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post #1 of 3 Old 09-23-2017, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning Frame Rails

Greetings everyone. I want to clean out and rustproof the frame of my 2000 TJ. Can someone tell me the best way to pressure wash and air blast the insides of the frame rails? Do the rails have an opening at either end so water, debris, rust flakes can flow out easily? I thought I had read the back of the rails open up. There is a cross beam behind the rear bumper and the ends of both rails are welded to the beam. My thought is perhaps I can cut an opening so water can flow out? Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-23-2017, 11:59 PM
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The single best thing I found was that you either need to remove the nutserts for the stock tranny skid (if you use a different style like Savvy), or drill new holes behind the front control arm mounts and in front of the rears. A sewer jetter works great too.


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post #3 of 3 Old 09-25-2017, 06:45 AM
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You can also drill largish holes in that plate behind the rear bumper to get access to push the water in.
I drilled the drain holes as described above as well as using a 3/4" hole saw on the rear "crossmember" plate.
Then I parked it with the front downhill and proceeded to flush it with water from the back.
Blew it out with compressed air and then let it sit over night to dry (was summer time and hot out).
Then I used the internal frame coating with the long hose and nozzle to coat it twice.
I taped up all holes on the bottom of the frame before spraying the coating and removed the tape after about an hour.
I let it sit over night again before driving it.


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