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Old March 23rd, 2005, 05:13 PM
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Severe frame rust!

I pulled the cross member to install my new 3 link thing! Everything was going smoooth till I removed the cross member!!! The corrosion is so bad that I have nickel size holes in the frame! Now what!!!??? I guess I will have to assemble drive to a welding shop remove the y & new cross member cut & weld & reassemble.
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Old March 23rd, 2005, 05:16 PM
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Yeah, pretty common occurrence on defender frames. I don't think they paint the frames behind the crossmembers. I found surface rust when I took my crossmember out.

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Old March 23rd, 2005, 05:25 PM
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I did one on a SII for a friend about 6 months ago. It took about 4 hours to cut off the old, clean up the frame and weld on the new x-member. It was pretty straight forward.
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Old March 23rd, 2005, 05:28 PM
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Dave, I don't want to weld the cross member in! Do I!?
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Old March 23rd, 2005, 07:18 PM
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Dave, I don't want to weld the cross member in! Do I!?
If it is the rear crossmember yes you do. Are you sure we are talking about the same thing? I am talking about the huge hunk of metal that the back bumper bolts on to. Snap a photo of what you are talking about.
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Old March 23rd, 2005, 08:16 PM
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Peter, you do not have to weld in the 3-link x-member. I would do what you said. Have the frame patched and then bolt in the x-member. Just paint behind it before you install it. I did not have this problem since I installed a new Galv frame..
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Old March 23rd, 2005, 08:19 PM
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After you patch your frame, I'd highly recommend some Waxoyl, everywhere on your undercarriage. That stuff works.
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Old March 23rd, 2005, 10:55 PM
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My frame is almost rust free EVERYWHERE except on the inside of the front cross member. I will post a picture!!

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What kind of prep do you need when applying waxoyl to the frame? Just clean it, sandblast it, etc?
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Old March 23rd, 2005, 11:18 PM
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Dude that kid kinda gets on ya. Thats why I am here! Too escape that!
Waxoil can be applied over rust! BUT you should really remove the flaky shit first! Hard to get inside the framebut the stuff really works if applied correctly.
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Old March 24th, 2005, 07:46 AM
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No sandblast. Remove the flake, repair what you can. Ospho what you can't. Then apply.

Basically make sure you have no dirt on there during application.
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Old March 24th, 2005, 11:21 AM
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What's "Ospho"??
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Old March 24th, 2005, 11:24 AM
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It is rust converter! It has a watery consistancy you brush it on let dry & then paint.
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What's "Ospho"??
I hear the stuff is fantastic! You have to buy it in bulk though... Or at least that was my experience.
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Old March 24th, 2005, 11:32 AM
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Ace is the place!!!!! Ask your helpful hardware man! If you can buy localally I can & mail it to you!
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Here are some before & after & during the repair!
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