any thoughts on fixing this. - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 04-13-2014, 08:12 PM   #1
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
lee indy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Middle Georgia
Posts: 5,276
any thoughts on fixing this.

buddy had an unfortunate incident with a tree.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	988440_288384824659568_6776707765767120725_n.jpg
Views:	114
Size:	51.8 KB
ID:	983290  

__________________



LeeIndy's Build Thread
lee indy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-13-2014, 08:13 PM   #2
MallCrawler

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
kjeeper10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 37,316
What the heck is it ?

kjeeper10 is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-13-2014, 08:20 PM   #3
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
lee indy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Middle Georgia
Posts: 5,276
bent the crumple zone just behind the bumper
__________________



LeeIndy's Build Thread
lee indy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-13-2014, 08:21 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
4grainer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 88
Come along and a tree might do it. Or a lift and a ground anchor
4grainer is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-13-2014, 08:56 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
foolproof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Kingsville, MO
Posts: 180
In my opinion, the best thing would be to replace it with new. If you pull it out, you will have compromised the integrity of the crumple zone. If you were to get in an accident, there's no telling what might happen.
foolproof is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-13-2014, 09:05 PM   #6
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
lee indy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Middle Georgia
Posts: 5,276
how do you replace it? cut and weld new or change frame?

i know the bfh bumper and several others cut this whole thing off
__________________



LeeIndy's Build Thread
lee indy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-13-2014, 11:59 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 3,056
The best solution would be to sleeve it with square tube. Cut off the front plate, find out the best dimensions for the insert. Get it in, cut it to the same length as the original crumple zone. Weld end plate back on.

Bob K.
nwbronco is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-14-2014, 12:26 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
onetraveller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Alaska
Posts: 832
Pick up a take off bumper from Craig's list. They seem to go for under $100.

Mike
__________________
2013 JKU Sahara, Commando Green - 2.5" Franken Lift - Rancho 9000xl shocks - 275/70r18 Cooper ST Maxx in summer - 265/70r18 Bizzaks in winter

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/re...ho-627602.html
onetraveller is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-14-2014, 07:13 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
JoeRaj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 134
It's a frame damage, especially the safety crumble zone damage. It happened to me with my 2dr, when I hit the rolling tire (from hell) popped up on my lane.
Got to cut the frame behind the crumble zone and replace it with a new frame section. You can order through dealer and there is a repair procedure from factory. That's the right thing to do for safety reasons.

__________________
AEV2.5" Dual Sport, AEV Front and Rear Bumper, 315/70R17 Duratrac's, TF HD Hinge Carrier!
JoeRaj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:12 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC