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Unread 05-13-2013, 05:17 AM   #1
tcrawford01
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97 TJ, Rusted frame

Has anyone had success using the jeep frame repair kits?
I have a 97 Jeep Wrangler Sport. The Driver's side center frame and skid mounting support bolts have rusted through. I'm wondering if the advertized JP-113LH on ABS's website actually works.

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Unread 05-13-2013, 05:26 AM   #2
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My 97 did the same thing. Was going to order kit but friend went to a junk yard and sectioned the piece from a frame I needed and put it on mine.
The kits work but the section of frame was a lot less that $180 plus and fit like a glove. Can hardly tell it was done.
Also watch the driver rear lower control mount area on frame. They rust from inside out there.
I would have done the frame swap but did not want to get into that.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 05:50 AM   #3
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Thanks. I wish I could find a frame to do that with.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 06:09 AM   #4
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I used them on my 99 and they fit and work great
I cut the bottom off the frame


Cleaned the rest of the rust out


Test fit


Burned them in

Cleaned up the welds and painted



All in all I'm happy with the repair, it took me about 3-4hrs to complete...
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Unread 05-13-2013, 10:42 AM   #5
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You make it look way to easy (with the lift in the garage) I have an 2000 Illinois Jeep with the frame and body rusting away. tcrawford01 post some more and let me know how the search goes.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 11:08 AM   #6
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Lol that's at my buddies, he did the welding for me...

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Unread 05-13-2013, 01:50 PM   #7
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Have you tried looking on Ebay etc. for spare frames from a dryer, desert climate state?

Also - newer model frames are still available from the dealer. Would need a newer style steering box as the attachment points are apparently different.





I imagine good used frames could be had quite easily in the states. Over here, just way too many people damaging them in the desert or having accidents on the street that you couldn't guarantee getting a good one. My old one is bent from dropping off a hidden hole in the desert, hence buying a new one from the dealer...
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