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post #1 of 4 Old 07-18-2003, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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Serious Rust Problem

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I recently received a 1980 cj5. Receiving it for free from my grandpa was very nice but it has some serious rust issues. Many places are rusted all the way through leaving holes. This is not just on the side but also inside on the floor of the vehicle. I am not familar with repairing rust or getting rid of it. So if you could all tell me the best ways of removing rust or fixing the holes caused by rust it would be very much appreciated. I have heard of sprays and such that kill rust. do these really work? Thanks


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post #2 of 4 Old 07-18-2003, 12:32 AM
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Well, if there are holes through the panels, I would suggest replacing the panels themselves. www.quadratec.com sells new panels for pretty good prices. Just weld 'em in.

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post #3 of 4 Old 07-18-2003, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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ok

thanks for the suggestion i will look into that
anymore suggestions?

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post #4 of 4 Old 07-18-2003, 10:01 AM
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check the frame around the rear spring hangers, if the body is rusted that bad the frame prolly isnt in too good of shape either. having a solid frame is much more important than a pretty body.

if the frame is good, the only real way to fix rust holes is to grind out every last bit of rust and weld in new sheet. sometimes it is more cost effective and quicker to find a YJ tub and swap it on instead of trying to fight the rust montser.

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