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Is this a subframe mount or another part?
« on: August 11, 2020, 07:01:47 AM »
Hi!

Hoping someone can help. A friend has asked me to track down this part. He thinks it is a front subframe mount or body mount of some kind, with possible a worn bushing by the looks of it. Anyone recognise it from the photos so I can try and buy it?

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Re: Is this a subframe mount or another part?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2020, 08:49:10 AM »
Hi,

that is not a genuine part in there, it looks like a piece of castor bar rubber and washer(as seen in the bottom left of the picture) acting as spacers. It should be a solid mount so I wouldn't think the rubber is a good idea, nor the curve face of the washer.

Normally I just use a thick washer or two to fill in the gap when the body doesn't quite meet the sub frame.

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Re: Is this a subframe mount or another part?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2020, 08:59:34 AM »
Looks like a soft rubber mount for the Rover Mini Subframe. As Terry suggests I would replace with thick washers - we used 6mm aluminium discs. They made the front end much less vague.

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Re: Is this a subframe mount or another part?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2020, 05:07:25 PM »
Interesting, thank you for thr replies!

I will have to ask me friend again as I was under the impression the part causing the issues was the rounded part further back, in the center of the picture, but I may have got this wrong.

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Re: Is this a subframe mount or another part?
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2020, 09:03:25 PM »
Yes that is the part that is shown and should be a solid bolted fixing on aus minis and mokes.
Cheers, Dave

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Re: Is this a subframe mount or another part?
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2020, 09:25:08 PM »
OK, thanks. So there was no benefit to the rubber? I should go for one of these to replace it?

http://www.minispares.com/product/Classic/MSSK3010.aspx
http://www.minispares.com/product/Classic/Suspension/Subframes/Fixings_mountings/C-STR641.aspx

Full kit or just the tear drop do you think?

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Re: Is this a subframe mount or another part?
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2020, 10:57:38 PM »
What year is your moke and what sort of subframe does it have in it?
The parts in your link are for later mini's which had rubber mounted subframes and were not fitted to Aussie mokes.

I'd pull out what is there and see what is required to fix it with packers or bend things back into shape.
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Re: Is this a subframe mount or another part?
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2020, 01:19:59 AM »
It's a European (Greek) late 70's early 80's Moke. But European forums aren't anywhere near as active as this one, which is why I'm posting here.

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Re: Is this a subframe mount or another part?
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2020, 08:37:16 AM »
As per MoeMokes post - Unless the sub-frame has been changed out and replaced with a Single Bolt one from a later Rover Mini then most of the gear in the full kit will be of no use to you. Better to either replace the rubber 'spacer' with solid washers or reshape the front panel so there is little to no gap. The solid alloy washers in ours are working fine, but the fit must be firm.

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Re: Is this a subframe mount or another part?
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2020, 08:43:52 AM »
Most all of the UK minis had rubber mounts for the subframe. And to be honest they were a total PITA, always loose or broken.
The Aussie method of solid mounting directly to the body is a far superior method. Unless there is some problem with body alignment the subframe should bolt up without any spacers.
Cheers, Dave