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Unread 07-31-2010, 02:19 PM   #16
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Yes I would go with theducksguts on this... Try to get the newest frame you can find that would fit and don't forget to sand and repaint the new frame before the swap.

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Unread 07-31-2010, 02:28 PM   #17
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Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market is your friend. I see one for $650 listed in NJ and 5 that asks you to call for a price.
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Unread 07-31-2010, 03:06 PM   #18
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Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market is your friend. I see one for $650 listed in NJ and 5 that asks you to call for a price.
your my hero gotta make some calls, most are probably closed but ill call on monday if they are.

thats a big help man thanks
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Unread 07-31-2010, 07:42 PM   #19
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I have a friend with a new 97 6 cylinder frame that was used for mock ups . He wants $800 for it and it is perfect . If you want his info pm me and I will send it to you . He is in VA Beach VA .
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Unread 07-31-2010, 09:17 PM   #20
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I have a friend with a new 97 6 cylinder frame that was used for mock ups . He wants $800 for it and it is perfect . If you want his info pm me and I will send it to you . He is in VA Beach VA .
you can buy new frames?
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Unread 07-31-2010, 09:23 PM   #21
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you can buy new frames?
This one was purchased from Chrysler to use for fabrication mock ups .
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Unread 07-31-2010, 09:31 PM   #22
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So the important question is how to keep your TJ frame from rusting out like his did. What are the best options for protecting your frame long term aside from just fluid film, waxoyl and such ???

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Unread 07-31-2010, 09:37 PM   #23
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haha no oceans for me. And as for fixing it before this stage...there really isnt much I couldve done I bought it about 7 months ago knowing the frame had a rust problem. Everything was too far developed for painting the frame or anything to help.
So you bought it knowing it had major rust? I would have skipped that one and kept on looking for another jeep with better undercarrige and what not. Could have avoided all this.
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Unread 07-31-2010, 10:19 PM   #24
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So the important question is how to keep your TJ frame from rusting out like his did. What are the best options for protecting your frame long term aside from just fluid film, waxoyl and such ???

Eric
you use a scaler on it to bust the rust inside loose . then you blow it out with compr. air real good . then you wand some rust neutralizer in there for 20 min. keep it wet . then rinse it out . then wand por 15 in there real good . then while tacky spray more por in there . do 3 coats . por is fine if it's not hit by sunlight .
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Unread 08-01-2010, 12:16 AM   #25
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then you wand some rust neutralizer in there for 20 min. keep it wet . then rinse it out . then wand por 15 in there real good . then while tacky spray more por in there . do 3 coats . por is fine if it's not hit by sunlight .
My TJ doesn't have any rust in it's frame YET and I want to keep it that way

So just skip the to rise and then the POR15. Does the inside of the frame need to be really dry for the POR15 and if so whats the best way to dry it, just leave it overnight??

Also I know POR15 is some really thick stuff, how did you manage "wand" it inside the frame? Are you meaning a sprayer wand or just a stick with a POR15 soaked towel on the end of it?

As far as making it thinner has anyone tried heating it up maybe in a tank of boiling water to thin it out for application ?

Also if there is some rust that I don't know about is the POR15 going to stop it or just trap it in there and let it keep eating away at my frame?

As far as the outside of the frame is rust much of an issue there and should I also POR15 it or just use some fluid film or such a couple times a year?

Sorry for all the questions, I'm just not used to having to deal with a vehicle that is rust prone like the TJs seem to be.


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Unread 08-01-2010, 02:56 AM   #26
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get a new frame... ive seen them as cheap as 250. find a buddy with a chain lift. the swap isnt hard, time consuming yes. i would plan on alot of headaches.... guess that youre going to have to fight alot of bolts. dunk the lowerhalf of the jeep in PB blaster..... or just just spray the crap out of every bolt on the whole under carriage periodically for a few days before you start.
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Unread 08-01-2010, 05:55 AM   #27
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You can easily change the frame yourself. Get your camera ready and go very slow. I have seen some 4 cylinder ones go for $300.

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Unread 08-01-2010, 06:23 AM   #28
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Geez, changing a frame out seems like you are basically rebuilding your Jeep from scratch. I mean, where do you begin axles or where? If anyone does this I sure hope they photograph and do a write-up. Now I am in fear of my own '99 snow-belt environment frame - yikes.
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Unread 08-01-2010, 06:23 AM   #29
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you use a scaler on it to bust the rust inside loose . then you blow it out with compr. air real good . then you wand some rust neutralizer in there for 20 min. keep it wet . then rinse it out . then wand por 15 in there real good . then while tacky spray more por in there . do 3 coats . por is fine if it's not hit by sunlight .
I'm with TheFog on this. Could you please post a more in-depth "how to" for this with a product link for the scaler?

Also, what if the frame already has mud in it? Will this get it all out?
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Unread 08-01-2010, 06:30 AM   #30
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If I was going to swap frames, I'd get a new frame. Or, one that didn't come from New Jersey (read: any place they salt roads, etc.). Why start with a frame that has rust to start with?
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