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smokeyyank
June 10th, 2015, 10:57
Howdy all,

Quick question. My passenger side rear lower quarter panel is completely rusted out. It goes up about 4 -6 inches with the largest part being closest to the wheel. The other day I was taping at it with a hammer to see how bad the rust was and it's pretty gnarly. I was going to do the cut and fold but since I don't have any metal to cut or fold what options do I have? The only thought was the just cut out the rust and maybe use a new piece on metal and weld it in with spot welds to simulate the fold up piece? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks

iluv83vettes
June 11th, 2015, 07:57
The only thought was the just cut out the rust and maybe use a new piece on metal and weld it in with spot welds to simulate the fold up piece? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks

Exactly what I was going to suggest if you have welder access.

smokeyyank
June 11th, 2015, 14:10
Cool, thanks! Yeah I do have access to a welder. Most body work stuff I'm good with but this unibody thing is beating me up!

vt98xj
June 11th, 2015, 16:30
that is what I did when I did the rear quarter fold, I left about an inch of material for the new steel to mate too.
http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy26/vt1992s10-2/98%20Cherokee/DSCF1438.jpg (http://s774.photobucket.com/user/vt1992s10-2/media/98%20Cherokee/DSCF1438.jpg.html)
finished product
http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy26/vt1992s10-2/98%20Cherokee/DSCF1468.jpg (http://s774.photobucket.com/user/vt1992s10-2/media/98%20Cherokee/DSCF1468.jpg.html)

kc_eiland
June 17th, 2015, 12:28
Sorry to highjack... :wave: but what rear bumper is that? It looks like it has a tire carrier as well. Thanks in advance.

vt98xj
June 18th, 2015, 21:53
I have no idea who made the original bumper, I bought it off craigslist. I have modified it from what it originally was...

when I bought it
http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy26/vt1992s10-2/98%20Cherokee/DSC_6188.jpg (http://s774.photobucket.com/user/vt1992s10-2/media/98%20Cherokee/DSC_6188.jpg.html)

after the mods for the rear quarter cut, changed to 2x4 for the quarters and angled the lower corners for departure angles
http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy26/vt1992s10-2/98%20Cherokee/DSCF1466.jpg (http://s774.photobucket.com/user/vt1992s10-2/media/98%20Cherokee/DSCF1466.jpg.html)
tire carrier is exactly the same


I am actually redoing the mounting right now so it slides into the "frame" using the nutstrip 8 holes + the original 8 bumper mounting holes under the tailgate

kc_eiland
June 18th, 2015, 23:12
I have no idea who made the original bumper, I bought it off craigslist. I have modified it from what it originally was...

when I bought it
http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy26/vt1992s10-2/98%20Cherokee/DSC_6188.jpg (http://s774.photobucket.com/user/vt1992s10-2/media/98%20Cherokee/DSC_6188.jpg.html)

after the mods for the rear quarter cut, changed to 2x4 for the quarters and angled the lower corners for departure angles
http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy26/vt1992s10-2/98%20Cherokee/DSCF1466.jpg (http://s774.photobucket.com/user/vt1992s10-2/media/98%20Cherokee/DSCF1466.jpg.html)
tire carrier is exactly the same


I am actually redoing the mounting right now so it slides into the "frame" using the nutstrip 8 holes + the original 8 bumper mounting holes under the tailgate

That's 2 legit to quit. I'm in the market for bumpers. I definitely want something along those lines for the rear. I can't seem to find any that I like except for the OR Fab rear bumper that accommodates the rear quarter cut and tuck. Thanks for the info. Highjack over. :)