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    Body fab or Finally got the bug

    After all this time I finally just figured out what kind of lift setup I want. It's a little depressing knowing that for now on a little part of me will be miserable until it all gets done. It's still gonna be a while thought because I prob won't be getting a second vehicle anytime soon and this def can't be a d/d after it's lifted.

    Something that really set me back recently was finding all the rust I've got under the very back part of the cargo floor panel on the right side. Seems like it's not too widespread but pushed on it and it's loose as a goose. Overall there's more rust on my underside than I'd like to see but I think most things are fairly solid. Although sometime soon I'd like to do some underside body sanding and undercoating to keep things from getting serious.

    How do you replace a floor panel like that? Strip the interior out to get to it, zip the bad part out with a side cutter. Video would be helpful. Been wanting a MIG for too long anyways. I'd guess they're some spot welds in there that have to be drilled out. My rocker panels are just starting to bubble up too. Not entirely sure how serious that is yet.

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    Re: Body fab or Finally got the bug

    You'd be best off cutting out [and replacing] any rusty metal out that can't be sanded down to clean metal. That is the only way to keep it from spreading. If the rockers are bubbling - it's likely worse than you realize.

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    Re: Body fab or Finally got the bug

    Yeah I won't be surprised if a lot of that rocker panel has to come out.

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    Re: Body fab or Finally got the bug

    It's hard to remark when we don't know what Jeep you have, what year, what kind or how tall a lift you envision. We do know you will be miserable and depressed though. Here you go. My Jeep is tall with big tires and it's my D.D.

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    Re: Body fab or Finally got the bug

    I'm in a 96 XJ. For the 11 years I've owned her I've always sprayed the underside down better than the top side after road salt applications so I guess this got started sometime within the first 10 yrs. The truck was in the mtns of E KY for that time, and I doubt much was done about keeping the salt off.

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