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Unread 07-17-2010, 05:01 PM   #1
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Rusted Frame

Hi people, new to the forum here. I have a rusted section in my YJ frame by the steering gear box. I'm pretty sure this is a common problem. As of now it is not all the way through, but I wanna fix this soon. Any ideas ob how to do this. Thanks......... Dan

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Unread 07-17-2010, 08:47 PM   #2
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Cut out the old rusted stuff, weld in new. That's the only way to fix it correctly. I had the same problem, I had to pay someone to repair it (about $400) to do the work, I don't have a welder yet.

I'd also recommend getting a steering box brace to help spread the load of the steering on more than one spot on the frame.
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Unread 07-18-2010, 01:00 PM   #3
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Are there premade patch pieces for this, or do I make my own, got a gut who will sandblast it clean, cut out the old piece and weld in a new for less than 100.00 (being in the parts business has it's advantages).
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Unread 07-18-2010, 01:59 PM   #4
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Maybe try this ART-102L - Autorust Driver Side Front Shackle & Steering Mount Section for 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ - Quadratec
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Unread 07-19-2010, 10:14 AM   #5
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Thanks for the link. I did poke around there but I didn't find that one.
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Unread 10-27-2010, 08:01 PM   #6
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Curious how this ended up. I have the same problem and was looking at the Quadratec premade pieces. I have both front and rear issues on the drivers side.
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Unread 10-27-2010, 08:31 PM   #7
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Had the same on mine. $200 to cut and weld in new steel from a guy on craigsL (who did an excellent job) so 100 sounds like a bargain.
x2 on the brace or have the welder make u 1
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Unread 10-27-2010, 09:17 PM   #8
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You can get the repair section here also. Jeep Wrangler 1986-95 Front Frame & Steering Mounts: eBay Motors (item 290467232290 end time Nov-21-10 07:55:21 PST)

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Unread 10-27-2010, 10:07 PM   #9
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rustoleum will take care of it. might need 2-3 coats though.
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Unread 10-29-2010, 09:32 PM   #10
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frame is still cracked. Was just gonna sell this and buy a new car. But I'm now just going to keep it. I will buy the quadratec part, find out how much to weld it all up. I'll keep you all posted how it all came out
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Unread 10-30-2010, 07:42 AM   #11
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rustoleum will take care of it. might need 2-3 coats though.


Cost me $280 to have mine welded up. Done by a 30+ year experienced welder who shortens and lengthens 18 wheeler frames. Thanks bandit!

Here is mine pre and post weld.

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Unread 10-30-2010, 07:46 AM   #12
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I live near the autorust company, I'm by no means impressed with their work, business attitude, or the company itself. I went there looking for the exact same piece for my jeep.

Ended up finding a frame in ajunkyard and cutting my own section. 1/3 the price, way more material, and it didn't look like cra*
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