Isuzu SUV Forum banner
1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I need advice on how to replace a broken camber bracket on a 1995 Isuzu Rodeo 3.2 L V-6 4WD. I attached some pictures to show the damage. I've searched for days to find another one. Note that appears to be welded to the frame, thus it would need to be ground off and a new one welded on. The bracket is a datum for the camber adjustment, so it needs to be true. I discovered that the wheel was toed out about a year ago. I took off the wheel and saw that that the front bolt had backed out. I tightened it and I considered myself fortunate.

Now a year later, I saw the tire off-camber again, but now the bracket is damaged. Unfortunately the firs event mus have damaged the metal and speciifcally the welds.

http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/slide ... 157183022/
http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/slide ... 157183022/
http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/slide ... 157183022/
http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/slide ... 157183022/
http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/slide ... 157183022/
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
555 Posts
I need advice on how to replace a broken camber bracket on a 1995 Isuzu Rodeo 3.2 L V-6 4WD. I attached some pictures to show the damage. I've searched for days to find another one. Note that appears to be welded to the frame, thus it would need to be ground off and a new one welded on. The bracket is a datum for the camber adjustment, so it needs to be true. I discovered that the wheel was toed out about a year ago. I took off the wheel and saw that that the front bolt had backed out. I tightened it and I considered myself fortunate.

Now a year later, I saw the tire off-camber again, but now the bracket is damaged. Unfortunately the firs event mus have damaged the metal and speciifcally the welds.

http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/slide ... 157183022/
http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/slide ... 157183022/
http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/slide ... 157183022/
http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/slide ... 157183022/
http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/slide ... 157183022/
Check Isuzuparts.com. Some of those brackets are available from them. I just checked but I cant really tell which part it is as all I have to go on is that one picture.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
123 Posts
I don't mind vultures at all. Available time is my enemy though.

I can cut the whole frame rail and you can pick and choose what you need.

the tires?
one is almost brand new, three are at about 70% and one cupped badly and is about 20%.

As long as I can use a tow strap to get it to the scrap yard I don't care what is taken off. If I have to winch it onto a flatbed, then I have to make enough to cover the cost of the trailer. (thinking if someone wants the D44 rear axle)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
555 Posts
beater said:
I don't mind vultures at all. Available time is my enemy though.

I can cut the whole frame rail and you can pick and choose what you need.

the tires?
one is almost brand new, three are at about 70% and one cupped badly and is about 20%.

As long as I can use a tow strap to get it to the scrap yard I don't care what is taken off. If I have to winch it onto a flatbed, then I have to make enough to cover the cost of the trailer. (thinking if someone wants the D44 rear axle)
Im only a few hours away. I could just swap my tires/wheels with yours. Does it have power windows?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
555 Posts
I need advice on how to replace a broken camber bracket on a 1995 Isuzu Rodeo 3.2 L V-6 4WD. I attached some pictures to show the damage. I've searched for days to find another one. Note that appears to be welded to the frame, thus it would need to be ground off and a new one welded on. The bracket is a datum for the camber adjustment, so it needs to be true. I discovered that the wheel was toed out about a year ago. I took off the wheel and saw that that the front bolt had backed out. I tightened it and I considered myself fortunate.

Now a year later, I saw the tire off-camber again, but now the bracket is damaged. Unfortunately the firs event mus have damaged the metal and speciifcally the welds.

http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/slide ... 157183022/
http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/slide ... 157183022/
http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/slide ... 157183022/
http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/slide ... 157183022/
http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/slide ... 157183022/
I just got it to show a larger pic. My first impulse would be to cut away only the rusted part and weld in a good piece of steel. Its hard to see from that angle,but it looks like the rust damage is localized to that one small area.
Now you have me worried about mine. Of course,my opinion is,there are not any brackets on this thing that cant be made with a tank of acetylene and some steel. (It actually occured to me that it would be pretty sweet to take one of these Rodeos,and make a new frame out of stainless channel stock. Of course it would be a MASSIVE amount of work and the stock itself would cost a fortune,but it would be pretty sweet. Actually,the thought went further than that. If went to making a frame out of stainless,then welding up a new body out of aluminum sheet metal. I thought for a bit that the fenders and such would look obviously fabricated,but then I realized that it would actually look pretty cool. taking it further,I you could fabricate most of the other chassis components out of stainless or aluminum (as strength/weight requirements dictated) and then recover the seats in the neoprene wetsuit material that they make high end seat covers out of. Of course to do that,you would need alot more time and money than common sense.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
123 Posts
mallen said:
beater said:
I don't mind vultures at all. Available time is my enemy though.

I can cut the whole frame rail and you can pick and choose what you need.

the tires?
one is almost brand new, three are at about 70% and one cupped badly and is about 20%.

As long as I can use a tow strap to get it to the scrap yard I don't care what is taken off. If I have to winch it onto a flatbed, then I have to make enough to cover the cost of the trailer. (thinking if someone wants the D44 rear axle)
Im only a few hours away. I could just swap my tires/wheels with yours. Does it have power windows?
I wil try to take pix of the tires tonight ofter work, yes it has power windows
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
555 Posts
beater said:
mallen said:
beater said:
I don't mind vultures at all. Available time is my enemy though.

I can cut the whole frame rail and you can pick and choose what you need.

the tires?
one is almost brand new, three are at about 70% and one cupped badly and is about 20%.

As long as I can use a tow strap to get it to the scrap yard I don't care what is taken off. If I have to winch it onto a flatbed, then I have to make enough to cover the cost of the trailer. (thinking if someone wants the D44 rear axle)
Im only a few hours away. I could just swap my tires/wheels with yours. Does it have power windows?
I wil try to take pix of the tires tonight ofter work, yes it has power windows
Cool,if you could get some closeups of the tread with a coin sitting in it that would be great.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top