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    Thumbs up Need to restore my old queen

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    Friends I traveled on this machine for quite 5 good years it was perfect... in 2008 I wanted to restore it in excellent shape, started the project but due to my Mechanic who shifted from Lahore to I don't know where, the project stopped, later on I shifted it to one of my friends factory... now it is lying there for the last two years........... many times I requested friends on Pakwheels to guide me for Resto,,
    I need to make it the Queen once again..... need experts to suggest.....?
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    Are you looking for specific advice on something that's bothering you about your restoration?
    "A car is just a car unless it's my car" - Faraz Arif

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    Quote Originally Posted by farazarif View Post
    Sir you have mentioned that the frame and suspension is perfect and also looks perfect in the pictures, you have all body parts, the body seems mostly straight just needs some denting and the body is almost entirely aluminium so there would be only minor rust on the non-aluminium components, so why would you even think about a body change?

    You haven't mentioned what the engine is like or I may have missed it but I would assume that the engine is fine too, if so I would recommend you to firstly have the whole car thoroughly washed inside out and complete it, i.e. install the missing fenders, bonnet and the front etc so that the car is "loose" assembled and you can actually see what you're working with. In it's current state unless you do restos frequently this project is going to overwhelm you if keep it looking the way it looks right now and then in due course fatigue you out.

    Once the vehicle is loose assembled, then look at what your base is like and create a checklist and list of things that need to be done, from the images I see I would say under carriage and frame etc all good, perhaps exhaust needs to be replaced or just rust coated, engine would need some TLC before being started, check replace hoses, fuel and brake lines, caliper re-build all around so the vehicle is safe, complete fluid flush, check rad, repair/replace if necessary, replace all fuses. Now you have a good base vehicle. So start looking at aesthetics.

    Identify what areas need to be attended to, dents scratches etc, and also give your LR another undercoat and a rust coat on the inner floor too, I see some of your window rubbers etc are also missing, if you don't already have them stored they should be available, in fact virtually everything should be available for this Defender. Attend the dents and scrapes, get the vehicle straightened out and base prepared. Don't over prepare the body as local paint no matter where you get it done from is almost never flawless and this is usually entirely attibutable to poor prep work. So again, don't over prepare the body, only prepare the parts which have ben dented, rest of the body is all good so just have it sanded to give you a good base for paint, have it bake painted, use Y2K, and thats it, while driving the car tart up its interior, do other minor upgrades if required and you're done.
    @farazarif

    New AVATAR huh?............so thats what kept you away all this time..... since we have spilt beans on the menu now, would you sharing the details PLEASE????
    MEN DO IT AT DAKAR!!!

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    Is there any option to swap the body.....
    Be nice to the ppl while going up.. you might meet them on your way down

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    update plz

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    any updated ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baburawan View Post
    Is there any option to swap the body.....
    why will u want to swap the body?
    ur rover body looks is decent shape

    here ae thing u need to start with the project
    1-first thing is you should get a mechanic and ask him to fit all the body parts so it looks like a jeep
    2-next step is to tow it to nearest service station to get it washed fully
    getting it washed is important since it shows many hidden things which you can not see
    3-when u have got the parts fitted and washed take a note of all the parts missing and which might need replacement and start arranging them
    4-since it has 1kz i suppose take it to any good mechanics who has experience with both jeeps and Toyota engine.
    5-get the engine started and in the mean timme decide where to give the body for denting AND painting
    just keep a note before starting the project alot 150k to 200k at the starting do not think u will arrange the money after project is started
    and sory i do not know any mechanics in lahore but if u can some how bring it to rwp ur project can be done under 1 roof i.e every thing from denting to mechnical work in same shop/market (city sadar road)
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    i just love to rebuilt this jeep , you want sell this out ?

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    Good to learn from friends, but still I would love to go for a complete Body Swap....
    Be nice to the ppl while going up.. you might meet them on your way down

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    Quote Originally Posted by baburawan View Post
    Good to learn from friends, but still I would love to go for a complete Body Swap....
    May I know reason?
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    any update?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bravo122 View Post
    May I know reason?
    need to make it perfect, flawless machine.
    Be nice to the ppl while going up.. you might meet them on your way down

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    A machine with everything installed and running at one point in time is easier to make flawless and run perfectly as it requires tweaking what's already there.
    Unless you have really good people doing the job, the body swap could cause more misery than happiness if it is truly swapped on to the original chassis and not just a section cut and weld to transfer the identity to the donor vehicle (which is also illegal) so consider this carefully.
    From the pictures of your vehicle it seems like you already have a very decent body, I dont see any major noticeable bodywork that needs to be undertaken, mechanically of course I cannot comment.
    Basically what I'm saying is this vehicle is too good to be body swapped, what you do with your money is your choice but a body swap is more suited to something that has perhaps been in an accident, rolled, or is rusted through and since this is an aluminium bodied vehicle rust is not an issue for you.
    Rather than a body swap perhaps an engine/drive train swap or just fixing the mechanical issues would be a more viable and economical choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farazarif View Post
    A machine with everything installed and running at one point in time is easier to make flawless and run perfectly as it requires tweaking what's already there.
    Unless you have really good people doing the job, the body swap could cause more misery than happiness if it is truly swapped on to the original chassis and not just a section cut and weld to transfer the identity to the donor vehicle (which is also illegal) so consider this carefully.
    From the pictures of your vehicle it seems like you already have a very decent body, I dont see any major noticeable bodywork that needs to be undertaken, mechanically of course I cannot comment.
    Basically what I'm saying is this vehicle is too good to be body swapped, what you do with your money is your choice but a body swap is more suited to something that has perhaps been in an accident, rolled, or is rusted through and since this is an aluminium bodied vehicle rust is not an issue for you.
    Rather than a body swap perhaps an engine/drive train swap or just fixing the mechanical issues would be a more viable and economical choice.
    ditto
    very true

    @baburawan
    there is no flaw in ur body it looks solid so why do u want to waste ur money ,time and this machine for a swap
    we have great denter who can make this jeep flaw less and also a show jeep within few months
    take a look at this what i bought few months back and look at it now
    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/d-i...ation-vw-thing
    :a

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