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jeepjohnson 04-17-2010 07:07 AM

How I fixed the rear frame rust by the shackles
 
I bought a 92 YJ for a deal because the rear section of the frame at the shackles was rusted on both the drivers and passenger sides. I took the gas tank out and started grinding... Once I got everything cleaned up I started measuring and designed a set of 1/8" plates to go over the rusted area. With the 1/8" plates you can still use the stock bushings and shackles. The steel sleeve that the shackle bushing fits into actually sticks outboard of the frame about an 1/8" on both sides of the frame so it works out perfect... I also incorporated the factory frame holes / slots, but I over-sized them so there was room to weld the plates to the frame in those areas as well as the edge of the plates. When I had the design complete, I had the plates laser cut and started welding. Here are some pics of the results from start to finish.

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/l...r/SD530020.jpg

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/l...r2520frame.jpg

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/l...r/SD530088.jpg

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/l...r/SD530090.jpg

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/l...r/SD530100.jpg

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/l...r/SD530096.jpg

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/l...r/SD530111.jpg

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/l...r/HPIM0671.jpg

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/l...r/HPIM0669.jpg

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/l...r/HPIM0666.jpg

After I completed my Jeep, my brother in-law noticed his frame was bad in the same area, so we fixed his the same way, then another friends and another friends and so on and so on... The repair on my jeep is going on 2 years now and it's held up great!

Ken
jeepoholic@me.com

white91yj 04-17-2010 07:18 AM

I'll bet you could sell that as a kit. Very impressive!

bergy 04-17-2010 02:49 PM

nice... great pictures the whole way... very good thread

cheapjeep71 04-17-2010 03:18 PM

That's a good price to fix a common problem. I have seen in 4wd Hardware that they now sell almost the same thing but for about $50 more. Yours looks great.

Billiards Bob 07-22-2010 10:39 PM

where can I purchase your kit ? thanks

FNjeep 07-22-2010 11:08 PM

That's a well thought out and ingenious solution.

jeepjohnson 12-01-2010 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Billiards Bob (Post 698168)
where can I purchase your kit ? thanks

eBay ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by FNjeep (Post 698199)
That's a well thought out and ingenious solution.

Thanks !

ISUSteve 12-01-2010 11:26 PM

Catia V5, you rich or something?

midnight_f150 12-02-2010 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by white91yj (Post 600572)
I'll bet you could sell that as a kit. Very impressive!

I coud use one of those kits to beef my up cause it has alittle rust.

sdoherty 02-03-2011 10:00 AM

Frame repair kit from q-tek
 
Has anyone tried the Frame Repair Section pre made from q-tek?

duaneduanet 02-03-2011 11:57 PM

I have used the repair kit that is sold online. We ended up only using a section if it to make things easier. But works great.

jeepjohnson 03-01-2011 08:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by duaneduanet (Post 1033081)
I have used the repair kit that is sold online. We ended up only using a section if it to make things easier. But works great.

Which one did you use?

duaneduanet 03-08-2011 12:28 AM

I am not sure of the place I found them. At the time I think it was the only place I could find them. Any one should do good. To save some headache use only as much as you need.

jeepjohnson 04-22-2011 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by duaneduanet (Post 1103743)
To save some headache use only as much as you need.

I'm not sure I understand, are you saying to cut them and only use what is needed to cover the rust? These were made to reinforce the whole back section, no need to cut rust or no rust.

jakec 04-22-2011 03:57 PM

looks good man. mine was rusted in the same spot and i just got some rear cj shackle hangers and my buddy plated the area with 3/16 plate and welded them flat on the bottom. it was a lot easier than sleeving the frame and it gave me about 1 1/2 inch lift in the back. plus it only cost 40 bucks.

jeepjohnson 05-01-2011 06:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jakec
looks good man. mine was rusted in the same spot and i just got some rear cj shackle hangers and my buddy plated the area with 3/16 plate and welded them flat on the bottom. it was a lot easier than sleeving the frame and it gave me about 1 1/2 inch lift in the back. plus it only cost 40 bucks.

Then what did you do to the front to level the Jeep out?
Also, when you do that it's just like adding a really long shackle, which only lifts the rear side of the spring and might cause driveline vibration...

jakec 05-01-2011 07:01 AM

i put lift shackles up front also.i was worried it would cause some vibration but it didnt. i was ready to drop the front spring hanger on the rear springs if it did vibrate but it didnt need it. it didnt change the pinion angle as much as i thought it would. i have 3 in lift springs on it also.

jeepjohnson 05-01-2011 08:26 AM

Good deal, but it must have cost more than $40 if you needed to add front shackles.

jakec 05-01-2011 08:45 AM

i made them out of some scrap steel i had

jeepjohnson 01-23-2013 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jakec (Post 1212734)
i made them out of some scrap steel i had

Cool

RandomYJguy 01-23-2013 11:10 PM

Snap-On welder.. but that wasn't cheap! Lol.

And i also would like to purchase a kit from you ;)

Fishnic 01-24-2013 07:23 AM

is it possible to get just the pattern for the steel shapes?

Surfinglbi23 01-24-2013 03:50 PM

Nice repair, super clean. Makes you not as scared of rusted out jeeps thats for sure. There are some DEALS on rusted out ones. Like literally half of what a clean one costs ... big savings if you can weld in repair kits

Kenny2184 05-26-2013 11:39 AM

Do you currently have any kits for sale need on for a friend

Bart113000 06-04-2013 07:53 AM

Kenny, I just bought a kit off of ebay....just search rear shackle repair yj.

rinconwrangler 06-10-2013 10:23 AM

guys -I am going to SL and need this done bad. There were four kits on ebay yesterday, now they are all gone. I need these bad.... any ideas besides making them ?

sevenservices 06-10-2013 10:35 AM

maybe call these guys and see if they can ship you something right away?

JEEP FRAME REPAIR KITS - all - AUTOBODY SPECIALTIES INC.

jeepjohnson 06-10-2013 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rinconwrangler (Post 3844810)
guys -I am going to SL and need this done bad. There were four kits on ebay yesterday, now they are all gone. I need these bad.... any ideas besides making them ?

You have a PM

jeepjohnson 07-25-2013 06:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kenny2184 (Post 3794193)
Do you currently have any kits for sale need on for a friend

Yes, I do. You can e-mail me at Jeepoholic@me.com free shipping right now !

halestorm26 07-25-2013 06:48 AM

Mine is rusted out in the same spot, what do you charge for the kit or would you just sell the patterns so i could cut it out myself?


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