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Weak motor mounts

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by lilgerber, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. Sep 11, 2013 at 11:14 PM
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    lilgerber

    lilgerber [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well due to some serious off roading and Tacoma's that were built in 2005/2006 with weak motor mounts my driver side decided to collapse into the frame. The crack was 95% around the whole frame.

    I Had no choice but to pull the engine out and pull the motor mount out of the frame, weld it into place and make a gusset for it.

    Pulling engine out
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    Driver side motor mount collapse into frame.
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    Top of the frame
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  2. Sep 11, 2013 at 11:20 PM
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    lilgerber

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    My buddy and I made these gussets to weld under and to the side of the frame and motor mount for support.

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  3. Sep 12, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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    DTFtacoma

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  4. Sep 12, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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    Money pit.
    I had the same issue. Luckily didn't have to pull the motor to weld it.
     
  5. Sep 12, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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    I'll take some photos tomorrow of it on the frame, and the engine cage I'm gonna start making.
     
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  6. Sep 14, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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    In the process of making some secondary shock hoops.
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  7. Sep 21, 2013 at 3:43 PM
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    Today's work :
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  8. Sep 23, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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  9. Sep 25, 2013 at 10:55 PM
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  10. Sep 27, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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    So your going full cage?

    If not you should keep out of the cab.
     
  11. Nov 18, 2013 at 9:58 PM
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    Summer I'm gonna tie into cab hopefully. It's Done I Just NEED To Snap Some Pictures And Post them.
     
  12. Nov 28, 2013 at 12:10 AM
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    Finally

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