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Hole in passenger footwell - MoT fail?

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by bluedog333, Dec 13, 2021.

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    bluedog333 Well-Known Member

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    Sitting in the garage and they’re trying to tell me the hole in the passenger footwell is a fail as it’s structural. Never been a problem before! I had to explain the difference between a ladder frame chassis and a monocoque construction as they didn’t know the difference! I thing I’m going to need to book her in to a more Landy-friendly place tomorrow, they’re only 10mins into the test!
     
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    How rotten is the floor? could be classed as dangerous if a passengers foot went through it ?
     
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    It’s covered with an ali plate, so no Flintstone action going on. It didn’t get much further through the MoT anyway, they aborted the test because of some chassis rot. I believe that it could have passed, as there only need to be 6 secure mounting points between body and chassis (so I’ve read somewhere), but it need fixing anyway so I wasn’t going to argue.
     
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    Can’t seem to open them.
     
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    sounds like some tlc is needed
     
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    Indeedy, I would prefer doing it in the summer though!
     
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    If the rot is near the bulkhead bolts yep fail.
     
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    It turned out to be the least of my worries :eek:
     
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    I need to replace this section, the a-frame cross member.
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    Time for a new thread…
     
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    click on the text at the top of each attachment, should work.
     
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