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Old 06-02-2010, 01:39 PM   #1
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frame rust repair

Hey everyone, im new to the jeep world, and am about to pick up a 1995 yj for basically nothing, but part of the frame up front has a big hole in it and i was wondering what the best way to fix it would be, i have access to a welder. im thinking basically cut out the bad and replace with new metal, does anyone have any tips or suggestions to make this more smoothly, or know of where i can get steel to recreate the front of the frame?

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Old 06-02-2010, 01:54 PM   #2
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if the fronts that bad whats the rear frame like? just fixed the back of mine. you have the right idea, cut out bad and replace. there are replacement parts you can buy for the frame but most are for the rear section.

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Old 06-02-2010, 02:24 PM   #3
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here is a great write up from another forum outlining what to do. (basically...) Good find on the jeep there!

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Old 06-03-2010, 10:07 AM   #5
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I thought about this....

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but ended up going to my local welder, and he just called the hole with new steel for half the price....I think they make front versions as well...
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nice fix! and at a good deal to! Its nice to have locals with skills
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:28 PM   #7
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Frame Rust Repair - posted by sokr915

Sir, I have a 94 Wrangler that almost exactly matches your picture. Did yo repair exisiting, purchase replacement parts, etc. Any leads would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Andy
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i would also be looking at the rear of the frame by the shackles inside and outside of the frame
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that looks gross. hope mine never looks like that. let me know how you make out.
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:27 AM   #10
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but crap, you got it for next to nothing. I'd have taken the thing too

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