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Unread 06-28-2013, 10:18 PM   #1
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What would it cost to replace a body mount on my Scrambler? I don't have the stuff to do it myself.

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Unread 06-29-2013, 04:20 AM   #2
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That depends on how many and how much the body bolts are rusted. Sometimes the captured nut for certain ones will break loose and that is a pita.

Assuming no real issues, a good mechanic should be able to do it within 2 hours.
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And that would be slow. If the bolts don't break all you need is a hi lift jack, a block of wood and a ratchet and socket of appropriate size. When I put in my body lift I think it took me about 2 hours to replace all the mounts (in the driveway)......but then again I was working with a rust free YJ tub.
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There are several threads over on http://www.cj-8.com/forum/index.php about doing this. A lot depends on just how extensive the repair is, it can be a lot more than you see or less.
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Unread 06-29-2013, 11:55 AM   #5
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Are you wanting to replace the actual mount, or just the bushing?
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Unread 06-29-2013, 10:34 PM   #6
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The actual mount. The rest are fine but the one looks like crap. It's pretty rusted up.
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Unread 06-29-2013, 11:24 PM   #7
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The actual mount. The rest are fine but the one looks like crap. It's pretty rusted up.
If it's just the sheet metal where the nut goes, it's relatively easy to cut and patch. probably a couple hundred bucks to do one.
If you're talking about an outrigger on the frame, I'd hesitate to make a guess, although I don't think it will be cheap or easy. They need to weld on both the top and bottom of the mount (which requires the tub to be lifted a good 8-10" off the frame to get a welder between the tub and frame). That'll mean a lot of electrical/mechanical stuff has to be disconnected (think brake lines, coolant lines, fuel lines, clutch linkage, etc...).

Hope it all works out well.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 06:48 PM   #8
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If it's just the sheet metal where the nut goes, it's relatively easy to cut and patch. probably a couple hundred bucks to do one.
If you're talking about an outrigger on the frame, I'd hesitate to make a guess, although I don't think it will be cheap or easy. They need to weld on both the top and bottom of the mount (which requires the tub to be lifted a good 8-10" off the frame to get a welder between the tub and frame). That'll mean a lot of electrical/mechanical stuff has to be disconnected (think brake lines, coolant lines, fuel lines, clutch linkage, etc...).

Hope it all works out well.
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