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Unread 10-03-2014, 06:48 PM   #1
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Body mount rust issues

Hey all,,

I have a rust issue and was wondering how everyone else deals with this.

We took it for inspection and was told that the 2 body mounts under the door(s) was too bad.

These are the mounts in the "center" of the frame,, like I said the one right under the door.

Is there a "patch" kit available where I can cut the bad metal out and weld the new in? I am pretty sure quite a few members here have had this identical problem.

This is my wifes ride by the way,, It's a 1998 TJ and she is pretty partial to it.

Heck,,, if someone lives near Carlisle/Harrisburg I would pay someone to fix it right.

Thanks in advance for any help

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Unread 10-03-2014, 09:16 PM   #2
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The part is called a "torque box" and these guys sell them;
http://www.classicent.com/jeep/ (scroll down to see them)
It sounds like they are well made and the company has tech support for install instructions. Good luck!
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Unread 10-03-2014, 09:37 PM   #3
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Is the rest of the tub solid?

Check it out well. You might be better off replacing the entire tub.
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Unread 10-03-2014, 10:50 PM   #4
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The part is called a "torque box" and these guys sell them;
http://www.classicent.com/jeep/ (scroll down to see them)
It sounds like they are well made and the company has tech support for install instructions. Good luck!
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YES !!!

This is exactly what I was searching for. I thank you for the information.

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Unread 10-03-2014, 10:52 PM   #5
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Is the rest of the tub solid?

Check it out well. You might be better off replacing the entire tub.
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For a 16+ year old Jeep the tub is in pretty decent shape.

I actually did have a contingency plan for swapping the entire tub if I could not locate the "parts to replace the rust damaged areas.

I thank you for your reply,,,
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Unread 10-03-2014, 11:00 PM   #6
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No problem! I haven't seen much about the install so maybe you could do a thread about it if you decide to use them.
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Unread 10-05-2014, 09:05 PM   #7
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Ive got the same issue. My shop let it pass but basically told me they would fail me for this next year.

On the website it says "Attachment reinforcements and nuts are attached for your convenience. You may order in standard steel for welding into place or order in galvanized steel for riveting or screwing into place."

Has anyone attempted attatching this panel with screws??? Thats intruiging to me because I cant weld.
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Unread 10-06-2014, 05:05 AM   #8
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Hi. I installed the full set on my TJ over the winter. I had originally planned on welding them in,but I ended up going with 1/4" aircraft grade stainless steel Magna-loc rivets by Huck Fasteners.The rivet gun can be purchased from harbor freight for about $75 or so. I do have several pics of the process, but don't have them uploaded yet.
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Unread 10-06-2014, 11:57 AM   #9
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I cut mine out & made some new channel with a nut welded inside it. I'll get some pics up later.
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