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Land Rover conversions

Friday morning dreaming….

Just like to throw a thought out there for discussion. I dream of a LR based camper, something with a fibreglass back and fully equipped.. OK nothing unusual about that (specially here in HUBB) and I don’t have a 40.000 euro budget…

So to kick off am I right in saying a Discovery 200 or 300 tdi is the same as a Defender 200 or 300 mechanically ? the reason I ask, is here in Belgium a 110 defender 200 will cost you 10.000 euro the same year / and better condition discovery will cost 5.000 euro (I guess it’s the same almost every where) … Big difference…

So that has me thinking, buy a Disco cut off the back, graft on a fiber-glass back or a Defender pick-up back !!! and its at this point I’ll ask why haven’t I heard or seen anyone else doing this ? someone will tell me the Disco chassis isn’t level …too narrow … grafting fibreglass to the Disco front will be impossible to make water proof !!! then getting a SVA !! what am I missing…

Back to work I guess…

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Now that is something I have never thought of let alone seen. I have been trawling through many LR & off-road forums for a couple of years now and I have never seen something like that, sorry.

Try talking to people at places like Footloose or Foleys, they might be able to point you in the right direction but I have a feeling they will either tell you to buy a Defender or a Toyota.

Besides, by the time you've spent all that money coverting the Disco you could of probably bought the Defender, just my thoughts, good luck
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It's quite a project you are dreaming about .
Why don't you look for an exmilitary ambulance built on a Disco/Range Rover chassis ?
There is a 130 inch wheelbase Defender [ Rapier ?? ] that would make a good conversion as well .
OR
Convert the Disco to a pick up ,which Landy enthusiasts have been doing for years ,then build a camper body on the back .It could be independant of the cab [no leaks] and the camper could be demounted and the vehicle used as a regular pick up .
The Disco will be much more comfortable to drive than the Defender as well .
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