Why do original body mounts crack & crush?

MarknessMonster

Amiable Jeeper
City
Western
State
CO
#1
Why is it that many of the body mounting surfaces get crushed on CJ8 models? I noticed some of my mounting areas are cracked and pushing up through the floor area. I also noticed that the front mount, located under the passenger footboard, has completely cracked and broken away from the body. There isn't any rust in these areas. It just seems as though the weight of the body and the abuse received over the years has caused these issues.

Any thoughts, suggestions or confirmations of other 8's on this oddity?
 

OnlyinaJeepCJ

Legacy Registered User
City
Mobile
State
AL
#2
Yes, age of rubber and body to frame movement. As a side note, the 4 rear YJ mounts are the same size as all the CJ mounts, BUT with a much better design. If you want to stay with rubber, collect 10 of those for an "upgrade".
 
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