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Unread 04-28-2013, 02:00 PM   #1
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Please judge my rust

I know the ultimate test is getting under there with a screw driver and poking around but that isn't currently an option.

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Is this rust to worry about?

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Unread 04-28-2013, 02:19 PM   #2
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I have seen worse, but the pics you provided aren't areas that rust the worst....so it could get uglier. Look around the shackle points, behind and around the exhaust, inner side of the frame. Good thing is someone has gotten the skid plate bolts loose at some point.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 02:28 PM   #3
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You call that rust?!

Looks fine to me.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 04:35 PM   #4
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You call that rust?!

Looks fine to me.
I saw a response like this one coming. You will likely get opinions from you call that rust? from the East coast to my Holy Moly Rustman! from the West.
I guess it's up to you to decide if the structural integrity of the metal is compromised and go from there. Good luck
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Unread 04-28-2013, 05:39 PM   #5
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So what methods can be taken to avoid the rust getting any worse? I know people take their tubs off, coat their entire frames with sealant and are happy forever but is there a localized method? something like sand down the bad areas and paint them with some rhinoline-like spray.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 06:20 AM   #7
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I would say mine was as bad if not worse. Check the drivers side frame up front too where the steering box bolts up to. Mine was rotted bad there. Another common place is under the rear shock towers. But the tub looks fine which mine was not I had a big hole on the drivers side. I would say your alright. But will tell you working on things is a real PITA.

If you don't see any real problem areas I would clean it up and get some rust stopping primer on it. You don't have to take the tub off. It's better. I did it. But that's the route I wanted to go. Spot checking it all and getting some rust inhibitive primer or POR-15 on it should do the trick.
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I would take the tub off, sand/wire brush the surface rust, treat and rinoline the frame.
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I have seen worse, but the pics you provided aren't areas that rust the worst....so it could get uglier. Look around the shackle points, behind and around the exhaust, inner side of the frame. Good thing is someone has gotten the skid plate bolts loose at some point.
X2.

From what I see in most of the pictures, that is mostly surface rust. It depends how far you want to go with the build will determine how much work you are going to do.

For that type of rust a descaler works great! Good luck.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 07:55 AM   #10
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From what I see, you have rust in spots that I normally dont have issues with. SO you will more than likely have it in the bad spots REAL BAD. Shock shaft are gone, brake lines gone, i see the frame having some bad times...
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Unread 04-29-2013, 02:17 PM   #11
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I too find the rust on the shock shafts to be interesting. Has this vehicle sat for a long time? If it was mine, I'd replace the shocks rather quickly. As for the frame, you're not keying in on the traditionally nasty areas: Just in front of the rear tires where the frame bends to go to the front. Front/rear shackle mount points. Those are the areas I'd look to see if they're trashed. If so, there are kits available. If they're fine, grind, prime, paint with POR-15.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 07:17 PM   #13
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unfortunately this is no longer my rust. I was headed up tomorrow to purchase the jeep but it sold today before i could get there. I keep losing the ones I plan on buying. one of these days... well thanks for the rust lesson anyhow!
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unfortunately this is no longer my rust. I was headed up tomorrow to purchase the jeep but it sold today before i could get there. I keep losing the ones I plan on buying. one of these days... well thanks for the rust lesson anyhow!
Jeeps choose their owners. Yours is out there. Be patient and prepared.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 08:13 PM   #15
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Besides the fact that it's sold, that's not bad at all for rust. That could easily be sanded down/taken off and repainted.
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