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Hi all. Looking for any recommendations on a shop near Arlington Heights that can do frame repair. I’ve attached a picture of what needs to be fixed on my 1998 TJ
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Thanks in advance for any recommendations!

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I believe it is. Quadratec sells parts that can be welded in place there. But I need to find someone that can do the welding. I’ve owned the Jeep for 10 years and have had other areas of the frame welded however the person that worked on it previously retired last year

I’m now looking to sell the Jeep but can’t do so in good conscience until I get this fixed…or sell it to someone that has the skills and wants to use the TJ for around town fun.
 

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Yikes, is that repairable. Looks like advanced cancer.
that fixes it? For sale little rust? next we get a new poster asking what people think of your jeep. I wonder what you think its worth? I mean i would not touch it my self, i can weld. to much work for something that is not worth it to me.

What was that line , " is it safe"
 

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I live in the upper midwest. I dont generally expect to see a rusted out frame on a 25 year old vehicle, body panels sure, not frame.
here in eastern Canada, TJ frames needed patch work in as little as 6 years. Not the Jeeps fault, just the brutal conditions. Mud from off roading mixed with salt and the calcium chloride brine used on the roads mean that they didn’t stand a chance.
 

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I had one of those with the same problem. Jeeps are notorious for rusted frames. I think it is because they wee built with that Chinese metal
they were all like this….CJs, YJs especially (which I promise you weren’t built with Chinese steel). The hard steel they used wasn’t really treated and is prone to rust if hit with mud and salt…the factory holes the frames had didn’t help lol
 
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