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Old 07-05-2014, 03:09 AM
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Repairing Rusted Frame. Is it straight?

Just purchased my first Jeep. 2000 TJ Sport with all the fixins. Two tops even. Canvas one with all the hardware and looks like it was never used. Owned by a lady up the road. Always maintained. Looks Amazing. 122K. She just had a new oil pan and rear main seal for $1000. Then the skid plate fell off one side. They forgot to tell her that in NH she should drilled some drain holes in the frame, rustproof it and wash it out especially during the winter. Quoted something like $8000 for a new frame. She bought a new Rubi. Put a for sale sign on TJ. I stopped, I am always lookin for a Jeep. She was asking $1000 but she would take $800 because it was not road worthy and she is a friend of my wifes. That was delivered by the way. I see a bunch of smiley icons to my right here. Ill give it a try. or maybe. Sorry for the intro. Need help now. Want to finish this in 3 weeks. I have a little window of time. I have all the stuff. Equipment and tools and stock. Sure hope a couple of good guys or gals jump in here and give me a hand. Will do pics. Can't put this into build because supposed to have detailed plan for that and I have too many questions for the build forum. Only plan I have is Start,fix,finish. Going to box the frame. I have several 8 X 10 sheets of steel. Need to find out if frame is straight first. I have sheets from the frame specs in the service manual, but I think that the bracket that holds the front of the traction bar (I'll get the right name for that) is not straight. Is it supposed to be parallel with the frame rail in the vertical axis looking t a section view at that location?

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