Body Panel Removal - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old June 13th, 2008, 11:14 AM
Epsom_D2
Status: Offline
Sean-Paul Ferrera
1994 D90 POE
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
Posts: 111
Registry
Body Panel Removal

I'm trying to disassemble the body of my 94 D-90 POE so I can restore it properly and I can't find any instructions in the service manuals for removing body panels. It is possible that my manual is incomplete. I wan't to do this the correct way and not foul up anything by doing things wrong.

If anyone has access to a a body repair manual that I could download I would be greatful.

Thanks,
S-P
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old June 13th, 2008, 11:36 AM
JimC's Avatar
JimC
Status: Offline
Jim Cheney
NAS 110 #145
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 7,154
Registry
Service manuals typically dont describe how to take bodies apart.

You're in luck though, since its pretty impossible to mess up. Its just a matter or taking off things which are bolted to other things.

A general guideline which hits all the main points - Remove...
- External roll cage, brush guard, tire carrier etc.
- The hood comes off just by lifting it out of the hinges.
- Front fender flares to access bolts at rear of front fender
- Grill and breakfast to access bolts for fender cross brace and other fasteners
- Pull fenders
- Doors, floor panels, seatbox can be take, off at any time
- Drop front headliner to access bolts at top of windshield
- Roof
- Side panels

Now you should be left with a tub and a bulkhead. Do what ever you want from there.

QED.
__________________
Jim Cheney

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old June 13th, 2008, 11:55 AM
Epsom_D2
Status: Offline
Sean-Paul Ferrera
1994 D90 POE
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
Posts: 111
Registry
Thanks for the help with that.

Part of what I want to remove are the rivited trim pieces that are at the top of the tubs as mine have started to bubble and I'd like to pull them off and properly treat and protect them from going bad again. If it is as simple as drilling the rivits and pulling the pieces off then no problem, but I don't want to overdrill and end up with varying sizes of rivits in the body.

Thanks again,
Sean-Paul
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old June 13th, 2008, 11:59 AM
Uncle Douglas's Avatar
Uncle Douglas
Status: Online
Doug Crowther
A defender in every driveway-motto
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Gods Country- Central Virginia
Posts: 11,841
Registry
Just drill the old rivets out and re-rivet them when you are ready to re-assemble. Suggestion go to ebay and buy a cheap air powered riveter( about $40). These big rivets are pretty tough with a hand rivet gun.
__________________
Good judgement comes from experience,experience comes from bad judgement.

Dividing Creek Imports
Worldwide Vehicle Shipment and Importation Service
Restoration & Modification work


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

410.693.1391


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old June 13th, 2008, 01:56 PM
JimC's Avatar
JimC
Status: Offline
Jim Cheney
NAS 110 #145
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 7,154
Registry
oh, yeah. It is that simple to replace the cappings.
__________________
Jim Cheney

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
body

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A few moron questions about interior trim panel removal. rustydefender Defender Technical Discussions 17 March 23rd, 2016 05:12 PM
Gas cap pulled away from body panel Krna Defender Technical Discussions 9 November 12th, 2009 01:13 PM
Body Panel Extravaganza madcowdungbeetle For Sale - Parts 12 November 30th, 2008 10:55 AM
Body Panel Gaskets Grover Defender Technical Discussions 1 April 30th, 2006 10:29 PM
rust on body found - Advise on removal paulb Defender Technical Discussions 1 November 27th, 2003 09:39 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:44 PM.


Copyright