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Old 03-24-2013, 11:05 AM   #57
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Front bumper almost done...

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Old 03-24-2013, 11:57 AM   #58
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I am so envious of your lawn. Mine is white.....AGAIN....when it should be green like yours. I am so sick of snow and cold weather. I want to work on my motorhome and do similar things like you. Enjoy your climate and keep posting your progress. It's fun to watch even if I can't participate.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:20 PM   #59
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A month ago it was all brown and dry because the sprinkler timer had failed... I fixed that and fed the lawn and now look!

I hope to have some real progress soon, but too many distractions recently with kids and other priority projects...
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:19 PM   #60
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Just viewed all 5 pages of your renovation project! I envy you your skills! Please keep the updates coming. I think we are all anxious to see what is next!

Happy Trails!

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Old 03-26-2013, 05:34 PM   #61
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Again, Thanks for the encouragement!

Some more stuff done...

The rear bumper was broken...


I have a welder, and I want to learn... so why not try eh?
I have a used bumper coming soon anyway..

Broken, rewelded poorly then broken again...



Cleaning and prepping..
Extra holes to be welded up..


Block sanding also reveals dents...



Beat then out from the inside, then resanded..
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:42 PM   #62
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Unwanted holes welded...


Tried my best to line up the two pieces and hold them for welding..




My welder is borderline on power and I had not heated the bumper, so the welds were not so good.
I did say this was practice!


Inside..


Smoothed out the welds.



Polished a little...


I did not get good penetration around the holes I filled, so they are visble..


Like I said, I am learning!
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I should hope my "learning" looks this good.

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It was a practice piece, but the truth is it is tweeked.
From 5' it looks fine, but from side view you can see the ripple, and I could not get it better than it is.

A fellow streamer is bringing one for me from Canada, but this one will work for now.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:23 AM   #65
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:52 AM   #66
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Great looking work....
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:12 PM   #68
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Thanks!

Pulled out the passenger seat to do some prep work for the Range Rover seat install..

Here is the OEM seat against the RR seat...
I was pleasently surprised to note that the footprint/sizes were similar.



The RR seat is a little lower, which is great cos it gives me space to build an interface plate.


The seat base should be easy to adapt, as its a simple pedistal mount and the swivel is in the top of that.
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Nice choice on seats, I love the comfort of those P38 seats. I will be watching how you do this one. I may look into these for my project. I may even find some non-power from a Discovery. Thanks!
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Digging ito the wiring...
Not figured it out yet, as some of the functions appear to be tied to the body computer. I may have to bypass the CPU that is under the seat and rewire the power to the motors direct.
I have got the Pneumatic lumber system working as it is the only function not connected to the memory seat/mirror cpu.
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