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chilly460

I sometimes do side work on vehicles for friends and co-workers, usually boring stuff like wheel bearings, brake jobs, head gaskets.  Friend bought a '93 Wrangler last year, without me looking at it, and it's come in for some rehab.  Normally wouldn't post on a hunting board, but hey we're all stuck at home, so I'll track the progress.  

 

Quick inspection, frame is rusty, this is going to be 75% off road rig so I'll just patch it up, new frame is NOT in the budget.  Getting rid of some of the crappy accessories that are on it, then digging in and sandblasting/painting pieces and going over the mechanicals.  

 

That is just the hole created by pushing on the frame with my thumb, it's going to be a  pretty big patch.  Bike carrier couldn't be removed as it was rusted solid to the spare carrier so I had to cut it off, already looks better without a bunch of crap hanging on it.  

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RookieEP

Cool project keep me

posted.   With your skills what was he thinking buying without your eyes seeing first?! 

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gunsrus

Looking forward to this .

I once did a frame off '86 . Jeep Wrangler . Traded off with body shop who cut out rust , patching holes , reinforcing crash bars . I did the mechanicals myself and replaced almost everything . It was a labor of love . Once completed , I was very happy ........ for about a year and then the rust started back . Looking back I loved the 

Figured I had almost $17,000 into it . Sold it for $7800 . Didn't hurt so bad because of the trade off in labor . 

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Virgil Kane

Had a 73 CJ-5 I bought new when I got out of the service.  Wish I still had it and have thought many times about picking one up and rehabbing it.  Interesting projects and I'll be watching this one for sure. Nice thing is they are easy to work on, everything just bolts on, no welds and lots of aftermarket parts available. 

 

Virgil

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chilly460

This'll be a "quickie", by no means a frame off as the woman who bought is moving in June, so just trying to get it respectable before then.  I like fabrication work so the frame work will be "fun" for me, although easier to say that before I'm laying under it getting covered in chunky rust.  I think I was just looking for an excuse to use my plasma cutter.  Figure, my air compressor is crapping out so I'll have to get a new pump and get that installed before I get into the really heavy work as it's needed for sandblasting and running the plasma.  

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chilly460

Ah, love to work on rusty crap, had to cut the heads off four bolts to get the bumper off

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RookieEP

Whats the old red car?

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chilly460

Red car is my old Mercury Marauder

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chilly460

My trusty Makita finally gave up the ghost, letting a little smoke out

 

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Chukarman

Chilly - that Jeep is really rough. I did a frame up resto on my '47 Willys and it was in better shape.

 

After redoing EVERYTHING, I was satisfied... and done.

 

Before rebuilding:

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After rebuild:

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chilly460

Nice clean work you did there!   There is a whole industry around late model Jeep frame repair,  very common for whatever reason, they make repair grafts for the section where this is really bad so I’ll be using that.  Adds a lot of work as the gas tank has to come out and I’m guessing there will be a lot of rust involved in the skid plate and crossmembers.  

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Chukarman

Thanks. I think you are referring to Classic Enterprises that makes replacement parts? My Willys was so far gone the I gave up on the tub and only used the windshield, fenders, grille, tailgate and misc. body parts. Saved a ton of work, but there was still a lot to do. Fortunately the frame and most mechanical parts were in decent shape and could be repaired and re-used.

 

 

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