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The Freelander Os
Winu

Posts: 32

 

Hello Everyone,I would like to present out of the ordinary project - The Freelander OS.
At the beginning some technical information :
Manufacture Date : MY'2000 (1999-12-13)
Model : 5dr Station Wagon , Java Black, LHD
Engine : 2.0 L-Series Diesel, 8V SOHC
ODO: 206.000 KM

Bought in November 2008, with 158.000 on clock. Across 3 years of ownership I made :

  • *Complete engine leaks fixing
  • *Complete new clutch set
  • *New Viscous coupling with support bearings and UJ's - All OEM GKN's
  • *Complete rear diff rebuild (new bearings, simmerings ect)
  • *Rear sub frame mountings fixed
  • *New all cooper heater matrix (gen)
  • *Complete new brakes set for all wheels
  • *New Tail door seal*New exhaust system
  • *New starter motor
  • *New tailgate window regulator
  • *New tailgate glass
  • *New engine oil pump
  • *New cam set (both)
  • *New engine preheat system


Modifications :

  • *Set of additional monitoring gauges (Boost pressure, Oil Pressure and temperature, battery charging)
  • *G4 Challenge Safety Devices Roof Rack
  • *G4 Challenge Safety Devices access ladder
  • *CB-Radio with dual antenna system (short and long range)
  • *Garmin GPS on board with external antenna
  • *Additional roof rack and a-bar spot lights (total 6 two on a-bar, 4 on rack)
  • *Left and Right Folding LED work light.
  • *Rear work light
  • *Additional load space lighting
  • *Additional, separate electrical system for new accessories
  • *Mantec Fuel tank guard
  • *Mantec sump guard
  • *Mantec Exhaust guard
  • *Diff, IRD and gearbox breathers rised up for safety wading
  • *Additional fuel heater to protect from waxing
  • *Center console / armrest from MY'01 Freebie
  • *D.A.P Rock SliderZ


On the way:

  • finishing aux electrics
  • complete suspension renew with lift +40 mm with Dobinson springs and Monroe Adventure Shocks.
  • adding a front winch
  • complete drive train renew (new IRD, rear Diff, complete propshaft)
  • omplete intake and boost renew (new Garret GT1540 with TIT monitoring, exhaust manifold ect)
  • organic HD Clutch system
  • HD Brake system
  • Safety Devices Roll Cage

Time for some photo documentation  Wink

This is most actual photo after D.A.P SliderZ fitting. Not Lifted yet.

Underbody protection
by Mantec & D.A.P


 
 

Rack and Ladder
by: Safety Devices - G4 challenge

Aux Lighting
by: Hella, VisonX and Dakota Motorsports

Front roof hella luminator compact celis.

Side LED work lights

On the work Smile

Work lights

Interior
by: VDO, Carling, Garmin and Albrecht

Overall view


Oil gauges (in sleep mode
)

MY'01 armrest with exchanged window switches for carling switches. Controls side work lights and future front winch.
 

Front aux lights control
 

Aux Electrics and Fuel and engine/cabin heater control panel
 

Fuel Heating and Aux Electrics warning lights.

P1020489.jpg
Aux fuse box for accessories.


Some other stuff and work photos :

New suspension -  Monroe Adventure + Dobinsons +30 mm Springs.

Lot of extra stuff for new suspension Arrow

And here we got some works with AUX electric system

New Ground point for acc.

And feed for AUX fusebox.

If you would like to know more details please let me know - works are in progress. I can provide more photos (from accessories mount, parts replace ect.) , complete parts list used for mod's and many other Smile. Also if you would like to know more - here is link for Build LOG translated with google translate to English (i know poor translation) .

Please let me know what do you think about that Smile
Greets from Poland
Lukas
 

Updated June 30, 2012 at 10:08 AM

robp634

Posts: 71

 

Looks very neat and tidy. Do you have sufficient battery power for all the auxilliaries? Keep up the good work. Just shows what can be done .Arrow

2007 Freelander 2 GS Manual TD4
Previously 05 Freelander 3dr,98 Freelander 5dr, 92 Discovery 5dr,75 Series3 109,78 Series3 88,84 Series3 109(ex mod)

sMUDge

Posts: 14662

 

Great looking Freelander, well thought out by the looks of it too  Arrow

 

 

The Boy

Posts: 13652

 

Nice, very nice Arrow

Winu

Posts: 32

 

Do you have sufficient battery power for all the auxilliaries? Keep up the good work. Just shows what can be done .Arrow

Yes, there is no problem with power. I didn't notice any voltage drop when use all lights ect.
My battery is 77Ah/780A Varta Silverstar, with Denso 105A alternator.

Im' very happy that you like it. Arrow

Next update wiil be soon, i work on electrics now, and suspension should be fitted soon (only few missing parts)

Jaytee

Posts: 2648

 
Brilliant looking and very professionally done. Keep up the photos and info. Where did you get the side led work lights? They look a bit tasty. John

Defender 110 CSW 200TDi 'Gordon'
North Yorkshire
Yorkshire 4X4 Response
Not here long so 'do it while you can'. 'Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero'

Winu

Posts: 32

 

Worklights are VisionX Sostice flood 10W LED.

You can found it on e-bay:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=solstice+led+visionX&_sacat=0&_odkw=solstice+led+visinX&_osacat=0

Those have full aluminium body and polycarbonate lens. Very hard to damage.

Winu

Posts: 32

 

Next part of aux electrics jobs Very Happy


Removed passenger glove box to make some room for aux electrics control panel connection


One of new 12V plugs instead mirror switch blank...


Aux panel removed outside (it was installed but not connected)


Now time to put all together. Some crimping, soldering, wire cutting...

and finally it's complete. Only i need to add some protection to bare connectors, but it's five minute job before final install. Probably on next week I'll be put it in to the car, and route wires in to engine compartment.

Updated July 5, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Jaytee

Posts: 2648

 

Worklights are VisionX Sostice flood 10W LED.

You can found it on e-bay:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=solstice+led+visionX&_sacat=0&_odkw=solstice+led+visinX&_osacat=0

Those have full aluminium body and polycarbonate lens. Very hard to damage.


Had a look at the lights and I think they cost more than D1 is worth Smile)

Defender 110 CSW 200TDi 'Gordon'
North Yorkshire
Yorkshire 4X4 Response
Not here long so 'do it while you can'. 'Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero'

Winu

Posts: 32

 

till work with AUX electrics Wink


Center console removed...


Lot of wires...


Cigar lighter replaced with 12V socket...


All new wires are warped with mesh tape...


routing wires...


It's Alive Twisted Evil


still routing and warping


Selected place for ACC signal bus...


ACC bus fitted


and connected


Nice and clean fit behind lower panel (windows, lock, sunroof) of center console Smile


Some new dash wiring for AUX warning lights...


Terminals crimped...


AUX warning lights module...


all new looms in engine compartment. Left for winch control (on/off, in/out), middle for warning lights, and right for Heating/electrics control.


All new looms secured in engine compartment.

First try, turning key to "ACC"...

Great Scott! It works Very Happy . New system signals that AUX circuits are disconnected from the car. (no power).


FHS Circuit test. It work's too. Green state indicates that Fuel heating system is ready and monitors fuel temperature. If it's temperature drop below 2*C heating will turn on and heat Fuel going to fuel filter protect them for waxing. Heating will back to ready state when fuel in system reach 35*C


After all Freebie goes for small "walk" in woods and sands

mmgemini

Posts: 6674

 

Welcome to LRA

That is a well thought out well executed job. I take my hat off to you. Thank you for sharing.

mike

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes

Winu

Posts: 32

 

Welcome to LRA

That is a well thought out well executed job. I take my hat off to you. Thank you for sharing.

Thank You Smile

Suspension parts collection goes on. Today i receive my new lower arms with ball joints



Rivets , no dangerous bolts...


Pay and cry ~ 120 pounds per one, but all must be perfect  Twisted Evil

Also i got some stuff to fit lower arms on place


4 x CDU1534L - STAKE NUT DRIVE SHAFT
2 x RDI100010 - Lower arm bolt.
4 x ANR5333 - Bolt M12 for rear bush housing
4 x FX214057 - Ball joint & rear lower arm nuts
2 x RDB100080 - Lower arm rear washers
2 x BDM100050L - Guide pins for rear bush housing

So the end is near Very Happy
 

Jaytee

Posts: 2648

 

Stunning work and as Mike says ,hats off to you'. Arrow   When are you going to do a run over to the UK?? Arrow

Defender 110 CSW 200TDi 'Gordon'
North Yorkshire
Yorkshire 4X4 Response
Not here long so 'do it while you can'. 'Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero'

Winu

Posts: 32

 

  When are you going to do a run over to the UK?? Arrow

When i finish the car i would like to come to UK, sightseeing some country and see  LRO shows like Peterborough or Billing, and meet people .
Maybe i could to show my LR to other owners on some show...

Winu

Posts: 32

 

Thank You very much  Arrow:
Here is some new shots from photo sessions to new project website















Jaytee

Posts: 2648

 
Great pics. Keep them coming. Are they forests near you and can you just drive them or do you need special permission ? John

Defender 110 CSW 200TDi 'Gordon'
North Yorkshire
Yorkshire 4X4 Response
Not here long so 'do it while you can'. 'Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero'

Winu

Posts: 32

 

Thanks Smile . I can drive legal on those forests, this is a side road, but still public

Winu

Posts: 32

 

Time to make some crazy things Twisted Evil




My will be a Black Matt like other SD stuff.

I pay deposit and order an Internal Roll Cage from Safety Devices cheers . The same like in '98 in CT freebies.
Probably it will be a first Freelander fully equipped with Safety Devices expedition hardware since Tierra del Fuego'98 Cars Wink
It should be fitted in car on December.

Many thanks to Jake from Devon4x4.com for arrange and helping with that Very Happy

Jaytee

Posts: 2648

 

Are you going to be doing sme serious competitions when finished?

Jt

Defender 110 CSW 200TDi 'Gordon'
North Yorkshire
Yorkshire 4X4 Response
Not here long so 'do it while you can'. 'Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero'

Winu

Posts: 32

 

Serious Competition - no Wink - it will be too heavy for racing and have wrong engine Arrow. Cage is an expedition model (without FIA license. Maybe some 4x4 track days/events Wink
Main reason of JOB's is a showcar - just for fun and show what we can do with that small car Arrow (none LR as some people says).
This will be a fully equipped Freelander for journeys/exploring Smile i would like to travel across E.U when i finish it.

Updated August 15, 2012 at 7:58 AM

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