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post #1 of 19 Old 03-11-2010, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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frame fix. new rear section, or weld on new plates?

i have very very bad rear frame rust in my 93 YJ. should i weld on plates over the existing damage, or buy a new rear section and have it welded on?


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post #2 of 19 Old 03-11-2010, 09:16 PM
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I'm not saying this is your only choice, but I welded some angle iron back there.


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How bad is it? This bad?
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idk if that would work for my situation. there are holes all along the leaf spring mount area.

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How bad is it? This bad?
ohh....my....jeep god.....no, mine is not that bad, actually, mine looks new compared to that..

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Post a pic or link to a pic of your frame. many on the forum have repaired sections of frame. Make sure you get in there and bang on the frame with a hammer. Knock all the rust off the frame and make sure you know how bad the rust is before you start.

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Being as you obviously have the tub off the frame I'd be looking for another frame. If you have rust that bad in that location it's going to be bad elsewhere. You'll spend more time and money trying to patch that than it would cost you to scrounge another frame and swap it.

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i cant afford an all new frame. i can have my brother do all the welding for me at his shop for free. all i need to do is the prep. i know its possible to do. just not sure how to go about it.

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i cant afford an all new frame. i can have my brother do all the welding for me at his shop for free. all i need to do is the prep. i know its possible to do. just not sure how to go about it.
If you've got a free shop and welding there's no limit to what you can do. I'd beat around on the rest of that frame and see if you have any other rot while you're at it. If you could find a good frame at the wrecking yard you could cut off the pieces you need.

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Auto Rust technologies...for frame and shackle mounts.
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just not sure how to go about it.
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okay. but do i need this
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f130/...er-cut-915669/
or this
ART-42L - Autorust Driver Side Rear Shackle Mount Section for 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ - Quadratec

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I had the same problem:


I got lucky and another member on here had a cut up but rust free YJ frame available. He cut about 2 feet off the rear of his driver's side frame rail and mailed it to me. Ended up being cheaper for me than the Auto Rust Tech panel, but I've heard good things about the quality of their parts.

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Auto Rust technologies...for frame and shackle mounts.
Highly recommended!!!!

MORE sells the rear cross member

I used a Smitty rear bumber as my cross member..
are yo happy with that frame repair kit you welded on the rear to patch the holes? is that the route i should go?

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Auto Rust technologies...for frame and shackle mounts.
Highly recommended!!!!

MORE sells the rear cross member

I used a Smitty rear bumber as my cross member..
are you happy with the rear frame repair kit you did? should i go that route?

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