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Old 10-15-2009, 09:42 AM   #1
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Crack in the frame of 93 YJ

I'm am going to buy another 93 YJ Jeep maybe this weekend off of a friend. I noticed last night while I was over there that directly in front of the drivers front wheel on the frame there is a crack that extends about 60% of the width of the frame. It is so weird looking it appears that someone has taken a laser and made a straight line cut from the bottom of the frame towards the top. My question is, can I just roll this baby into my garage and remove the wheel and get in there and take my time cleaning and wleding it slowly (so it wont warp) or is this something that I will need to plate. I believe after cleaning it up it is stright crack and is very easy to get to. What say you??? Anyone had an ordeal like this???

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Old 10-15-2009, 12:07 PM   #2
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I would use a plate/sleeve it would be much stronger


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Old 10-15-2009, 01:39 PM   #3
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i'd weld it and then sleeve it.

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Old 10-15-2009, 01:49 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by NAVYCHIEF View Post
i'd weld it and then sleeve it.
Where would you get a sleeve? I dont know anything about them.
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:49 PM   #5
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your lucky my 89 that whole part of my frame was gone i think i still have two pieces of 1/8 plate bent to fit the frame rails

clean weld plate and weld some more
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Old 10-15-2009, 06:34 PM   #6
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I would clean it up grind a groove in the crack so you get good penetration and weld it in. Then grind it smooth. After that I'd weld plates on all 4 sides about 4-6 inches long.
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:15 PM   #7
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sitch plate it it will be stronger then standard plate fitch plates are diamond shaped so it has no straight edges to break on
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:58 AM   #8
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see if u can get some pics on here so we can see it. please!!
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Old 10-18-2009, 06:46 AM   #9
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Yeah I would like 2 see that myself...
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:10 PM   #10
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Still havent decided on the fix yet...

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