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Old 03-22-2016, 05:59 PM
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Skid Plat rotting

Anyone got any suggestions on how to fix the skid plate that rotted outta the frame and his hanging down. Was wondering if I used a big u bolt type method??

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the big u bolt method has a good chance of further damaging your frame if over tightened.

you can buy weld in pieces that are made for TJ's from safe t cap

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The skid's ability to support the Tcase is dependent upon the integrity of the frame. I'd advise you to first focus on frame repair. If the skid is badly corroded, the frame may be worse. Put up a pic
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Anyone got any suggestions on how to fix the skid plate that rotted outta the frame and his hanging down. Was wondering if I used a big u bolt type method??
sounds like you're going to need a new frame and new skid. it can't be driven in the current condition.
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The skid plate is in great condition. The frame is rotted where the skid plate bolts up to it. Everywhere else is good and solid. But I did see the safe-t-cap method and might go that way is I can't find a good welder.
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You can run some U bolts through it. Mine ran like that for a long time before I started on a frame swap.
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i would recommend the safe t cap method. nice product
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The skid plate is in great condition. The frame is rotted where the skid plate bolts up to it. Everywhere else is good and solid. But I did see the safe-t-cap method and might go that way is I can't find a good welder.
Have a local Jeep shop do cutting n welding new 3/16" steel in n put new nutserts in. N I mean a jeep shop that specializes in jeep frame repair. If they look at you like you have 3 heads, walk away. They're out there. Got a great one for ya in CNJ not far from Philly.
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I just ordered the Safe-t-cap for it. I'll keep you guys posted on how it goes and pics too
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Well I just started the derusting process and it's worse than I thought. The frame is rusted out from the back of the skid plate to the font control arm bracket....??? WTF do I do know?????
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Is it even worth putting on that safe t cap ??
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I am not sure where your project stands since this was a few weeks ago, but I would suggest that you look into this from Safe-T-Cap. It pretty much everything from the front control arm back to the coil spring. I just finished welding these on my frame. It took awhile to clear away the metal and prep it for the new piece, but it came out great.

https://www.autorust.com/product/wra...-mounts-right/

A very solid repair.

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This. Safe T Caps are really just a bandaid.

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