View Full Version : Rust repair/ body mods

November 1st, 2017, 11:49
Ill try to upload pics when I get home but here is what im dealing with.
1999 2 Door Cherokee
built rock rails in place of the rocker panels.
I want to do the cut n fold, buut instead of folding whats left of the rusty metal. I want to cut it off and make a plate to go in there. Has anyone done this instead? and if so, how heavy of a steel did you use?

the other issue I have is the door hinge pins are worn (again) the bottom hinge is ovaled out, and I have the typical cracks around the vent in the door frame. I want to get the braces that weld in, and figure since im doing one, I might as well do the one to brace the hinges also.
Could I drill the ovaled out hole back to round, and size up a bronze bushing to go in the whole and use a bolt or pin to keep the door where it needs to be?

November 1st, 2017, 12:04
http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwje_MDCiJ7XAhWDKiYKHWxYD9oQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thepicta.com%2Fuser%2Fxjsnimp orts%2F4206417225%2F1468253949366390581_4206417225&psig=AOvVaw2oLCpIOW9Vnjgc9KN0CHsd&ust=1509649371758942

November 2nd, 2017, 07:59
http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwje_MDCiJ7XAhWDKiYKHWxYD9oQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thepicta.com%2Fuser%2Fxjsnimp orts%2F4206417225%2F1468253949366390581_4206417225&psig=AOvVaw2oLCpIOW9Vnjgc9KN0CHsd&ust=1509649371758942

You don't say.

November 2nd, 2017, 11:01
I really hate that photobucket sucks, gotta figure out how to upload the pics

Jeep Driver
November 2nd, 2017, 18:40

First and second page I deal with my hinges.

November 4th, 2017, 11:29
Ill have to check the thread out at home, work computer wont show pics :(

November 5th, 2017, 09:41
I did something like that. http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1073367

I didn't save any of the measurements, but it isn't square so you will want to make a template before you start bending steel.

I used 16 or 18ga, I can't remember which.


Lots more pics here:

November 5th, 2017, 14:46
if this decides to work (the pic) this is the fun rust repair I gotta do

November 8th, 2017, 21:20
I had the same issue with my lower rear quarters. Rusted out too much to do the cut and fold so with the combination of an angle grinder and sawzall I cut everything off and then welded in a plate. I watched this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55FCUBiCCZg and just cut along the same lines he finished with. Can't remember the exact thickness of the metal used, but it was thicker than what I cut off as the welder tended to blow right through the thinner stuff I had. I'll be doing more and fixing a small rusted spot in the floor tomorrow and can supply pictures if needed, just let me know.