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How to fix broken body mounts?

On my Scrambler I have a couple of body mounts with broked nuts so I can't run a bolt through. There is no access to them, any suggestions, I don't want to cut up the body to put the mounts on.
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Re: How to fix broken body mounts?

I had the same problem. I was trying to remove a body mount to start putting on a body lift when the nut just spun in the metal square that holds it. I gave up for the day and never got back around to it. I got new tires and started to drive it. I noticed that hte thing was slightly bending the mount.

Still dont know how to get it out . I guess I can cut it out and try to get a wrench in their to hold a new lock nut?


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Re: How to fix broken body mounts?

I recently did this and ended up drilling a 1 1/4 inch hole above the bolt. This allowed access to hold the weldnut and then replace with a new bolt/nut. I then plugged the hole.
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Re: How to fix broken body mounts?

I also used a hole saw to gain access to the torched bolt and spinning nut. I think that 1-1/4" is close to what I used.
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Re: How to fix broken body mounts?

If you don't like the hole after you're done, buy a plastic plug at Lowe's or Home Depot. They have them in that size.
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Re: How to fix broken body mounts?

Wait a minute what nut? Don't the bolts thread into a block of steel which is held in place by some thin sheet metal prone to rusting. When the "nut" spins, that means the whole steel block has come free of it's sheet metal retainer. The retainer has to be recreated inorder to have a decent mount point. Is there an easy way to fix that?

Any thoughts on that?

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Re: How to fix broken body mounts?

that block of steel is what the are calling the old nut, whick it is kind of. I think most people end up cutting a hole with a hole saw to get to it, then put a new bolt and lock nut on their. Then put a plastic plug or weld a metal plug into the hole.

No easy answere to this, just get creative.

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Re: How to fix broken body mounts?

The retainer doesn't do anything for the body mount other than keeping the block of steel (aka: nut) from spinning. I just put a high quality bolt back in with a big washer and a new nut and used the hole from the hole saw to use a wrench on the nut.
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