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Old 01-06-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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Need advice on a TJ frame.

I'm currently looking at a 1998 2.5L 5 speed, the frame was welded at the shop with a frame kit and its rusty under it, (not to bad.) But its bad enough where the frame needed to be done . You know, where the rear tires are. I'm just wondering if that will affect its performance if i ever decide to put money into it.

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Old 01-06-2013, 08:30 PM   #2
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If it was repaired with the safe t cap frame repair pieces then it should be fine.

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Old 01-06-2013, 08:48 PM   #3
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ill have to ask him, do you know of anything else on them that i should be aware of?
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:00 PM   #4
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If it has been repaired near the rear tire, check where tcase skid bolts to the fame. Another favorite spot for rust though is behind the rear tire near bumper. I used safety cap repair pieces on my sons TJ and I believe that if done properly, frame is as strong or stronger than stock. Some pictures would help. I will be doing a build thread on that frame restoration in the near future. Sorry for long reply
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:04 PM   #5
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Thank you ! ill have to take some tommorrow when i go back there. You might have just saved me from buying a lemon , ill have to keep an eye out for when you do that post. thanks man
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1998 wrangler , frame , rust , weld

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