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I am looking at buying a 1991 Defender 110 (Tithonus) which is in pretty good nick apart from a rotten rear cross member.  Can anyone give me a guide to cost of replacing this by a professional?  Its for purposes of negotiating the price at this stage.  Having looked at a couple of online videos it seems as if the cross member can be replaced with the body in-situ which if true will make it a cheaper exercise of course!  Thanks in advance!

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Morning Ferg

Have you given up on finding a lwt then? One has just popped up on the lwt Facebook page at £9k, looks ok from the photos and only a trailer.

Funnily enough I have been looking for a 110 to add as a stable mate to your old lwt, can’t find the right one at the right price currently.

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Hi, Alan (gimme that Lightweight back, you swine!!!).  I was actually contacted by the owner of that Lightweight a month ago and at that stage he wanted £11.5k so that has come down a lot!  I will check it out.  Thanks.  I will PM you re 110s.

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My kids would never forgive me if I got rid of it….

£9k doesn’t seem bad looking at the c*ap currently about, especially evilbay etc, although I do see a few mods like the arch extensions which aren’t to a purists taste.

Seems to be little about currently, during lockdown one there wer quite a few gems around, but the ban on travel restricted viewing.

I’ll look at your pm, whilst I fancy another mv my wife wants me to buy a classic car for goodwood etc so have also been looking at MK2 jags and V8 Daimler’s……..decisions decisions…. A Humber staff car would probably be the happy medium but then it spares/servicing etc or rather finding someone to do. The others are ok as we have good local specialists.

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If the rot is visible from the rear, then you are in luck as this section is a bolt on cover. The only problem with replacing the cover is that the captive nuts in the floor section may turn. This is quite an easy and cheap replacement, can be done with hand tools and does not need the body removed. The actual crossmember on a Wolf or Tithonus rarely rots  but the covers do.

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16 minutes ago, johnwardle said:

If the rot is visible from the rear, then you are in luck as this section is a bolt on cover. The only problem with replacing the cover is that the captive nuts in the floor section may turn. This is quite an easy and cheap replacement, can be done with hand tools and does not need the body removed. The actual crossmember on a Wolf or Tithonus rarely rots  but the covers do.

Tithonus is not the same as Wolf, there is no bolt on cover on a Tithonus.

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