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Humphrey the Adventurer Discovery 2 TD5 from Cymru (Wales) UK

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Well folks here are a few pics of Humphrey.

I bought him as a standard spec Adventurer, as a road only car to compliment my 300tdi Defender which I was rebuilding on a new Galvanised chassis at the time.

Here he is at the family seat



When I bought him he had the cloth interior so this was swapped for a full leather kit from Skan 4x4



I made my own rear door card mod with a flip down tray, Im going to mod this again soon to make it more snazzy

 

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Humphrey in a former life with me.........







It rains a lot in wales so I had to dry the headlight out AGAIN

seems this time its stopped leaking

 

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I bought this



After removing the PITA rear seats I fitted some storage boxes and the dog guard.
The idea being if it takes a tumble the dog guard should at least slow the tool box and recovery gear from the back flying through the car..........



some nork blocked up the sunroof drain holes so I drilled out the a pillar untill I can sort it properly.......

Rather a lot came out

 

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Next the 2" lift had to go on and HD bumper, Snorkel and Diff guards needed to be fitted so a weekend was arranged with the nice chaps Steve, Cruiser, Danny and Rover Man

Rumour has it Ernie is still full after Mrs Hoovers Breakfast

More bits ready for the weekend






The box underneath contains the HD Bumper

mmmmm

nobblytastic



The calm before the storm.

Pity some ham fisted nork broke the bottom part of the air filter while washingit in the kitchen sink.............



Thankfully Ryan and Steve stepped up and I was able to finish fitting the Snorkel as planned.

 

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Once the lift was on and the dust had settled I set about sorting out the front end, cutting the 70mm holes in the winch bumper and mounting the LED DRL lights.







The gap between the top of the steering guard and bumper has now been filled



ooh and they work




I also spent some time fannying around with the Mantec Snorkel top as it wasnt in line with the car, naughty BJTD5 had drilled the holes crooked

They say shoes maketh the man.
 
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Then this arrived



After one to many instances of the mag mount being ripped off the roof I fitted this



Washer bottle guard fitted



More parts arrived



front diff output seal was leaking

Operating theatre is ready



Blood transfusion completed 14 months late

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Finally got round to it

 
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In a departure from my normal Black this baby is going to get tangoed

One day ALL TD5 fuel Filter guards will be this beautiful



New Zu's and Tyres

Completely transformed



 

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Well the Warn arrived yesterday and the stripdown and sort out began.

Im now not sure about my original plan to spray the motor and gearbox on the winch the same colour as the fuel filter guard.

Im thinking keep it black or red

The Rope will be orange I think.


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I started the bonnet lettering mod.



Gave the area a polish



Looks better
 
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One things for certain, it cant stay looking like that

Then I decided to fabricate my thingamabob





A sticker update

I Put the new winch stickers on



Its not finished yet, but almost

Then came the bonnet lettering

Just checking I had spelled it right so far :wtf:



Finished
 

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The fairlead turned up yesterday, so I fitted it and moved the numberplate.



Just waiting on the rope now

The Smittybilt turned up yesterday

All the way from Compton California



 
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Ok the Smittybilt finally met the Warn last night

Very Very impressed with the quality of this rope, especially the fact it had rope protectors at each end!








For those of you asking about the curve of the letters on the bonnet



So this afternoon went thus...............

Prop off



Then went round with the soapy water and round the offending bag

Best get it jacked up on the chassis before it sinks too low







Off to get a pair of new bags tomorrow, then pop Humphrey into Difflock and enjoy old skool landrovering
 
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So after a morning at the ice rink, I tackled Humphreys leaky bags.

Picked up the bags and clips from Deeside 4x4



Drivers side first



Then passenger side.

Release the air it says........

Yeah that's all gone :eek:





Also fitted the led spotlights and removed the grille to give it the sport treatment.

pics later.
 
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after a very clunky crunchy time moving Humphrey round the driveway with no front prop and diff lock selected, I decided driving it to Liverpool and back on Monday would be a bad idea.

So with Humphrey still out of action while I await a new prop, I decided to bolt on some bling and do the grille mod.

So tape it up



pop on the template



Pilot holes done



Fitted along with new Led spots and inspected by the gaffer




Done



Just waiting for a prop now so I can actually drive the thing!!
 
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A few from the Arfordir Gogledd Cymru this weekend :tup:







Well I replaced the rear bumper with a HD version.

TBH its a bitch of a job to do on your own.

I also removed the rear step and pumped the inside of the rear chassis full of waxoil.

The eagle eyed will see I also fitted parking sensors into the bumper.









 

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Very nice! I almost bought a Disco 2, and still may one day. I think they are cool rigs, I would not mind having one!