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Old 05-02-2013, 08:52 PM   #1
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rear frame horns - keep or sell?

My rear frame horns are rusted half way through right near where the leaf springs attach. Im debating on fixing or selling my jeep at this point, not sure if it is worth the repair or even how much this might cost or take? Any thoughts or suggestions? I have a 91 YJ, Id be comfortable at selling at this point for 3k walking away clean... Im scared if I start thowing more $ into it then Ill be in way over what its worth.

It has 153k miles on it, 4cyl engine that runs really good.

basically 3 questions:
1. What is this bad boy really worth?
2. Is it worth sinking more $ into it?
3. If I do repair the frame horns and I buy parts - how much is a fair price from a welder/mechanic?

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Where are you? And does it have a top?

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I had a fabrication shop redo that part of the frame on one of my plow jeeps. All plated and reinforced with 1/8 inch steel...$75 out the door for both frame rails. Been good for 6 years now of Pennsylvania winter plowing!!
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Safe T Cap also makes fram repair kits, that what I used to repair mine on both sides look at my pictures and you can see how came out
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From the pics, sure looks like a nice rig. I would think it would be worth fixing the frame. Just look around for some one with welding skills to help you out.
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Safe T Cap also makes fram repair kits, that what I used to repair mine on both sides look at my pictures and you can see how came out
That's what I used to fix my '91 YJ. Yours looks much nicer than mine and I wouldn't sell it for any money. Well, resonable anyway...Saf-T0cap makes the parts ready to cut, clean and weld on to your chassis, if you do it, consider a rear crossmember also, they make those also.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:07 AM   #7
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My rear frame horns are rusted half way through right near where the leaf springs attach. Im debating on fixing or selling my jeep at this point, not sure if it is worth the repair or even how much this might cost or take? Any thoughts or suggestions? I have a 91 YJ, Id be comfortable at selling at this point for 3k walking away clean... Im scared if I start thowing more $ into it then Ill be in way over what its worth.

It has 153k miles on it, 4cyl engine that runs really good.

basically 3 questions:
1. What is this bad boy really worth?
2. Is it worth sinking more $ into it?
3. If I do repair the frame horns and I buy parts - how much is a fair price from a welder/mechanic?

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My 93YJ has similar issues, front driver side frame horn, and rust along the frame
But it's rebuilt i6 & 5spd.

I bought a 98TJ with similar specs but. 6cyl 5spd. No rust to feed the jeep addiction.
But I need to figure out what to do as well, gut the parts or sell it as a project jeep.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:41 PM   #8
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when u did the rear frame repair did u take the gas tank out or just work around it?
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Where are you? And does it have a top?
Im in Buxton, NC and I just have a bimini and a wind screen
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I had a fabrication shop redo that part of the frame on one of my plow jeeps. All plated and reinforced with 1/8 inch steel...$75 out the door for both frame rails. Been good for 6 years now of Pennsylvania winter plowing!!
$75 or $750?
I'm headed to get a quote today. Under a grand seems fair to keep this puppy humming.
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$75 or $750?
I'm headed to get a quote today. Under a grand seems fair to keep this puppy humming.
Yes...$75 total. The shop I have near me fixes heavy equipment (log skidders, bull dozers, etc.) and they weld anything, and it is total overkill with strength.
They also did my TJ when I had it...the frame on them is just as bad as a YJ once they start. The TJ cost me $95.
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Yes...$75 total. The shop I have near me fixes heavy equipment (log skidders, bull dozers, etc.) and they weld anything, and it is total overkill with strength.
They also did my TJ when I had it...the frame on them is just as bad as a YJ once they start. The TJ cost me $95.
Care to share on the fab shop name?

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