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Old 04-03-2012, 09:51 AM   #31
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These are a direct replacement. cut back to solid frame and weld in place! Not as easy as it sounds but better than patch here and there etc. The hardest part was removing gas tank on mine (everything was rusted as well, replaced fuel tank straps while there). Auto rust has a good demo on their website. I did alot of the grunt work and a friend of mine (a good welder) did the welding.

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Old 04-03-2012, 11:08 AM   #32
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from the picture it looks like there is no top to the frame..

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Old 04-03-2012, 01:45 PM   #33
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I would honestly buy a new frame I was just like you when I joined this forum and I thought I could fix it. Well after plateing 75% of the frame I decided to buy a new frame like members told me too. Sometimes welding in the patches takes you just as much time as switching the frame over. I'm happy I spent the $500 on a Florida frame now I dont have to worry about my wife and kids when I get this thing done.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:19 PM   #34
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I would love to get a new Frame but I am unfortunately on a college budget. Maybe after school.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:05 AM   #35
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Bta2011....I am new to the jeep stuff and I plated the frame in the same place..if you go to the search on the top of page type in frame repair there is a form that has all the measurements for the new plates.I made the plates all at once and started welding .my frame was so bad the shackles were hanging and springs were just sitting on the tub ..don't worry to much most if not all the yj's rust out in same place....good luck
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:59 AM   #36
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Thanks ya very much.
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:22 PM   #37
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I bought the Safe-T cap sleeves from autorust.com They were a little expensive for the pair, but I'd rather have the entire rear section reinforced rather than just having steel plates where the shackles mount.
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:49 PM   #38
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The OL LADY and I ran in a wash out Wenday nite, winched from about three hours to get out, some back, some side ways. some up, that's with a 12k winch and a block, we had to laugh about the ones we see on here with frame rot, we would have pulled it apart if it had a bad frame.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:02 AM   #39
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from the picture it looks like there is no top to the frame..
It's a sleeve that you side over the bottom half.
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I decided to just get some steel and fab up my own patches. Thanks for all the help folks. I really appreciate it.
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I am in the process of doing the same repairs on 93 YJ. For those of you who have already done this I have a couple of questions:
  • It appears the bumper is welded to the frame. How did you get the sleeve to fit against the bumper?
  • One of my leaf springs appears to be fused to the frame. I was able to get the nut off, but the bolt is not turning and I beat the crap out of it with a hammer. I have sprayed PB on it for couple days. Have any of you had to deal with this joy?
  • Did any of you cut the autorust braces before welding them on?
  • I must have snapped 75% of the bolts between the hitch I had and the fuel tank. Any suggestions on where to get replacements?
  • How did you cut out the hole for the bushing? grinder or tourch?

Thanks for any info.
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Another question I forgot to ask:

Did you get a new bushing to put in the safeTcap replacement part? If so where did you find this?
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It appears the bumper is welded to the frame. How did you get the sleeve to fit against the bumper?


One of my leaf springs appears to be fused to the frame. I was able to get the nut off, but the bolt is not turning and I beat the crap out of it with a hammer. I have sprayed PB on it for couple days. Have any of you had to deal with this joy?


Did any of you cut the autorust braces before welding them on?


I must have snapped 75% of the bolts between the hitch I had and the fuel tank.

How did you cut out the hole for the bushing? grinder or tourch?


Thanks for any info.
I'm waiting on mine. They are supposed to come in today and I can't wait for the battle that seeks to destroy me.

I cannot answer any of you questions at this time, but am wondering if you meant bumper or rear crossmember being welded to your frame rails.
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well good question I am not sure what the official name of the back most metal piece is (basically the piece where you would bolt on an actual bumper).

The safeTcap's just came in today. They are pretty sturdy. I still haven't delt with the dang leaf spring.

I think I will post a thread about my fun times working on this and installing Rough Country 4" lift. Working on rusty jeeps... you never know what you're gonna end up with.
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well good question I am not sure what the official name of the back most metal piece is (basically the piece where you would bolt on an actual bumper).

The safeTcap's just came in today. They are pretty sturdy. I still haven't delt with the dang leaf spring.

I think I will post a thread about my fun times working on this and installing Rough Country 4" lift. Working on rusty jeeps... you never know what you're gonna end up with.
Mine came in too. Not sure if I'm going to cut the entire length of the sleeve or not. My frame rot isn't as bad as others I've seen.

Btw, it's called the rear crossmember.
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I spent about 3 hours today getting one side to fit. It is a bitch because it has to fit snug against the rear cross member, so it took some cutting and pounding. Also I still had to cut about 4" off the bottom of the brace because it overlaps the other cross member.

I will post pictures of the progress this weekend on this thread:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/rust...ts-160518.html

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