Body Mount Frame Repairs.
This is the basic frame repairs I made to my frame to repair all the rusted body mount locations that needed repairs. This will work on all frame locations but may require some variations depending on which mount you may be working on. My photos are of the body mount on the front of the body shell. I got caught up in the progress so I missed some photos but filled in with pictures of the opposite side. While the process is the same you may need to correct for your own situation, given the rust condition you are dealing with. Hope this helps with your repairs.tmos87
Tools and materials needed.
Mig welder/.030 gage wire
right angle die grinder
Jig saw- or saber saw
Greenlee hole punch or hole saw
wire wheel for drill or right angle die grinder.
36, and 80 grit roloc discs and arbor
1/8 thick body washers. I used some from a polly body mount kit left over from one of my old Blazers.
This is a typical front body mount after 20+ years on the road, that obviously needs some attention.
The mount after a thorough cleaning with a wire wheel
Place the washer where you want to repair and make some locating marks.
Make some reference marks with a sharpee marker to conform the washer to the shape of the frame location you are working on.