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Old December 10th, 2010, 03:16 PM
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defender 110 build chassis question

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I am working on a 200 tdi 110 defender build. I am having a problem figuring out where to start with a chassis; I dont want to dish out 4k for a new chassis.. I currently posses three potential chassis I can use: a 109, a 200 tdi 9-90, and a RRC LWB. after mulling over it, I have concluded that the most easy chassis modification would be stretching the d-90 about 20 inches. Modifying the 109 rails with coil perches and new X-members would be PITA but most legal approach to owning a defender with a series title, registration/ paperwork. I have seen series bodies fitted onto a RRC chassis, it requires a lot of fabrication. (lookup gordon's build in florida) None of these chassis are ideal for this build, but what do folx think? Who here has stretched a d-90 frame to 110? Perhaps someone is interested in trading the 90 frame for a 110 chassis.....
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Old December 11th, 2010, 01:24 AM
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$4K seems a bit high, I think mine was closer to $3K once I got it here and paid all the taxes. Richards shipped it directly to my door. Any build that you care about, and a 110 should be one, really deserves a new chassis.
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Old December 11th, 2010, 01:29 AM
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x2! my Marsland's chassis was just under 3k delivered. Worth every penny.
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Old December 11th, 2010, 06:05 AM
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Without having a tape measure to hand, doesn't a 110 chassis have deeper main rails than a 90? (as in, stronger)

stretching a 90 might not be as strong as a proper 110.
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Old January 16th, 2011, 01:41 AM
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thanks for the replies guys.
perhaps I will have to get the measuring tape out and start saving $$ in the meantime. I'm still recovering from what I dished out on a rebuilt 200tdi. perhaps someone here on the forum can offset my cost by buying a nice d90 chassis (so far not chopped). thanks for the references, so far the cheapest quote I've gotten from the UK was 3255.
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Also the distance from the rear axle and the rear crossmember on the frame is different between the 90 and 110 frames. So the 110 tub hangs over further on the back end - decreased departure angle.
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Is it a 200tdi chassis?



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thanks for the replies guys.
perhaps I will have to get the measuring tape out and start saving $$ in the meantime. I'm still recovering from what I dished out on a rebuilt 200tdi. perhaps someone here on the forum can offset my cost by buying a nice d90 chassis (so far not chopped). thanks for the references, so far the cheapest quote I've gotten from the UK was 3255.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 09:19 AM
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yes. 200 tdi d-90 chassis.
I've ruled out chopping the chassis. I'm going to try to sell the chassis and buy the 110 or do a straight up trade with someone looking for a 90. I prefer trades
I have not been able to find out if the 200tdi will fit onto a 300tdi chassis' engine mounts
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Old January 19th, 2011, 10:59 AM
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short answer, no.

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yes. 200 tdi d-90 chassis.
I've ruled out chopping the chassis. I'm going to try to sell the chassis and buy the 110 or do a straight up trade with someone looking for a 90. I prefer trades
I have not been able to find out if the 200tdi will fit onto a 300tdi chassis' engine mounts
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I think a new rear crossmember with extensions installed on the LWB frame is a good option for you.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 01:08 PM
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George @ RDS has new chassis for $3200 already here in the states if that helps!
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Pretty sure it's irrelevant at this point but will mention that I stretched a NAS d90 frame to fit a 109" tub and all the tub mounts had to be re-done.
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