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Old 10-10-2017, 07:40 AM   #1
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Hi everyone

Im looking for some information on changing over my front clip on my RRC to a D1 or D2 .

I have one picture and that's it .I have looked everywhere and found nothing on any conversion .

Im hoping someone here can help.

I have a 2004 for parts with the front end in perfect shape and of course my 1990 2 door RRC.

here are a picture of my RRC and the RRC with the front face lift

Thanks in advance

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Old 10-10-2017, 09:01 AM   #2
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Why would you want to do that to a great 2dr RRC?
Are you sure it's a 1990? The exposed hinges were lasted used on early '89s.
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:42 AM   #3
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Hi, according to my taste it is a shame to do that to a RR and its "ugly beauty", but of course you are free to do so.
I think it would not take so much work but it's necessary to change the height where upper contours of fenders are screwed

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Old 10-10-2017, 09:58 AM   #4
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No.
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Old 10-10-2017, 12:00 PM   #5
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Don't ever do it.
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:36 PM   #6
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Never seen it before, but I have to say I think it looks pretty decent in that photo.

That being said, it will probably require some significant work incuding transferring inner fenders, rad support, etc... and I'm guessing that's not a bolt on or even cut-away affair. Probably will need to fabricate mounting points, etc.

I'd also be really surprised if those body lines matched up perfectly. My guess would be that the pic you have is a truck that's had many hours put into the custom bodywork. I don't even want to think about trying to match up section width on the hood, etc.
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:54 PM   #7
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To the o.p.: Why?
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:19 PM   #8
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I agree that you probably shouldn’t do that to a 2 door but I am torn. I like the looks of a classic but I think that mash up is pretty cool. If that’s how LR would have made them then that would not have stopped me from buying one.
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Old 10-10-2017, 11:06 PM   #9
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Never mind the Frankenstein front end, what kind of roof rack is that?
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Old 10-10-2017, 11:37 PM   #10
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Strange, people here are usually accepting to trans identities.
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I don't hate it nearly as much as I thought I would.

Would be mildly interesting to do the reverse; RRC front clip on a D1.
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Old 10-11-2017, 11:40 AM   #12
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I don't hate it nearly as much as I thought I would.

Would be mildly interesting to do the reverse; RRC front clip on a D1.
Same here & this ^ for sure
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Old 10-11-2017, 11:42 AM   #13
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Yes it's a 1990 model. I imported it from france in 2008

It's a factory left hand drive 2.5 VM diesel

Thanks for the input I figured I would throw it out there and see if anyone knew anything about this conversion

I'll know more when the truck gets torn this winter to be galvanized

The entire body and chassis both will be galvanized and then put back together
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:54 AM   #14
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The actual look I'm going for is to have disco 2 front clip

From what I can tell the inner fender wells are the same as a disco 1 and it's only the outers are different.

Time will tell if there are too many differences I will not do the swap over. The truck is two rare and parts are getting hard to get lol

I would like to change the dash to a soft dash because my truck doesn't have a/c

The only options the truck came with from the factory power windows and mirrors lol

It's a 400d model built in late 89

The truck also came with factory police handling package what ever that is lol

They dident even install sway bars. It's a hand full sometimes in the corners but very fun to drive
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:00 AM   #15
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thats got to be 2 fenders welded together. They accent line or whatever its called is very different among the RRC, D1, and D2
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:22 AM   #16
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Police package was stiffer springs IIRC.
Since this one is rare, why not source a 4dr for the swap? Unmolested 2dr prices are climbing!
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Tony-
It is your truck, do with it as you please.

BUT, for your consideration the 2drs are already pretty rare on this side of the pond, and globally their prices seem to be rising (as RRC prices on the whole are).

I have a friend that I am willing to bet would give you pick of the litter of his ~18 RRC's + buy you a Dii to do the swap with in order to get the 2dr and prevent that from happening. I'm only kinda joking.

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I've seen pics of the oposite, RRC front end on a D1. If you google "strange rover" a few pop up.
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