05-30-2009, 07:47 PM
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Northwest New Jersey
Body mounts - when to ditch them
Hey all -
I am continuing to move forward with my chassis swap due to extreme rot.
The 11 body mounts are what I am stopping to ask about. Before I go laying the body down on these old ones, should I be replacing them? As I said, the old chassis was littered with rot... half of these body mounts look okay, but the other half are not so grand. The rubber bushings have rust embedded in them and the metal sleeves have rust on them, as well. Also, many of the underside bushings rotted away - I have only two left.
Should I be looking at buying a whole new set? If so, should I be looking at a two inch lift kit and kill two birds with one stone? I NEED TO MAKE SURE that I get everything that I need to mount the body back. I really don't want to buy a semi-complete set - only to find out that I have to buy more stuff to mount the body.
If someone has experience in replacing all that stuff and would tell me my best course of action - and what NOT to forget - I would be very appreciative.
As always, this forum is the best. When I get this swap done, I will hopefully be able to share some advice, rather than just ask for it.
1990 YJ - Base Model
What's the worst that could happen?