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Chassis legs replacement

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 8:49 pm
by Hillclimb1
Hi chaps, going to be soon replacing the chassis legs on my Morris, from front to centre cross member, my question is has anybody done this without a roll over jig or a ramp? How difficult did you find it? Any pointers before I make a start? Any advice welcome on this subject :D

Re: Chassis legs replacement

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:01 pm
by omegaman100
I've never done it without turning on it's side, it's hard enough then, on the floor would be really hard

Re: Chassis legs replacement

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:00 pm
by philthehill
Just do one side at a time so that you can use the other chassis leg as datum.
Measure twice cut once.

Re: Chassis legs replacement

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:57 pm
by minijojo
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here you can see the left one already replaced, the right one cut. As you can see, the car was placed on a hydraulic lift. In the front placed under the a-post, in the back at the front spring hanger

I did not do the repair myself, but had the chance to take a look during the repair

Re: Chassis legs replacement

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:54 pm
by don58van
If you do go ahead with the repair, perhaps you could take photos as you go and post in the Restoration section. I'm sure there would be a lot of interest.

Don

Re: Chassis legs replacement

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:19 pm
by minijojo
sorry, the repair is finished in the meantime. Miss Sophie is on the road again and got TÜV (MOT) after the chassis legs had been replaced. I posted the photo just to show that it is possible to do this without a roll over jig. Attached the front view
finely replaced were both full chassis legs, both tie plates and the front cross member bottom and top
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