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post #1 of 26 Old 07-18-2014, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Rusty frame

We'll I just got my first jeep but need a lot if work I got so e rust holes in the frame do u guys just cut out the bad spot and reweld in new metal ? Or how should I go about this just want to fix it right

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post #2 of 26 Old 07-18-2014, 08:24 PM
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It will depend on how bad the frame is overall. Sometimes buying a new frame is better. If you have the experience you can also make your own replacement frame.
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post #3 of 26 Old 07-18-2014, 10:39 PM
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How are your welding skills?

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post #4 of 26 Old 07-19-2014, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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My welding skills are pretty good not to sure if there good enough to build a frame . I build trailers and stuff . I went over the whole frame last night and it seems like the worst part is the ends of the frame the front drivers and the rear are not to bad this is pretty much I think what I need http://www.jeep4x4center.com/auto-ru...-art-102l.html .
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My welding skills are pretty good not to sure if there good enough to build a frame . I build trailers and stuff . I went over the whole frame last night and it seems like the worst part is the ends of the frame the front drivers and the rear are not to bad this is pretty much I think what I need http://www.jeep4x4center.com/auto-ru...-art-102l.html .
Thats who I'm going through to repair my 99 TJ frame, heard nothing but good about them and how well the parts fit. Actually beefier than original from what Ive heard.
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How hard is it to pull the body off the frame. I was think of pulling the body of and fixing the frame I think it would be easier then doing it with the body on
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How hard is it to pull the body off the frame. I was think of pulling the body of and fixing the frame I think it would be easier then doing it with the body on
I thought about lifting the tub off and it doesnt look like a big problem, plenty of guys do it. Whats stopping me is the snowball effect that would take place and it would turn into a full blown frame off resto when I dont need another project.
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post #8 of 26 Old 07-21-2014, 08:14 AM
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I thought about lifting the tub off and it doesnt look like a big problem, plenty of guys do it. Whats stopping me is the snowball effect that would take place and it would turn into a full blown frame off resto when I dont need another project.
This. Real thing, still working on my 'frame repair' I started April '13.

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I thought about lifting the tub off and it doesnt look like a big problem, plenty of guys do it. Whats stopping me is the snowball effect that would take place and it would turn into a full blown frame off resto when I dont need another project.
I am also a member of that club. Good luck, Dave

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post #10 of 26 Old 08-04-2014, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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I got the body off now and just wire wheeling the frame and need to fix the rear of the frame were the shackles are and the front driver side were the steering box is . I'm think of getting those auto rust frame pieces any one have any experience with those ? And what paint do u guys use to paint your frame after I was think Chassis saver?
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post #11 of 26 Old 08-04-2014, 11:17 PM
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I make my own frame parts as needed. As for paint a good chassis paint is all you need after a good prep. Make sure you treat the rust and get the inside of the frame as well or its a waste of time. The best way is to do a acid bath and zinc plating if you can afford it.
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I got the body off now and just wire wheeling the frame and need to fix the rear of the frame were the shackles are and the front driver side were the steering box is . I'm think of getting those auto rust frame pieces any one have any experience with those ? And what paint do u guys use to paint your frame after I was think Chassis saver?
Im doing my 04 right now to prevent what happened to the 99.
Im giving Eastwoods products a try, friend of mine that used to do some body work says there good. For the inside frame rails I blew out the loose stuff then flushed with water before using Eastwoods Internal Frame Coating, for the outside wire brushing followed by Rust Encapsulater and will top coat that with their Chassis Black.

If I was doing a frame off, acid dipping would be the way to go
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post #13 of 26 Old 08-09-2014, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replys am going to try to make my rear frame pieces but going to order the front driver side frame part . Have any of u guys bilt the gas tank cross member and have pics of it I want to make a new one .
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Thanks for the replys am going to try to make my rear frame pieces but going to order the front driver side frame part . Have any of u guys bilt the gas tank cross member and have pics of it I want to make a new one .
I did, it's in my build thread with pics.. both making the rear frame pieces and the gas tank crossmember.

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post #15 of 26 Old 08-17-2014, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replys . Am going to start making my rear pieces of the frame for the sleeves through the frame what do u guys use .
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