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04 O2 Rear offside body mount repair sections, do they exist?

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20 Nov 2022 14:13 #246016 by sj_4x4
Rear offside body mount only has one MOT left in it with luck, does anybody make repair sections or have any top tips for making one?

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20 Nov 2022 16:49 #246018 by LesNewell
Which side of the mount? Chassis or body?

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20 Nov 2022 18:37 #246021 by sj_4x4
Body, chassis is all good.

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20 Nov 2022 21:49 - 20 Nov 2022 21:53 #246026 by LesNewell
I don't know of any pre-made sections. It's pretty much a case of keep cutting out the rusty bits until you get back to solid metal then get some sheet steel and make it up as you go along. You need some thicker steel around the pin area as that takes quite a bit of load. Unfortunately you pretty much have to go in from the top so you end up having to cut out quite a bit just to get to the damaged area.
Before you start, slacken off the body mount nut then jack up the body to take the weight off the rubber mount. Now knock in some wooden wedges between the chassis and body to take the load while you work on it. The original body mount pin is likely to be badly rusted but you can replace it with a long bolt welded in place.

Take a look at this thread , towards the bottom of the page. That was a front mount but it may give you some ideas.
Last edit: 20 Nov 2022 21:53 by LesNewell.
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20 Nov 2022 23:43 #246028 by Delux
I dont know of any premade sections but what I would say is, (based on years of working on and welding Jimnys) if the body mountings are rotten, they wont be the only sections in this condition. There is a good chance the surrounding area will be more exposed because of its condition.

I know some suppliers do sections where the body mounting pins fit but these are large panels not small repair panels. (Martin Bigjimny can get genuine ones for the rear but they are genuine Suzuki so not cheap!)

Its not as straight forward as repairing a normal car because a Jimny has a body bolted to a chassis. Because of the body mountings job you need to do a decent, strong repair (as Mr. Newell highlighted in his thread) rather than just patching it up.

Jimnys are very good at rotting in places outwith the normal garages radar!

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21 Nov 2022 08:32 #246032 by sj_4x4
Thanks that is what I feared, hopefully she'll get her MOT next month, then I can plan to start cutting in the autumn.

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21 Nov 2022 08:36 #246033 by sj_4x4
Thanks, it's the only bit of rot on her, it's been undersealed, looks like water has been running down past the hinges and keeping the mud trapped from offroading damp.

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21 Nov 2022 08:48 #246034 by mlines
If its the body at the rear then the whole section is available.brand new

£300 plus shipping

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21 Nov 2022 17:53 #246043 by sj_4x4
Hi Martin, what does the whole section comprise of the entire floor?

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