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Old March 28th, 2008, 11:18 AM   #1
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Default Would you buy? YJ Rear frame rust out reinforcement plates

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I have a YJ that the rear frame near the spring mounts is rusted out, from my experience this is a common problem. I have helped several friends out with this repair and have fixed them in various ways. Now that I have a jeep that requires this fix, I decided to design (in CAD) some frame plates to be laser cut. In the attached you will see the final product.



So to my point,
1.) If I decided to sell these would anyone buy them ? (I have seen only one supplier selling them for $125 ea. side without the bottom section)

2.) If so, what do you think would be a reasonable price?

3.) I made my set with 1/8" for easy welding, would you prefer a different thickness, say 3/16"?

4.) Would you prefer the CAD models and have them laser cut yourself, and if so would you be willing pay for the CAD data? If so how much $?

I would like to get some feed back before I decide to sell these or not, so please let me know what you think. Any other questions or comments are welcome.

Thanks,
Ken

Also, I will be welding these up this weekend and I will follow up with some photos latter.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 12:34 PM   #2
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Having just gone through this problem myself, I can speak with some experience.
http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthr...light=yj+frame
The worst of my frame was beside the gas tank but it was actually rotted all the way to the flat part of the frame in front of the rear wheels. So, they don't look long enough to me. They would certainly help postpone a problem at the very least. 1/8" is plenty since the frame itself that you are welding to is not any more than that.

There is no way I would release the CAD data.

Your price suggestion looks good.
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Here are some photos (before and after), it turned out quite well.































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Here are some pic's after grinding and painting.











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Good idea. I dont have a yj but I just cut off the back half of my tj frame and it looks like it would be rusted too in a few more years. One thought would be to have them cnc plasma cut as opposed to laser to save some cash on your cost of materials. You dont really need the accuracy of laser for those. Unless of course you have a laser hook up.
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Here is something you might keep in mind never weld accross a frame only with it. Welding accross weaken that area. With the flexing that the guys are doing that will break down the road and never know when then you have a problem. Just trying to give fair warning to the rest. You might want to make the ends rounded or fish plate style.
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