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Old March 28th, 2016, 09:01 PM
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Newbie question: I am looking at buying a 1995 300tdi 110 Defender...

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Here's a newbie question: I am looking at buying a 1995 300tdi 110 Defender. I did a quick lookaround and when I lifted the front passenger floor carpet, I saw that a plate has been screwed/bolted as if it stands on top of the real floor. Is this supposed to be there or is it there to maybe hide rust? I unfortunately do not have pictures to share. Just wondeting if this is normal OEM or aftermarket.


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Old March 28th, 2016, 09:13 PM
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The floors in a defender are removable so that access to the trans and tcase are easy in the field.
The floor plates are aluminum and bolt to the steel foot wells of the firewall/bulkhead with screws
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Old March 28th, 2016, 09:17 PM
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A Defender is a big boy meccano set.

What you want to look at in that area is the front of the footwells inside and out. They are steel and love to rust.
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Ok thanks! Any way you have a picture of what it should look like? This way I'll confirm for sure that what I saw was normal.
Many thanks for your fast answer Doug.
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I dont but I'm sure Briggs or one of the other Johnny on the spot types can post something
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Ok thanks! Any way you have a picture of what it should look like? This way I'll confirm for sure that what I saw was normal.
Many thanks for your fast answer Doug.

Read this for a while Andre
go through the picture albums and get familiar with the parts

https://eastcoastrover.smugmug.com/C...-guide-images/


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Read this for a while Andre
go through the picture albums and get familiar with the parts

https://eastcoastrover.smugmug.com/C...-guide-images/


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Great! I will. Found what I was referring to: the black aluminium sheet seen here: https://eastcoastrover.smugmug.com/C...ages/i-5BGM5G4

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yep that just screws in.. normal
as I say just add parts.. the green stuff with the arrows in ECR's picture is what rusts..

i.e.. all of this https://eastcoastrover.smugmug.com/C...ages/i-LdNbpLT
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yep that just screws in.. normal
as I say just add parts.. the green stuff with the arrows in ECR's picture is what rusts..

i.e.. all of this https://eastcoastrover.smugmug.com/C...ages/i-LdNbpLT
I see what you mean Robert. I was wondering, why not have them made in carbon fiber? Rust wouldn't be an issue anymore. Thoughts?
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The parts that screw in are aluminum. They are not the problem. It is the bulkhead that is steel. It is one large piece and is the main structure for the body.
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The floor plates are aluminum, so no rust. It's the bulkhead which is steel.. And rusts
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The floor plates are aluminum, so no rust. It's the bulkhead which is steel.. And rusts
oh, I see! Sorry for being such a debutant.


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