Hey just figured id show another before/after rot repair thread. Heres the story: my 2000 sahara always had a little bit of rot but i figured id get by with it for as long as i could. Well after this brutal winter we had (Rhode Island) i was pressure washing the frame and it blew right through the other side lol. After discovering more and more rot and my skid plate falling out on the drivers side, its time to bite the bullet.
Here are the pics of some of the rot:
Just ordered left and right side ART-131 T-caps from morris 4x4 and will be posting the finished results.
You know those ART T-caps are from RI right? You could have just gone over and picked them up save yourself some cash. They are from Cranston RI. Best of luck to a fellow Rhode Islander, I just took care of my frame rust last summer and replaced a rusted fender last week
Im jealous of you southerners and westerners that don't have to deal with the dreadful salt filled winters that we do lol
2x's that! I can absolutely relate.
When I bought my TJ I had no idea how quickly the small openings that were made (prior to my purchase) to access the skid mount nuts in the rails, would form rust. It literally had me in a panic (hahaa) Found a professional welder to clean and patch them up. Ultimately finishing them w Eastwood internal frame coating. Still, being in the NE, I can't help but think it's just a matter of time till the rust returns. Here, in NJ, we ran out of salt this year for f-sake! The amount they coat the roads with is literally crazy. Now I keep a close eye on my undercarriage will be cleaning and re coating in the next few weeks.
Best to you, man! Get that frame done- and don't forget to post photos. I love seeing rust before and afters.
Man, that's a world of difference! Looks GREAT and I'm sure its a relief. I learned my lesson too; As long as I live up here, I'll keep cleaning and refreshing the undercoating of my Jeep for as long as I own it.