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Old 09-01-2010, 09:45 AM   #1
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New YJ owner in Illinois

Hello all,

I picked up a '93 Wrangler Renegade a couple of months ago. I also own a '95 Grand Cherokee and unfortunately I recently got rid of my '98 Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited.

I'm located in Aurora, IL and am currently in the process of getting the Wrangler into shape. Below are a few pictures. I'll call them the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly shots. Just by looking at them you'll see why.

I have already started work on her... replaced the front springs (still stock) and removed the interior in preparation to replace the passenger floorboard and cut out the broken body mounts. I also removed the gas tank so I can get a better look at the rear frame rail. The good news is that only the passenger side is rotted thru the rest of the frame is pretty straight and relatively clean. The damage to the front fender, I have been told is repairable since I do have the piece that was broken off. Although I am toying with the idea of removing the Renegade body kit and trading them for other parts that I want for the jeep.

I hope to create a build thread with some good pictures as I go along. Also I am always open to ideas.
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:53 AM   #2
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my jeep i rusted in the same place on the frame and quadratec does sell a piece of steel that you can put on it and weld it on, it is about 130 bucks but it would completely fix the problem. here is the link. Jeep Frames & Accessories - Quadratec

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I recently saw a Renegade like yours in person. In my humble opinion the best idea you've had was ditching the body kit.
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Only problem with that is your gonna have a assload of holes all over the body...and being your up north, its gonna be an SOB getting all the hardware off
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Yeah I know what you mean... I have already pulled the right rear panel off so I can get better access to the frame rail. The amount of holes in the body is astounding. I might just see if I can find a good deal for a used replacement part for the front fender. Surprisingly enough there is not a whole lot of body rust on her especially since it spent the better part of it's life on Long Island, NY.
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Only problem with that is your gonna have a assload of holes all over the body...and being your up north, its gonna be an SOB getting all the hardware off
I agree with you completely.

My suggestion there would be to spend $135 at harbor freight and get a wire feed welder and a grinder, then spend $20 at an ACE and get some rattle cans.
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Welcome! I'm a YJ (1992) owner in IL too. I had a local welder fix that same problem in the rear. It didn't cost that much either.
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