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rich_allen



Member Since: 10 Jun 2016
Location: Rutland
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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 90 Td5 HT Coniston Green
Front outer wing panel

Evening all,

Has anyone removed just the outer wing panel leaving the rest in situ?
I presume it can be done? Any pointers before I give it a go... special bits of kit?

Cheers

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Gloucesternige



Member Since: 17 Jan 2020
Location: In the garage
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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 HT Keswick Green

What year is your defender. Which side and is it LHD or RHD?

Nige

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rich_allen



Member Since: 10 Jun 2016
Location: Rutland
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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 90 Td5 HT Coniston Green

Hi Nige,

It’s a 2002 TD5 and it’s the N/S (passenger wing)


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Post #810762 17th Jan 2020 7:39pm
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markb110



Member Since: 22 May 2010
Location: Guildford
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England 2002 Defender 90 Td5 HT Epsom Green

Hi

Yes I have done it, stuffed my 300 TDI 110 on a lane.

Its a very easy job to do.

Take off the pop rivits that hold the wheel arch on (worth buying spares if you trash any) and disconnect the side repeater.

Take a spanner and start to undo the bolts holding the outer wing on (through the gap created by removing the wheel arch)

One bolt nearest the bulkhead on the top edge was a sod. Once the wing was starting to come apart I used a hacksaw blade to cut it, I never replaced this for the same reason.

Sorry no pictures

Good luck and have fun.

Finally, I had the new panel resprayed in advance of starting the job, so all completed in one day. Next green lane I added the pin stripes to match the rest of the paintwork.. Rolling with laughter

Post #810764 17th Jan 2020 7:45pm
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Gloucesternige



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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 HT Keswick Green

rich_allen wrote:
Hi Nige,

It’s a 2002 TD5 and it’s the N/S (passenger wing)


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Lucky you.. I have just stripped out the heater and washer bottle in my Puma to get to the bolts along the top inner edge. OMG, what a mess Ford made.. designed for easy assembly on the line but a complete pain to take apart.

I see you have the wheelarch removed, (or ripped off), the first job i would do is go out there first thing and get some penetrating oil sprayed on the (4 or 5) bolts running down the rear edge into the bulkhead. I'm not sure about the washer bottle on a Td5. If it's the same as the Puma bottle you'll have fun getting to the top inner bolts at the front as it's in the way and not easy to get out. You'll have to remove the vertical strap holding the inner wing to the outer, remove the heater intake vent on top of the wing and take out the two screws holding the ducting in. Pull the duct out and youll see/feel a row of bolts along the top edge. Disconnect the wiring and remove the side indicator. There will also be a strap at the bottom running diagonally back from the back lower edge of the wheelarch, again, get some penetrating oil on that and wire brush the threads before removal.

Hope this helps??

Post #810766 17th Jan 2020 8:02pm
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rich_allen



Member Since: 10 Jun 2016
Location: Rutland
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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 90 Td5 HT Coniston Green

Thanks, all great pointers...
Replacement wing is currently at the paint shop so will attempt as soon as it’s back...

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Post #810785 17th Jan 2020 9:46pm
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dorsetsmith



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TIP

Test fit the wing before paint, not all wing metal parts fit out the box

Post #810822 18th Jan 2020 8:53am
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