Front chassis leg blister

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Front chassis leg blister

Postby silverbullet » 02 Feb 2014, 14:48

Looks like Atlantis' 28-odd years are catching up fast... Offside front chassis leg behind the wishbone mount has had the usual blister for a while now (odd for a rhd bus or is it always the battery side?)
While doing a mud-rake out prior to pre-MOT jobs I had a bit if a pick at it and it's now cause for concern, so I need to sort it asap.
Question is: how thick a piece of plate do I need in order to do a one-piece repair, without all the fannying about trying to repair the individual layers? 4mm? 5mm?
I think I can get away without dropping the front subframe, just concerned if there is anything inside the box if I just plunge in with a cutting disc, or is it just the captive nuts for the subframe at the bottom?
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Re: Front chassis leg blister

Postby silverbullet » 03 Feb 2014, 19:44

Ok so we need a photo. Here is a pic of the offending area...I can't attack it until Saturday, whatever happens.
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Re: Front chassis leg blister

Postby silverbullet » 07 Feb 2014, 20:48

Nothing? I cant be the first to be repairing this, surely?
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Re: Front chassis leg blister

Postby lloydy » 07 Feb 2014, 20:54

Maybe post on my bodywork thread, not too sure what that areas looks like on mine.. But MM might be able to have a look and advise?
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Re: Front chassis leg blister

Postby silverbullet » 07 Feb 2014, 21:33

It is syncro-specific, 2wd dont have the internal reinforcement for the subframe mounting.
I just remembered that Jake's Westy had similar work a few years back.
Won't get any advice from that quarter then!
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Re: Front chassis leg blister

Postby max and caddy » 07 Feb 2014, 21:44

I think there is a video on Jeds site about fixing this area..
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Re: Front chassis leg blister

Postby tforturton » 07 Feb 2014, 23:15

There definitely is. Check out campervanculture.
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Re: Front chassis leg blister

Postby Aidan » 08 Feb 2014, 09:19

Lars sells the repair panel
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Re: Front chassis leg blister

Postby silverbullet » 08 Feb 2014, 16:35

Ha ha ha! Its only a bit of flat plate...hopefully tomorrow will be conducive to a bit of front diff removal and angle grindery. Pics when I get in there.
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Re: Front chassis leg blister

Postby torchy » 09 Feb 2014, 10:43

Aidan wrote:Lars sells the repair panel

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Re: Front chassis leg blister

Postby jes*b » 09 Feb 2014, 11:44

Lars is tristar connection , Germany . Lots of cherry OE parts. Priced accordingly.
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Re: Front chassis leg blister

Postby silverbullet » 20 Feb 2014, 21:41

Been reliably told that its 2 x 1.5mm plates for the chassis rails. Weather not on my side so no progress. SORN time again...
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Re: Front chassis leg blister

Postby Yozza » 21 Feb 2014, 03:51

I had to do a smiliar repair on my 16", a few pics here:
https://plus.google.com/photos/11337725 ... peuC5rqxGA
It is a while since I did the repair but I'm a bit old school and went down the belt and braces route and used 3mm thick.
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