I've been crawling around under my Scrambler and I found a rusted-through section of frame.
It's right next to the rear leaf spring's front mounting bracket. I know it's hard to describe. Think of it as being just before the frame turns up to go over the rear axle.
I've heard this is a typical spot for CJ frame rust-out. My question is "How bad a situation is it?".
I'd hate to have to resort to a new frame. Also, I understand the older Jeeps had a C-channel frame- they weren't boxed. My Scrambler frame is boxed so basically in this spot I now have a C-channel frame- the bottom of the boxed-in portion is what's rotted.
Has anyone had experience repairing this "common" frame rust spot? I normally wouldn't be worried about a narrow, six inch long rust hole in a boxed frame except it's right at the leaf spring mounting bracket.
Black '83 CJ8
Rustproof plywood floorboards and bed upgrade.
Lots of work, but working on it.