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Unread 06-19-2011, 09:24 PM   #1
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frame repair

what im lookin for is specs on a frame rails.. i really dont wanna spend 150 per side for the safty caps. specially when i have access to a welder torch and metal. havent had a chance to measure due to crappy weather. just wanna see what everyone did

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Unread 06-20-2011, 05:29 AM   #2
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I had to fix about 95% of my YJ driver side frame and end of passenger side rail. Passenger side used 2 pieces of 1/8" flat steel. Driver side starting from back. 18" replacement from donor frame. Near fuel filter combination of new steel and donor. Front of rear shackle mount to back of front shackle mount donor. Steering gearbox new steel plate.
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Unread 06-20-2011, 05:42 AM   #3
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The frame rails are 2 1/2" X 4" and 1/8" thick if my memory is correct. I used 3/16 plate in a few areas because I already had the material.... ideally you should match the stock frame thickness.
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Unread 06-20-2011, 01:23 PM   #4
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I had to fix about 95% of my YJ driver side frame and end of passenger side rail. Passenger side used 2 pieces of 1/8" flat steel. Driver side starting from back. 18" replacement from donor frame. Near fuel filter combination of new steel and donor. Front of rear shackle mount to back of front shackle mount donor. Steering gearbox new steel plate.
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Unread 06-20-2011, 04:13 PM   #5
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Naw never figured out how to upload?
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Unread 06-20-2011, 07:15 PM   #6
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Take a lot of reference measurements before you tear anything off so you know the new pieces are going back in correctly. Cut off and trace onto cardboard. Get some 1/8" stock and start cutting... Add some 3/16" fish plates to reinforce when you're done.
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Unread 06-21-2011, 03:23 PM   #7
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thanks for the info guys....got some ideas on what im gonna do and how to do it... now its time to find time
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Unread 06-21-2011, 03:43 PM   #8
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Hit harbor freight and pick up 4 or 4.5 grinder with metal cutoff and grinding wheels. Stay away from angle grinder there. It's a piece of junk. Also sawsall comes in handy for cutting out and off pieces. I found with the jeep, the right tool make a big difference. Oh I also like their variable speed buffer with foam pads.
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Unread 06-21-2011, 04:21 PM   #9
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Hit harbor freight and pick up 4 or 4.5 grinder with metal cutoff and grinding wheels. Stay away from angle grinder there. It's a piece of junk. Also sawsall comes in handy for cutting out and off pieces. I found with the jeep, the right tool make a big difference. Oh I also like their variable speed buffer with foam pads.
I picked up a skil, 6 amp 4.5 angle grinder for 28.99 at walmart yesterday...mine was stolen!
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