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Old June 5th, 2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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Sadly I have alot of metalwork to do on my yj, most body mount areas are roted through and outside body needs patching. what gage of metal should I use. Also are there patch panels avail.for yj's
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Old June 5th, 2012, 08:23 PM   #2
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I was just looking into basically the same thing and most things I found said the stock body was 18g. I ended up picking up a couple sheets of 16g to make a few patches and a center console.
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I just did my tj body mounts I used 3/16 bent to cup the body with weld nuts on the back....here's some pics but for the body mounts I would say no less then 1/8 Steele it's better to make them strong now so they don't break again



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I wish the rails on the body looked as good as yours. we couldnt undo the body bolt at the ps roll bar so we ended up ripping the the rust right up. sorry I cant figue how to upload pics. Im not saying its too hard just Im old
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I wish the rails on the body looked as good as yours. we couldnt undo the body bolt at the ps roll bar so we ended up ripping the the rust right up. sorry I cant figue how to upload pics. Im not saying its too hard just Im old
Mine couldn't come out either.......you can cut them out thought just cut circles around them and pull them out it's a pain in the ass I know
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my rails are rotted all over its hard to tell where the holes were exactly
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my rails are rotted all over its hard to tell where the holes were exactly
I had that problem as well so what You can do is either take measurements from the frame and weld them and pray they line up or you can take you new mounts put them on the body and tac them in place the set the body back down and hand tighten the body bolts to your new mounts so they line up then you can weld the mounts to the frame so you know they are positioned right
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I wish the rails on the body looked as good as yours......
I wish I could keep my garage as clean as his during a rebuild.
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If your floor pans are gone, I used the newer stampings that Quadratec started offering. I ddid both driver and pass side footwells. They dropped in nice after I trimmed the factory weld flanges off. I think I have pics in one of my online albums here.
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