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Bluegrass 12-13-2011 07:16 PM

The Rust Rot Repair on my 89 Wrangler
 
:dance: So i bought this 89 Jeep Wrangler Sahara and found out it is 20% rust but i got most of my money back and kept the jeep knowing that the top alone was worth the price of the jeep not even including the motor only has 50,500 miles original on it.

So it begins with shoots of rust and the begin of the removal. :banghead:

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...97310183_n.jpg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...77803016_n.jpg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...56085212_n.jpg


Once I start the removal process i will post more pic's :punk:
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...45629246_n.jpg

Another Guy In A Jeep 12-13-2011 07:21 PM

How exactly are you removing the rust?

:popcorn:

Copperhead 12-13-2011 07:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Another Guy In A Jeep (Post 1825798)
How exactly are you removing the rust?

:popcorn:

If left alone, the rust will eventually remove itself.
With rot that bad, your best bet is to do what I did, replace with all new steel.
http://hemiduster.com/frame-done7.jpg

Bluegrass 12-13-2011 07:36 PM

going to take a sand wheel to it till all the rust is gone then go to put some t caps on it.

Bluegrass 12-13-2011 07:40 PM

if i had the space to build a frame like that i would love to.. i had looked at doing a frame swap.. I am just going to do the best i can for now with what i have. If it doesn't look like i can i might just look for another jeep and buy it for frame and body and swap my motor..

SiLlY 12-14-2011 12:47 AM

Wow.. That's pretty bad.

Bluegrass 12-14-2011 02:55 AM

I am really hoping that i am going to be able to put t caps on it and weld it up.

SiLlY 12-14-2011 04:01 AM

The second picture in your previous post has less than 50% of the frame left. And that's a generous assumption. I bet when you start grinding.. you'll more than likely end up with a sliver of a frame. I don't know what tcaps are but I hope its steel rectangle stock in 2.5" x 4", 3/16 wall.

:D

Bluegrass 12-15-2011 08:27 PM

they have them on quadratrec.com for frame repair.

SiLlY 12-15-2011 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bluegrass (Post 1831844)
they have them on quadratrec.com for frame repair.

Yeah, I've since, searched google for them and I don't think he has enough frame for those. Well.. at least not that second pic.

I'm sure it can be done but in the end you'll just be building/welding a rectangle anyway. I fixed a rusted out toyota frame once and pretty much used angle iron on all for corners to basically re construct the frame. Had the customer paid me more.. I would have bought C channel (factory frame was C) or rect. stock to do it right.

Good luck on what ever path you choose. Best bet would be to buy another frame and if he doesnt want to rip the tub off for a complete frame swap.. section it.

Bluegrass 12-17-2011 05:50 PM

think i may have to do a frame swap if i can find one for the right price but for now the cap from qudratrec is going to have to do

Jrockstangs 12-18-2011 07:23 PM

post up some pics if you can...im going to have to get one of those from quadratec as well...it'll let me know what im up against...lol thanks

SiLlY 12-18-2011 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bluegrass (Post 1836385)
think i may have to do a frame swap if i can find one for the right price but for now the cap from qudratrec is going to have to do

Understand that. Gotta do what you gotta do. Good luck and keep us posted. :thumb:

Bluegrass 12-21-2011 03:57 PM

I will put up pic's as soon as i get the money for the job. I am a bit worried about the skill of my buddies welding skills but i figure if they are not up to par at least i will be able to get it somewhere to get it re welded. I will post pic's and tips on how the job went. I think Jeep has some explaining to do with all these frames rusting out. It can't be good press.


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