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Old November 18th, 2008, 11:23 AM
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Bleh. Still want to put a damn nut on it. Will have to dig around for bolts to determine the thread/size
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Old November 18th, 2008, 02:53 PM
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You can swap out a rear cross member in an afternoon, chassis is much more invloved. I got mine from paddocks with the extensions and it was nowhere near $700. Thats a third of what a chassis costs.

Straight from Paddockspares.com:

Rear X member with extentions - 90 - DEFENDER
LR511
105.00 ex VAT

thats $156.57 US, Galvy for $30-40, and 2 grinder discs $5 each. Thats like $200 bucks and three hours depending on how much beer is involved...plus shipping
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Old November 18th, 2008, 03:12 PM
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I'm on your side Keith, but I think you are being a bit optimistic. With shipping it's closer to $400, and I think it's a bit more work than an afternoon. Say a day. But still far less cost and time than a frame swap.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 03:31 PM
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That is why I got mine from Rovers North, the price was a bit less than getting it from the UK and I got it quicker.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 03:33 PM
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Paying someone to do the labor is what costs $$$.

For me or Keith or Charles, no biggy to drop the tank and weld one on in a day, but to pay someone hourly to do that (especially with rusted bolts, potential to brake fuel lines etc.) it adds up.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 04:28 PM
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That is why I got mine from Rovers North, the price was a bit less than getting it from the UK and I got it quicker.
At least right now its less buying from the UK (and my shipping included some other heavy/bulky items as well). Even if I had gotten in on one of those free shipping deals from RN, I still paid less.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 05:05 PM
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I'm still faced with the problem that none of the ones sold here in the U.S. have long enough extensions......
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Old November 18th, 2008, 05:18 PM
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Give us the link to the UK supplier website you found the one you want at

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I'm guessing its this:
http://www.beamends-lrspares.co.uk/B...020/index.html

So whats the problem? $220 and they can ship it UPS for $168 or less if paddocks could (with another box of items including an outrigger).
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Old November 18th, 2008, 07:07 PM
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Got a jig saw or a grinder? Just go buy some sheet metal in the thicknness you like, get some metal blades from Lowes/HD, and some cardboard from the store where you are buying a 12 pack of your favorite beer. Figure out how long you want your extensions and make a template off your truck with the cardboard, then trace these on the metal you bought, have a beer. Cut out the pieces with jig saw or grinder, have a beer. Drop the tank, have a beer, jack the tub have a beer, cut off the old section and weld in the new, have 2 beers, take some pictures. Weld up your new crossmember, bolt the tub down, put the tank back, take some more pictures, and admire your work while enjoying a beer. Call you neighbors over, offer them a beer and show off your work. Easy day. If you cant weld... call over a friend who can and tell him about all the beer you have.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 07:15 PM
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The one I had was missing one as well, but it wasnt the one for the NAS rear bumper. I think the other ones are for the folding step or somthing. Since the step mounts off center, I dont think they are ever 'all' there. double check befor you hassle with it too much.

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Yes I looked closer at my D90 and there isn't one there either. I might just forget about it. The thread is close to 3/8 16 but that isn't exact. Would still like to know what thread it is to try the bolt trick when galvanizing.

I think making your own extensions is doable but a lot of work. I was going to do that and decided I'd be best off going with extensions. But yes, none of this is rocket science or precision work

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Old November 19th, 2008, 01:20 PM
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Give us the link to the UK supplier website you found the one you want at

Follow-up Post:

I'm guessing its this:
http://www.beamends-lrspares.co.uk/B...020/index.html

So whats the problem? $220 and they can ship it UPS for $168 or less if paddocks could (with another box of items including an outrigger).
That is exactly the one I want. but Beamends says they won't ship it. The only supplier that I've found that carries it is quoting $300-$400 for shipping.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 01:37 PM
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Old November 21st, 2008, 09:21 AM
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John, if you haven't bought one yet, and you are still apprehensive about buying overseas, I might have one of these for sale, depending on if there is interest in the one I have for sale without extensions.

http://www.paddockspares.com/pp/DEFE...ages/lr512.jpg

In the spirit of full disclosure the cross member didn't come with that additional bar shown in the picture. I will take high quality photos of the exact one I am selling so you know what you are buying if interested.

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Old November 28th, 2008, 10:50 AM
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John, I just stumbled across this while searching for some other defender stuff.

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150ukp he wants to ship to the US.

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Old November 28th, 2008, 12:01 PM
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Yeah, but it still comes out to only $521 USD, which is a lot better than the $700+ that he was quoted before.
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Sorry to bring an OLD Thread back,

But I am in the process to replace my rear x-member, and I see the options of Extensions and what not, my frame is okay, it is just the bottom of the crossmember that is chewed up.

1 - Is the one without the extension also weld to the frame or is it bolt on? if it is welded, shall I get the one from RN or get the one with extensions? ( paddock )

2 - I tried to remove my NAS rear bumper/step, and can't figure it out where it bolts on ( I see the 2 bars under the tank, but I can't seem to figure out the round bar that goes into the crossmember

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Old June 28th, 2009, 05:16 PM
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1. weld on
2. There are 17mm head bolts that go into the threaded ends of the tubes (make sense or clear as mud).

You want extensions so you do not have to remove the rear body to weld on "just" the crossmember.
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Old June 28th, 2009, 06:22 PM
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Ron,

Thanks for the info.

Now, is there room in there to put a socket? I'll try tomorrow.

I guess I am ordering from Paddock as RN has the one without extensions
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Old June 28th, 2009, 07:50 PM
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I was under the impression that the US NAS ones aren't being made anymore. Are you sure this one will work with the US fuel tank fittings?
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