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I have a week area with rust in the frame. I know the frame is galvanized and how to make the fish plates. I need to know what plate metal I should buy. Thickness and grade. also what to use to seal it when I'm done. Thanks for any help from you knowledgeable people. the jeep info is in my signature
 

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well I have not gotten to this yet. as rust goes there is always more than you see. I going to cut out what bad. first I going to go in threw the floor to get a better look and plate in the channel.I make a box 3 sided for the inside and a piece for the top of the box. Its not good to weld every thing solid it will temper the steel which really is not the right term anneal. I say temper the steel because it the first part of tempering steel heating it. then I'll get under it cut the frame rot out. Patch that with a piece of steel that matches the gauge of the frame. I read so many post on the thickness of the frame I'm going to have to put a caliper on it just to be sure. its always easier to weld thin steel together if they are close to the same mill. then I'm go with a 1/8 3 sided box on the outside bent and drilled for plug welding but even there I will skip weld. I wish I new for sure what the frame thickness was before I start. it would speed things along. thanks for the reply any help is a plus for me.
 

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Watch the fumes when welding anything galvanized, bad stuff. Make sure you got a fan going and don't have your head directly above it or in which ever way the fumes are being ventilated.

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I wear a mask and will do it outside fan if needed. Thanks for watching out for me!
 
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