Originally Posted by ScottyWantsWrangler
Yeah under the jeep is pretty rusty. Its not all rusted out but there are a decent amount of rust spots. Is that a red alert ?
It's NY, your going to have surface rust on your frame, surface rust is fine, a rust hole on the frame is no good at all.
The best thing to do is pull it into a garage and scrape all of the rust off of the frame and coat it with POR-15 or another rust prevention paint. I live in Michigan, and if someone here has a frame with no rust on it, they either just bought it, or they just painted it.
The spot under the door will need to be cut out and new metal will need to be put in. If you wanted to just hide it you could buy some frame sliders.
I don't think your going to get much better of a Jeep for that price, if you do have a larger budget you could find a jeep with a perfect body in that area for around $5,500-6,500
I personally didn't want to deal with paint and body work so I spent the extra money and paid $6,700 for a black 2001 4.0, automatic, with a hard top and a soft top and 31" BF Goodrich All-Terrains.
That's $2,500 more than the one your looking at, if your budget allows for it, and it's worth the extra money to you, keep looking. As long as that jeep is mechanicly sound, then it's a good price.