Rust - replacing bar body with mounting points to chassis (1 Viewer)

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Hi!

I've got a bit of a rust issue under the body at the connection to the chassis. Is there an available replacement bar, or will I need to design something myself? Due to the location and the bolts, it seems a bit difficult to do without any drawings.

If this is not a part I can buy and weld, does anyone have a sketch or advise?

It is the left side, just in front of the rear wheel. I also added a pic of the other side, which also needs attention but is not yet as critical.

Thanks for your tips!

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I do not know of a replacement bar for that application. And it is an integral part that needs attention.

For a trail rig, you should be able to use some angle iron that hugs that crossmember and weld in some mounting points as needed. The trick will be to boost the tub back to where it’s supposed to be to take your measurements from.

I did something similar for @calico kid years ago for the back of an FJ55, where there was no metal left on the tub to attach a frame support to. Ninety percent of the job is just thoughtful preparation. No rocket science.
 
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CCOT makes one. Most of their stuff is junk but I saw one of these once. Not too bad. I believ they call it a "mid body channel" and offer a pre & post '78 version.
 
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