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1989 V8 Vogue SE Range Rover
GONE - I rebuilt this 1989 3.5L V8 Vogue SE Range Rover in 2002. It's done 100k miles, but its V8 still purrs along nicely, and a bit more cheaply now its using a direct injection LPG system. Sold in 2010.

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 mega sill in the making - 100x60x3.6mm box !

mega sill in the making - 100x60x3.6mm box !

 will chop out the whole sill remains and replace with this box

will chop out the whole sill remains and replace with this box

 drainage/waxing holes pre-drilled

drainage/waxing holes pre-drilled

 never knowingly under-engineered...

never knowingly under-engineered...

 mega sill now welded in, lower door pillars rebuilt, rear inner arch repaired and a couple of floor holes patched...

mega sill now welded in, lower door pillars rebuilt, rear inner arch repaired and a couple of floor holes patched...

 holes drilled for sill covers

holes drilled for sill covers

 new chassis mounts added at either end

new chassis mounts added at either end

 painted in chassis black and then covered in black waxoyl

painted in chassis black and then covered in black waxoyl

 still need to inject the inside of the sill with waxoyl (and do the rest of the vehicle underside....)

still need to inject the inside of the sill with waxoyl (and do the rest of the vehicle underside....)

 now to start the other side...

now to start the other side...

 central section looks better, but gone at either end again

central section looks better, but gone at either end again

 Extensive repairs on this side all welded up and primered

Extensive repairs on this side all welded up and primered

 the second sill fitted along with new mountings, repaired outriggers, door pillars, mudshields, footwells, etc....

the second sill fitted along with new mountings, repaired outriggers, door pillars, mudshields, footwells, etc....

 ready for topcoats then wax.

ready for topcoats then wax.

 and after a bit of waxoyle and a couple of months of use

and after a bit of waxoyle and a couple of months of use

 and the MOT tester was impressed with the sills...

and the MOT tester was impressed with the sills...

 engine time again... Too much pressure in crankcase and low cylinder pressures

engine time again... Too much pressure in crankcase and low cylinder pressures

 blackish, but ok so far

blackish, but ok so far

 tappets flat or concave - should be convex

tappets flat or concave - should be convex

 decide engine out this time!

decide engine out this time!

 emerging

emerging

 up and out

up and out

 and down

and down

 managed to leave the exhaust headers in situ

managed to leave the exhaust headers in situ

 torque converter off

torque converter off

 on stand

on stand

 hmmm - head gaskets been leaking oil by the looks of it

hmmm - head gaskets been leaking oil by the looks of it

 head looked ok at least, but cant have been sealing correctly  - those new later stretch headbolts?

head looked ok at least, but cant have been sealing correctly - those new later stretch headbolts?

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