So a while back I saw a disco 2 with a roof slice to loose the rear hump. Got me thinking , could I use a classic RR LSE roof instead to make life easier? Anyone know if it would be a suitable fit to save lots of messing? This is the look I'm thinking of
Possibly, but not sure if the dimensions on a RR roof will be the same. I know the body framework is supposed to be very similar but isn’t the roof bolted onto a RRC? It’s welded on on a disco. The photoshop looks like a Discovery Sport a la period.
RR classic roof are held on with hundreds of self tapper type screws! It makes removal quite easy. I believe the Photoshop started life as a pre facelift disco2, chassis are much the same and body frame is close too
Post by comfortablynumb on Dec 5, 2019 9:35:52 GMT
It might be easier to see if the rrc split tailgates would fit, i think by trying to separate a one piece door you're opening up a whole can of worms, particularly with the shape of the disco rear screen
Yes this is very true, my only issue using a rrc tailgate upper and lower is rust! I know you can get alloy repro but they are big money .... :-( A suggestion I had made was to shorten the existing door from top( still keep it hinged) and have a window cut, or see if a std rectangle window could be fitted in its place.
I must be honest the boot door is the hardest one to fathom of the body mods planned, even compared to the slight stretch to the wheelbase to fit the new chassis...
The door chop looks neat!with some plexi or a bit of custom laminate glass(think the glass is pretty much flat) works well. Although the roof proves a theory , I need something a bit more factory ( ribs n stuff) to look at , maybe use a rrc as a mould start point and chop about to make a grp version ..
The lift up tailgate I suspect would need even more opening room at the shops than the side open door does lol!
One piece glassfibre tailgates were available for rrc’s years ago, but i cant remember the last time i saw one
The door on the Disco above is actually the original metal door from the vehicle that has been re-engineered to be top-hung. Not a hint of fibreglass about it. :-)
I’d guessed as much, my comment was actually just about the rrc aftermarket tailgates that used to be available, although why you’d want to do away with the split and lose the seat/table/ loading shelf they came with as standard i cant imagine Hope you didn’t think i cant tell a rrc from a disco 😳