I got a set of Cherokee Frame Strengtheners from Temper-Mental Racing to pick up where the T&T Unibody Stiffeners left off. I went with the 1/8″ thick version to save a little weight. TMR sells these plates for JeepSpeed racers… and if they even offer an 1/8″ version, I think it’s probably plenty strong for most applications.
My plan is to use something thicker in front of the track bar bracket so that I can use it for a bumper mount and then weld the track bar bracket to both sides.
I decided to wipe down the area with denatured alcohol and try the Krylon galvanizing primer again.
I was VERY careful about moving from one side of the plate to the other and then even moving from one side of the jeep to the other, so as to not overheat any one area. I actually did the whole process over a couple days before and after work.
On a final note… I’ve come to the conclusion that Krylon galvanizing primer SUCKS!! Do not bother with this stuff if you’re planning on welding through it! I don’t know what the alternative is, but I’m never using this stuff again.