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Old 12-05-2011, 06:10 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever used these to repair your frame?

Replaced my clutch last weekend and now my skid plate is only held on with 4 bolts rather than the 6 that is required. Thanks to all the salt that NY dumps on their roads in the winter my jeep frame is rotting by the skid plate mounting points.
Ive read over all this but it seems like a bandaid to me...Any input from the Jeep Gods out there would be appreciated.

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Old 12-05-2011, 06:35 PM   #2
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Looks like a good idea. I would ask how thick the material is. The TJ frame is 3/16" thick, I would at least want that plate to match it. If this is the case and you attach it with some good welds, it should be every bit as beefy as your original frame. Make sure you grind off all the rusted cr@p before you slap this on.

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Old 12-05-2011, 06:44 PM   #3
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They seem very reputable and have a great website, autorust.com
Im thinking of calling tomorow and seeing if I can at least get the instruction sheets before I order the parts.
I searched 'frame repair' but didnt see any really great write ups on this issue.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:05 AM   #4
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I used them on my jeep and they saved a lot of fab time.
Cut the rust out, fit in place and weld.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:20 PM   #5
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Do I have to cut this entire section from the frame or just cut out the rust and install the bandaid? Looks like it just slips over the frame...
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:11 AM   #6
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Cut out the rust and you have to cut the lower section of frame where the bolts go,so the nuts that are welded in the new piece will fit into the frame. The new pieces slide over the frame.
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Here's a few pictures.
I don't have any after I cut the lower frame but it was just enough so the plate would fit up tight on the bottom of the frame.
Sorry I didn't take more.



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Old 12-07-2011, 05:50 PM   #8
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Those pictures work for me. That's great! I really appreciate it.
The only thing is that it looks like its pretty thin sheet metal. Have you had any issues with it holding up your skid plate?
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No issues.
Just measured a piece I cut off , 1/8 thick. I don't have any pieces of the frame to measure.
When I ordered mine I had to wait about a week for them, fyi
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:53 AM   #10
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That sounds good enough for me, thanks for all the help!

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