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Disco3Ben
 


Member Since: 28 Apr 2017
Location: Buckinghamshire
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United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

The vinyl sill strips seem to be holding up really well and I've had a cover for the roof awning made so hopefully I'll collect and fit that this week.

Next project is LED light bar into the front grille
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I won a grille on ebay for under £10! so that gives me the chance to cut and fit in my own time.
I chose the light bar after reading this:
https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook...reserved=0
although on reflection it doesn't looks as good a unit as I had hoped - but proof will be in the output.
Got it from Amazon: http://amzn.eu/d/aTS88ea
This light bar simply comes with +ve and -ve wires so I plan to take the +ve from the main beam off the back of the loom; if all works as it should then I'll break the -ve wire into a switch in the cabin.

That's the plan anyway!
 tinted, split charge, D4 rear lights, clear repeaters, RLD spare wheel protector, rear cage, Mantec LL, Prospeed rack and ladder, side steps, Howling Moon Safari 2.1 awning, Altox remote, light bar.  
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Disco3Ben
 


Member Since: 28 Apr 2017
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United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

MK1 of the awning cover is fitted:








a little bit baggy, but now it's in place it's easier to tweak the design further.
still - pleased with it so far and I think it looks a lot smarter than without.






Need to find an all weather padlock now that will go through the prospeed bracket
 tinted, split charge, D4 rear lights, clear repeaters, RLD spare wheel protector, rear cage, Mantec LL, Prospeed rack and ladder, side steps, Howling Moon Safari 2.1 awning, Altox remote, light bar.  
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Disco3Ben
 


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United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3


Awning cover trimmed for a better fit.
Was chucking it with rain and windy when I took this pic but I’m very pleased with it.

Having gone through rebuilding the FBH again and finally getting it all working correctly and firing remotely it’s been a successful end to the week Smile
 tinted, split charge, D4 rear lights, clear repeaters, RLD spare wheel protector, rear cage, Mantec LL, Prospeed rack and ladder, side steps, Howling Moon Safari 2.1 awning, Altox remote, light bar.  
Post #19894356th Oct 2018 1:14 pm
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cd.strydom
 


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Awesome Read m8, what a transformation! Love the light bar!!!!
  
Post #199236916th Oct 2018 11:49 pm
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Disco3Ben
 


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thanks! I've actually sent that bar back and gone with another one.
the original one just didn't feel that well made - never fitted one before just something didn't feel right with it.
fingers crossed the replacement one is brighter!
 tinted, split charge, D4 rear lights, clear repeaters, RLD spare wheel protector, rear cage, Mantec LL, Prospeed rack and ladder, side steps, Howling Moon Safari 2.1 awning, Altox remote, light bar. 

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Post #199253517th Oct 2018 3:07 pm
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JJD3
 


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Switzerland 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

I like the sills! How are they keeping and where did you get them?
  
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Disco3Ben
 


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thanks - they are keeping in very good condition so far - no marks on them at all.
eBay item number:142235334067
 tinted, split charge, D4 rear lights, clear repeaters, RLD spare wheel protector, rear cage, Mantec LL, Prospeed rack and ladder, side steps, Howling Moon Safari 2.1 awning, Altox remote, light bar.  
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Disco3Ben
 


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United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

split charge system finally up and working well.
Decided to solder in a fuse rather than use the scotch lock provided.


Also have a 16T crimp tool (bought specifically for battery cables) which worked really well for the larger battery connections, then heat shrieked.
Worked perfectly this morning - had the FBH in action via remote, which works really well but flattens the battery just enough to stop being able to start the car.
Pushed the 'LINK' button and then I could start up the car without bother.

I know there are probably bigger issues with the main battery draining but there is something smug inducing when you can jump start your car while sat in the warm drivers seat Very Happy
Sits perfectly on the central dash, although it is a bit addictive watching it to see what's charging!
 tinted, split charge, D4 rear lights, clear repeaters, RLD spare wheel protector, rear cage, Mantec LL, Prospeed rack and ladder, side steps, Howling Moon Safari 2.1 awning, Altox remote, light bar.  
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Disco3Ben
 


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Final earth cable in for the aux battery.
This is now my fav tool of the moment

One of those things that I wish I’d bought years ago
 tinted, split charge, D4 rear lights, clear repeaters, RLD spare wheel protector, rear cage, Mantec LL, Prospeed rack and ladder, side steps, Howling Moon Safari 2.1 awning, Altox remote, light bar.  
Post #199968811th Nov 2018 9:27 pm
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Disco3Ben
 


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Back on the light bar.
I had originally thought about fitting it into the lower gap - but on closer inspection there was too much solid stuff behind the grille
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so I moved to fitting in the top gap instead.

I did have to trim a small amount to get it to fit but all turned out well in the end




followed the contour of the grille well.


Am pleased with how it fits, don't think it's going to move much as I used larger washers and rubber washers to spread the load when fixed in place


Next step is to figure out how I'm going to wire it in.......
 tinted, split charge, D4 rear lights, clear repeaters, RLD spare wheel protector, rear cage, Mantec LL, Prospeed rack and ladder, side steps, Howling Moon Safari 2.1 awning, Altox remote, light bar.  
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Disco3Ben
 


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another job slightly ticked off today.
The Howling Moon Safari 2.1 awning arrived so I fitted it with some welded box section brackets.

The brackets are a bit rough, but good and strong enough to test for height and location front to back.
Also a good clean in prep for the Overland Show tomorrow Very Happy

As long as it works as it should that will mean the Hannibal awning will be for sale, along with the ProSpeed brackets and custom cover. Thumbs Up
 tinted, split charge, D4 rear lights, clear repeaters, RLD spare wheel protector, rear cage, Mantec LL, Prospeed rack and ladder, side steps, Howling Moon Safari 2.1 awning, Altox remote, light bar.  
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Mark1247
 


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Looks great, well done.

Out of interest, why have you changed the awning, any particular reason?
  
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Disco3Ben
 


Member Since: 28 Apr 2017
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Thanks Mark!

Only reason for changing was that the Hannibal awning with the ProSpeed brackets sat on top of the rack
And this sits on the side - which means I can leave it on all the time.

Car is often in low height airport parking or underground city parking - both for work.

Shame really - spent ages searching for the Hannibal awning and really liked it. Just didn’t quite work for me on a work vehicle.

Hopefully it will find a good home soon enough!
 tinted, split charge, D4 rear lights, clear repeaters, RLD spare wheel protector, rear cage, Mantec LL, Prospeed rack and ladder, side steps, Howling Moon Safari 2.1 awning, Altox remote, light bar.  
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vanpeebles
 


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Front light bar needs to be red and move from side to side Laughing
  
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Disco3Ben
 


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Looking forward to having it wired in and working!
One more project ticked off!!
 tinted, split charge, D4 rear lights, clear repeaters, RLD spare wheel protector, rear cage, Mantec LL, Prospeed rack and ladder, side steps, Howling Moon Safari 2.1 awning, Altox remote, light bar.  
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