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    Frame repairs

    I am going to be doing a frame repair on the rear of the YJ and I need some reference photos of what others have done.

    I am also thinking of relocating the shackle to below the frame instead of inside as well. anyone done this? recommendations and advice welcome.

    Thanks In advance.

    also... I know that Mud bros.1 has had photo's on the forum for this but can't find them. if someone knows of thier location please post the link.
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    This was my frame repair thread a year ago. There are no pics of what I did in the end but there is a pic of a CJ style hanger as well as a Buggy leaf hanger (which I thought was really cool)

    http://www.jeepkings.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=73020

    I ended up cutting the whole rear section off and finding a good section at a junkyard and welding it on. It has held up well. Multiple recoveries have been performed tugging from the back. Enough to even bend out the rear cross member, but the welds held up fine.





    Actually, just did the front 2 weeks ago the same way.
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    frame sections

    here is one for reference ok a few for reference.
    for the rear section i use 2x4x3/16 hss cut to fit and inserted in the open stock framerail same deal for the front stearing section only you have to weld in 4 1/2 id sleaves to mount the stearing box just use the old frame as a template.
    i will show you just where to cut it jak once its inside and true to the rest of the frame it gets welded up silly and plated after that with some cool looking checker plate.

    the crossmember between the framerails gets replaced with 2x3x3/16 hss and nuts welded in to accept the stock tank skid and places to mount a bumper.

    if you get real crazy you cut a 52in 2x4 and soften the corners and fab up a nice recovery bumper that welds directly to the new rear crossmember.
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    pics

    here is a few more i scrounged off my email.
    just pm me any questions and i can answer them in more detail for you.
    the tools i used for this was:
    140amp 110v flux core welder
    pa chop saw
    angle grinder and some zip cuts no plasma no holesaws or majic wands just a few tools most of us own already so no more excuses get out and fix your jeep!
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    thanks for the photos there andy. I will be doing this next weekend. I need all the info I can get my mitts on.

    is there any "real" benefit to changing the shackle to the older CJ style?

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    I cannot believe that no one else here has not done this to a YJ...

    Please post up your pictures or share your opinions

    feed back would be appreciated.

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    Jack I will post some pics of what I did to my rear frame. I'll try in the morning, I'm at work.

    I relocated my hangers on the bottom of the frame. This way you get better angle. I placed mine at around 50-60 degrees. You will get better doop, nicer ride and your shackles are not going ever hit your cross member again. I even made my own hanger.
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    howd you get the nice hole with out a holesaw mudbros?
    If its a mechanical device i can fix it

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRIORITY 4 View Post
    Jack I will post some pics of what I did to my rear frame. I'll try in the morning, I'm at work.

    I relocated my hangers on the bottom of the frame. This way you get better angle. I placed mine at around 50-60 degrees. You will get better doop, nicer ride and your shackles are not going ever hit your cross member again. I even made my own hanger.
    I'm interested in what you have done. Pics would be great.

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    sorry got swamp today and upcourse workin. give me your e-mail for pics.......

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    here is what i will be repairing.

    I am thinking of moving the rear frame/bumper up 2". and cut away from the body.

    Any thoughts?
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    next weekend brotha.

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    good chance to get all the mud out of the frame

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    frame repair

    I had the same issue, thought it was a small repair. Thanks to andy at MUD BROS. he fixed me up. Had to replace both sides, and cross member, but stronger than ever. If you are heading to Burlington, anytime soon, jeep is in the drive way, working on a lift, come take a look. I have a couple of pics in my profile pics, but better to see it in person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markr1001 View Post
    howd you get the nice hole with out a holesaw mudbros?
    carefull use of a 3in cutting wheel on a die grinder and plenty of paitents and finnishing with a carbide cutter.

    now i have a plasma

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    jak did u get the pics?

    pics to share.
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    yup got pictures... thanks

    looks like a good strong fix.

    what size tubing did you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jak Flash View Post
    thanks for the photos there andy. I will be doing this next weekend. I need all the info I can get my mitts on.

    is there any "real" benefit to changing the shackle to the older CJ style?
    you can locate them cj style but you wont be able to use cj shackles and bushings as there only 3/8 not 1/2 like the yj

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