Rear Crossmember Replacement - Defender Source
Defender Source  

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


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old December 19th, 2014, 06:54 AM
D90884's Avatar
D90884
Status: Offline
Jon
1994 Defender 90 #884
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Auburn, NH USA
Posts: 75
Rear Crossmember Replacement

I could use some help figuring out the best option for part selection replacement of the rusty rear crosssmember on my 94 NAS 90. I knew it was an issue when I bought the truck earlier this year and I am prepared to do the work myself. After removing the badly corroded gas tank cradle and the rear bumper step (which is in great shape) it is evident the crossmember has to be changed. It seems like the best option is part number PLH61990NASHD from RN as it has the integral fuel tank cradle mounts but have others had success with different parts from other vendors? Can the existing fuel tank cradle mounts be cut and reused with a "non-nas" part. I know there is a debate about galvi versus painted steel so opinions on that are appreciated too. Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old December 22nd, 2014, 09:09 PM
Capt Milks's Avatar
Capt Milks
Status: Offline
Mike
Defender V-8, Defender 2.25
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 1,798
How bad is the extensions, bottom of the rear frame rails? Galvanized so that you will not have as many problems in the future. They make the replacements with and with out extensions.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old December 22nd, 2014, 09:22 PM
wmatos1001's Avatar
wmatos1001
Status: Offline
William
1994 NAS Defender 90
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 409
Registry
I have the exact same year Def 90 (1994) and also had a rotted rear cross member. I had a post not too long ago (week or so) about my rear member replacement. I had a shop do it and I went with the RN galvanized version that included extensions and rear spring mounts. I can say that I am extremely pleased with the fit so far. I don't have the vehicle back yet as I have some other work being done.

I also had the shop send the galvanized rear member to be painted. It is a little more work/labor to do so with prep involved but since I wasn't doing a complete frame replacement I wanted it to blend.

When all is done its getting a treatment of Waxoyl to further blend the old and new. Also like you my rear step bumper and rest of my frame was in great shape. I just had them hit the rear step with the same black paint to blend it all.

Doing it yourself will save a ton of cash. I wish I could have. I'm about $9k into the repairs (including parts) already but that is not just the rear member/extensions I had other things done including the rear tub tube that is just forward of the rear wheel well. Mine was rotting at the ends where it bolts to the body.

You may want to check your tub tube if you haven't already.

Good luck!

Link to my original post on this:
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...r+frame+repair
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old December 22nd, 2014, 09:23 PM
evilfij's Avatar
evilfij
Status: Offline
evilfij
I have never seen a rover in person
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: on the internet
Posts: 14,688
You want extensions because without them you need to pull the tub to weld it properly.

Or just replace the whole frame ....
__________________
*not legal advice*
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old December 22nd, 2014, 09:31 PM
D90884's Avatar
D90884
Status: Offline
Jon
1994 Defender 90 #884
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Auburn, NH USA
Posts: 75
Thanks for all the replies. I ended up going with a new galvi crossmember with 20" extensions. I was able to cut out the old crossmember and ends of frame rails while salvaging the rear fuel tank mounts which are in good shape. I am about 1/2 way through the job now and so far so good. I have the new crossmember mounted and will be welding later this week.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old February 7th, 2015, 03:04 PM
D90884's Avatar
D90884
Status: Offline
Jon
1994 Defender 90 #884
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Auburn, NH USA
Posts: 75
I finished the galvi rear crossmember replacement a few weeks back. The rovers north (proline) rear crossmember with 20" extensions worked well. Saving the fuel tank supports was a bit of a challenge but it all worked out in the end. If anyone is considering this and I can help with info don't hesitate to ask. Ended up fabricating a new fuel tank cradle too. Pictures to follow.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old February 7th, 2015, 03:36 PM
D90884's Avatar
D90884
Status: Offline
Jon
1994 Defender 90 #884
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Auburn, NH USA
Posts: 75
Here are the photos...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1816.jpg
Views:	188
Size:	96.7 KB
ID:	113062   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1815.jpg
Views:	182
Size:	77.7 KB
ID:	113063  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1839.jpg
Views:	182
Size:	104.5 KB
ID:	113064   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1840.jpg
Views:	217
Size:	96.5 KB
ID:	113065  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1838.jpg
Views:	183
Size:	85.0 KB
ID:	113066   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1851.jpg
Views:	176
Size:	140.9 KB
ID:	113067  

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old February 7th, 2015, 08:26 PM
wmatos1001's Avatar
wmatos1001
Status: Offline
William
1994 NAS Defender 90
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 409
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by D90884 View Post
Here are the photos...
Looks great and that rotted rear cross member looked a lot like mine before replacing it. Although I ended up doing the frame all the way past the rear spring mounts. Let's get together this spring for some class VI roads!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old April 18th, 2016, 11:27 AM
wcampbel@nas.edu's Avatar
wcampbel@nas.edu
Status: Offline
Bill Campbell
1994 D-90 ST
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 727
Quote:
Originally Posted by D90884 View Post
I finished the galvi rear crossmember replacement a few weeks back. The rovers north (proline) rear crossmember with 20" extensions worked well. Saving the fuel tank supports was a bit of a challenge but it all worked out in the end. If anyone is considering this and I can help with info don't hesitate to ask. Ended up fabricating a new fuel tank cradle too. Pictures to follow.
So was this the non-Nas crossmember they offer? This one:

REAR X MEMBER D90 w/20"EXTENSIONS NON NAS, PLH61990, ANR2054, PLH61990HD, CROSSMEMBER - Rovers North - Classic Land Rover Parts
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old April 18th, 2016, 02:28 PM
D90884's Avatar
D90884
Status: Offline
Jon
1994 Defender 90 #884
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Auburn, NH USA
Posts: 75
Yes it was PLH61990HD.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old April 18th, 2016, 03:06 PM
wcampbel@nas.edu's Avatar
wcampbel@nas.edu
Status: Offline
Bill Campbell
1994 D-90 ST
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 727
So what did you have to do to it to fit a NAS90? Like specifically did you have to cut a ton of it to make it fit properly or was it just some minor work?
Reply With Quote
Reply

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

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
Rear Crossmember Replacement 61rover Defender Technical Discussions 49 June 12th, 2011 10:14 PM
Folding rear step on NAS rear crossmember Overlander Defender Technical Discussions 4 September 15th, 2008 09:33 PM
Rear Crossmember Repair mattarm Defender Technical Discussions 2 June 27th, 2006 07:07 AM
fix for rust on rear crossmember/bumper d90_1372 Defender Technical Discussions 2 August 6th, 2004 08:38 AM
D-90 Rear crossmember neo812 Wanted 2 August 1st, 2004 02:29 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:41 PM.


Copyright