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Author Subject: Chassis repair service £200 + VAT
daveyboy

aka Jim Davey

Location: Southampton

Registered: 01 Oct 2007

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Post #1
A common problem as most of you will already know is the excessive movement in the top engine mount. Aside from causing unpleasant driveline shunt when stop-start driving the constant back and forth action tends to fatigue and crack the mount cup on the drivers side chassis leg. This usually makes itself known by a creak or a clunk as you come on and off the throttle. Chocking up your engine mount using one of the kits for sale on the forum or fabricating your own will improve the driving experience rewarding you with a smoother gear change as you will get less torque reaction from the engine, and you may avoid a chassis crack.

For those less fortunate who have had a chassis mount failure however I offer a permanent repair service that is garanteed not to fail.

Here are some pics of the proceedure, I also install some mount chocks which firmly grip the buffers on the engine mount preventing further excessive movement.

An example of a badly repaired chassis mount (The welded repair patch came away with a firm blow from a hammer and chisel)...





Here is the repair piece I prefer, 3mm thick mild steel, with a hot formed curved edge, which adds strength with the added benefit that it sits flat to the old chassis cup further adding support.





A hole is drilled in the correct positon using a template, and a nut is fully welded in place to anchor the stud on the bottom of the mount.



It gets a coat of etch primer before welding to help prevent corrosion later on.



It then gets welded in place using a suitably powerful MIG welder to garantee good penetration...



Lastly, the engine mount chocks go on. You get one either side and afterwards a lick of paint but the camera ran out of batteries before the job was completed, but you get the idea.



The job is a while you wait service, it takes two hours roughly and you are welcome to stay and supervise or there is a nice pub five minutes walk down the street where you can refresh yourself while I take care of the hard work Wink

For this service I charge £200 + VAT.

Please note, I no longer supply repair kits, it's a fully fitted service or nothing, sorry for any inconvenience.

PM me if you need it done, thanks for looking Cool

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R H Davey Welding Supplies. I sell new and used welding equipment in the Hampshire area. I take on welding jobs in the evenings, ally casting repairs are one of my specialities but I can weld pretty much anything. PM me with your requirements.

Some of my services: (See my for sale threads)
Engine mount/chassis repair
Solid Beam Mounts BACK IN PRODUCTION
Harness bars
Posted 7th Apr 2015 at 12:18
will130787

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Location: Reading

Registered: 24 Sep 2009

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Post #2
I had this done on my Astor and its highly recommended! Jim did a great job of it and I stayed to watch how he does it, mine looked exactly the same as the above pictures and the chocks made the world of difference, was like a different car!

Free bump, top work Thumbs up

p.s. think the Bianca needs some welding treatment Sad

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Also an Ex owner of a Bianca 6 Sad

Now an ex owner of a 2005 9-3 2.0T 210bhp Aero Swedish Saloon thing!! Soon to be 250bhp.... Superman

Now driving Mk5 Golf GTTdi, mile muncher

But still live for the 306 Ninja
Posted 29th Apr 2010 at 15:00
lotek

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Location: Berkshire

Registered: 04 Dec 2007

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Post #3
i had a cheapo job done locally that went wrong,
so had it rectified by daveyboy.

the time and care he puts in is awesome, and the craftsman ship is 2nd to none.

would recommend to Anyone Thumbs up
Posted 29th Apr 2010 at 15:01
daveyboy

aka Jim Davey

Location: Southampton

Registered: 01 Oct 2007

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Post #4
Thanks guys for the free bumps and positive feedback Smile

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R H Davey Welding Supplies. I sell new and used welding equipment in the Hampshire area. I take on welding jobs in the evenings, ally casting repairs are one of my specialities but I can weld pretty much anything. PM me with your requirements.

Some of my services: (See my for sale threads)
Engine mount/chassis repair
Solid Beam Mounts BACK IN PRODUCTION
Harness bars
Posted 29th Apr 2010 at 16:13
MCH_GTi6

formerly mch

Location: Hayle

Registered: 09 Sep 2005

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Post #5
why the hell are you so far away Sad

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Posted 29th Apr 2010 at 16:53
daveyboy

aka Jim Davey

Location: Southampton

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Post #6
MCH_GTi6 wrote:
why the hell are you so far away Sad


Cornwall is'nt that far away Wink

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R H Davey Welding Supplies. I sell new and used welding equipment in the Hampshire area. I take on welding jobs in the evenings, ally casting repairs are one of my specialities but I can weld pretty much anything. PM me with your requirements.

Some of my services: (See my for sale threads)
Engine mount/chassis repair
Solid Beam Mounts BACK IN PRODUCTION
Harness bars
Posted 29th Apr 2010 at 17:10
neil_gti6

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Post #7
daveyboy wrote:
MCH_GTi6 wrote:
why the hell are you so far away Sad


Cornwall is'nt that far away Wink


Fancy coming down then... because you can do mine at the same timeRazz

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Posted 29th Apr 2010 at 17:28
daveyboy

aka Jim Davey

Location: Southampton

Registered: 01 Oct 2007

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Post #8
neil_gti6 wrote:
daveyboy wrote:
MCH_GTi6 wrote:
why the hell are you so far away Sad


Cornwall is'nt that far away Wink


Fancy coming down then... because you can do mine at the same timeRazz


Not a job I fancy doing on site really, sorry guys Razz

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R H Davey Welding Supplies. I sell new and used welding equipment in the Hampshire area. I take on welding jobs in the evenings, ally casting repairs are one of my specialities but I can weld pretty much anything. PM me with your requirements.

Some of my services: (See my for sale threads)
Engine mount/chassis repair
Solid Beam Mounts BACK IN PRODUCTION
Harness bars
Posted 29th Apr 2010 at 17:48
rallyestyle

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Location: London

Registered: 23 Jul 2003

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Post #9
That looks an awesome fix Thumbs up If mine ever goes then i will be knocking at your door Thumbs up

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Posted 29th Apr 2010 at 21:39
allesclar

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Location: Sheffield

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Post #10
hmmm how far away are you from rich_w?

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Posted 29th Apr 2010 at 21:44
puglover Banned!

Location: Far out there

Registered: 08 Jun 2006

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Post #11
ill be coming down when i can Smile
Posted 29th Apr 2010 at 22:00
neil_gti6

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Post #12
daveyboy wrote:
neil_gti6 wrote:
daveyboy wrote:
MCH_GTi6 wrote:
why the hell are you so far away Sad


Cornwall is'nt that far away Wink


Fancy coming down then... because you can do mine at the same timeRazz


Not a job I fancy doing on site really, sorry guys Razz


Would you sell the fabricated part you made so i can get some 1 closer to home to fit it or is that not an option? Dunno

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Posted 30th Apr 2010 at 00:49
hanpug25

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Post #13
How much does it raise the mount by? Gotta be 5-8mm?

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Posted 30th Apr 2010 at 01:59
daveyboy

aka Jim Davey

Location: Southampton

Registered: 01 Oct 2007

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Post #14
hanpug25 wrote:
How much does it raise the mount by? Gotta be 5-8mm?


The thickness of the steel plate is 3mm, and thats all it raises it by Smile

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R H Davey Welding Supplies. I sell new and used welding equipment in the Hampshire area. I take on welding jobs in the evenings, ally casting repairs are one of my specialities but I can weld pretty much anything. PM me with your requirements.

Some of my services: (See my for sale threads)
Engine mount/chassis repair
Solid Beam Mounts BACK IN PRODUCTION
Harness bars
Posted 30th Apr 2010 at 03:23
daveyboy

aka Jim Davey

Location: Southampton

Registered: 01 Oct 2007

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Post #15
allesclar wrote:
hmmm how far away are you from rich_w?


20-25 minutes away buddy.

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R H Davey Welding Supplies. I sell new and used welding equipment in the Hampshire area. I take on welding jobs in the evenings, ally casting repairs are one of my specialities but I can weld pretty much anything. PM me with your requirements.

Some of my services: (See my for sale threads)
Engine mount/chassis repair
Solid Beam Mounts BACK IN PRODUCTION
Harness bars
Posted 30th Apr 2010 at 03:25
daveyboy

aka Jim Davey

Location: Southampton

Registered: 01 Oct 2007

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Post #16
neil_gti6 wrote:
daveyboy wrote:
neil_gti6 wrote:
daveyboy wrote:
MCH_GTi6 wrote:
why the hell are you so far away Sad


Cornwall is'nt that far away Wink


Fancy coming down then... because you can do mine at the same timeRazz


Not a job I fancy doing on site really, sorry guys Razz


Would you sell the fabricated part you made so i can get some 1 closer to home to fit it or is that not an option? Dunno


I could knock up a few plates, drill and weld on the captive nut and the two packer pieces yes, How does £45 per kit each plus postage sound? You will want a reasonable sized machine to weld them in properly, I'd say something like a 180 would be good. Don't be afraid of melting through as the material is very thick around that part of the car.

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R H Davey Welding Supplies. I sell new and used welding equipment in the Hampshire area. I take on welding jobs in the evenings, ally casting repairs are one of my specialities but I can weld pretty much anything. PM me with your requirements.

Some of my services: (See my for sale threads)
Engine mount/chassis repair
Solid Beam Mounts BACK IN PRODUCTION
Harness bars
Posted 30th Apr 2010 at 03:29
jimmy_boy Forum Admin

Location: Christchurch

Registered: 09 Jun 2003

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Post #17
Brilliant work.

My brother and I did a similar thing to mine about 6 years ago and it's still perfect.

Basically how Peugeot should have had them leave the factory!

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Posted 30th Apr 2010 at 05:10
daveyboy

aka Jim Davey

Location: Southampton

Registered: 01 Oct 2007

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Post #18
jimmy_boy wrote:
Brilliant work.

My brother and I did a similar thing to mine about 6 years ago and it's still perfect.

Basically how Peugeot should have had them leave the factory!


Cheers Jimmy, the engine chock mod was the first thing I tackled when I got the Rallye, that set me off on a very sippery slope! LOL Ninja

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R H Davey Welding Supplies. I sell new and used welding equipment in the Hampshire area. I take on welding jobs in the evenings, ally casting repairs are one of my specialities but I can weld pretty much anything. PM me with your requirements.

Some of my services: (See my for sale threads)
Engine mount/chassis repair
Solid Beam Mounts BACK IN PRODUCTION
Harness bars
Posted 30th Apr 2010 at 05:28
daveyboy

aka Jim Davey

Location: Southampton

Registered: 01 Oct 2007

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Post #19
Bump Smile

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R H Davey Welding Supplies. I sell new and used welding equipment in the Hampshire area. I take on welding jobs in the evenings, ally casting repairs are one of my specialities but I can weld pretty much anything. PM me with your requirements.

Some of my services: (See my for sale threads)
Engine mount/chassis repair
Solid Beam Mounts BACK IN PRODUCTION
Harness bars
Posted 6th May 2010 at 05:05
daveyboy

aka Jim Davey

Location: Southampton

Registered: 01 Oct 2007

Posts: 8,641

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Post #20
Weekend bumpage Cool

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R H Davey Welding Supplies. I sell new and used welding equipment in the Hampshire area. I take on welding jobs in the evenings, ally casting repairs are one of my specialities but I can weld pretty much anything. PM me with your requirements.

Some of my services: (See my for sale threads)
Engine mount/chassis repair
Solid Beam Mounts BACK IN PRODUCTION
Harness bars
Posted 28th May 2010 at 22:33
dan@msx

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Location: Chesterfield

Registered: 11 May 2010

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Post #21
have you made any of these to ship out?
Posted 28th May 2010 at 22:39
daveyboy

aka Jim Davey

Location: Southampton

Registered: 01 Oct 2007

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Post #22
Not as yet, at £40 for a cup plus packers nobody has wanted any so far Wink

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R H Davey Welding Supplies. I sell new and used welding equipment in the Hampshire area. I take on welding jobs in the evenings, ally casting repairs are one of my specialities but I can weld pretty much anything. PM me with your requirements.

Some of my services: (See my for sale threads)
Engine mount/chassis repair
Solid Beam Mounts BACK IN PRODUCTION
Harness bars
Posted 28th May 2010 at 22:41
gti6-ginge

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Location: Peterborough

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Post #23
my mate needs 1 of these kits ill get him 2 pm you

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Posted 29th May 2010 at 04:23
daveyboy

aka Jim Davey

Location: Southampton

Registered: 01 Oct 2007

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Post #24
gti6-ginge wrote:
my mate needs 1 of these kits ill get him 2 pm you


Ok bud, I'll knock up a few extra sets this morning then. Smile

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R H Davey Welding Supplies. I sell new and used welding equipment in the Hampshire area. I take on welding jobs in the evenings, ally casting repairs are one of my specialities but I can weld pretty much anything. PM me with your requirements.

Some of my services: (See my for sale threads)
Engine mount/chassis repair
Solid Beam Mounts BACK IN PRODUCTION
Harness bars
Posted 29th May 2010 at 13:06
daveyboy

aka Jim Davey

Location: Southampton

Registered: 01 Oct 2007

Posts: 8,641

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Post #25
Another one fixed this morning, and I've formed up some extra chassis cups and packer plates for anyone that fancies tackling this job themselves.

Price of the formed cup with a welded nut underneath, plus the two packer plates is £42.50 posted.

I'll put up some pictures of the parts later if anyone is interested.

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R H Davey Welding Supplies. I sell new and used welding equipment in the Hampshire area. I take on welding jobs in the evenings, ally casting repairs are one of my specialities but I can weld pretty much anything. PM me with your requirements.

Some of my services: (See my for sale threads)
Engine mount/chassis repair
Solid Beam Mounts BACK IN PRODUCTION
Harness bars
Posted 29th May 2010 at 19:19

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