Rust on 97 TJ - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 04-22-2011, 08:30 AM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 6
jroberd is on a distinguished road
Rust on 97 TJ

I've just a 97 Wrangler with lots of rust on the chassis in the hope of finding a good shop to fix it. The engine is very strong and the car looks really good on the outside. Every shop I went to, they say they can't fix it; it is too much work for them. The last shop I went, they say I have to buy another chassis. Any idea of a good shop in New-Jersey (preferably Union area) who can take care of this for me? Any other alternatives?
jroberd is offline   Quote
Old 04-22-2011, 02:22 PM   #2

WF Supporting Member
sahara13's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 238
sahara13 is on a distinguished road
you have some work ahead of you. I had a similar issue. as long as the rust is just surface rust and has not eaten a hole in the frame you'll be ok for the time being. Go pick up some wire brush attachements for a drill, remove what you can from around the frame, and go at it. Do it in segments. Get some rust o leum rust sealer, spray that then spray black rustoleum paint. Make sure you cover as much as you can to stop the frame from being eaten up. Its not hopeless. A shop down in FL quoted me 2k to remove the body and clean the rust up. Biggest thing is to make sure the frame, or body mounts, are not rusted through.

sahara13 is offline   Quote
Old 04-22-2011, 04:31 PM   #3
Shoe's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 878
Shoe is on a distinguished road
At $100/ hour for labor, you could easily spend more than the jeep is worth on body work. Check out the cost of restoring a classic car. they cost tens of thousands of dollars, mostly for labor, and take months. Do what Sahara13 said, do it yourself a little at a time. Treat the inside of the frame so it doesn't rust through.
Shoe is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
rust PTWarrior66 General Jeep Discussion 2 03-15-2011 05:58 PM
Tip: prevent skid plate rust! mdubbs TJ General Discussion Forum 4 03-06-2011 07:18 PM
Part 1: Rust Fixer Part 2: offroading spots CHICAGOJEEPTHING & Texas YJ General Discussion Forum 2 01-10-2011 09:44 PM
Must for Rust - Rust Remover copleydad YJ Tech Forum 0 10-29-2009 03:48 PM
PLEASE HELP - Undercarriage Rust/ New buyer question titus319 TJ Tech Forum 3 04-21-2008 04:45 PM

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:39 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC
« Back

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner