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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-31-2001, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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Frame Options???

Hi, I have an 88 Yj frame and it is rusted out. The bottom channel of the rear is rusted. Yes it could be fixed but since even the sides are so thin and it is rustying from the inside out I think it is wise to replace it since I found a frame with no rust for $350.

The question is what can I do to this new frame so it will last quite some time?
1)Fill it with some Oil??
2) Use that spray foam??
3) other ideas??

If anyone has any advice that would be great. Mike

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Re: Frame Options???

I heard the foam traps moisture.

Coating it with used oil/grease works, but it messy.
best thing to do is go get it galvinised. (spll?)

Me.. I just let my sump spit oil all over the place every time I drive it.

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Re: Frame Options???

Make sure there are drain holes, especially in the rear. Hot dip galvaninzing would be the best but also most expensive. You could also clean it really well and dump a couple gallons of por15 or hammerite in the frame and swish it all around. The cheapest thing would be a twice yearly application of gear oil using a garden sprayer. Don't use the foam. That idea has been around a while and it causes more rust than it prevents.

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