Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Lexington, SC
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Beware of the rubberized liner in Jeeps!!
I am a testament to the sloppy prep/quick careless prep to get a jeep going. I sanded down the rust on my floorboards, patched some holes with fiberglass, then painted it all with rust converter. And on top of it i painted on the rubberized coating. Oh yeah my rust problem is solved i thought. NOPE [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
I found out the hard way about the rust menace always lurkd in the dark. i went wheeling and had a great time a few weeks back. When i got home i noticed the left side was sagging. This has happened before. The channel braces that jeep used, and put wood in, rotted and doesn't offer support causeing the sag. Well I knew i had to replace the channels. I took out the carpet in my jeep to access the top of my tranny to remove it, and i noticed that the body mount under the drivers feet had completely broken and entered the jeep. The lavaliner that i used hid the rust really well, no sign of any problems, until i peeled it away and saw the rust monster. I call ed th ecops about the rust monster but they said they could not do anything about it. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
Well i am planning on taking the tub off, after i rebuild my transfercase, and weld in new rockers, new floor boards, and new channels. I think i am going to use really thick gauge steel for the floorboards, and square tube for the support channel. I learned my lesson, i have no patience, i do sloppy prep work. It will problably happen again for me, since i really hate body work.
But my message is:
YOU CANNOT HIDE FROM THE RUST MONSTER. RUBBERIZED COATING ONLY LETS HIM FESTER INTO A STRONGER BEAST!
well off to plan my tub rebuild.
Dan Stewart 1963 CJ5 "Caloosa Jeepers" member