hybrid bug. I'd like to put a coil chassis under my Series III 88 and I am exploring the cut down chassis route. It seems like everyone is using Range Rover chassis' for this. Is there any reason that I couldn't use a Discovery chassis instead? Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks - Jeremy

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    No reason, it's just that there were more Rangies out there earlier.... basically, the Rangie came out in '70 (came to the US in '87), whereas the Disco came out in '89 (came to the US in '94) so, Rangies have been used longer. The chassis main rails, etc., are mostly the same. You're still going to have to mount the outriggers for the bulkhead, add a rear crossmember and fab some other mounts for attaching the rear tub to the chassis, etc.

    Go for it!
    -L

    '72 SIII SW 88"
    '60 SII 88" RHD

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    No reason it won't work. Use what you have.
    Very satisfying work!
    Please post photos when you get started.

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    here is my disco cut down to 88"


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    Good start to the project.
    Be cautius when you mount the fuel tank, you may find that the RH rear radius arm fouls the 88" fuel tank.
    I see you have removed the bulkhead and body out riggers ready to weld on the Series type.
    Keep us posted.
    Are you going 5 speed or Auto ?


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    Right now I am not planning on running the stock rover fuel tanks....these details are still evolving.



    Quote Originally Posted by Les Parker View Post
    Good start to the project.
    Be cautius when you mount the fuel tank, you may find that the RH rear radius arm fouls the 88" fuel tank.
    I see you have removed the bulkhead and body out riggers ready to weld on the Series type.
    Keep us posted.
    Are you going 5 speed or Auto ?


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    3.25" in each side does not sound too bad. My stocks wheels may already be that far under! Any chance a nice set of fender flares is all you will need? The wider stance would be nice off road and things like narrowing axles (custom driveshafts are had to get if you break one) or widening the body sound real expensive and time consuming.

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