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Unread 11-17-2013, 06:53 PM   #1
silvertub2000
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Body support channel

Hey guys, my Tj body support channels are getting on the soft side, there still solid at front but getting soft at rear body mount, was debating on replacing entire tub, or repairing those sections, anyone run into this before?, what worked best for you? Thanks

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Unread 11-18-2013, 01:20 PM   #2
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When you price a tub, replacing the mount channels will seem a lot better choice, if the rest of the tub is in decent shape. They should be available from OEM, if not a local fab shop should be able to bend up some for you out of appropriate material. Will have to pull the interior in the area then cut them loose and weld in the replacements, do a little paint work. Just don't put the tub in a twist when you are working on them and welding.
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Unread 11-22-2013, 09:21 AM   #3
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Ok thanks maybe il look into that, might be cheaper then a tub replacement, overall tub is solid, no holes other then few spots in channel
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Unread 11-22-2013, 09:47 AM   #4
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if you can do the work then repairing would be less meaning welding and r&r.

i would think that at a shop. the cost would be greater than if you could say buy tub new or used and install that your self. no welding. unless you can maybe take the tub off and take that to a shop, saving the r&r.

hard to say not knowing you or what you have to work with and skill level etc.................
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Unread 11-22-2013, 09:52 AM   #5
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Ya I would be welding in patches, I went to school for welding so that shouldn't be a problem, tubs gotta come off either way just looking at my options first before I tackle it, I'd have to agree though probably my best option at this point
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