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Unread 11-24-2013, 01:46 PM   #1
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Shackle area frame replacement

Anyone install that pre frabbed section of frame where the rear shackle mounts my section on frame is getting a little rotten and am looking at buying that and want to know if it's worth buying and if you have to cut out the frame or just cut the bad section out and slip the pre made piece on

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Unread 11-24-2013, 08:23 PM   #2
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Not on my Jeep, but I have done it both ways depending on the amount of damaged area there is.
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Unread 11-24-2013, 08:51 PM   #3
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I bought the pre made, cause mine frame was completely toast... but fabbing your own, wouldn't be hard
framerp2a.jpg   framerp10-13-.jpg  
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I installed on of the rear frame kits on my brothers YJ a few years back It fit great and it was holding up fine for the few years he had that YJ before he sold it.
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Unread 11-25-2013, 04:32 AM   #5
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Do you just slide it up on the existing good part of the frame or butt it up to the frame where you cut it and weld it
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Do you just slide it up on the existing good part of the frame or butt it up to the frame where you cut it and weld it
2 options. Cut out all the old rotted sections of the frame, lower and side portions, and then match the replacement piece back in.. (look at my pic, the inboard is shorter than the outboard....)

Or just cut the frame all the way across leaving the top and use the whole new replacement piece.

Also use a "fish eye" on butt sections (look it up), Strengthens the butt weld area. I didn't and I had no problems but as stated my inboard and outboard were staggered
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Unread 11-25-2013, 04:50 AM   #7
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I used the prefabbed and a new crossmember. I cut out so there was a little over lap per instructions so no butt welds. I have beat it on the trail all year without issue.
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I used the pre-fab pieces from ART. It saved a lot of time and the price was right. I replaced the passenger side rear and the fuel skid front cross member. The frame end was simple - just mark dimensions and remove what you need to, leaving the top (or making your own new top piece). The cross member was a little more detailed, but still easy. Lots of measuring and marking to make sure everything is where it needs to be.



Sorry, it seems I didn't get a photo of the new end before primer/paint....



There are more pics in my build thread if you want to see any more.
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I cut out the bad areas and painted it with POR15 then installed the full length cap welded it and coated with more por15
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