Refresh Time - 1996 Disco

Blueboy

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Finished up the rear suspension along with new bolts, and got the old tires off to deliver to the new owner this weekend. Had to run by Lowes and get some pipe to extend my breaker bar for the lug nuts. Didn’t have a lot of time to clean and paint, so when I do the rear brakes I’ll give everything a good wash.

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On lug nut removal after torquing them I use the bottle jack handle as an extension to the lug nut tool to remove them. Sounds like yours were way over torqued!
My ‘96 D1 is totally stock as well. Compared to my Rangie it has a light feel when driving it.
 
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AU_88

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Not a lot of progress this past week. Delivered the old wheels, tires and front bumper over the weekend to their new owner and finally got the replacement wheels. The new wheels got dropped off today for refurb and ordered some new tires. Have new coolant hoses, rear brakes and the front suspension to knock out.
 

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So now that the parts are clean are you going to use anything on them? I’m kinda getting ready to clean my engine parts as well.

On the radiator surround I used Perfect Solution, but it’s almost too shiny. The other pieces cleaned up nicely, just need to keep going. May have the plenum redone.
 

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Dropped off the wheels last week and picking them up today, getting new Michelins tomorrow. Color is Kingsport Gray.
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Dropped this off at the body shop so they could work their magic…
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And picked these up from Discount tires…49674D9D-3935-4077-AC6C-7ABB90691150.jpeg
 

AU_88

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Looking good! What are you planning for the spare tire cover? Mine could use a refresh as well and didn’t think of a body shop.
I’m not sure the cover will work with the 5th boost. I’m going to have them fix the cracks and I’ll paint it and have decals made. It will probably get hung in the garage for some amount of time.
 
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Picked up the center caps from the paint shop and finished the front suspension. Didn’t clean much because it’s taking so long to get some of these things done. Hopefully tomorrow will finish the rear brakes.
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Finished up the rear brakes, the pads were worn down to metal… put the tires back on and took it for a quick spin around the neighborhood.

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