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    bought a D1 300 Tdi with the typical dangiling headliner and decided to fix her up a little before hittng the road.
    stripped out the fittings and removed the liner and followed AJ's advise and decided to paint rather than recover.
    the interior is brown and the liner was a colour somewhere between wastetech gunge and baby poo. the moment you touch it, it disintegrated. applied 2 coats of textured PVA (Micatex) followed by Dulux wash and wear silk.
    the colour is like a soft mocca and matches the upholstery nicely.
    will refit tomorrow and post fotos of the the finished job.
    initially i was dubious of what finish to expect but must say that the results so far are quite acceptable.
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    I must say, the idea of painting takes a bit getting used to, but it sure is a good option to chew on.

    Perhaps I should give it a try!
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    certainly worth a try.
    if you don't like it, at least you will have a good fountadion for upholstering.

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    I think that its a practical replacement over putting clothe back on, which will get dirty none the less. The washable PVA cleans well with a damp clothe and thats that. Yes the roof liner doesn't look as pretty as with a clothe finish, but it's a vehicle not your bedroom
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    Speaking of which,

    I have a small patch above my drivers side that seems to have the cloth comming away fron the foam...where and who are the best guys to use if I want it fixed or re appolstered??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landyluvver View Post
    bought a D1 300 Tdi with the typical dangiling headliner and decided to fix her up a little before hittng the road.
    A doozel!!!!!
    Where is Landyluvver and what did you do with him?!
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    i believe you are now running a courier service in your spare time!
    you must feel "inflated"

    yes, a smelly noisy damn oil burner!
    great for shuffling around town.

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    Now that's something I've been wanting to do for a very long time.

    LL, does all the headliners have holes, whether you have sunroofs or not? In other words if I don't have sunroofs what happens to them holes once the cloth is gone?

    Any other bright sparks on paint choices - bakkie liner with velvaglo over it perhaps.

    Wondered why he was going on about 2so so much lately....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landyluvver View Post


    i believe you are now running a courier service in your spare time!
    you must feel "inflated"

    yes, a smelly noisy damn oil burner!
    great for shuffling around town.
    Was humbled by the responces I got on the forum and the sms's and the phonecalls, this is really the greatest 4x4 club ever.

    And I had to go help a Landy before a appliance driver got his dirty little fingers on it

    yes the oil burners, really great fuel consumption isn't it? espesially in town! I get almost more than double with the TD5!

    You will have to post pic's of the new member of the family?
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    she is actually i reasonable condition but very dirty inside. i doubt whether they have ever cleaned the interior in 15 years
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    That rim would sit proud quite a bit, BMW?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMad View Post
    That rim would sit proud quite a bit, BMW?
    That rim is the OE LR steel rim used on the base Disco 1 models. If you look closer you will find a Dunlop logo on the rim. They are tough, heavy, not Wolf caliber, but close, and close to R9000 each from the stealers, as quoted last month.

    However once they go out of round or get warped, they are difficult to repair, and try to balance them once damaged becomes quite difficult to impossible.

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    she is fitted with "starfish" allie mags but for some reason has that steel mag on the back. maybe he had his spare damaged or stolen and fitted a steel spare. the spare rim is spotless.
    if someone is seroiusly after it, i will swop for a starfish in good condition.
    one like in the photo.
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    I am guessing the same can be done with the roofliner of a 300 Tdi Defender, or am I mistaken?

    Quote Originally Posted by Landyluvver View Post
    bought a D1 300 Tdi with the typical dangiling headliner and decided to fix her up a little before hittng the road.
    stripped out the fittings and removed the liner and followed AJ's advise and decided to paint rather than recover.
    the interior is brown and the liner was a colour somewhere between wastetech gunge and baby poo. the moment you touch it, it disintegrated. applied 2 coats of textured PVA (Micatex) followed by Dulux wash and wear silk.
    the colour is like a soft mocca and matches the upholstery nicely.
    will refit tomorrow and post fotos of the the finished job.
    initially i was dubious of what finish to expect but must say that the results so far are quite acceptable.

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    have a 110 PU "in stock" that had its roof lining rubberised with black Rhinolining.
    looks a little "heavy"

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    I am looking for 4 steel wheels like the spare.
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    won't fit the D2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landyluvver View Post
    she is fitted with "starfish" allie mags but for some reason has that steel mag on the back. maybe he had his spare damaged or stolen and fitted a steel spare. the spare rim is spotless.
    if someone is seroiusly after it, i will swop for a starfish in good condition.
    one like in the photo.
    LL - i have a set of 4 steel rims which i have powder coated black. I have a running set on Yoki's on alloy on my D1 presently. I am looking for a spare steel rim, so let me know the cost of a replacement alloy rim like that which you have and we can possibly make a plan stan?
    While we on this subject it's something that i need to consider much later. What would be the best preffered rim, the steel or the alloy? I am pretty much using the tyres i have for the sake of using them and not just getting rid of them, but one day i'm going to need to make a choice on the final decision. I think some advise would be good on this decision pls.
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    onroad alloy
    offroad steel
    have seen many Discos with alloys which have failed (either before or during the accident - not sure)

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    Only realized it was a D1.
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