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    New York 1997-2002 Center Frame Repair section - Pocono Metal

    I have an unused 1997-2002 center repair section from Pocono Metal. Label and online order info doesn't specify left or right. Guessing from the photos, it is the right center frame piece. They sent me (or I mis-ordered) the wrong part. $130 new. Make an offer. Can help with delivery any...
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    2001 TJ head vs. heart: fix her up or let her go?

    Hi all! Though this is my first post, I’ve come to this site countless times over the years for advice and how to’s; it’s been an invaluable resource to me. I figured what better place to seek pragmatic advice over the fate of my beloved TJ. Currently, I’m at a tipping point with it. It...
  3. Gabrock

    Help with rusted tub

    Hey guys! So I recently removed some old rocker panels that have been on the Jeep since before I got it and I found this awful patch of rust underneath. From what I can tell the previous owner used bondo really poorly and now it’s coming back to bite me. Any advice on how to take care of this? I...
  4. crazyshot97

    Is this a clean frame?

    Hi all. Brand new to Wranglers, and have never inspected a frame in my life. Any specific spots to look out for when purchasing? I have these pictures of what I would consider to be a very clean frame. Would you all agree or are you seeing anything I’m not seeing? Thanks!
  5. Granite

    Body rust: what would you do?

    I’ve had some rust bubbling up through the paint and figured I’d tackle it like Chris Fix does. So I removed the fender flares, fender liners, and rubi rails. In doing so I found some areas that were much worse and some evidence of prior patch work by the PO. As I started wire-wheeling I...
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    Rusted undercarriage worth it?

    Hi there. I'm new to Jeeps and looking for at old wranglers near me bc they're cheap, manuals, and I can feasibly learn to do some work on it myself. However, I live in the Northeast where salt and rust can be pretty bad. I drove a 2006 Wrangler today and loved it but it had some significant...
  7. andya

    Acceptable Rust Inside Frame

    Hi! I am currently shopping for a TJ and I have an endoscope to look inside the frame. I see plenty of threads on here about rust showing external pictures and I know what is good/bad there, but what about inside the frame? For example is the inside of the frame the same as anywhere else -...
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    Looking for opinions on 02 TJ Sahara undercarriage condition

    Considering this Florida one-owner 2002 Sahara automatic with 178k miles. Going to see it this weekend and wanting to buy. Exterior looks great, underside looks clean for the most part aside from some touch up paint - but to me it seems like it’s just the owner’s preference to touch it up black...
  9. Aarontj2.5

    Gas tank rust?

    I had a rusty gas tank skid and am now replacing it. I was cleaning up the tank before putting everything together and it looks like some of the rust from the skid is stuck on the tank. I was just wondering if this is something I need to worry about and if it is, how I could get it off.
  10. mynamesrickgrimes

    Rust behind fender liner; what's the next move?

    Cleaning up my father in law's TJ for Spring and recommended to him that we remove the fender liners for a deep clean. Sure enough, we encountered some decent rust behind them which I think we've caught just in the nick of time. That said, how would you all recommend addressing? Cut out the...
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    Poison Spyder armor rust

    Hello all, new to the forums, not new to jeeps, on my second Jeep build and I went with poison spyder crusher corners this go around for my tub armor, the product has awesome build quality and is really nice but I’ve started to get some rust behind the flares (they’re welded on) any ideas how I...
  12. Crazyman1304

    Rust problems

    My TJ has developed some pretty gnarly rust on the rockers. She's my pride and joy but also my only car so id love to find a way to mitigate it. I live in Minnesota and we get nasty winters here meaning lots and lots of road salt I clean it quite a bit in the winter at a self-serve wash but...
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    TJ rust evaluation

    New to the forum, I've never owned a Jeep before so was hoping you guys could give me some insight. I'm looking at a 1993 TJ right now, 150k miles, runs and drives great, body is solid. Has some rust on the frame though. Asking price is $2800 but I'm pretty sure I could talk them down to $2000...
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    Rust on 2006 LJ

    1. Is this as bad as it looks? 2. Is there any price worth offering given how much work it appears to need? Is it salvageable? Been looking for the right TJ/LJ for a long time and this one is located nearby. Appreciate the input!
  15. Yasha

    Are these axles worth salvaging and using or too far gone?

    I pulled some junkyard axles with 4.10 ratio (stock axles on 4 cylinder automatic) planning to swap them into my Jeep (still running stock 3.07). The axles I pulled kinda look like they're in bad shape and very rusted. I've spent a few hours already stripping scale off and here's where I'm at...
  16. NicksTj

    Rust opinion: to cap or not to cap?

    Hello, new member here. Wondering if I could get some input from the experts. Inside of my TJ frame is a bit rusty. I’ve already capped the rear trailing arm on driver side but now I’m wondering if I should go ahead and do the skid plate center section. I cut the bottom section out to...
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    2002 Wrangler Apex (Should I Avoid?)

    I’m in the market for a second car for quick trips to the beach and running errands around town. I came across a 2002 Wrangler Apex edition with 137k miles for $8k. The interior and exterior look clean from the pictures. However, the undercarriage has me concerned due to a bit of rusting (car is...
  18. Tim_with_the_tj

    Any advice before I drill frame drain holes?

    I’ve read a bunch of threads on the topic. Any last advice I should know before drilling drain holes in the frame? I plan to drill four holes total, one front and one rear drain hole per side. I’m also seeing lots of mud getting trapped in the front part of the torque boxes. Any advice for...
  19. Richarnc

    New TJ owner advice on factory fuel tank skid

    Hello in a new Jeep owner. I’ve been wanting a Wrangler for a while now so when I came across a 1999 automatic, with 84k miles, no accidents, and one owner I jumped on it. I drove it back 4 hours from Georgia and it did pretty well. The next day I took a more thorough look at it in my...
  20. Kingkeem

    Janky frame or just paranoia?

    Hey all, I want to dive into the jeep world acter taking a break from the 4runner world. Found a 1997 4.0 with 120k miles and the frame is what has me hesitant. I don’t know if it’s bondo or grime or nothing at all. Also not familiar with welding quality so I don’t know if that patch is a...