- - Bad spot on frame
12-24-2011 12:52 PM
Bad spot on frame
i was under my jeep today and noticed some rust on the frame that i had not seen before. before i go the jeep i went over it very well and didn't see this before. it just looked like a little surface rust. but as i cleaned it kept getting bigger and bigger. I got out as much as i could and put some rustoleum paint on it so it doesn't get any worst. No the issue is what do i need to do to get this fixed. this is the only bad spot on the frame that i could find. I found a whole frame in really good shape about 300 miles away for 650 bucks. is that the route i should go or should i take this to a shop and have it fixed. Is that possible?
12-24-2011 01:02 PM
If that is the only spot that is bad you could cut out and replace that section for cheaper than replacing the whole frame. Check out a shop that does collision repair might be cheaper than you think
12-24-2011 01:04 PM
ok thanks. i was just worried that i didnt see this spot until now and just hoping there isnt any more like this. Thanks for the info
12-24-2011 01:40 PM
I would check the whole frame over really good. That is a common place on the TJ's frame for rot
It doesn't look like it extends far enough up toward the rear spring perch. Look for a shop around you, you can probably get the repair done for the cost of that patch panel
12-28-2011 08:38 AM
I googled it to see what i could find last night and this is what i found on youtube. It is the same problem i have with my jeep but not as bad. I went to one local shop and they said they wont touch it. i am looking around for another shop. here is the youtube link JEEP WRANGLER FRAME REPAIR TRAILING ARM 1 of 9 - YouTube
12-28-2011 08:47 AM
My experience with a previous vehicle - no one would touch the frame repair because of liability issues.
My vehicle ended up being bought by a welder.
12-28-2011 08:58 AM
Ya i hate to think the jeep is junk now. It only has 90,000 miles on it. I found a used frame for 450 bucks. I am going to look at it. It might have the same problems. But if it is nice i will spend a weekend and switch everything over. That is a ton of work.
03-28-2012 11:30 PM
Doing a frame swap is a big project. Take a look at what I did to buy my jeep a few more miles of life. You might want to consider doing the same. PS this jeep frame has over 230,000 miles on it.