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Old 07-06-2009, 12:10 AM   #1
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Well 4th of July weekend me and a couple buddys and my girlfriend went to a party and we left about 4 a.m. I went to get gas, payed for it, drove off without the gas... so i put it in reverse and my backseat was full and it was very dark out. I backed straight into a cement pole, going around 10mph. I smacked it right where the gas cap is on a YJ, busted the tailight assembly, dented the vent to the gas tank im sure since it was only letting me pump 6 cents then itd stop. I have a big ass "dent" in my tub and was wondering if it would be easiest to just buy a new tub or do they hammer out pretty easy? if anyone has had experience or any idea please help. Thanks

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That area is going to be somewhat difficult since access is pretty limited but the tub can be repaired easier than replaced I'm sure. You'd need to post pics so we can see how much damage there is.

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Old 07-06-2009, 12:19 AM   #3
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we left about 4 a.m. I went to get gas, payed for it, drove off without the gas...
Care to explain how that happened?
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:33 AM   #4
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tired as hell is how it happened. + i have an extreme case of ADD :\
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:41 AM   #5
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You should be able to pound some of it back in place, and they make aftermarket corners side armor to cover it up... think upgrade time...
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:52 AM   #6
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chk out Genright off road products.High quality i have a couple of their things.They have corners and full pannels to the door.
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:36 PM   #7
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will do because it wrinkled the side rear fender area :\
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:34 PM   #8
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Torch it out and redoit!

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Old 07-19-2009, 11:36 PM   #9
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When/if you get some kind of new corner protection you can probably just put a piece of metal on the inside of the tub when you are bolting the corners in and help pull the sheet metal back out to semi-stock form.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:26 AM   #10
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it will definitely be easier and less expensive to fix the dent. replacing the body tube is way more involved than just removing the bolts from the body mounts and lifting it off. my hubby did one on my cj in march. it took him almost the entire month to do it. there is a lot of stuff that is attached to the tub, especially on the firewall.
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:25 AM   #11
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yeah just start getting the hammer and dolly ready and start forming it back to new or come up with a cooler story for why its their lol
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:59 AM   #12
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I want to see pics of this! How did you not hit the pole going forward lol. Umm gen right full corner guards are the way to "fix" it.

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