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Hi all, a new to me, One Ten Defender County Stationwagon, 1989 vintage, has found it's way to my 4 post. It's had a galvy chassis fitted back on 2010, but the useless "fitters" didn't set it up with ANY spacers or rubber body mounts, at all! I've trawled the internet but can't fond any videos or info on exactly where these things should go. 

There is a definite dip in the roof And a definite curve in the bottom sill too. This means the doors do not fit well at all so, I'm hoping you guys could tell me what should go where. 

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5 minutes ago, FridgeFreezer said:

I've got the rubber mounting pieces, and think I can see where they go, it's the locations of the metal spacers I'm seeking. The C pillar is also a botch job. Its simply two pieces of 40mm x 25mm welded in. From what I've seen online, the angular C pillar part tapers as it meets the sill. Is this correct? Anyone have the dims for this piece? I know I'm going to have to cut it loose as I jack up and reset the tub. 

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In the last picture there should be some long M8 bolts through the body crossmember into the bracket welded to the chassis directly above the rear trailing arm bush.

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Pic 1, m6 bolts through bottom to outrigger 4 on each bracket, top vertical should have 2 bolts through to body on each bracket

Pic 2 rubber pad missing from the rear bracket & long bolts missing from 2nd row under floor cross member to chassis bracket.

this might help 

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With ref to Pic 2 reply 

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rubber pad locations under loadbay floor 

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above photo's copied from my chassis change thread here https://forums.lr4x4.com/topic/85416-new-chassis-for-my-1989-110/page/10/#comments

 

 

 

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That's awesome. Thank you all. 

I thought there ought to have been some bolts on that crewmember, I can see the threads of the captive nuts. I think I'll run a tap through them first tho... 

You wouldn't think this chassis swap was done by a professional garage, would you? 

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The cross member bolts are bolts/nuts, with the body fitted the bolts have to be head facing down as you won't get them in from the top. 

I agree the chassis change looks  bad for a garage, wonder if its the first one they have done. 

 

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I think it must have been. Today I discovered the mounting brackets for side walls (where the windows are) have been fitted on the top rather that the bottom. This has been pushing the sidewall out by about 5mm. 

Are there any pics of the correct nut/washer/threaded rod/body/washer/nut combination that bolts the doorpost end down to the tub? I think they've screwed that up too as the spacing at the top of the door is quite small and not square.   

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