I'm thinking the additional powertrain related gauges will go in a panel that'll replace the old Rover HVAC controls, and the electrical related gauges will go up on the headliner storage panel or down on the center console where the old automatic shifter assembly was.Very, very nice. Where's the secondary instrument cluster going?
I just wish they did a rubber moulded floor matting system to replace the carpet for D2s like Wright Offroad do for Defender, would be ideal for those outdoors types in bootsMe too honestly, was not expecting the result to look so "fancy" (maybe too nice for that interior haha!) like something out of a small aircraft.
I think I'll call that shifter a "gooseneck" haha! And wow that's an impressive resume, probably would've been a hell of a hotrodder if he was born a few generations back! I'm for sure having a look thru those videos later on, seems like some of my favorite youtube channels have been recommended on account of sharing my work on the Disco.Nice work. That thing needed a shifter like I had in my old '73 F100 with the NP435 transmission. See photo below. That transmission was also under the dash. You remind me some of a young kid I've watched on YouTube. From an early age he was an internal combustion enthusiast. He built a motorized tricycle, a 4 wheel motorcycle, an off road lawn tractor, and a special 6 speed motorized sofa. Wonder what the girl friends thought about that one. LOL. In his senior year of high school the built a 40% scale M26 Pershing tank. His current project he began in 2018 is a built from scratch car. By scratch I mean the frame was a couple sticks of 2x4 tubing and the body a stack of sheet aluminum. He fashioned it after a 1920's-1930's Indy racer. His workshop has a lot of old school tools. A lathe, milling machine, drill press, metal break, and an English wheel. No computer stuff in his shop. How many kids know how to use an English wheel to fashion body panels. He had never touched one and in days was turning out beautiful pieces. He's also a very good welder. If he doesn't have a tool he makes it; His latest segment was to make adapter plates for a Jag 2.4 engine to a flat head Ford bellhousing to a Chevy T5 transmission. His work is as good as any professional. He's in his second year of college now and not sure what he's studying. Here's a couple of links to his project. The first is him making a stainless grille for the car and the other 2 are the engine/trans adapters. Wish I had this kids ability.
Solid idea and probably would look a bit better plus less bulky than my fix for it, and much appreciated!Hey Tinker, I had the same shifter issue in my land cruiser 80 4bt nv4500 swap and i took the shifter off the transmission, then took the rod out of the nylon square piece so i wouldnt melt it and i put a little goose neck in the rod (acetelyne torch). It will put the long shifter rod at an angle but another bend in it straightens it out. Works great. I can get a picture later. Fred
It's so cool how stout & simple it is! That's just an empty holder in there, & it uses #10 B&S taper holders. They look so long + thin compared to what we use for the more modern CNC's I work with that I didn't immediately realize they were holders. Unfortunately someone else beat me to the punch with a majority of the tooling, but it did still come with a handful of those holders & odds 'n ends to get me started.That old mill is awesome!! What tooling does it use? Looks like it has an outside taper on the spindle, unless that's an end mill holder installed without an end mill in it.