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post #1 of 5 Old 07-22-2006, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Frame rust

Hey guys, could use some advice on how to best deal with the rust underneath my jeep. Jeep was in Maine for most of it's life. I took a grinder to the rust and some of it came off, just isn't easy to get a grinder in there everywhere. Anyway, I am looking for opinions on the best way to go about taking care of this.

The plan is to put 33's and a 4 inch lift on the jeep. I suspect sometime in the future will want to swap out axles, too. So, I am not worried about rust on my leafs and axles. Just gives me an excuse to replace em. I'm just not in that big of a hurry.

I was thinking I should knock off as much rust as possible and the POR-15 on it?

I don't think taking the tub off is a real option right now, possible do it in the winter. I would welcome advice on how difficult that is.


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post #2 of 5 Old 07-22-2006, 01:46 PM
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8 bolts and the body comes right off did mine rhinolined the underside and grinded the frame and rhinoed and rockguarded it me and 3 buddies lifted off in my driveway and grinded for about 4 days painted nad back together for the next weekend...easiest way I can think off iuf you dont wnat the fender off detach before you do the tub they are easy as pie, just bolts down the backside of the firewall and rad, then just body bolts for the tub, the hardest part was the wiring but for your case maybe just take the body bolts off and jack the body up on floor jacks and that should give you enough room ot grind and stuff, as well once the tires and stuff is off when you do the lift that should give you good room to grind as well
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some pics in there of the tub off
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-22-2006, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by GiggityJeep
8 bolts and the body comes right off
sounds like you're missing some. should have been 11 bolts.

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i never took the rad mount off and left the back 2 off as well for a custom rack soon to come so my bad took 10 off and 8 back on...well to get technical took 6 off broke 4 off.......but thats a story for another day
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