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Unread 09-23-2012, 11:52 PM   #1
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XJ has the rust-cancer =(

its too dark outside to take a picture of it right now so i'll post a pic tomorrow. but was looking underneath for something else and i discovered this tragedy. fortunately it's in it's early stages and only on the passenger floor in a smallish area but its pretty much gone all the way through. so i guess i'll be having a project for a little bit. any advice on steps to repair it?

after repairing it i think i'm gonna POR-15 the underside.
http://www.por15.com/RUBBERIZED-UNDE...ductinfo/RUCS/
just to prevent the rest of it rusting up


on another note, does anybody have a ton of dirt/junk stuff on pretty much the entire under carriage? again i'll post pics of this stuff tomorrow as it is dark outside. but its all over

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Unread 09-24-2012, 12:17 AM   #2
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Dude, you don't want to see the underside of my Jeep. Haven't even given that project any serious thoughts except for buying a mig welder and some materials. Haven't had the time to try and work on it.
I wish rust was one of those problems you could ignore and it would eventually go away.
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Unread 09-24-2012, 10:57 AM   #3
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Yea, rust sucks. I just scrapped an otherwise pretty nice '96 XJ Classic due to rust (over 1/2 of the driver's side pinch seam was gone, as was about 1/2 of the floor front and back).


(Just a small portion of the rust issues on that Jeep)

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Unread 09-27-2012, 03:52 PM   #4
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Gotta go run an errand then when i get back gonna pull up the passenger side carpet to see if its gone through the floor or not
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Unread 09-28-2012, 10:13 AM   #5
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Well pulled up the carpet last night and basically its the great majority of the passenger side. Couple small surface spots on the driver side but no biggy for now. Put the order in for some POR-15 so hopefully I'll get this taken care of soon

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Unread 09-28-2012, 07:14 PM   #6
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Good thing you caught it when you did. Looks much better than my Jeep's floors.
I've already got some holes, and it's past the POR-15 fix. Eventually going to get around to replacing the panels, but don't know when. I don't have two consecutive days off anymore, so it's kind of hard to try and get everything removed, cut, welded, and then painted all in one day, and it's my daily driver. Plus I've got no garage, so even if it wasn't a daily driver, it's not like I could just leave stuff ripped apart for days on end. Ugh.
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Unread 10-05-2012, 08:25 PM   #7
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Good thing you caught it when you did. Looks much better than my Jeep's floors.
I've already got some holes, and it's past the POR-15 fix. Eventually going to get around to replacing the panels, but don't know when. I don't have two consecutive days off anymore, so it's kind of hard to try and get everything removed, cut, welded, and then painted all in one day, and it's my daily driver. Plus I've got no garage, so even if it wasn't a daily driver, it's not like I could just leave stuff ripped apart for days on end. Ugh.
Why not! lol I drive all around town no doors no hood no back door no mirrors no windows!!! cops don't care much around here but god forbid you go threw a yellow light lol
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Unread 10-05-2012, 09:04 PM   #8
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Why not! lol I drive all around town no doors no hood no back door no mirrors no windows!!! cops don't care much around here but god forbid you go threw a yellow light lol
Lmao.

I should. Only thing I worry about is getting half way through replacing a panel, and having it start to rain only to have to drive to work the next day in said rain, minus a floor panel.
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Unread 10-05-2012, 09:29 PM   #9
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Rust is just an excuse to weld or learn to if you don't know how. Realistically if you're going to own and wheel Jeeps or cars in general it would behoove you to learn to weld. If nothing else it will save you a ton of money in the long run.
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Unread 10-05-2012, 11:52 PM   #10
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Rust is just an excuse to weld or learn to if you don't know how.
This.
Was my explanation to myself for buying my Hobart Auto Arc 130. Of course now I regret not getting something bigger. I also use the same reasoning to explain to myself why I need a plasma cutter.
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Unread 10-17-2012, 01:29 AM   #11
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This.
Was my explanation to myself for buying my Hobart Auto Arc 130. Of course now I regret not getting something bigger. I also use the same reasoning to explain to myself why I need a plasma cutter.
Ha, nice

I actually wish I'd got a smaller welder, well about the same size, but 110v instead of my 220v 2-phase, pain in the a... when you live in an apartment
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