[ROVERNET - UK] 2000 and 3500 similarities and differences

James Dean jaguru at bellsouth.net
Thu Dec 1 04:25:43 GMT 2005

George;. Some minor differences in body panels; The bumpers on the 3500S,are 
heavier and have extra bracing, so there is an extra hole on the rear wing 
You can actually put a rubber plug in it, and paint the plug, for an easy 
fix. The chrome side mouldings are different, meaning they have different 
holes. The 3500S has different holes for lamps and reflectors. You could 
drill them in a 2000 wing, but remember about the diferent side moulding 
holes, before you paint.. Best to weld the 2000  moulding holes shut, and 
redrill them. By the way, the wide side moulding clips for the 3500S are 
probably unobtainable, and nothing else works.I have new ones.The front 
lower valence, of course is totally different.The doors are different. I do 
not recommend adapting 2000 doors, to power windows; though I have done it. 
The boot lid is different, in most cases, as the 3500S has reinforcing ribs, 
to hold spare tire weight. Also remember about different trim holes, before 
you paint and find all the holes wrong. If the 3500S you buy has some rust, 
it may have bad jackpoints.You will probably spend more than you paid for 
the car, to weld them and other rust on a bad car. Why don't you just spend 
a little more, and get a good 3500S, that won't need most of your 2000 
panels.Remember what I showed you about painting; the best way is remove all 
the panels, paint the base unit, paint the panels separately and assemble 
it. That is a good time to replace all the rubber seals. James Dean
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "George Phelps" <mrpink703 at yahoo.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 12:07 PM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] 2000 and 3500 similarities and differences

> Hello to all. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I now
> have several 2000TCs and I was wondering, if I got a
> 3500 just how much of these cars could I transfer
> over? I know the body panels would go and lots of the
> interior, but in particular, could I transfer over the
> air conditioning from the 2000? I assume of course,
> the compressor bracket would not make the switch, but
> what about the rest? Also, I thought I saw somewhere
> that the brake booster etc. were different, is this
> true? Thanks for any help.
> George
> buried in P6s
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