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post #1 of 12 Old 04-23-2013, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Hello fellow jeepers


Quick question. I have a 95 yj for mudding purposes only. The driver side skid plate mount of the chassis is Swiss cheese(look at the picture) Was wondering if this is a bad idea for mudding. Live in Florida and there is nothing to crawl. Was planning on getting the auto rust replacement and getting it welded at the local shop. Here is the piece. http://www.jeep4x4center.com/auto-ru...t-art-99l.html

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post #2 of 12 Old 04-23-2013, 04:49 PM
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Is that the frame? I would not drive that an inch if it is until you check out the rest of it.

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It's reinforced by a 3/8 plate bolted to the top of the frame. Driving it was fine. It's not my daily. The rest of the frame has been check out and aside from a small hole under the bottom shock mount. It is fine. It need a sandblast and some por15. But what I am worried about is the repair and how much I am compromising the frame by doing that.

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That frame is toast! Personally I would find another, but you could also bandaid it with the autorust kit. Only thing is I don't know if there is really any good metal to weld, rust will only burn holes.

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That frame is toast! Personally I would find another, but you could also bandaid it with the autorust kit. Only thing is I don't know if there is really any good metal to weld, rust will only burn holes.
There is good metal around it
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Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.
Yea your denying my ability to figuring out whether there is good metal at the weld spots.

Is it going to affect my ability to mud with the Auto Rust kit?
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I'm thinking you should replace sections of your frame that need it, instead of band aids.

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Does the rust extend past the autorust pieces? It can probably be saved and be usable for your needs. But it's going to take a bit of work. With just a bit more work you could get another frame and not have to worry about it for another 20 years. Aren't these things fun!

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Not sure I want to pay the 1500++ to do a frame swap.

And I will probably want to get the Skid area all the way to the rear shock mount part of the frame as that will be the next thing to go....

Any thoughts will help sorry for being feisty I just want my baby back in shape to get her dirty again.
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Not sure I want to pay the 1500++ to do a frame swap.

And I will probably want to get the Skid area all the way to the rear shock mount part of the frame as that will be the next thing to go....

Any thoughts will help sorry for being feisty I just want my baby back in shape to get her dirty again.
1500$ wow. I see them for 300$ - 500$ on craigslist all the time. A couple or 3 days of work and your done. HOw did you rust out a 95 they are completly galvinized. I mud with mine and hose it off afterwards. I still have not one spec of rust on mine.

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It's the labor, the frame is 350. I guess I did not see how bad it was. Cleaned it out after every session so I probably bought it thinned out 8 months ago
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