Wanted - 110 CSW

My Disco went off to its new home yesterday so now the search is on for its replacement. Mainly ferrying duties, up to nine kids (which is
why it has to be a 110), but with a fair bit of laning and occasional playdays. Budget is tight, couple of grand, so looking for an oldie but preferably with a decent clean bulkhead and reasonably civilised so 'er indoors wont whine too much at driving it. Anyone have a suitable candidate?
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On or around Mon, 18 Dec 2006 19:05:40 GMT, Si Cottick

not wanting to upset your applecart, but I hope they're either your kids or not on "organised trips".
sideways seats are now verboten for "organised trips" and that includes things like scouts outings.. Hence my project to build the tranny-110 hybrid - which once done will do up to 12 forward-facing with 3-point belts, although I'm currently using 9 inc driver to avoid PCV regulations.
the other one to watch is the new laws about child restraints for "small children" which same are under 12 *and* under 135cm tall.
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On Mon, 18 Dec 2006 21:54:42 +0000, Austin Shackles

Cant really share online, but Yes we had figured round the restraints issue and sideways seats. The sideways bit wont apply in our circs, and we only have one under 12 so she can go in one of the standard seats plus booster. Many thanks for pointing it out though, as there will be many who DONT know
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On or around Mon, 18 Dec 2006 22:05:12 GMT, Si Cottick

's OK. I have to comply 'cos of work, so I know (most) all about it.
BTW I didn't go for boosters, I went for modified belts - some name like Autosafe. much easier to deal with.
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On Mon, 18 Dec 2006 23:18:09 -0000, "Lee_D"

many thanks for passing that on, lee. viewed, bartered, and bought! search now over
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Kin'el!
Welcome to your new 110! :-)
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On Tue, 19 Dec 2006 16:14:32 -0000, "Lee_D"

Ummm, time to feel stoopid, already... My new purchase came with spare in the back, and a mounting bracket in the pile of bits to bring home. Its got three 'lug' points, triangular, and it looks pretty flat... So how do I tell if its a *bonnet* mounting bracket, or a *back door* mounting bracket? Presuming of course that they're different (d'oh). And regardless of where it *should* be, how do I go about putting it there, given that both the back door and the bonnet are free of handy perforations that might match? Is it a 'suck it and see' affair, or can I get a template or summat?
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It should be in the bin ;-)
If you put the spare on the bonnet, you restrict your view of the ground directly in front of the vehicle, make it hard to lift the bonnet, and risk it coming smashing through the windscreen in the event of a front-on crash.
You can fit them to the rear door, but if you do that you can knacker the hinges and/or the rear door skin as they're not really made to take the weight. I had the hinges go on my rear door due to this.
Best bet would be to get a swinging rear wheel carrier, one that allows the door to be opened from the inside, or alternatively put it on the rear and put up with replacing the hinges and/or rear door every few years or so. Hinges are cheap, my door skin looked fine after a few years but the hinges were shot so you might only have to occasionally replace hinges which is cheap and fairly easy.
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Expect to see a lot more stupid questions, because I've just got a '92 110 hardtop as well. Mine came with a swinging rear wheel carrier, a sort of articulated thing. With the spare on, when I shut the door there seems to be an awful lot of flexing and rattling, but maybe that's normal. Also, a couple of days ago in the rain, it looked as if large washers in some of the large bearings were breaking up and sort of sliding out from under the bearings. Yesterday in the fog, one seemed to have walked back into place or fallen out. The other looked as if it had simply worn completely through on one side and was continuing its bid for freedom. There also seems to have been some flexing of the bodywork at the top mounting ( cracking paint).
Are/were there several makes of these carriers? Are the washers part of an alignment process, or just washers? There are a bunch of grease nipples. Should I just try to revive my grease gun, last used in the '60's and which seems to have lost its ability to push grease, and squirt any old grease into these bearings?
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Lots of them. Unfortunately this means that your descriptions aren't worth much as we don't know what the thing is supposed to be like ;-)

Some cheap grease will do, no need for high temperature grease, and a new grease gun from a motor factors, Draper is a good make normally.
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I've uploaded some photos to
http://picasaweb.google.com/billaboard/Landie
Can I just undo, one at a time, the large nuts with the nipples in and inspect the bearings or will I end up with a pile of washers and a contraption that won't go back together again? I'll try to sort out a grease gun later today.
Perhaps I should note that the vague plan is to replace the rear cross member sometime in 2007. Also perhaps repaint in a colour that doesn't show the dirt quite so much.
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To be honest there's no way of telling from looking at the pictures, but it looks like quite a good carrier so probably worth taking it off, stripping it down, replacing those washers that have come out (which may be a form of grease seal, depending on how thick they are) and then hammeriting it and putting it back on. The only thing about it that I'm not keen on is that the top mount appears to mount directly to the skin of the rear tub rather than to the much stronger body capping, that's the main black mark against it. I think you said that it was flexing there so if it's stretching the metal then perhaps you should consider getting a different one.
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Nullified wrote:
|| Ummm, time to feel stoopid, already... || My new purchase came with spare in the back, and a mounting bracket || in the pile of bits to bring home. Its got three 'lug' points, || triangular, and it looks pretty flat... So how do I tell if its a || *bonnet* mounting bracket, or a *back door* mounting bracket? || Presuming of course that they're different (d'oh). || And regardless of where it *should* be, how do I go about putting it || there, given that both the back door and the bonnet are free of handy || perforations that might match? Is it a 'suck it and see' affair, or || can I get a template or summat?
Sounds like a bonnet mount. To be correct, there should be a suitable moulding on the bonnet to mount it on (they are different parts), but it can be mounted on a standard bonnet with appropriate adjustments. You might want to reinforce the bonnet underneath where the bolts go.
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This is a rear door one...
http://www.zen79997.zen.co.uk/morph/wheelcarrierstage1/imagepages/image6.html
Ians comments are spot on though.
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