Refresh Time - 1996 Disco

AU_88

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Took delivery of a 1996 Discovery with 95K miles out of Waco Texas tonight. Truck is in fairly good condition and has quite a bit of service history. Over the next few months I’ll be taking this truck back to mostly stock and selling some parts here and there. I welcome any comments, tips or suggestions along the way.
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AU_88

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Noticed the rear door is not sealing at the top, does anyone have any tips or know how to adjust?

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Frobisher

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Noticed the rear door is not sealing at the top, does anyone have any tips or know how to adjust?

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To adjust the pitch of the door, you need to work with the hinges. It looks like you may need to move the hinges inboard a little bit, more at the top than the bottom. It's a really heavy door, so be aware of that. I actually used some thick fender washers behind the hinges to help get my door more in line. The washers move the door more to the left, the hinges move it in/out.

New seals are a real bonus. I got a set from Will Tillery.
 

AU_88

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Just ordered a new DS front turn signal, clock, cup holder, rear view mirror, DS seat switch, cargo mat, D2 door seals, glove box cover, fuse box cover and window switch plate from Will. He is awesome.
 

logan_gibson

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I've got a pretty good white hood, and the rocker covers - over in Gadsden,AL if you need some parts. I've got some LSE Bumpers, but not the regular black ones.
 
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AU_88

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I’m going to keep diving into this truck, may take you up. Will is getting me a complete front bumper, dash and sills, but the hood is appealing.
 

AU_88

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Made some progress over the weekend… the sliders are off and sold and the rack came off to get the truck in the garage.

With the truck in the garage I took care of the some of the easiest things.
Replaced the broken window panel:

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Then replaced the black cup holder with a tan one so I don’t have two different colors:

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Finally, changed out the broken rear view mirror for a D2 mirror:

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