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Old 01-20-2012, 11:39 AM   #31
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This seems to be a major problem with the TJ. A normally used vehicle frame should not rot in 10 years or less.I was watching Motorweek recently and Jeep is replacing control arm mounts for rot at no charge.Years ago a friend of mine had a mid 70's Mercedes convertible, cars were falling apart due to rust they fixed them for free almost 20 years later.Mabey we need a lawyer to look into this for us.I think we only need 3 people but the more the merrier.I love my 2000 TJ with alittle over 100k and the same rotted frame issue after clutch repair.Lets do something!!!
Sorry I've been MIA on this thread, but I decided to ride this winter out before I consider having pieces of my frame cut and replaced. Lack of funds mainly. But any update on this class action thing? I would be totally in for that! haha

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Old 01-20-2012, 12:50 PM   #32
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Check this website out. http://www.autorust.com/ i am getting ready to fix a bad spot on my frame mine is a 2002 with 90000 on it. Your lucj you live up by this place so you wouldnt have to pay for shipping or you can have them do it

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Old 01-20-2012, 05:19 PM   #33
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I bought a 98 with significant rust on the frame, it was a Chicago car most its life, I had it checked out by a shop that has been doing jeep restos and such for 30 years. They said the jeep frames are just solid and visible rust doesn't mean jack. If you tap it with a hammer and it caves in then you've got to have it fixed. The guy said 99% of the time even heavy surface rust can just be blasted off and resealed. I know how you feel, I've beaten myself up over it for months, now i'm at peace with it and know its fixable.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:43 PM   #34
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subscribed... owner of '02 with a New England rusty frame will attack it this spring & drop the skids
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:22 PM   #35
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Hey buddy funny you posted this the same thing just happened to my jeep a few days back same year 2000 tj 4.0 sport pretty much all standard but my tranny finally went and my dad went to go check it out. Well on his search to check the tranny he comes to me and says look for a new car your frame on the jeep is rotting out. Right were the body pan holds up the transmission on both driver and passenger side. Long story short instead of selling i got a new frame for $400 well a used frame with no rust at all. So what im doing is just swapping frames adding lift while im at it but it seems to be very common the reason is the frames have holes were water gets in and rots them from the inside so you dont see it. They make plugs you can plug the frame up and you will be golden.

Dont sell your jeep though for what little money you can get not worth it jeeps are big legos hope this helps =) keep on jeepin!!!

Her is a pic of my jeep and the new frame
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:59 AM   #36
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These frames love to trap dirt and road salt.But they rinse out easily to.My tj goes on the beach no surf gets rinsed out every time.Park on a decline start from front rinse back.Inner is more important.Ya can't just paint the outside and think your all set.Another trouble area is front of leaf spring mount at the rear.Stick your finger in feel bottom of frame guaranteed ya got build up.If you leave it it acts like wet carpet on a floor pan.Now add road salt.
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:22 AM   #37
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Drove home day and notice the left side of the tcase was hanging down. Bolts pulled thru the metal. Had to use the AutoRust tech replacement rails for Tcase and rear control arm mounts. Mines a 2001. Was junk. Repair works well. No problems since we did it over the summer.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:02 AM   #38
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East coast is hungry for some Tj frame! Haha I did a little patch work to buy some miles until I get a new frame.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:28 AM   #39
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Hey buddy funny you posted this the same thing just happened to my jeep a few days back same year 2000 tj 4.0 sport pretty much all standard but my tranny finally went and my dad went to go check it out. Well on his search to check the tranny he comes to me and says look for a new car your frame on the jeep is rotting out. Right were the body pan holds up the transmission on both driver and passenger side. Long story short instead of selling i got a new frame for $400 well a used frame with no rust at all. So what im doing is just swapping frames adding lift while im at it but it seems to be very common the reason is the frames have holes were water gets in and rots them from the inside so you dont see it. They make plugs you can plug the frame up and you will be golden.

Dont sell your jeep though for what little money you can get not worth it jeeps are big legos hope this helps =) keep on jeepin!!!

Her is a pic of my jeep and the new frame
I hope this worked out for ya Super Jeep! It's finally spring and I saved up some cash, so now considering my options for a rebuilt frame. I hear ya on being in the same boat, I will NEVER sell my jeep, even if it takes replacing the entire frame lol. I plan on doing an overhaul to my Jeep this summer, the cat converter needs replacing, as well as my tires and I'm in dire need of a tune-up, so thinking this summer of doing a frame replacement, changing the cat converter and muffler, and getting some 31s for tires with a lift, and tuning her up. I'm uber excited to get started, no better way of blowing my cash

Also has anyone got an update on the class action frame recall?
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:25 PM   #40
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For a recall on frames to happen, complaints have to be made to NHTSA in sufficient numbers to get their attention, Those repair photos would be great! However, when Chrysler got taken over by Fiat,did that mean liabilities prior to that date were non-enforcible? How did Toyota get forced to have a recall on frames? The rust/rot on TJ frames is a safety issue for sure.
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:44 PM   #41
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I feel your pain.I did a frame swap on my TJ a while back.I paid 500.00 for my near perfect frame

Heres how bad mine was


Heres during the process

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