|05-13-2012 09:44 PM|
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
|05-13-2012 09:25 PM|
|Four Low||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.|
|05-09-2012 11:28 AM|
Also has anyone got an update on the class action frame recall?
|03-28-2012 02:02 AM|
|Richlw3||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.|
|01-21-2012 07:22 AM|
|dr_destructo||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.|
|01-21-2012 05:59 AM|
|dale 3||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.|
|01-21-2012 12:22 AM|
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 $400 well a used frame with no rust at all. So what im doing is just swapping frames adding lift while im at it but it seems to be very common the reason is the frames have holes were water gets in and rots them from the inside so you dont see it. They make plugs you can plug the frame up and you will be golden.
Dont sell your jeep though for what little money you can get not worth it jeeps are big legos hope this helps =) keep on jeepin!!!
Her is a pic of my jeep and the new frame
|01-20-2012 11:43 PM|
|pickncrew||subscribed... owner of '02 with a New England rusty frame will attack it this spring & drop the skids|
|01-20-2012 06:19 PM|
|sahara13||I bought a 98 with significant rust on the frame, it was a Chicago car most its life, I had it checked out by a shop that has been doing jeep restos and such for 30 years. They said the jeep frames are just solid and visible rust doesn't mean jack. If you tap it with a hammer and it caves in then you've got to have it fixed. The guy said 99% of the time even heavy surface rust can just be blasted off and resealed. I know how you feel, I've beaten myself up over it for months, now i'm at peace with it and know its fixable.|
|01-20-2012 01:50 PM|
|jasonduke5||Check this website out. http://www.autorust.com/ i am getting ready to fix a bad spot on my frame mine is a 2002 with 90000 on it. Your lucj you live up by this place so you wouldnt have to pay for shipping or you can have them do it|
|01-20-2012 12:39 PM|
|11-09-2011 12:48 PM|
|Sahara509||Found a new frame for 300$. Thinking about swapping this spring. Not sure of its worth it.|
|11-09-2011 02:16 AM|
|11-08-2011 06:55 PM|
|11-08-2011 02:28 PM|
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!!!
|11-08-2011 02:04 PM|
|11-08-2011 10:57 AM|
|Melissas6570||This is a problem with jeeps and salt. When you coat the underside, it helps, but the frame rots from the inside. There are some threads that talk about how to coat the inside of the frame which is the main problem.|
|11-07-2011 09:28 PM|
|Tom125||I didnt do any research on repair plates or panels. I figured if it was bad there then there would be other problem areas also. We got lucky and found a very nice frame about an hour from us. $500 plus it came with the budget boost blocks too. Just this weekend both of our jeeps were oil sprayed to get ready for the salt season. My wife did the oil spraying while I was out splitting firewood. She loves working on our Jeeps!|
|11-07-2011 01:40 PM|
|11-06-2011 10:40 PM|
Currie Enterprises CJ Axle Parts
AutoRust does make a repair piece:
Rear Trailing Arm Mounts Frame Repair - Left Side (ART-124-L) [ART-124-L] - $179.95 : Safe-T-Cap Frame Repair Kits by Auto Rust Technicians, we make it easy to make it safe
|11-06-2011 05:51 PM|
|11-06-2011 04:23 PM|
After snowstorms,especially if you are driving right after they salt the roads.
Put aside money just for car washes...I think those last couple of snow storms of 2010-2011.I spent close to $100+ for car washes and not including the self service wash.The salt has no mercy....NONE!
|11-06-2011 03:06 PM|
I am noticing a trend on the east coast, look how many of you are from the north east.... Maybe you guys have some weird atlantic salt water in the air stream???
None of my 4 jeeps i've owned have had rust issues.
|11-06-2011 02:38 PM|
|Sahara509||I also have the same rust issue near the rear control arm. Thinking about welding some plate on and coating inside the frame with eastwood internal frame coating, and hope for the best.|
|11-06-2011 01:52 PM|
Same rot spot
you hit the nail on the head for me - just picked up a 97 TJ with that same spot by rear control arm, There is a factory hole that has rotted out bigger.
do they have a kit to repair that or should I just weld some plates on it ?
Dont know how I missed it until I got it home and really started looking around it. Hope its fixable
|11-05-2011 09:56 PM|
|Tom125||WE, my wife and I just replaced the frame on her 97 wrangler sport. It was rotted real bad on the inside by the rear control arms, and cracked by the round hole just in front of the rear tire. Our project pretty well snowball into a complete rebuild of everything but the motor trans and transfer case. Everything else is new or rebuilt. We had our new frame and new body tub sand blasted and zinc coated (metalizing process) before por 15 and then we top coated the whole body with Raptor bed liner. This thing should be around long after im gone. Atleast the body and frame. It was a project but we have great satisfaction of knowing it was all done right, and we have a better understanding of how all things TJ work. Buy a service manual before you start. And if you have computer access in you garage that would be a bonus too. Keep this forum in your favorites. All answers can be found here.|
|11-05-2011 10:47 AM|
|WaterDR||Well that seals the deal! Gonna get mine under coated. Have 130k miles of MN winters on it and the rust is minimal. Not sure why some experiences vary so much.|
|11-05-2011 09:52 AM|
1 For sale
There is 1 for sale on the site. $750
|10-18-2011 01:51 PM|
|10-18-2011 11:43 AM|
|sevenservices||they sell kits to repair bad spots in the frame as well, depending on where the trouble is. The front part leading out the bumper is usually the first to go... you can get weld in kits to replace the bad sections. First and foremost, check it for yourself to determine what is rotted through -vs- what might just be rusty.|
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