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Jimny rust problem!
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It's not a Jimny. It's my Jimny
Mooo said Ermintrude (black)
Boing said Zebedee (blue automatic)
Hello said Florence (silver gv 2.4)
Probablynotfrank wrote: My Jimny is rusty (not really shocking) and I'm kind of curious at what point do you just say its too much?
Generally speaking I judge from my experience when enough is enough but if you are feeling this way I'd say it is over with it.
My father used to say you can deal with mechanical problems but rust is a way too difficult; even so he would do what was needed rustwise.
As has been said it is a question of your skills and also time and especially money.
Worryingly after spending two weeks under my Jimny I have no idea which body mount we are looking at in your photo, it has rotted away so much I cant identify it. So if you say they are all like this then its not good news. Normally once you start chopping at rot for a repair it is twice as bad as what you can see. The fact you are asking also suggests you don't have the equipment / experience to tackle these repairs, forgive me it this assumption is incorrect. So paying someone to repair it is possibly going to exceed the value of the vehicle, so it may be cheaper to try and find a better replacement body or a better vehicle. Replacement bodies do appear from time to time, but you need to factor in transport, equipment to lift it onto your chassis, condition of your chassis and time to swap interior etc.
Its difficult from one photo to make an accurate assessment of the rot situation, so please seek a second opinion. Even taking it to a garage and asking "how much" is a start or seek a local welder and ask the same question. The photo may be making the situation look worse than it is, but it looks bad from my armchair.
Just out of curiosity which mount is it and is the chassis rotten also?
Probablynotfrank wrote: that's the front drivers side ones and passengers the same, I'm more concerned about body mounts than patching it
Oh dear........that looks like bad news. In my eyes if all mounts are like that then it is the end.
Guess we are lucky to get better protection put on them when new on import.
edit: I have recycled 3-4 SJ's way better looking than this.. Due to the rust.
Stripped them for the parts to sell and to come alive on better projects.
2005 Jimny M16A VVT, 235 BFG MT, 2" Trailmaster, 17%/87% high/low gears.