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« on: 09 February, 2019, 20:20:30 PM »

I have some serious rust on the rear tub of a 4life double cab. I could fix this with the tub still in place but it would be easier if the tub could be removed from the chassis. Is this worth the effort ?
I have located 6 mounting bolts, three each side and can only get a little movement on two of the locking nuts, despite soaking in plus gas. Has anyone done this with ease, and if so should I look at cutting the mounting bolts (to be replaced with what ??) or just leave the tub in place and do my best. Any advice please.
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« Reply #1 on: 11 February, 2019, 12:09:49 PM »

just take the bolts out if they snap just replace them no problem mate

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« Reply #2 on: 11 February, 2019, 13:22:10 PM »

use a dremmel or drill with a brass bristle attachment, get all the rust off the exposed threads first,  then WD40/whatever,,,    then undo,  if followed, they very very rarely snap,

connector for lights too,

bolts are m12x1.25 if you need a new nut later on

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« Reply #3 on: 17 February, 2019, 07:50:50 AM »

I'll have a go at it. The mudguards at the front of each of the rear wheels have rusted away completely, they must have been made of some tin alloy. Can these be renewed or replaced with something else ?
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