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post #1 of 7 Old 07-29-2020, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Rust repair ideas?

Getting to the point of needing to do some rust repair on Thumper.


Going with the Spadano Enterprises ROCKer sliders for the rocker replacement. I also need to fix this section between the rocker and frame rail just in front of the rear tires. Haven't found any write ups on anyone fixing this area. As you can see from the pictures, if left unchecked, my rear suspension points will be rotted out next. And no, the one side hasn't got deep into the control arm mount yet. just surface rust with a few pits.


My initial thoughts are to form a similar replacement panel out of 12ga or 14ga, The problem is the area not pictures where it goes up into wheel well is going to be a real pain to form and isn't rusted at all from what I can see on the outside, so I'll likely put a seam in and keep that part.

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post #2 of 7 Old 07-30-2020, 05:42 PM
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I'm having a hard time figuring out where we are looking at. I have one WJ that rusted out in front of the rear control arms and it was beyond my abilities.
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I'm having a hard time figuring out where we are looking at. I have one WJ that rusted out in front of the rear control arms and it was beyond my abilities.

under the jeep just in front of the rear tires.
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The part in question is the section circled in yellow
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-01-2020, 03:15 PM
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i rip out all useless stuff. spray with good rust killer,first.

then try to do something to fix the worst. not really much but slow it down,or a major work,,,
sad. i love my wj...

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i rip out all useless stuff. spray with good rust killer,first.

then try to do something to fix the worst. not really much but slow it down,or a major work,,,
sad. i love my wj...

Plan is to replace the rotted rockers with the Spadano Enterprises ROCKer Sliders, and then do a full replacement of the rotted support section in the back. Not 100% sure how to approach that as I haven't seen anyone write about doing it.


This level of rust is typical in the NorthEast, where the state literally puts salt down on bare roads with no storms in the forcast. Only way to avoid it is to not drive in the winter, and I'm not rich so still need to go to work.

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post #7 of 7 Old 08-02-2020, 07:16 AM
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I have plans to make rock sliders out of 3" square tubing welded to the unibody frame part and what is left of the rockers. When the time comes I may be able to incorporate one of the legs into that area you are asking about. One of my jeeps has that area wrapped in thin sheet metal. It was probably to get it inspected but it probably doesn't so anything other than hide the massive rust underneath. I think it will be a tough spot to fabricate.
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