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post #1 of 12 Old 05-23-2016, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
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Rusty Frame and Rockers

Anyone out there with a Jeep WK have any issues like this? If so, what did you do to fix the frame and the rockers? This is a 2006 WK

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post #2 of 12 Old 05-23-2016, 05:46 AM
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There is no fix for that. Outside of cutting bad stuff out and welding in clean steel in all honesty IMO that Jeep is not one worth keeping.

For an 06 to be that rusted out is indicative of major problems to come.

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post #3 of 12 Old 05-23-2016, 06:16 AM
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Wow. Just holy wow. This is why you treat vehicles for salt when new and keep them cleaned off.

That's no simple patch job to fix either, lots of adjoining panels to deal with in addition to the rockers. There aren't any preform panels available either.

Walk away from that thing.

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Looks like pieces of cardboard.. wow. Haven't seen rust that bad in a while. As stated, there is no fix for that. Sorry man

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post #5 of 12 Old 05-23-2016, 10:13 AM
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Looking at your pictures makes me sick to my stomach. Yikes. How long have you owned your WK? Where do you live? It's hard to believe salty winter roads could do that much damage to a modern vehicle in ten years. Did it have a branded title because of flood damage when your purchased it? It looks like it was submerged in salt water or something.

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I live in Wisconsin. Bought the Jeep a year ago. It rusted from the inside out. I thought about cutting out all the rusted spots and welding in something else. The rest of the jeep is super clean.
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If you've got the tools to do it and want to mess with it, have a ball. It can be done.

Looks to me like someone sealed in all the salty goodness with that black undercoating. Could have easily sealed shut any drain holes that would allow liquid to run out, nevermind any solid road debris.

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post #8 of 12 Old 05-23-2016, 12:31 PM
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While I've never seen a WK that looked like that, I've seen tons of WJs like that. Including the one I bought. I intend to cut out the really bad/thin stuff and treat with a rust converter. Then just cut some sheetmetal to fit over the holes and weld it put seam sealer over it all. While technically the whole unibody takes stress, I personally think it will be fine/can't be worse than what it is now. On WJs people cut out the entire rocker up to the door and weld in 2x4 or 2x6 steel tube in it's place even.

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post #9 of 12 Old 05-23-2016, 01:30 PM
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Wow, Yours is way more rusted than mine.
My frame is in real good shape, but my rockers are bad, especially the right side.
My drivers fender has a hole in it, under the plastic, but I am going to replace them anyway, looks easy...
I am hitting up a friend that welds, and he is going to weld new metal on them..
Let us know how you do...

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I might try to cut out the rust and weld in some new tubing or something a bit more solid!!! I'll post pics when I get around to it. Also working on a custom brush guard...... Pics to follow
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I feel for you because from the outside it looks like a nice WK but goes to show - always thoroughly look over/(under) a vehicle before purchase.

That rust didn't happen inside a year......

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post #12 of 12 Old 05-25-2016, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I definitely needed to poke around more, especially when I can poke my finger thru the rusty frame now
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