Frame Repair Section & Front Crossmember
I've been logging my progress on my YJ frame repair in the YJ Tech forum, but thought I'd post some of my pics of my first major fabrication project over here.
My 95 YJ had some major frame rot issues, so I invested a little money this year on some equipment and studied a lot of threads, took a couple classes, and practiced on a couple shop projects this winter (cart, small workbench, and a material rack).
Cut off the bad section (front driver's side) and fabbed up a new section from templates I made. The front tubular crossmember was rotted inside the frame so I removed this and made a new one out of 2 x 4 x 3/16 tube after some wise suggestions from the YJ crowd. Just got the new crossmember fabbed and clamped up tonight.
I've really enjoyed reading posts on the fab shop forum and appreciate the talent out there. I'm quickly becoming addicted to the sparks and noise in the shop and looking forward to future projects. Hopefully I don't drive my wife too crazy!