2a FC rear cross member

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Re: 2a FC rear cross member

Postby Wheeledbeast » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:00 am

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Roughly 51 inches. Best measurement I could get was 1288mm centre to centre on the left hand bolts. Unfortunately I could not get a flat run with the tape, so it may be a bit shorter than that, I think that works out at about 50 ¾ inches, but again it Think it may be a little shorter than that.
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Re: 2a FC rear cross member

Postby NZ2AFC » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:43 pm

Ahhhh........... I see the first problem. My 'towing rings' look larger that yours. The hole centres of mine are 3+3/8" x 3+5/8" (85.7mm x 92.1mm)
I will have to find some correct ones somewhere.
I assume the end of the tape in your picture is hooked over the LH edge, not the bolt?

Leon
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Re: 2a FC rear cross member

Postby Wheeledbeast » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:40 pm

Mine is a B suffix and I’m not sure how “messed about with” it has been. It could well be that I have the wrong ones, although the bolts do go all the way through the X member and there is no evidence of other bolt holes from different size backplates (difficult to see past the birds nest :? ). Both photos are tape hook on the edge of the back plate. I’ll try and get some measurements of the hole centres. Mine seems to be about 3”, which many ladies find inadequate… ooh Matron :)

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Re: 2a FC rear cross member

Postby Wheeledbeast » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:44 am

Good news mine are not as small as they look :!: it must just be a funny angle( sorry saw too many “carry on” films as a kid :) ) . Measured up the D rings last night. Hole centres are 85mm x 92mm which is more or less the measurements you have got. I did not take the bolts out, just gestimated the centre of the head but I must be pretty close and it does tie up with your measurements. Hope that helps.

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Re: 2a FC rear cross member

Postby NZ2AFC » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:31 am

That's good, I do have the correct ones then. Very deceiving from the photo. I'll start drilling hole in the weekend.
Thanks for your help

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This is from the parts catalogue, is for the 2A suffix A & B only. The packer plate '49' suggests that the towing ring goes to the outside of the outer body mounting plate. The suffix C onward are on the inside of that mounting plate.
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Series One 112602729 Fire Tender
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Re: 2a FC rear cross member

Postby Trubster » Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:11 pm

I would agree that on the early 2a, the towing rings are fixed to almost in line with the outer edge of the cross member...this being that when you lower the tailboard, the rubber buffers fixed to the tailboard coincide with the towing rings.

Later vehicles had the rubber buffers mounted further inboard on the tailboard, this the towing rings were further in board on the cross member........therefore, if you have the tailboard, with the rubber buffers still in the correct position, this will give you the centres you require for the towing rings....

Do I make any sense??? It has been a long, hard week! Hope this helps. Regards

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Re: 2a FC rear cross member

Postby NZ2AFC » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:15 am

Hello Turbster,
Good point about the tailgate buffers. I checked my tailgate, no buffers but there were holes near the edge of both sides. Two hole are in the panel & two holes sideway into the rib so hard to work out the centres of buffers.

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1963 2a Forward Control 28700207A
1992 D90 Tdi
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Re: 2a FC rear cross member

Postby Wheeledbeast » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:35 am

Square on picky of Dring i meant to put up before sorry.
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Re: 2a FC rear cross member

Postby bronzie66610 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:55 am

Email me and I will send dimensions to you.
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Re: 2a FC rear cross member

Postby Diana » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:30 pm

I have a SIIB vehicle with a chassis better than the one depicted above, but I think it's beyond repair.

Shows to go you how much people's opinions vary.

I still think that I'll be packaging up 33100095A and 33100105A as a single deal and pass them on to someone who has the time and space to build one up.
33200327F ex-SADF Radio Relay body
33100161B ex-Nickel Mines Ltd trayback service truck
33100105A unknown original owner, Cab chassis - donor to 95A
33100095A ex-Cardwell Rural Fire Service Qld, incomplete cab cassis


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