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Old 11-19-2013, 09:36 AM   #1
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Thinking of using this to repair my YJ frame. Front Shackle & Steering Mount Section, Left Side (ART-102-L) [ART-102-L] - $169.95 : Safe-T-Cap Frame Repair Kits by Auto Rust Technicians, we make it easy to make it safe
What kind of welder would be needed to do this repair? Anyone have any experience doing this? Any feedback would be welcome.

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Old 11-19-2013, 09:52 AM   #2
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You want 220 for sure. Find someone with some experience for something like that man. a buddy or mobile welder. Just do all the prep and get it in position, maybe tacked yourself and then have them swing through and burn it for ya...

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Old 11-19-2013, 10:20 AM   #3
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Here's what I'm dealing with.
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:28 PM   #4
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Just make sure you get all the rust out. I did a repair a few months ago. I went to a metal recycling place and picked up some square tubing that was just a little bigger than the frame. I liked the tubing so I could cut out an l shape and not have to worry about the bends. I put in on and lap welded it on. Turned out great and only paid $15 for the tubing.
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:02 PM   #5
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Wow. That is some rust. Where do you live? I am going to assume northeast.

I would consider cutting the frame off right above the tie rod and going with all new fresh metal.
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:31 PM   #6
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I live outside of Quakertown PA, just south of Allentown. It only has 82k on the thing, so thinking it's worth fixing.
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:33 PM   #7
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Right I wasnt saying the jeep isnt worth fixing, just that you might be better off starting with fresh newetal for the fram than trying to salvage that nasty rusted out stuff.
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:54 PM   #8
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Is that a plow bracket i see on there? If so...do you still plan on plowing with it? There are a lot of stresses on that part of the frame with both the suspension and steering attaching there. Make sure whoever welds it has some skills.
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:41 PM   #9
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Is that a plow bracket i see on there? If so...do you still plan on plowing with it? There are a lot of stresses on that part of the frame with both the suspension and steering attaching there. Make sure whoever welds it has some skills.
yes, it has a western plow on it, and would like to use the plow when it gets moved to upstate PA. I guess that counts me out for the welding .
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:03 PM   #10
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I have a few spots on my frame that are similar to yours. I live in TN, but the YJ spent a lot of time in ND before I bought it. I bought the Safe-T-Cap parts to fix it, but ended up sending them back and buying a rust free frame and tub. The frame and tube was $750 and the parts in needed to fix the frame and floorboards would have been about $600, plus there were other areas that needed attention. You might want to try a finding a good frame, especially since you run a plow on it.
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:14 AM   #11
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that's begining to sould like good advise. It's odd, it seems the l/side frame is much worse then the right side of the vehicle.
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:29 AM   #12
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Just fixed my buddy's frame with safety cap frame pieces. Used my Hobart 210 MVP and I was only running on 110 since he didn't have 220 power. It turned out great. This is the 3rd jeep frame I did in the last year.

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