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Old September 4th, 2007, 03:11 PM
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SW rear door questions

newbie questions....I have a new to me '95 SW and have a few questions about the rear door. First my rear wiper rubs and gets stuck on the spare at about the 12:00 position. It is a stock tire and wheel set up and appears to be mounted correctly. Is there some sort of spacer/washer that positions the tire further away? Second, the rear door hinges creak and groan everytime I open and close the rear door. Is there a fix or is this part of the charm of owning a rover? I know they sell new hinges/rebuild kits but didn't know if it was as simple as disassembling them and greasing the friction points.

Also - my SW side window glass rattles against the frame. It appears that the window felt is missing. Does anyone know if George at RDS or RN sells replacement felt?


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Old September 4th, 2007, 03:26 PM
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The felt shouldnt be hard to find RN or RDS should be helpful. The rear wiper shouldnt hit the rear tire, I have a plenty of clearance on my truck. There are supposed two nuts and a big threaded washer on the mount maybe those are missing? THe noisey rear door is most likely the weight of the tire on the back door, its really a bad design. You may try greasing the hinges etc, on my back door i find that the little bar on the bottom that holds the door open makes some noise. I always keep my spare in the cargo area, i am sure it would be bad if i had a wreck but so far so good. A number of folks have added a Mantec spare tire carrier which i someday hope to do. What number is your Station Wagon?



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Old September 4th, 2007, 03:57 PM
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Rover 4x4 - thanks for the info and the photo - I have '95 SW #305.

I will pull the spare tonight and see what's behind it. I assume some bolts or washers have to be missing. I like the idea of the Mantec but I don't know how excited I am about drilling into the body to install it.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 07:44 PM
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O its nothing to it. Maybe some of the other folks with chime in I know DJ thinks his is just about the best thing since sliced bread. I am kind of cheap so I am waiting to find a deal. I think they are usually around the 500 mark.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 08:17 PM
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I know DJ thinks his is just about the best thing since sliced bread.
You know it!

The Mantec carrier is far superior to the OEM, yet considerable more exspensive. It displaces the load of the spare onto the frame rather than the three door hinges.

Personally I felt the Mantec was necessary when I moved to steel wheels and XZLs.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 11:06 PM
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So DJ are you hinges quiet with the Mantec carrier? My hinges make a ton of noise.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 12:13 PM
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So DJ are you hinges quiet with the Mantec carrier? My hinges make a ton of noise.
Yep. They didn't howl too much before, but they're certainly quite now.
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 05:14 PM
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Will a 33 inch tire fit on the Mantec carrier?
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 07:30 PM
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 07:36 PM
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I have a UVA Holdings tire carrier sourced from Atlantic British. Very similar to the Mantec and has a built in carrier for a Hi-Lift Jack. Also comes with zirc fittings for greasing like the Mantec. It does require drilling into the body. Don't be alarmed when the instructions say "For Euro-Spec Defenders Only". It will fit.

Best part is that it's a bit cheaper than the Mantec.

I run steel wheels with a 255/85R16. No problems.

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Old October 22nd, 2007, 08:27 PM
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I've seen the Atlantic British one too but thought it would'nt fit. Looks stronger than the Mantec and I like the idea that it has greese zirc's. I plan on putting 255/85/16's on my vehicle also. Do you have a picture?
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 02:38 AM
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I've got one of the WVA wheel carriers. It's good but the paint coating pealed right off of the body mounting brackets and they went rustier that a very rusty thing.
I feel some galvanising or zinc spraying will be in order if it goes back on my rebuilt 110
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