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Old 04-16-2012, 11:39 PM   #1
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Well atleast my jeeps in better shape than his honda

My dad hit my jeep in the back when he pulled out of the garage and it bent the side a tad. A few days later I noticed my bumper was about 1/4-1/2 in higher on the right side as well. It has the stock tj bumper. I'm guessing it just bent the mounts for the bumper not the frame right? I guess I might be over thinking it a little. I'm going to try to get pics up tomorrow

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Old 04-17-2012, 04:36 PM   #2
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It's not very noticeable in the pic but the bumper is around 1/4 an in higher on the right. The other pics are of what look like cushions(?) that are right between the frame and body. I'm hoping it's not but is my frame twisted some?

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Old 04-17-2012, 10:03 PM   #3
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my guess is, no....
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:27 PM   #4
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Next time park da Jeep in da Grass and Daddy won;t bump into it......Was he Pissed ????
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:59 AM   #5
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I know frames are very tough, and I would be surprised if it was bent, but that's what it looked like to me. But I don't know to much about cars so I'm probably wrong. And no he wasn't pissed at all!
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:59 PM   #6
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Your frame is not bent. I bet some adjustment of the bumper is all you need. Get up under there and see if any of the bolts,brackets show any movement.

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Old 04-18-2012, 09:00 PM   #7
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You should make him buy you a new bumper. AEV or XHD or something simillar.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:30 PM   #8
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My dad hit my jeep in the back when he pulled out of the garage and it bent the side a tad. A few days later I noticed my bumper was about 1/4-1/2 in higher on the right side as well. It has the stock tj bumper. I'm guessing it just bent the mounts for the bumper not the frame right? I guess I might be over thinking it a little. I'm going to try to get pics up tomorrow
There is absolutely no way to tell from a one dimensional picture if the frame is bent. Pictures of both vehicles showing the actual impact damage might help in a PRELIMINARY damage assessment.

Here is a link to some tried and true methods of "stringing a frame" that have been used by PROFESSIONALS for quite a while.

http://www.google.com/search?q=How+t...&client=safari

If you are so inclined, learn one or two ways and try them on your Wrangler. Otherwise, take your Wrangler to a frame shop that uses a laser guided frame machine and get the true measurements.

If it is bent (but not too much) the frame shop can pull it back to the point where the laser guides say it is true again.

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Old 04-19-2012, 11:55 AM   #9
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The hit wasn't too hard, and I was wondering if the previous owner managed to do it. But it sounds like it isn't bent from what everyone here has said. Thanks for all the help

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