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Old May 21st, 2012, 04:23 AM
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I'm in for a disco compatible version of this.

http://www.frontrunneroutfitters.com...lons-p170.html
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Old May 21st, 2012, 05:34 AM
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I'm warming to it. If I did it, it would have to be a sweet, no-compromises truck. Finding a creampuff D1 is going to be a challenge.

I'm not educated in the Discovery model year specifics. What is the holy grail of D1s?
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Old May 21st, 2012, 06:32 AM
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Hold the phone.
What's this water tank?

Anyone who want's more info let me know... I'll PM you and Rob on dweb.
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Old May 21st, 2012, 06:39 AM
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Chris,

My mechanic told me about another customers truck he thought I'd like. '95 D1, cloth interior, no sunroofs, Epsom Green, 14CUX. Supposed to be clean, stock and babied. I have not seen it in person. I want it, but can't swing it any time soon. I'd rather it went to a friend. He's not actively selling it.

It's in the Atlanta area so it would require a fly-and-drive. That sounds like a recipe for a Georgia to Colorado run with me as your co-pilot.

Let me know if you're interested.
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Old May 21st, 2012, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by chris snell
I'm warming to it. If I did it, it would have to be a sweet, no-compromises truck. Finding a creampuff D1 is going to be a challenge.

I'm not educated in the Discovery model year specifics. What is the holy grail of D1s?

1999.
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Old May 21st, 2012, 06:49 AM
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1999 with no sunroofs. Not all of us live in a place with no rain.

If you buy a truck with sunroofs, it's just a matter of time before you'll want to light it on fire.
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Old May 21st, 2012, 06:50 AM
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I'm warming to it. If I did it, it would have to be a sweet, no-compromises truck. Finding a creampuff D1 is going to be a challenge.

I'm not educated in the Discovery model year specifics. What is the holy grail of D1s?

1999 SD.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 09:54 AM
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1999 with no sunroofs. Not all of us live in a place with no rain.

If you buy a truck with sunroofs, it's just a matter of time before you'll want to light it on fire.

Not all of us live in a place where it rains on every day that ends with "Y".
I hear you on the leaking but double sun-roofs are very disco. Uniquely so. I used to have an SD with no sunroofs and now I have an SE with them. Of course, I got rid of the leather and power seats, but I still have the double sunroofs. I like the light through those little rolling shades and I like the look. I'll never open them and I would have no problem RTVing them in place. In fact, I even have a lowlander rack because my sunroofs will never move.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 11:14 AM
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I like the light from the sunroof. To me, the Disco is all about the interior light. The first time I got into a Disco, I was stunned at how light and airy the interior was.

Contrast that with these thug cars that have dark tinted windows everywhere and only the severely raked windscreen isn't tinted. These cars are utter shit. There's no light anywhere except through the windscreen. Your eyes adjust to the lack of light inside the cabin and you're all glared out from the bright windscreen. It's terrible, but it's probably by design like so that you can justify your big sunglasses to look even more like a fashionable thug.

The sunroof on my D90 leaked, so I siliconed it in place. Even though I don't open it, I enjoy the light.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 02:34 PM
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If I lived in Socal, I'd love to have sunroofs. I enjoyed them in Chicago. The relentless mist up here wreaks havoc on seals on a car that stays outside. It's the same reason I could never have a 110 with a soft top. In a year, the top would be beat to hell.

It's just something to consider for someone who has never owned a Disco before and might not want to deal with using RTV to seal them up.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 05:38 PM
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My Tundra has a sunroof and I've only opened it once. The sun at 6,500' is intense and it heats everything up inside quickly. I would prefer a truck without one but it's not a priority. If it has one, I'll just RTV it shut.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 09:49 PM
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My Tundra...

So that's one of the three cars you'd rather keep than your 90.
Keep going.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 04:56 AM
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My Tundra has a sunroof and I've only opened it once. The sun at 6,500' is intense and it heats everything up inside quickly. I would prefer a truck without one but it's not a priority. If it has one, I'll just RTV it shut.
Sell the Tundra.

Buy Doc Aaron's D1.

Keep the 90
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 06:29 AM
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Sell the Tundra.

Buy Doc Aaron's D1.

Keep the 90

Nah... I say keep looking for a creampuff 99. Build it how you want it. Avoid the mistakes of the previous owner.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 06:31 AM
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Nah... I say keep looking for a creampuff 99. Build it how you want it. Avoid the mistakes of the previous owner.


Agreed. Find a virgin truck while they still exist and build it from scratch exactly the way you want it.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 06:45 AM
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Agreed. Find a virgin truck while they still exist and build it from scratch exactly the way you want it.

So are you the new owner of a DI??
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 07:11 AM
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So are you the new owner of a DI??

Not new; we've had one for a year and a half. When the wife's car gave up the ghost we got a D1 from a fellow club member. It's a ragged '96 but it was cheap and it's been good to us so far.

Driving it from time to time I see what all of the fuss is about with the D1. I'm still toying with getting rid of my '01 D2 and picking up a creampuff '95. It has cloth and no sunroofs and belongs to a local guy. He has it serviced at the same shop where we go.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 11:04 AM
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Fuck Disco2.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 11:18 AM
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Fuck Disco2.

I may yet but getting rid of it is akin to breaking up with a bi-polar chick that doesn't cook but is good in bed.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 12:52 PM
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I may yet but getting rid of it is akin to breaking up with a bi-polar chick that doesn't cook but is good in bed.

If anything, Disco2 is a fat chick with a big ass that's good in bed.
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Old May 24th, 2012, 04:38 AM
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If anything, Disco2 is a fat chick with a big ass that's good in bed.

You got that right!
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Old May 24th, 2012, 08:46 AM
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I would rank the rovers I've owned in the following order:

rangie classic
disco I
DII
LR3

I hope to redeem myself one day with another rangie classic. The one I built had so much potential and I completely fucked it up.
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Old May 24th, 2012, 09:24 AM
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I can't believe there are three threads running simultaneously about Land Rovers and fourwheeling on the EE bbs.

My head is spinning.
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Old May 24th, 2012, 11:49 AM
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There's a '99 SD w/o sunroofs in Colorado Springs on Autotrader. Mileage is a little high, but it looks pretty clean in those little pictures.
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Old May 24th, 2012, 12:12 PM
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There's a '99 SD w/o sunroofs in Colorado Springs on Autotrader. Mileage is a little high, but it looks pretty clean in those little pictures.

lol... I told Chris about that one a few days ago.

Didn't we already decide that Chris is keeping his 90 Chris Snell, having decisions made for him on the internet since 2012.
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