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post #1 of 13 Old 06-11-2021, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Attack of the angry beavers!
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Oxy Acetylene is greater than plasma arc

1995 Jeep Wrangler frame (right rear) rust repair. Lower rusty section removed with Oxygen / Acetylene torch and a C-clamped straight edge and then quickly finish dressed with a grinder. SAFE-T-CAP rust repair sleeve heavily modified as I trimmed the over all height by 3/4" and length by 2" to make fitment and welding easier. Then welded in place + POR-15 and ready for another 25 years of service.

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post #2 of 13 Old 06-11-2021, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Only a partial tank drop and kept exhaust 100% in place. New rear crossmember installed too since the jeep had been tapped from behind and the original crossmember and bumperette bent up. All in an 3ffort to get the frame in shape for the rear springs so that i can finish out my Old Man Emu 2.5 lift.
Pic 3 & 4 LoL
The 25 year old spring hanger bolts will release from the steel bushing sleeve if you know the magic words.
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Being a little vain - I did a full finish grind and flap wheel polish on the safety cap. Its way more beefy then the frame ever was - no fear of altering structural integrity.
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post #4 of 13 Old 06-11-2021, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Apparently my 25 year old fuel lines were not into 48 hrs of YOGA. Minor fuel leak now. Not unexpected - but its been awhile. My bulk fuel line in the shop is 25 years old. Times have changed... im checking out the new Nylon fuel line technology and working on finding a better assembly method than 1960's style screw clamps.
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post #5 of 13 Old 06-14-2021, 10:00 AM
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Did you seriously just hang the tank by the filler vent and fuel lines?
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Fuel fill and vent tubes were disconnected and plugged. Fuel lines were still attached. Yes the lines were pulled taught but most of the weight was supported by the stand and tank propped against the frame. I would have left it hanging by the fill and vent (Not concerned with damaging those lines) but they did not give me enough room. Having turned wrenches for a living, I am very comfortable with the choices I made and the consequences there of. My posting was to share information of how I got it done.
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Fuel fill and vent tubes were disconnected and plugged. Fuel lines were still attached. Yes the lines were pulled taught but most of the weight was supported by the stand and tank propped against the frame. I would have left it hanging by the fill and vent (Not concerned with damaging those lines) but they did not give me enough room. Having turned wrenches for a living, I am very comfortable with the choices I made and the consequences there of. My posting was to share information of how I got it done.
Thats a dangerous game. I lost my wife to a Jeep that caught on fire from damaged fuel lines. Almost lost our daughters too. Sharing infromation is nice but setting a bad example that a newbie might follow can have deadly consequences.

Hopefully they notice "The Leak" that developed after this was done and dont follow that potentially deadly example
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Sorry for your loss. I can not imagine the grief.
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Only a partial tank drop and kept exhaust 100% in place. New rear crossmember installed too since the jeep had been tapped from behind and the original crossmember and bumperette bent up. All in an 3ffort to get the frame in shape for the rear springs so that i can finish out my Old Man Emu 2.5 lift.
Pic 3 & 4 LoL
The 25 year old spring hanger bolts will release from the steel bushing sleeve if you know the magic words.
judging by the looks of the body mount in that 3rd photo, looks like you already found your next project

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post #10 of 13 Old 06-17-2021, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not sure I see the problem. Can you enlighten me? I have the rear body bolts and mounts off so I can replace the rear crossmember. The in-body nut released and retightened just fine. I removed the above tank body mount bolts also. Doing this allowed me to raise the body slightly and wiggle the rear body bushings out before cutting the crossmember.
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They just look past their prime is all.

If they are that easy to come out, that's fantastic. Be sure to slather antiseize on those threads before re-installing.

Me? When in Rome. You're that far in... and based on how that one pictured looked, I would replace them. You wont ever have to worry about them again most likely.

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6 months ago when I fetched it out of the woods (after being parked for 10 years) the entire Jeep was past its prime. My cousin who sold it to me asked me if the battery would charge up ~ My Response: " Dude, in 3 more months this battery will be old enough to vote!" Slowly but surely ~ I've been rebuilding it.
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cleaned up real nicely!


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