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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 03, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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guys,

just went to finish my body bushing install and noticed that the drivers side hole at the firewall is badly rusted. i want to get it fixed, but my little garage is no place to do any major work like a weld job.

so what are my options?

can i put a little plate in there temporarily and drive to a welder? or am i asking for trouble?

the bottom piece of the DSE bushings is actually big enough to cover the hole, but i dont want to take any chances.

heres a picture (the top part of the busing is setting on the frame).

what do you guys think??

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JKS,
It's hard to tell from the pic. (right-click on the red X, Properties, highlight the URL and then right-click the highlighted text, Copy, click up in the address bar then PASTE)

Is that looking down at the mount on the subframe? From the look, it's pretty darn close so I would definitely get it repaired. I'll bet the other side is the same way or close. You can use a large washer or fab an 1/8" plate to fit over the hole if you want.

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If you put some type of repair plate on, whether it's 1/8" plate like I did or a large washer, it won't go anywhere once the bolt is tightened. I don't see a problem then driving somewhere to get it welded.

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Welding in a large washer works great. Make sure you go to a fastner specialist so they can get you one with the correct inside ID and thickness. Just saber saw a round hole that matches up to the OD of the washer and Mig weld it in.Plates work also, but if you go that route, you will have to put them on all six mounting positions because they are thick and replacing just a few will throw out subframe alignment.
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