Body mount captured nut cage replacements
I am in the process of replacing rusty floor pans on my cj8 and then I am going to pull the body off so can clean/paint/protect frame and underside of tub. Anyway while I have the driver and passenger side floor pans out I decided to go ahead and loosen the body mount bolts encase I had any problems with the nuts spinning. Sure enough two of the little sheet metal captured nut cages have rusted away to nothing. I want to go ahead and fix this before I weld in the new floors since I currently have good access to them. Question is can I buy those sheet metal cages or will I have to make them? Or is there a better solution than those. I thought about just welding the nuts to the body bracing, but that won't allow any adjustment when I go to line the body back up for tub re install. Any help would be appreciated since progress on this frame off is at a standstill until I get this resolved.
Fab up the cages out of 16 ga sheet, drill a 1/2" hole in the center. Then cut a piece of 1/4" that will fit into the retainage cage with about 1/4" of room. Drill and tap the 14" stock for the body bolt thread and weld the new cage back into the rail. Simple stuff.
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