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05 Aug 2018 19:57 #194847 by Basketcase
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I don’t know which section to ask this. Does anyone know where to get cheap sheet steel from just for patching the body mounts up? I need it asafp didn’t realise the mot was due on the jimny on 9th and I have a couple of patches to do before then and money is VERY tight so needs to be very very cheap or even free? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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05 Aug 2018 20:12 #194848 by jackonlyjack
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You're miles away from me
Try local tip or scrap man. Local factories you just need an old filling cabinet or similar

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05 Aug 2018 22:23 #194850 by Basketcase
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Any ideas what thickness I should use to repair/rebuild the body mount on the chassis? May as well tackle that while I’ve got the welder going?

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06 Aug 2018 06:36 #194854 by yakuza
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Since i am not a skilled welder i like to use a proper welder and proper steel. Bought my MIG welder used for approx. 200£
The steel i buy from a local steel supplier, 1mm sheet steel is what i use. Not expensive. and a 1x2m sheet would keep you in buisness for a long while. Just remember to spray the sheet with oil to avoid it rusting before you get to use it.
If I get better at welding i might go down to 0.8 thickness but i guess i would burn more holes if i do. But they say 0.8mm is easier to form into the shape you need.
Tried using scrap steel found in dumpsters behind car repair shops, but they tend to be so thin it is a pain to weld when you are not so good at welding..

However for the body mounts you should see what thickness is there allready. when doing reinforced places on the body I try to use same thickness but use a larger reinforced piece.
I try not to lay sheets on top of each other as that is the best way to make rust.

2005 Jimny M16A VVT, 235 BFG MT, 2" Trailmaster, 17%/87% high/low gears.
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06 Aug 2018 06:36 #194855 by jackonlyjack
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Basketcase wrote: Any ideas what thickness I should use to repair/rebuild the body mount on the chassis? May as well tackle that while I’ve got the welder going?

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I would say 3mm minimum for the chassis
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06 Aug 2018 07:01 #194856 by yakuza
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Another thing using scrap steel is that some of it has been produced for cold forming for mass production and not necessary the best welding specifications. In a dumpster you never know what you get..

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06 Aug 2018 07:30 #194858 by yakuza
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jackonlyjack wrote:

Basketcase wrote: Any ideas what thickness I should use to repair/rebuild the body mount on the chassis? May as well tackle that while I’ve got the welder going?

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I would say 3mm minimum for the chassis


That is most likely correct..

If you find scrap steel with a weld on it you most likely can weld it ok your self as well.

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06 Aug 2018 13:58 #194866 by Basketcase
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Well it’s just been made 4billion times worse.... got a filing cabinet to cut up and use so started having a go...when all of a sudden jacked it up a bit and oops off pops the rear drivers side mount! From both the chassis and the body! Oops!!
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06 Aug 2018 14:01 #194867 by TomDK
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If I were you I'd probably go source original body mounts from a wrecked Jimny at a breaker. Must easier fit.

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06 Aug 2018 14:18 #194869 by Basketcase
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Hard bit is finding one in a salvage yard do you know of any other vehicles I could use the part off? Like a disco or something?

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06 Aug 2018 14:47 #194870 by S200KYS

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06 Aug 2018 14:56 #194873 by S200KYS
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Perhaps James 'J999PRE' on here has a solid chassis lying around?

Worth a PM ?

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