Chassis problems

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Lilas1998
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cryingHi I have a major problem with my gwagen, the left wheel part of chassis split, the crack going across to the right hand side. Please advise. 

 

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Hello,

sorry to hear of your problem. Do you have any pictures?

You say 'left wheel part of the chassis' : is that referring to

a.) the wheel itself (cracked alloy wheel)?

or

b.) a cracked axle ?

or

c.)  or a cracked, chassis cross-member (steel tubes, like the rungs on a ladder, running laterally across the chassis) ?

Ladder-Frame Chassis

 

Axles and Drivetrain

 

Chassis with Axles and Suspension

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Hi

​thanks Arnie for your swift response. It's the metal kind box over the shock  absorbers in your 2nd diagram.

 

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That is the shock absorber mount, which is a common failure point, along with the the spring-mount tower, next to it.

(It illustrates why it is important to pressure-wash and waxoyl your chassis regularly, or winter road salt will eventually eat away at the exposed points, like these shock absorber mounts.)

New parts can be purchased easily from your local MB dealer's parts dept.

A skilled welder should be able to repair this with the new part, without having to lift the bodywork off the chassis.

you'll get more advice here from others who have done this on their vehicles.

 

 

 

 

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Many thanks Arnie really appreciate it. Have a good day.

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That's nasty, need a new shock mount , possibly need to sleeve the tube, don't get ripped off, plenty of people can advise a welder / specialist near you

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http://www.gwoa.co.uk/sites/default/files/20170223_150421_0.jpg I agree that the situation appears daunting. However, it can be resolved. This has just happened on my 1988 SWB 460. Gordon of G-Restorations posted me some new upper shock mounts and DJ of Loch Shiel Motors, Acharacle made a beautiful job of welding them on. New shocks from AJH Leisure of Spalding finished the job nicely and transformed the ride. Good luck with it all, Nick.
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it's a very common problem even on w463's it almost suggests a design defect but I've been told its just that more road debris gets flicked up on that side. Its a problem but its not the end of the world

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Its an easy fix and i dont think its a problem


These cars are very old and how many other makes are still going with no issues. ERRRRRMMM i recon none hardly


Its a simple repair for any body shop but shop around for prices and some recommendations


If not bring the truck to me and i will sort it out but its a long trip for some people but i like driving so it seems close