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Old April 29th, 2015, 12:15 AM
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What to do with an old rolling chassis?

Hoping by the end of May I will have the wiring and components all hooked up on my re-build. I could then swap the tub and doors.

Once done I will have a 110 frame, axles, 2.5NA, LT77, 1.6 LT230, bulkhead and stuff like fuel tank, brakes and suspension. Frame is rough but with a new rear cross member and some patch work on the front horns I think it could be saved.

I have been trying to sell parts off it but little interest in the 2.5 and LT77 - have not posted it as a chassis tho.

An idea I had was to make repairs to the frame and look for a 109 (there is actually one in town that has been sitting for years) with a shot motor and/or frame and do the mods needed to make it a Coiler and put the body on the top of the 110 frame and use the 2.5NA and 110 running gear.

Would it be too much work to be worth it? Or smarter just to sell or scrap the old parts?
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Old April 29th, 2015, 01:00 AM
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Scrap/sell off for parts. Your time is too valuable to deal with it.
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Old April 29th, 2015, 06:44 AM
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ill take that bulkhead possibly if its not awful
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Old April 29th, 2015, 07:06 AM
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ill take that bulkhead possibly if its not awful
It's a RHD Defender bulkhead - it's not too bad at all.

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My vote is for a trail beater. That is essentially why I have my 109. Too rough to rebuild, to nice to scrap. -Jeff
The 110 I am building I am planning on using off road. But agree would be cool to have a snotty beater. I was thinking the 109 could be done up decently and then sold to pay off the parts CC.

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Scrap/sell off for parts. Your time is too valuable to deal with it.
Probably the smart and logical answer and I just may do that. I have that "but what if?" gene - when I know I'll have usable parts and an a see an abandoned 109 The problem is I always spend way too much time on fixing it.
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Yard art. The wife and neighbors will love it.
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Yard art. The wife and neighbors will love it.
that's hilarious. think that would fly with the neighbors don?
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Old April 29th, 2015, 07:49 AM
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Yard art. The wife and neighbors will love it.
Haha - wife already doesn't like it - need to carve a spot behind the garage once I take the tub off!
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Old April 29th, 2015, 08:01 AM
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that's hilarious. think that would fly with the neighbors don?
Nah - don't think they'd be too keen on it

It's bad enough my garage is near the property line and the noises that come with it!
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Nah - don't think they'd be too keen on it It's bad enough my garage is near the property line and the noises that come with it!
yeah, your place is beautiful so I can only imagine the possible looks you might get.
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Trail truck. 109 rear tub, pair of 110 front wings and bonnet, cobble on a soft top frame & canvas. Nail an 8274 on the front and wheel it to death.
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Trail truck. 109 rear tub, pair of 110 front wings and bonnet, cobble on a soft top frame & canvas. Nail an 8274 on the front and wheel it to death.
Now we're talking. That's not a bad idea.
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Old April 29th, 2015, 09:52 AM
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Trail truck. 109 rear tub, pair of 110 front wings and bonnet, cobble on a soft top frame & canvas. Nail an 8274 on the front and wheel it to death.
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Now we're talking. That's not a bad idea.
I have a set of 35's on Disco steelies from the NAS rig. I could put the 255's on the 110 3 door. Not sure if that 2.5NA could move those tires tho.
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