I was looking under my jeep, 98 wrangler, to see where a body lift would be installed and I noticed some rust on the frame. I'm not sure what the technical name for the pieces are, but its where the body sets on the frame. Not all are rusted but these are and I wanted to know what my options are for fixing it and what would happen if I did nothing at all. And would this cause a body lift to be a pain?
I went home and did a little poking around with a screwdriver and found that there are two that look bad. I have some pictures of them below.
As I understand it, my TJ has 11 body mounts. So should I worry that only 2 are in bad shape? Also what can I do to prevent the other 9 from rusting out also? I would love to fix this myself, even if it means cutting and welding. It would give me a good excuse to buy a mig!
I'm in exactly the same boat. Just the ones under the doors. All the rest look good. My plan was to either cut it out myself and weld in new metal on the body or bring it to a shop to do the same. Recommendations welcome.
1999 TJ Sport
2010 XK Limited 5.7
YtownTJ did a great job fixing that same problem. Also Classic Enterprises makes those sections, but they're pricey. I have to do the repair as well. Just gonna bend up some 1/8" and weld a nut to it and weld it in like YtownTJ did.
'99 SE: The "It could be worse..." jeep