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Separating Jimny body from frame

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15 Apr 2018 07:25 #191713 by spin4pike

Lambert wrote: Quite honestly there is no logical reason to be splitting the chassis from the body for rust repair unless you are possessed of the skills and facilities to do it yourself self. It's not a job that is going to make any financial sense given the availability of replacement vehicles, this becoming increasingly relevant if you are paying a third-party to do the work. If however you are doing modifications to the vehicle like a body lift, arch tubbing etc and the rust repair is a secondary aspect of the work then yes it makes sense. My point is that the total cost of time and effort and all the little things like broken bolts etc could easily be put into a significantly newer Jimny that isn't rusted away.

I sandblasted the chassis on weels..am remove the springs and suspension.
I did not have broken screws
anyway I replaced them with some thicker ones
I welded the nuts on the body

the interior of the chassis had no rust. I washed it with water pressure and rust treatment. and I put a lot of wax

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15 Apr 2018 07:33 #191714 by spin4pike

spin4pike wrote:

Lambert wrote: Quite honestly there is no logical reason to be splitting the chassis from the body for rust repair unless you are possessed of the skills and facilities to do it yourself self. It's not a job that is going to make any financial sense given the availability of replacement vehicles, this becoming increasingly relevant if you are paying a third-party to do the work. If however you are doing modifications to the vehicle like a body lift, arch tubbing etc and the rust repair is a secondary aspect of the work then yes it makes sense. My point is that the total cost of time and effort and all the little things like broken bolts etc could easily be put into a significantly newer Jimny that isn't rusted away.

I sandblasted the chassis on weels..am remove the springs and suspension.
I did not have broken screws
anyway I replaced them with some thicker ones
I welded the nuts on the body

the interior of the chassis had no rust. I washed it with water pressure and rust treatment. and I put a lot of wax

Trimis de pe al meu SM-G930F folosind Tapatalk

I cut all the old screwof the body except those on the front and replaced with welded nuts
I've replaced all the bushes.
I wanted it though it was not necessary

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21 Apr 2018 06:35 #191970 by Bosanek
Thank you all very much for all the information, pictures and the suggestions. This significantly improved my understanding of the scope, size and complexity of the project.

The thing is that I had found a very nice diesel (DDiS) Jimny with only 95 000 traveled kms from the first owner, with all the equipment and then some (special 25th anniversary Swiss edition). The "only" issue is that the vehicle had exclusively been driven in various Swiss skiing centers, and the road salt had devastated its underbody.

So I was considering buying it and then performing a total underbody and chassis disassembly and sandblasting, zinc plating and coating in multiple layers of various rust protectants.

However a lot of people around me and some crows and pigeons as well dissuaded me from all that as it would take a significant organisational, logistical and quality control effort to perform it properly.

So at the end I bought a much newer petrol one with almost no rust, for the same price for which that diesel would have cost me after all the restoration.

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04 Feb 2019 16:27 #202558 by Dirtbird

Lambert wrote: Quite honestly there is no logical reason to be splitting the chassis from the body for rust repair unless you are possessed of the skills and facilities to do it yourself self. It's not a job that is going to make any financial sense given the availability of replacement vehicles, this becoming increasingly relevant if you are paying a third-party to do the work. If however you are doing modifications to the vehicle like a body lift, arch tubbing etc and the rust repair is a secondary aspect of the work then yes it makes sense. My point is that the total cost of time and effort and all the little things like broken bolts etc could easily be put into a significantly newer Jimny that isn't rusted away.


I was painting the rusty areas of the well where the jack is kept and said I google "how far do i go" and your logic lifted the cloud of gloom and I made a nice cup of tea . Your right there are rust buckets and good bodies ware out the rust bucket and pick up a clean one when the time comes . Great advice Lam
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