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Unread 11-23-2011, 05:18 PM   #16
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i was thinking of just cutting the section at the scrap yard cleaning up the damage and welding over top but im also taking other ideas.. long arms are a little out of budget right now since i wouldn't be able to afford the tires to match a lift.

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Unread 11-23-2011, 05:19 PM   #17
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also its mostly mud theirs some surface rust but none that is bad
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Unread 11-23-2011, 05:33 PM   #18
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I managed to make a bb and long arms work its doable
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Unread 11-23-2011, 06:48 PM   #19
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yea but 1300 for a LA kit that almost blows the $2000 budget on a zj i only paid $500 for
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Unread 11-23-2011, 06:51 PM   #20
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also its mostly mud theirs some surface rust but none that is bad
Weld it up
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Unread 11-23-2011, 06:54 PM   #21
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Weld it up
yea im gonna start pulling the axle tomorrow and straightening everything out cant afford to drive this dually every day
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Unread 11-24-2011, 01:03 PM   #22
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im taking a pole the damage isnt to bad i am going to need new axle brackets if theirs a place that sells them please let me know... i was going to do a 2 inch BB but since i need new control arms upper and lower and shocks should i just go and do a full on 4 inch kit like this one http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_zj_4-900.html or another brand with a similar price point taking suggestions
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Unread 03-19-2012, 09:37 PM   #23
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finally got the time to tart fixing it cut the bracket the rest of the way off

took 1/4 inch square tube and plate drilled it out bolted it then welded it in place seems like it will hold but theirs only one way to find out.. the bolts go all the way through the floor and i added some 16 gauge steel and welded up all the gaps
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Unread 03-19-2012, 09:44 PM   #24
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im buy no means a professional in cause you couldn't tell by looking but as long as it holds up until i can budget a LA kit ill be happy
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Unread 03-19-2012, 10:17 PM   #25
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I wouldn't drive down a driveway on that.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 10:25 PM   #26
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the shop has aligned it and haven't had any movement yet besides that theirs 2 pieces 1/4 inch of steel plate and square tubing welded together and welded to what was left of the frame i didn't trust boxing it and welding the bracket to the steel i would have put over their was significantly more rust then expected bolts are just back up as im not a professional welder
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I wouldn't drive down a driveway on that.
X2, I commend your efforts but that does not look safe
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Unread 03-19-2012, 10:26 PM   #28
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That's not good man. Not good at all. That frame needs to be fully repaired before even a long arm kit goes on. To plate the stock mount on you should have plated the whole area, then installed the mount, you can't have the gaps as they are greatly weakening the frame. I'd start over before you go any further.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 10:32 PM   #29
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guess i could start over just trying to get out of this dully gas is starting to hurt $4.30 for diesel
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Unread 03-19-2012, 10:38 PM   #30
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ill have to re cut the hole those gaps that are their now aren't their any more was just a test fit to make sure everything was gonna line up theirs an entire sheet of metal over the entire area then bracket is welded to that with the bolts through......not really sure what else to do with it any suggestions would help was adding the square under everything a bad idea the 16 guage i bought which was as thick as the the unibod didnt seem like enough thought it would be to flexable the entire thing is in closed now but under it all is square and plate
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