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Unread 11-12-2008, 02:19 PM   #1
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FRAME FIX dont know where to start pics!!

How should I go about fixing this??


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Unread 11-12-2008, 02:23 PM   #2
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I'd hate to say it, since I have some cancer back there as well, but a new frame might be in order. At the very minimum, I would back-half a better frame and replace the whole back end. I have a feeling if there's a lot more rust there than you think.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 02:26 PM   #3
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new frame might be in order
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Unread 11-12-2008, 03:21 PM   #4
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Unread 11-12-2008, 03:42 PM   #5
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maybe try a search?
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/searc...archid=3235064
it can and has been done plenty of times, but as already said, you probably have more rust than what you are seeing right there.
as a hint, make sure you drill a 1/2" hole at the bottom of the lowest part on that section if you repair or get a new frame. it is a water trap!

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I'd hate to say it, since I have some cancer back there as well, but a new frame might be in order. At the very minimum, I would back-half a better frame and replace the whole back end. I have a feeling if there's a lot more rust there than you think.
Yeah, probably going to have to go pretty far forward on the frame to find something solid enough to weld to.

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Unread 11-12-2008, 09:14 PM   #7
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Mine looked like that when I started my rebuild. I went and bought some 3"x3"x3/16" tube steel, and rebuilt from the rear hoops back. I chose the 3/16" because the ID of the 3" tube matched the OD on the width of the frame. Which when I cut off the top and botton of the tube, left me about 8" of the tube sides to match up on the frame and give me a good strong transition into the new tube. I found it to be extremely close in the height of the original frame, and 3/16" wider on each side. I'll post pics if I have time before leaving for deer camp friday.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 10:18 PM   #8
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Unread 11-13-2008, 06:48 AM   #9
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Best way to do it is to cut a peice out of a good frame and weld it in. All of the comercially availible kits I've seen are like putting a bandaid on skin cancer, they just cover it up and don't get rid of it.
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Unread 11-13-2008, 02:21 PM   #10
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You're going to have to see how far that cancer has reached. If it's that bad there, it's probably affected other components than just your frame such as your body and mounts, gas tank skid, muffler, etc. Oh and make sure your Tetnus shot is up to date!! (every 10 years) If your not experienced at fabrication the easiest route would be to find a wrecked YJ with no frame damage and swap out the frame. Keep us posted on what you decide!
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Unread 11-13-2008, 02:23 PM   #11
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oh and DONT DRIVE IT ANYWHERE!!
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It's an easy fix. Is that the only place you have it? I have to tell you DON'T DRIVE IT. Your about to lose your axle because of that shackle
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Unread 11-13-2008, 02:26 PM   #13
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WOW! How old is that car?!
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Unread 11-13-2008, 02:26 PM   #14
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bondo it?
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Do something like this. Cut the frame back to where it is good and clean

Get you some new 2x4 square tube and weld it to where you made your cut


Cut you some fish plate

Grind your weld from the old frame to the new smooth.
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