XJ Subframe Repair
I've got about a 5 - 6 inch long section of subframe rot. The rot extends about 2 to 3 inches up the sides of the subframe from the bottom. I figure I'll need to cut out about 8 inches of subframe about 4 inch tall. I've got some questions.
- I've got an old 97+ steel XJ hatch. Could I use that for patch material, or is that too thin? The XJ is being retired from DD and will be used for offroad, trailer towing, and generally as a work truck. It will probably take some abuse.
The area is on a flat section of the subframe, so basically I just need to come up with a "U" section to replace the rot. Could I weld this with a 110 Flux Core welder, or should I farm it out?
Other than practice on some scraps and to prep any bare steel before welding. Are there any other tricks or tips I should be aware of?
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