Frame welding today.
Heres the frame corner that is just behind the front drivers side wheel.
As you can see it has been plated.
Whats the betting that it has been welded over rusty steel?
Here it is after the plate has been cut off
There you go then! I was right! The usual shop stuff doing the job wrong but in the quickest way. If I was a shop owner, would I plate over rust for a quick buck, or do it properly?
Anyway, here it is in various states as I gradually cut away the rot to good steel.
Note the corossion on the inner wall. This is no doubt due to water lying in there.
A slightly different view
Then my air saw packed up! Can't believe it. Have to get one tomorrow.
In the meantime, lets get the suspension arms ready for media blasting.
Heres the LCA ready to go
How to remove the top bushes in the upper arm when thet are as rotten as this when coolant has been spaying on it for years!
Set fire to the rubber,
knock the arm through and push out the shaft. Then press out the remains of the bush.