×
Search (23 Feb 2018)

A trial enhanced search facility has been enabled. Please use the Google Custom Search above.

× A place for more technical discussions. Please make sure you post in the correct section on the site, this way it keeps the site tidy AND ensures you get a more relevant answer.

Offside front body mount coroded

More
11 Nov 2017 18:25 #186083 by petejones69
Hello

I took the plunge and bought my first Jimny this week - well chuffed so far B)

However, there is an advisory on the latest MOT: Offside front body mount corroded but not within prescribed area

Basically there is a hole in the metal about 2 inches across by an inch high where it has rusted away. What's the best way to repair it? Can take a picture tomorrow if need be. Would it be possible to fill the void, then patch up the metal? I've never welded anything, but willing to give it a go. I'm trying to get away from taking my vehicles to someone else to fix as I always seem to get ripped off (last adventure was I took my previous car in for an electrical fault and they replaced the two front tyres! :angry: )

Cheers
Pete

1999 Jimny with 3" lift, Rockwatt transfer box, under-body protection, Cooper STTs and folding cup holders...

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
11 Nov 2017 18:34 #186084 by jackonlyjack
The following user(s) said Thank You: petejones69

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Busta
  • Busta's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Norfolk's official off-roading God.
More
11 Nov 2017 19:49 #186086 by Busta
Quite ambitious if you've never welded before.. you will need a mig welder, a little instruction and/or lots of practice! Or find a good garage and be clear about what you want them to do.
The following user(s) said Thank You: petejones69

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
11 Nov 2017 21:32 #186090 by petejones69
Yes I thought it may be a bit ambitious :unsure:

1999 Jimny with 3" lift, Rockwatt transfer box, under-body protection, Cooper STTs and folding cup holders...

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
13 Nov 2017 16:26 #186171 by petejones69
I took a picture of the offending rusty hole :blush:

1999 Jimny with 3" lift, Rockwatt transfer box, under-body protection, Cooper STTs and folding cup holders...
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
13 Nov 2017 20:07 #186197 by helijohn

petejones69 wrote: Yes I thought it may be a bit ambitious :unsure:


You have to start somewhere and now is it cos you need to!!

Do it right - use Hammerite
When the blue light is flashing I am kidding.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
13 Nov 2017 22:14 #186207 by weecorey
Have you not got wheel arch liners? How did the tester see that? I had the same on the n/s and I just cut away the bad bit and treated the rest. It's not structural as it doesn't effect the mount, at least mine didn't.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
13 Nov 2017 22:24 #186208 by petejones69
No, I haven't got any for some reason. Thanks for the advice, I will try that and see how it goes.

1999 Jimny with 3" lift, Rockwatt transfer box, under-body protection, Cooper STTs and folding cup holders...

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
13 Nov 2017 22:47 #186209 by petejones69

1999 Jimny with 3" lift, Rockwatt transfer box, under-body protection, Cooper STTs and folding cup holders...

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
13 Nov 2017 22:56 #186210 by weecorey
I don't have rear ones on my car either, I might have a spare set of front ones from a Jimny I broke. I'll get a look in my storage container tomorrow. It's almost impossible for a tester to see that area with liners in place, if it's not affecting the mount then I can't see it being an issue, it's a bollox of a design anyway and it's always going to hold water.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
13 Nov 2017 22:58 #186211 by petejones69
Thanks. I know what you mean - it took me ages the other day to wash all the mud out of the void. No idea why they didn't fit the liners back in. I was thinking of making my own.

1999 Jimny with 3" lift, Rockwatt transfer box, under-body protection, Cooper STTs and folding cup holders...

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
14 Nov 2017 05:18 - 14 Nov 2017 05:19 #186214 by Lambert
Err im looking at that hole and thinking it is within 30cm of a body mounting bracket and should be a fail? I would be cutting it back and welding in a repair.

It's not a Jimny. It's my Jimny

Mooo said Ermintrude (black)
Boing said Zebedee (blue automatic)
Hello said Florence (silver gv 2.4)
Last edit: 14 Nov 2017 05:19 by Lambert.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: funkyjimnyooky_123
Time to create page: 0.151 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum

I hope you enjoy using this forum. Please consider making a donation towards the upkeep of this forum website.