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Old 06-08-2011, 01:17 PM   #1
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Body mount to tub repair.

I was wonder if anyone has repaired the area where the body mounts to the frame. While working on the engine I noticed that I have a good bit of rot. I have a good idea of what I need to do but was wondering if anyone else has done this or if there was a kit that I could buy.

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Old 06-08-2011, 01:21 PM   #2
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If it's the floor, you can get replacement panels fairly cheap from Quadratec and such.
Cut out the old, weld or adhesive bond the new in. Prime and paint.

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Old 06-08-2011, 01:26 PM   #3
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I've only seen floor boards for sale not the part that I am looking for. I will try and get a pic tomorrow.
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:26 PM   #4
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If you are talking about the box sections, check places like Keystone. They carry all kinds of aftermarket body panels, unibody rails, etc.

And there's always the salvage yards.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:13 PM   #5
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I know this is a little late but these are what I am looking for, I think that I will be ordering these in the near future. So far they have only sold one set but they are a brand new product. I will keep you posted if I go this route.

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Old 04-10-2012, 04:04 PM   #6
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That's awesome and I'm sure it will help a lot of people knowing those are available! My last Jeep had rot in that exact area and at the time no one was offering replacement metal.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:47 PM   #7
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I've bought a set now waiting for them to arrive. Once I get them I will try and give my opinion of them for others.

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Old 09-02-2012, 10:39 PM   #8
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FWIW, Just got one of these in for the passenger side of Son in law's 99 TJ. Very impressive part. Question, the existing torque box/subframe is spot welded or one continuous bead? (hoping for spot welds). We have not made the vehicle swap just yet so I cannot look underneath right now.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:19 AM   #9
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Just looked at mine: Appears to be spot welded on the flange to the body bottom about every 3 inches on the straight runs, and about 1-1/2 inches on the curved sections.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:26 AM   #10
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Thanks for the check! There is a co-worker who has a TJ as well that I plan to use as a guide as needed (only parked a mile from here when home). Hopefully a sharp air chisel will work ok. Spotweld cutters seem to be only so-so in function and drilling UP is not something I look forward to (let alone welding). I hope this does not turn out to be a TOO complicated job as he will have my Volvo wagon while I am doing his Jeep. Ahh, the things you do for family. I am also committed to replacing sills and floors on my Nephew's 1967 Sunbeam Alpine after this.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:07 PM   #11
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Sure thing.
It looks pretty accessible to me. I suppose You have to jack and block the body up off the frame, one side at a time, just enough to slide the torque box in there?
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:45 PM   #12
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I was wondering about what support the body was going to need when I cut out the rear two of the three side body mounts. The front one is fine. Where is a good place to apply blocking on the body tub for support when I cut off the body mounts?
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If you lift the tub evenly... slide some 4x4 pieces between the frame and body where you dont need to work..... that way it can't go anywhere.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:48 AM   #14
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Thank you for the reply. spent some of yesterday beating old rust out. The floor area around the roll bar and over to 'just' under the right rear of the passenger seat. it seems like very weldable metal other than that. not sure if I will be able to use just a sheet of 18ga to patch it in. He wants to do a more full restore after he gets another vehicle in the next year. Have to locate a couple new or used body mounts now.

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