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Old October 23rd, 2009, 12:49 AM   #1
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I working on a 1989 wrangler the rear frame has some holes in it and I would like to know what would be the east and quickest way to fix this?
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 12:53 AM   #2
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 12:57 AM   #3
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Not that easy or cheep ! What if I plate over it?
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 02:45 AM   #4
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Might look at chopping where the rust holes are and welding on all brand new rectangle tube. No point in patching weak steel. Look at a few other YJ / TJ builds. Plenty of people have put new steel on their existing frames. POR-15 will become your new friend.

Looks like you've got more than enough patching all over that damn thing to keep you busy for a while
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 08:33 AM   #5
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That is almost as bad as mine
best way is to replace the back section of the frame with new steel, mabye work in a little rear stretch while your doing that. Also look at the frame where the steering box mounts, if that is pretty bad too, you may want to consider doing some else.
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 08:56 AM   #6
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Replace it. Here's what my 90 frame looked like in the back. It looked fine from the outside till I discovered I could ram a screwdriver through it. Notice how thin the material is down at the bottom.

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Yeah, thats the best way, cut it back until you can find good solid steel, and just replace the back section with tube.
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go to lkq in dorr 300 and they have a nice frame
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