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Today 09:09 AM
Driftrage25
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Originally Posted by Ryan Angela View Post
My guess is that it cracked because of internal rust. The frame metal may have thinned/flaked so much that a solid bead wouldn't provide much. He needs to get in there and assess the condition of the metal inside to see how widespread it is. Mine showed up as a slight hole, same spot but passenger side. Found the inside was rotted all to hell.
Oh yea I didn't think of rust I live in west Texas and we don't get much of that that you would get from other parts of the country. And they don't salt the roads here either
Today 08:05 AM
Ryan Angela
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Originally Posted by Driftrage25 View Post

Dude!! It's an easy fix if you have the time but not the dime grab a buddy that's good at welding and clean out the crack with a ginder and drimmel then throw a good bead on it and done your crack will be stronger than the frame is
My guess is that it cracked because of internal rust. The frame metal may have thinned/flaked so much that a solid bead wouldn't provide much. He needs to get in there and assess the condition of the metal inside to see how widespread it is. Mine showed up as a slight hole, same spot but passenger side. Found the inside was rotted all to hell.
Today 08:00 AM
Driftrage25
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Originally Posted by Philmycrackin View Post
power washed the dirt off from weekend offroad trip in preparation for differential servicing next weekend. However, I did find out the hard way that my frame is not as good as I thought it was. A good 6in crack on top of the driver rear lower control arm mount. First reaction "F@CK ME! I'm driving this thing off a f@ckin cliff and call it a day". second "F@ck it, I'm selling it" third, "put too much time not to mention money into this damn thing to sell it" I said all this out loud to myself on my driveway in about 5 seconds. pretty sure my neighbor now knows I'm crazy. so I will fix it some how. repair the frame or a frame swap needless to say I'm done offroading for this season.
Dude!! It's an easy fix if you have the time but not the dime grab a buddy that's good at welding and clean out the crack with a ginder and drimmel then throw a good bead on it and done your crack will be stronger than the frame is
Today 06:43 AM
Jeeper4life
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Originally Posted by Jeffk1975 View Post
Nice work. Need to hire you to come do mine. I'm the dumbass that dropped mine though. And it's on the outside corner. LOL.
I need to get to working on mine also.. Though I didn't cause the damage the previous owner did..
Today 06:24 AM
Jeffk1975
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Originally Posted by gnater76 View Post
Hardtop repairs! PO dropped it on a back corner at some point.
Bought the 3M rigid repair goo, gun, and extra tips on Amazon.
Nice work. Need to hire you to come do mine. I'm the dumbass that dropped mine though. And it's on the outside corner. LOL.
Yesterday 11:46 PM
Rock Kicker
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Originally Posted by wwch99tj View Post
Almost...
Damn!
Yesterday 11:17 PM
Rude Dog
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Originally Posted by gnater76 View Post
Hardtop repairs! PO dropped it on a back corner at some point.
Bought the 3M rigid repair goo, gun, and extra tips on Amazon.

Used 50 grit and my angle grinder to feather the damage. Use light pressure or the SMC disappears before you eyes.

Made a tin foil backing and started to fill in the goo. After a few coats and smoothing in between I had it built up. Gave it 30 minutes and carefully pealed off the foil. Slapped some more goo on the inside and leveled the bottom edge.

Today I sanded and primed. Needs a couple more iterations but overall pretty easy and works nice. Going to scuff the whole thing then bed line at some point.
Very nice..
Yesterday 09:14 PM
gnater76 Hardtop repairs! PO dropped it on a back corner at some point.
Bought the 3M rigid repair goo, gun, and extra tips on Amazon.


Attachment 1528425

Used 50 grit and my angle grinder to feather the damage. Use light pressure or the SMC disappears before you eyes.


Attachment 1528433

Made a tin foil backing and started to fill in the goo. After a few coats and smoothing in between I had it built up. Gave it 30 minutes and carefully pealed off the foil. Slapped some more goo on the inside and leveled the bottom edge.



Attachment 1528465


Today I sanded and primed. Needs a couple more iterations but overall pretty easy and works nice. Going to scuff the whole thing then bed line at some point.



Attachment 1528473



Attachment 1528481
Yesterday 07:44 PM
Ryan Angela
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Originally Posted by PantherWingsfan View Post
I'd like to see an after picture and your input on the integrity of the repair. Planning on doing this in the spring myself.
Talked to my mechanic today, and I've decided to let him do the welding. I know, after all this work? He's got a lift, I'd be doing it on my back in the garage. Plus, I need some time to practice.
He did a previous repair for me, using the safety cap on the mid frame at the skid plate. Both of us were impressed with the quality and accuracy of the product, which made it easy to return to them this time. I will definitely post pics.
Yesterday 06:54 PM
PantherWingsfan
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Originally Posted by Ryan Angela View Post
Not so much "to" my TJ, but for. Let's call it prep work. I set out last weekend to clean the pass side frame rail and do the Eastwood frame coating. In my cleaning efforts, I discovered an area of questionable integrity where the rear control arm bolts up. I didn't crawl underneath for the pic, but you can see through the access hole that there is a spec of daylight that shouldn't be there...so I ordered the safety caps from autorust.com These will need to be welded up to the frame, which my little machine is not up to. So, through some CL trading, I acquired a stick welder in trade for some crap I basically garbage picked. Been a long time, I'll need some practice. Now this machine is 220V, which I was not set up for...yet. So I did the only thing that made sense. I add a 100A sub-panel in the garage. This was all in effort to repair a small rust hole?
I'd like to see an after picture and your input on the integrity of the repair. Planning on doing this in the spring myself.
Yesterday 06:48 PM
Jeeper4life My KJ's engine oil pan is starting to get really rusty. I need to change it but the Jeep engineers made it pain..
Yesterday 05:11 PM
qazzzzzi
Rusty

Just spent 270.00 to replace a transmission fluid pan on an "only" 5 yr old JK. WTF!, it was rusted through.
Yesterday 04:12 PM
wwch99tj Almost...
Yesterday 08:59 AM
WindRider looking at axles for a swap, and it cracks me up that people call front axles "front rears". rear axles in the rear, front axles in the front, it's not that difficult!
09-29-2014 11:56 PM
Rock Kicker Got the new zipper sliders for the back window from jeepit.com. Great quality, fast shipping. Only problem, I can't get them on the top and window correctly. I spent over an hour and a half trying. Mostly out of frustration. I've owned 4 Wrangler style Jeeps in the last 22 years, done all the maintenance, lifts, upgrades, etc., on my own and this is the one thing I seem to not be able to do...WTF, Over!? Anyone have a vid for this? Couldn't find one on YouTube or a decent thread. Makes me feel like this is an even easier job than its turning out to be and I'm starting to feel even more incompetent.

I'd post a pic of the issue I keep running into but my app isn't letting me for some reason.

I had to step away and change a U-joint on my XJ, scuffing knuckles to make me feel masculine again.
09-29-2014 11:15 PM
Ryan Angela Not so much "to" my TJ, but for. Let's call it prep work. I set out last weekend to clean the pass side frame rail and do the Eastwood frame coating. In my cleaning efforts, I discovered an area of questionable integrity where the rear control arm bolts up.

Attachment 1525490

I didn't crawl underneath for the pic, but you can see through the access hole that there is a spec of daylight that shouldn't be there...so I ordered the safety caps from autorust.com


Attachment 1525514


These will need to be welded up to the frame, which my little machine is not up to. So, through some CL trading, I acquired a stick welder in trade for some crap I basically garbage picked. Been a long time, I'll need some practice.

Attachment 1525522

Now this machine is 220V, which I was not set up for...yet. So I did the only thing that made sense. I add a 100A sub-panel in the garage.


Attachment 1525530



This was all in effort to repair a small rust hole?
09-29-2014 10:01 PM
Jeeper4life I gave mine a quick bath today and shined the tires up a bit..nothing to fancy
09-29-2014 09:12 PM
thedawgshow
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Originally Posted by Holton345 View Post
Today I repeatedly attacked my TJ with several fingertips, my forehead. After my raging assault left me bleeding, angry and swearing at everything I saw, I got the bolts that were rusted into the bushing sleeves out. Well, most of them, anyway. Yeah, my manliness whipped that TJ's butt into submission. Pure brutishness on my part. I am a *real man* and don't let some inanimate object tell *ME* "no"... I revel in my caveman-like power and my bolt-breaking thuggishness. And when I lose I have my Sawzall, so screw that rust! MUWAHAHAHA!!!
09-29-2014 08:06 PM
Jeffk1975
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Originally Posted by Holton345 View Post
Today I repeatedly attacked my TJ with several fingertips, my forehead. After my raging assault left me bleeding, angry and swearing at everything I saw, I got the bolts that were rusted into the bushing sleeves out. Well, most of them, anyway. Yeah, my manliness whipped that TJ's butt into submission. Pure brutishness on my part. I am a *real man* and don't let some inanimate object tell *ME* "no"... I revel in my caveman-like power and my bolt-breaking thuggishness. And when I lose I have my Sawzall, so screw that rust! MUWAHAHAHA!!!
Haha! Awesome post.
09-29-2014 07:55 PM
PantherWingsfan
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Originally Posted by n00g7 View Post
Not quite wrenching, but my new lights are on there.
Dig the lights, and the leaves.
09-29-2014 07:31 PM
Holton345 Today I repeatedly attacked my TJ with several fingertips, my forehead. After my raging assault left me bleeding, angry and swearing at everything I saw, I got the bolts that were rusted into the bushing sleeves out. Well, most of them, anyway. Yeah, my manliness whipped that TJ's butt into submission. Pure brutishness on my part. I am a *real man* and don't let some inanimate object tell *ME* "no"... I revel in my caveman-like power and my bolt-breaking thuggishness. And when I lose I have my Sawzall, so screw that rust! MUWAHAHAHA!!!
09-29-2014 07:12 PM
OregonTJ
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Originally Posted by MyRed88 View Post
I do t understand the need for the end caps on the front
Cuz it looks finished and not like something is missing...........
09-29-2014 06:13 PM
Philmycrackin power washed the dirt off from weekend offroad trip in preparation for differential servicing next weekend. However, I did find out the hard way that my frame is not as good as I thought it was. A good 6in crack on top of the driver rear lower control arm mount.
First reaction "F@CK ME! I'm driving this thing off a f@ckin cliff and call it a day".
second "F@ck it, I'm selling it"
third, "put too much time not to mention money into this damn thing to sell it"
I said all this out loud to myself on my driveway in about 5 seconds. pretty sure my neighbor now knows I'm crazy.
so I will fix it some how. repair the frame or a frame swap needless to say I'm done offroading for this season.
09-29-2014 06:07 PM
wwch99tj
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyRed88 View Post
I do t understand the need for the end caps on the front
Make it look like you actually care about your jeep looking decent... instead of hacked up
They give the bumper a finished look, I didn't like the way mine looked with the open ends.
09-29-2014 05:44 PM
Mamefreak Did all the underhood work for the hard top wiring kit - new washer bottle and pump and a ground and some wire cleanup. Got my hands a little dirty so I guess it counts lol
09-29-2014 12:30 PM
GoldenSahara00 I played with the new photoshop CC.
09-29-2014 12:30 PM
GoldenSahara00 Keeps mud out of the bumpers and let's you bounce off of trees. And not hurt people's cars when they back into you.
09-29-2014 12:28 PM
Mad Mac
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Originally Posted by MyRed88 View Post
I do t understand the need for the end caps on the front
+1 I'm wondering the same thing.
09-29-2014 08:47 AM
MyRed88 I do t understand the need for the end caps on the front
09-29-2014 08:14 AM
Cantero
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Originally Posted by gnater76 View Post
And that dealer vanity plate!!! Eeeeegads.
Look, I've been spending all my money on Jeep mods and maintenance! lol

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Originally Posted by OregonTJ View Post
Nice, thanks for the link!
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