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    Gearbox crossmember replacement

    Howdy,
    Just wondering if anyone has fabricated a gearbox crossmember. I see I can buy them from UK, but it looks pretty simple to make.
    Any tips from people who've done it?
    Cheers

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    Yep, the modified removable crossmember someone had done to the Series 3 was woeful so just made a new one up. Used 100x50x3 box section, angled at each side which comes up to a plate that has bolt holes in it to line up with the new plates welded to the chassis. Easy fab if youíre handy with a grinder and welder. No plans or jigs or anything, just made it up as I went along until it all fitted. 👍


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pezwa83 View Post
    Howdy,
    Just wondering if anyone has fabricated a gearbox crossmember. I see I can buy them from UK, but it looks pretty simple to make.
    Any tips from people who've done it?
    Cheers
    Unless you are replacing a damaged cross member, making a removable one up just for the sake of it may not be worth it.
    Removable gearbox cross members were fabricated for most/all military series Land Rovers, and some in civilian use were
    converted as well, by innovative owners, but i don't know if there is a big advantage when it comes to gearbox removal.
    Possibly if you have a hoist it is of benefit, and saves removing the seat-box, but the floor and tunnel needs removing
    anyway to access the upper bell housing bolts.
    One of my vehicles has a modified cross member, but i have never removed it whenever i have had cause to take the
    gearbox out, or replace the clutch, etc.

    Cheers, Mick.
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    Agree with Mick - unless yours is toast, going to the trouble of making it removable for the sake of it isnít worth the bother IMO either. I did mine because it had previously been butchered. Many have or else hit a stump, etc and look a pretzel...


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