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post #1 of 10 Old 06-27-2007, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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frame repair question



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Picture is of the LR shock mount. Similar hole on the other side too.

I have gone all over the frame, and aside from surface rust this is the only trouble spot. Is it worth cutting off the shock mount, welding on a patch, then putting it back. Or, any other, simpler ideas?

I wonder if there was a hole there originally? If so, it makes me a little less concerned that it got bigger, rather than started from scratch.

Thanks for any thoughts.

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post #2 of 10 Old 06-27-2007, 10:49 PM
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shouldn't be ahole there unfortunately......least not on my last 2 frames...

recomend cutting it al lback to solid metal and welding in a patch, then weldng on new factory shock mounts....

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4.3/700r4/new frame buildup (YJ)....
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Thanks. I was afraid of that. I guess I had no other plans for the weekend though.
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post #4 of 10 Old 06-28-2007, 10:34 AM
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Be thankful if that's all the rust you have.

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I agree with Martin. Cut it & patch it.

If I wasn't flying out of town to Kansas this weekend thru the 4th, I'd help ya' do it (I'm in the San Diego, CA area).
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Be thankful if that's all the rust you have.
Trust me, I am. This jeep lived its first half of life in Massachusetts and the second half in California. There are a few places where the paint on the frame is "puffed up" with rust, but not enough to weaken it. Oddly enough the sheetmetal is all good too.

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One thing to remember......rust never sleeps.
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I agree with Martin. Cut it & patch it.

If I wasn't flying out of town to Kansas this weekend thru the 4th, I'd help ya' do it (I'm in the San Diego, CA area).
have time for some alcohol/bbq at ours joe? dale will be here sat/sun pickin his heep up, and i'm in till the 4th/5th.....
gimme a shout if u an the missus wanna make a trip to Mo mate, yer both always welcome here!

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4.3/700r4/new frame buildup (YJ)....
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=324622
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I agree with Martin. Cut it & patch it.

If I wasn't flying out of town to Kansas this weekend thru the 4th, I'd help ya' do it (I'm in the San Diego, CA area).

I might take you up on that some day. I got this jeep for next to nothing cuz the transmission was dead (auto). So I spent the money to rebuild the trx and engine from scratch. So far have about $3000 in it, so I feel good about the whole thing with everything from the radiator cap down all new and 0/0 miles on it. All stock now and have not thought about any mods until I recharge my wallet.


Have a good holiday
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I might take you up on that some day. <snip> Have a good holiday
Please feel free to call me when I return. I sent you a PM which tells how to get ahold of me.

Martin, I'll call you soon.
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