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post #1 of 5 Old 03-11-2010, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Rust fix question

I've got a hole in the body right next to the parking brake, a pretty common spot. My neighbor has a plasma cutter and he offered to cut the rust out of there and do a welding fix on the hole. The question I have is, what kind of sheet metal should I look at when fixing the body? I've never welded before, but I figure this would be a good introductory.


It should be fine as long as it was "gently" rolled...

1993 YJ 4.0L 5spd Manual. OME 2.5" with 3/4" M.O.R.E Shackles & 1"BL
Not to mention the body doesn't match the frame that doesn't match the engine...
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-11-2010, 03:44 PM
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the tub is made out of primarily 18 gauge steel. i used 16 gauge for much of my repairs. you dont need stainless or galvanized or anything like that.
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use 16 gauge, a little thicker so it's stronger and easier to weld. Just spot weld it and jump around to reduce warping. Practice on a spare piece, it's easy to burn through.

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Also used 16 gauge on mine.
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-11-2010, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you!

It should be fine as long as it was "gently" rolled...

1993 YJ 4.0L 5spd Manual. OME 2.5" with 3/4" M.O.R.E Shackles & 1"BL
Not to mention the body doesn't match the frame that doesn't match the engine...
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