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Old 01-02-2006, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
edeowner@yahoo.com
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Re: Flaps!! -RRC


Lee_D wrote:
> <edeowner@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:1136053373.519655.211300@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> > Yes Lee,

>
> > In fact the only redeeming feature of the Rangies
> > size is that it fits in the multi-storey car park whenever I need to go
> > into town to go to the motor factors to replace the lastest part that
> > has broken / fallen off/ ceased to be.

>
> I'd love to raise the disco but it's the car parks that stop me :-(
>
> > The only rust I can see is in the boot floor. I think the previous
> > owner used to have heavy engine components in the back that rubbed all
> > the paint off and allowed it all to rust. There is a tiny patch on the
> > chassis that needs attending to but it is tiny. I'm pretty sure that
> > the sills are ok, I had a good old poke around before I bought it
> > although I do wonder now if the side steps might cover that up??? what
> > do u think?

>
> possible.. also may help damp patched stay as damp patches rather than dry
> out too.
>
> > Other than that I treat it as a thinking mans 110. It's the first 4
> > seater car I've ever owned. We had an emergency last month and had to
> > take a spin up to Bristol. 80mph all the way there, 75mph all the way
> > back and 35 to the gallon. Can't fault it.

>
> Yep nice init! But if I can just say... GIT!!! , I'm running a V8 ;-)
>
>
> > You've got me worried about the state of the wheelarches now. I must go
> > and investigate before the white wine takes effect.

>
> I think I managed a couple of years after doing the arch extensions, then I
> could have probably done another 18 months but the collision meant It needed
> doing anyway. Best to look now and slap on some preservation slop if it's
> looking ok.
>
> > Happy new year all.

>
> Indeed Happy New year!
>
> Lee


I didn't manage to make it out the other night but I had some quality
time with the RR today. I got the numerous tools and spares out of it
and then got all the carpet and foam out and it didn't look to bad. I
knew the rear boot floor was shot but there's only one biggish hole
about palm sized, however it seems to have rusted from side to side
about 4-5 inches from the back where the tailgate hinges ( is there a
crossmemember or something there in front if the chassis crossmember?)
However, a friend of mine has gifted me a genuine parts 300Tdi Disco
boot floor which I am hoping is the right size (looks v similar)

The rust seems to have limited itself just to that panel and not to the
flat / wheelarch panel either side. I took the carpet off the arches
too and they are like new.

However, looking from underneath the bit of box section (kind of
xmember type thing) with the body mounts on it is rusted at the ends up
as far as the body mounts seems fine, but the last 4-5 inches are
rusted away. Can you buy this bit as a complete part as it seems to
make sense that while i've got the floor out to make a good job of
changing that bit aswell.

I took some picures today of the floor (yes, I was that bored) if you
fancy casting your expert eye over them.

At least it will give me something to think about on the first day back
in work tomorrow! Arse.

Dave

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Old 01-03-2006, 03:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Flaps!! -RRC

edeowner@yahoo.com <edeowner@yahoo.com> uttered summat worrerz funny
about:

> However, looking from underneath the bit of box section (kind of
> xmember type thing) with the body mounts on it is rusted at the ends
> up as far as the body mounts seems fine, but the last 4-5 inches are
> rusted away. Can you buy this bit as a complete part as it seems to
> make sense that while i've got the floor out to make a good job of
> changing that bit aswell.


I've a mental picture of the rear cross member.. If so this is one of the
few Rangie Chassis parts actually available. Would you believe I couldn't
get an outrigger for mine! Unreal. If it's not the rear cross member then
that just leaves me mental , without a picture ;-)

> I took some picures today of the floor (yes, I was that bored) if you
> fancy casting your expert eye over them.


Expert ... nope, bitterly experience is more akin :-)

Lee D



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Old 01-03-2006, 04:01   #3 (permalink)
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In message <41v3eaF1gaet9U1@individual.net>
"Lee_D" <newsgroupNOSPAM@NOSPAMlrproject.com> wrote:

> edeowner@yahoo.com <edeowner@yahoo.com> uttered summat worrerz funny
> about:
>
> > However, looking from underneath the bit of box section (kind of
> > xmember type thing) with the body mounts on it is rusted at the ends
> > up as far as the body mounts seems fine, but the last 4-5 inches are
> > rusted away. Can you buy this bit as a complete part as it seems to
> > make sense that while i've got the floor out to make a good job of
> > changing that bit aswell.

>
> I've a mental picture of the rear cross member.. If so this is one of the
> few Rangie Chassis parts actually available. Would you believe I couldn't
> get an outrigger for mine! Unreal. If it's not the rear cross member then
> that just leaves me mental , without a picture ;-)
>


If it's the tailgate crossmember (with the hinge brackets on) then yes
they are available -

NRC4717 RRC Tailgate Crossmember 39.95 inc VAT

> > I took some picures today of the floor (yes, I was that bored) if you
> > fancy casting your expert eye over them.

>
> Expert ... nope, bitterly experience is more akin :-)
>
> Lee D


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Old 01-03-2006, 13:01   #4 (permalink)
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I'm not sure that is the one. There apears to be a big crossmember at
the back and then one a bit further forward where the chassis to body
mounts are. Mind you, thinking about it, i guess the x member has to be
fairly sustantial otherwise the body wouldn't be mounted on it. I think
I need to check!

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