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08-26-2013 02:23 AM
Shoelessboi
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Originally Posted by wickedyj View Post
im glad someone is doing a write up on this i have to do both sides on mine by the end of sept i hope to get the kit if i can find them on ebay. i found a guy on craigslist who makes them to... maybe the same guy??
I fixed mine with 3/16th steel. 30 bucks worth of metal. 20 in wire. And that covered both sides in rear.
08-25-2013 08:16 PM
wickedyj im glad someone is doing a write up on this i have to do both sides on mine by the end of sept i hope to get the kit if i can find them on ebay. i found a guy on craigslist who makes them to... maybe the same guy??
08-25-2013 06:04 PM
jeepjohnson I still have these plates if anyone needs them.
04-23-2012 08:44 AM
Harmbl Great, Thanks for the info. I will look it up today.
04-22-2012 10:44 PM
prox445 I found him on Ebay. 0llllll0 That is his member name. I just looked. He is asking $90 for the kit. The only thing I changed in the kit is I drilled 1/2" holes for plug welds. Let me know how it works out!!!!
04-22-2012 07:10 PM
kjg26 Me 3
04-22-2012 04:39 PM
Shoelessboi
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Originally Posted by prox445
Ill look it up when i get back to the shop. Ill pm you the info
Me too please. Thanks.
04-22-2012 12:35 PM
prox445 Ill look it up when i get back to the shop. Ill pm you the info
04-22-2012 12:14 AM
Shoelessboi
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Originally Posted by Harmbl
Do you still have the guys info that you got the patche3s from?? How about helping a fellow Jeeper out?? Thanks T
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04-21-2012 10:02 PM
Harmbl Do you still have the guys info that you got the patche3s from?? How about helping a fellow Jeeper out?? Thanks T
04-21-2012 11:22 AM
Shoelessboi Happen to have a way to measure the angle? Trying to make my own templates D:
03-10-2012 06:54 PM
prox445 Here it is. I already welded the inside and bottom. This is the outside. Be sure to use alot of clamps to keep the edges flat to the frame. I also plug welded the side plates. This kit was worth the money.

Attachment 103742
03-07-2012 11:52 AM
prox445 Oh.....I'm really dreading the body mounts.
03-07-2012 11:47 AM
prox445 I will print those temps out and check them. I checked the skid plate are and it seems to be in good shape. It was only on the right rear. I think the exhaust had something to do with it because the frame, shackle, body, and gas tank skid plate were all rotten in that area.
03-07-2012 07:49 AM
DILLIGAF Im going to have to repair mine too.(95Yj) But make sure to have a look at the frame section for the transmission skid plate. it loves to rust there as well. were you able to repair the rear body mounts?
03-07-2012 07:36 AM
ballistx
How about

How about printing the templates and laying them over the actual. Let me know how they do. If I need to make adjustments to the templates I can. That way, if someone else uses them they will be correct.
03-07-2012 02:46 AM
prox445 Sorry, I didn't use your templates. I found these on Craigslist. I think these things look great. Laser cut 3/16". This should make it really simple. $125 shipped. I ordered them Saturday and got them today. Not bad. I will post some pics of the install.
03-03-2012 11:28 PM
prox445 I will let you know tomorrow.
03-03-2012 10:09 PM
ballistx
test

I would highly recommend that you cut out a template and lay it up on the frame to check. Let me know if they are sized OK so I can change if necessary.
03-03-2012 09:32 PM
prox445 WOW!!!! That makes things real easy. I will get the material and have them cut on monday. I will post the results.
03-01-2012 03:50 PM
ballistx
Templates

In preparation for a potential frame repair, I drew the frame into CAD and overlaid repair plates. The below is a link to the post on them.


http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/cad-...me-134424.html

The templates are made to be in two parts so they can be laid out on a straight piece of strap steel. They will need to be welded at the joint.
03-01-2012 01:44 PM
95YamJam I still have my templates somewhere. I cut them from a bit piece of 3/16" plate. I'll get back with the exact measurements.
03-01-2012 01:09 PM
prox445 95YamJam, what size was the flat stock you started with. Lenth and width.
02-28-2012 02:37 PM
95YamJam
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Originally Posted by prox445 View Post
No that's awesome!!!! Keep the pictures. Good ideas. How did you get the body bolts off when they broke
Cut them out and fixed them.
PITA. Especially with the middle ones.
02-28-2012 01:10 PM
zoomwide
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Originally Posted by prox445 View Post
No that's awesome!!!! Keep the pictures. Good ideas. How did you get the body bolts off when they broke
Here is what I did to mine. This is the right rear mount, after cutting open the cavity with a cutoff wheel. The rusty remnant of the snapped off bolt is also in the picture. I made a weld nut of sorts and put it back in, now I have to close up the scar. Keep up the good work and above all, be safe!
02-28-2012 11:34 AM
prox445 No that's awesome!!!! Keep the pictures. Good ideas. How did you get the body bolts off when they broke
02-28-2012 07:54 AM
95YamJam I broke my rear bolt on the one side and a couple of others when i did my body lift so they came off easy for my frame repair. I also said 3/8 plate and lied, it was 3/16 plate. 3/8 would have been huge lol!

Fish mouth is basically what it sounds like. Instead of having a flat edge with lets say 4" of straight weld you get more suface area and stagger the weld when you fish mouth. I also plug welded them.

Here is a pic of my plates i made. Notice the open fish like mouth on one end.





I also made plates to follow the frame contour for the top and bottom. Welded it all together.

Here it is welded in. One on each side, did both pass and drivers.



Cleaned up and bedlined...




Strong like bull! sorry to hijack and I can remove my pics if you wish.
02-27-2012 11:26 PM
prox445 Thanks for the input. I am worried if I try to take the body mounts off I'll break the bolts. I plan on plug welding the plates. I found a guy on Craigslist that has lazer-cut plates. Both sides $125 shipped. What do you mean by Fishmouthed?
02-27-2012 11:11 PM
95YamJam Looks good so far.

I ended up removing my rear body mounts when i did mine. I have a 1" Bl too and glad I did. Makes it easier to get to the top of the rear frame. Also had almost all the body mounts loose too so the body could be lifted slightly. I also made my own patches for the both sides, tops, and bottoms. Made from 3/8 plate. My pieces go up the frame rails a bit til i hit good metal. I also fishmouthed the front of the plates to have more surface area to weld too. My rust was not as bad as yours but I had it on both sides.

Keep it up!
02-27-2012 10:56 PM
prox445 Please feel free to add anything I missed. This is my first time doing it so I'm learning as I go.
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