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Just bought a 89 YJ and the body has been patched up pretty good but the frame has got me a little worried. It still seems totally solid. I've beat the hell out of every inch that i can see with a hammer and used a wire wheel getting some of the loose stuff off. i haven't found any holes but there is some pretty big flakes of rust coming off. .... any ideas on how to tell if its to bad. Just a trail rig but is will be driving its self to the trails for awhile.
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If you can put your finger through it, then worry. lol

How much rust? 1/16 of an inch? less? If so, don't sweat it if more, maybe patch it.
 

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Well the walls are only 1/8" to begin with. Tap the suspect areas with the claw part of the hammer and see if it goes thru. In some parts of my old CJ frame I was able to take a screw driver and push it thru by hand <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> If you're concerned about it just weld some plate on there to reinforce the area.

What are you planning to finish it with? FWIW, I used the chassis restoration kit from Eastwood ( http://www.eastwoodco.com ) Do a search on their page for item # 10072. Corroless is the rust primer that comes with it and that item # is 16000.
 

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Originally posted by Eric Ruhl:
<STRONG>Well the walls are only 1/8" to begin with.</STRONG>
WHAT!?!?!

I'm shocked!!! What a POS!! I would have thought it would be 3/16 thick. That's why I thought oh heck 1/16, no biggie. 1/8... <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">

Thanks for enlightening me almost knowledgeable one..oops I meant Oh most knowledgeable one. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 

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Well i have reared back and slammed screw drivers into it and it didn't punch through and i've beat the hell out of the whole thing with a hammer and no dents or holes after that so i guess its good enough. I'm thinking about POR 15 to cover it up.
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