|05-19-2012 12:00 AM|
I spent about 3 hours today getting one side to fit. It is a bitch because it has to fit snug against the rear cross member, so it took some cutting and pounding. Also I still had to cut about 4" off the bottom of the brace because it overlaps the other cross member.
I will post pictures of the progress this weekend on this thread:
|05-16-2012 12:50 AM|
Btw, it's called the rear crossmember.
|05-15-2012 08:45 PM|
well good question I am not sure what the official name of the back most metal piece is (basically the piece where you would bolt on an actual bumper).
The safeTcap's just came in today. They are pretty sturdy. I still haven't delt with the dang leaf spring.
I think I will post a thread about my fun times working on this and installing Rough Country 4" lift. Working on rusty jeeps... you never know what you're gonna end up with.
|05-15-2012 09:18 AM|
I cannot answer any of you questions at this time, but am wondering if you meant bumper or rear crossmember being welded to your frame rails.
|05-14-2012 11:15 PM|
Another question I forgot to ask:
Did you get a new bushing to put in the safeTcap replacement part? If so where did you find this?
|05-14-2012 10:36 PM|
I am in the process of doing the same repairs on 93 YJ. For those of you who have already done this I have a couple of questions:
Thanks for any info.
|05-14-2012 06:35 PM|
|BT||I decided to just get some steel and fab up my own patches. Thanks for all the help folks. I really appreciate it.|
|05-14-2012 08:02 AM|
|05-13-2012 07:49 PM|
|Nubby55||The OL LADY and I ran in a wash out Wenday nite, winched from about three hours to get out, some back, some side ways. some up, that's with a 12k winch and a block, we had to laugh about the ones we see on here with frame rot, we would have pulled it apart if it had a bad frame.|
|05-13-2012 03:22 PM|
|whY402Jay||I bought the Safe-T cap sleeves from autorust.com They were a little expensive for the pair, but I'd rather have the entire rear section reinforced rather than just having steel plates where the shackles mount.|
|04-04-2012 11:59 AM|
|BT||Thanks ya very much.|
|04-04-2012 08:05 AM|
|Dougs92yj||Bta2011....I am new to the jeep stuff and I plated the frame in the same place..if you go to the search on the top of page type in frame repair there is a form that has all the measurements for the new plates.I made the plates all at once and started welding .my frame was so bad the shackles were hanging and springs were just sitting on the tub ..don't worry to much most if not all the yj's rust out in same place....good luck|
|04-03-2012 02:19 PM|
|BT||I would love to get a new Frame but I am unfortunately on a college budget. Maybe after school.|
|04-03-2012 01:45 PM|
|dwayne3780||I would honestly buy a new frame I was just like you when I joined this forum and I thought I could fix it. Well after plateing 75% of the frame I decided to buy a new frame like members told me too. Sometimes welding in the patches takes you just as much time as switching the frame over. I'm happy I spent the $500 on a Florida frame now I dont have to worry about my wife and kids when I get this thing done.|
|04-03-2012 11:08 AM|
|BT||from the picture it looks like there is no top to the frame..|
|04-03-2012 09:51 AM|
These are a direct replacement. cut back to solid frame and weld in place! Not as easy as it sounds but better than patch here and there etc. The hardest part was removing gas tank on mine (everything was rusted as well, replaced fuel tank straps while there). Auto rust has a good demo on their website. I did alot of the grunt work and a friend of mine (a good welder) did the welding.
|04-02-2012 11:01 AM|
|BT||Are these a full replacement of the rusted section or are they just so you can cut out what you need and weld it in?|
|04-02-2012 01:55 AM|
Auto rust Tech works well
I used the Auto Rust Technician parts to replace driver and passanger rear sections and also rear cross piece. I originally was only replacing driver side but the further I got into it the more cancer I saw! Remember on these frame the Bad rust starts on the inside (of the frame) and rusts to the outside! You are likely to find more rust as you get into it! In the end I am very satisfied with the parts I got thru Quadratec.
|04-01-2012 06:31 PM|
Auto Rust Technicians ART-42R - Autorust Passenger Side Rear Shackle Mount Section for 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ - Quadratec
I found this.. is this meant as a complete replacement section?
|04-01-2012 12:22 PM|
|04-01-2012 11:27 AM|
|wvhillbilly||Rust is the DEVIL!|
|04-01-2012 11:21 AM|
|Blackjack93||what is rust? LOL|
|03-31-2012 09:36 PM|
|BT||Haha I wish. She claims half ownership so maybe I should charge her to drive it|
|03-31-2012 05:12 PM|
|03-31-2012 03:32 PM|
|BT||Thanks! I got the job so now I have a pay check to donate to the Jeep and girlfriend|
|03-31-2012 08:07 AM|
|03-31-2012 07:40 AM|
|BT||I have a job interview later today, so hopefully if I can get this job it will give me some Jeep funds|
|03-31-2012 05:54 AM|
|just empty every pocket||
i have an 89 yj had the same problem. here are some before and after pictures. Takes some work but it can be done.
|03-27-2012 08:17 PM|
|BT||What about the little tube where the shackle bolt goes through the frame? it's lookin pretty rusty too.|
|03-27-2012 06:13 PM|
|C.L.||If it doesn't have to be pretty, and you have more time than funds... Grind out the rusty spots, and cut/grind similarly shaped patches out of 1/4" plate. Then visit a buddy with a welder, or try to rent one from somewhere to burn the patches in.|
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