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post #1 of 8 Old 09-24-2017, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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Frame rot, Repair or replace?

Pics attached. Driver side front is bad, looks like a crack at the main eye. I see there are sections that can be welded in to fix that. The rear I'm not so sure about. It's rotted through from the shackle mount back to the shock mount
I think I would need to replace the rear section half of the driver side frame rail... is that even possible.

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-24-2017, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 8 Old 09-24-2017, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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One o the rear and one of the front
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cost to repair that will be more than value. a new frame $2400 about. used/repaired? then to remove a tub that every bolt may be rusted to the core. labor is the larger cost. the cost to do this right means tub off. so unless you are doing the labor. the tub need work? frames like this tend to have matching body, places you dont see.

though its hard to see from here in az the whole areas you think are good take a awl and try punching it through with hammer taps on the frame and just hand pressure if body.

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post #5 of 8 Old 09-24-2017, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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I have space and time to do it myself over the winter. I'm a really handy guy but not welding experience. I've gone around the rest of the frame with a hammer and given a few hard pounds on the usual suspects for rot ( not holding back) Other than these the frame is solid. For all All of you DIY guys out there, If it were you, Would your preference be to replace the frame or repair it.
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post #6 of 8 Old 09-24-2017, 08:15 PM
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Good used YJ frames are hard to find,the only ones I've seen were 2/3 or more the cost of a new one. If that where mine I'd buy a new frame.
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post #7 of 8 Old 09-25-2017, 04:14 AM
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is it a weekend toy or a DD. if its a DD id look for a replacement, if its a toy id try doing some repair on the worst spots and take it for a test run to see how i did.
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post #8 of 8 Old 09-25-2017, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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It's a weekend toy. I've ordered safe T caps for the culprit areas... thanks everyone
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