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Old 07-02-2012, 08:40 PM
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So today i was screwing around and taking off the rear body mount bushings and here is my problem.







 

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So for the big *** hole i the only thing i can think of is to make a plate of metal with a hole drilled out for the bolt for when i install the body lift. that will just sit on top of the frame where it rotted out

 
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that was my first thought when i saw the frame rot. i dont see why it wouldnt work...your gonna have them welded in place?
 

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yeah ill just tack weld them in
 
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i dont see why it wouldnt work.
maybe someone else will comment....like i said, i would have thought of something similar.
 
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i hope so
 
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Replacement is the only option IMO. I'd look at getting some channel in the dimensions you need or getting some 3/16" or 1/4" broke (bent) to the size you need. Replacing the entire piece would be the best course of action because the rest of the steel is getting fugly as well. Why go through all that for the other metal to fail a year down the road?
Plus you'll have to grind off all the rust to get good welds & who knows how much base metal will be left to make a secure mounting point.
A lot of trade schools will do that for free & a donation to the student etc or some metal fab shops as well. If you don't have the material expect to pay for it but it should be under $10 for it & w/e they want to charge to form it on the brake. Measure everything up & start calling around with the stats.

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+1 what rottidog said.
def try a trade school if you dont have the tools or know how...great way to save some cash. also i agree on maybe some steel options, a segment of square tube might be an option as well.

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Just wondering, where are you going to be ordering your new body mounts? I have to do all of mine and I was thinking of going with energy suspension poly. drivewire.com looks like they have the entire kit for less than $90.
 
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nice. ive had similar issues in the past but i dont think that bad. i had some gigantic washers that fit perfectly in there, i just welded them in and was done with it
 

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