Frame Options??? - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-31-2001, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Gray, Maine. US
Posts: 827
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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

Jeeps are Built not Bought
Chrome don't get ya Home
pbytrailz is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-31-2001, 04:38 PM
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 3,501
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.

Infernozx is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-31-2001, 05:29 PM
Posts: n/a
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.

Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome