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Old 07-24-2012, 02:28 PM
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Default Left front body bushing rotted out, what to do?

The piece of frame that the body bushing sits on is really rusted. My mechanic said he let it slide this inspection but it has to get fixed if i want to hold onto the truck. The truck runs great and i'd hate to get rid of it. Any idea who would handle something like this and a ballpark of how much it will cost?

I'm pretty handy, could I buy a welder and fabricate myself?

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The piece of frame that the body bushing sits on is really rusted. * * * I'm pretty handy, could I buy a welder and fabricate myself?
If you understand the properties of metals & how the heat of welding will affect the frame. Best to go to a fabricator who does that kind of work for a living -- maybe you have a race car shop in the area, or perhaps someone who works on frames damaged in wrecks, a heavy equipment repair shop, semi-truck repair shop etc. Depending on the material used in the frame it may need to be heat treated / stress relieved or the welded area will become brittle and/or lose tensile strength.
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