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Old 07-07-2014, 05:13 PM   #1
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How bad is the rust on this 2001?

I am interested in purchasing a 2001 60th Anniversary and am curious about the underbody rust. The current owner indicated that some portions of the frame were rusted and have been repaired. This would be my first Jeep. Thanks!
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:14 PM   #2
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:19 PM   #3
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Run away quick.

The frame looks trashed and very poor patch job.
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:45 PM   #4
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El Crappo repair where the skid bolts up, not good. Run Forrest Run
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:46 PM   #5
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Also looks like they painted over the rust to try and hide it?
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Also looks like they painted over the rust to try and hide it?
This is what I initially thought when I looked at it. The welding looks very amateurish also.
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Maybe you could take it to a frame shop for a professional evaluation if everything else is in good shape and the price is low enough. Looks like it has a Dana 44 at least. A frame expert might tell you to pass also.
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Nope.
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:11 PM   #9
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Maybe you could take it to a frame shop for a professional evaluation.
There's no reason to spend a dime on this Jeep, I'm a professional with about 15 years in the car business. This is not the Jeep to buy. If the OP want's to pay for my opinion I do accept Paypal
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It's all about the the exchange of money for goods. He wants $XXXX for his product, you see $XXXX for the product.
Looks like the product has issues and your $XXXX should show that. If the price is right, do it. Just realize you will have to put more $XXX into it.
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id check the rest of the frame good with a hammer , then since it is patched negotiate a good price .
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This is what I initially thought when I looked at it. The welding looks very amateurish also.
it needs a frame swap. use that as a negotiating point. since the vehicle isn't safe to drive and is very close to totaled/junkyard/part out you may be able to get it for a good price. if the mileage is low enough and you can get a good enough deal on it, and the rest of the vehicle is in good shape, you may come out ahead after you are done with the frame swap and repairing the rotted components.

if you don't have the heavy duty tools or capability to do a full frame swap, then run forest run.
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I wouldent.There are a lot of other,better Jeeps out there
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Old 07-10-2014, 06:05 AM   #14
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Thank you everyone for your responses. I used your advice and chose to continue my search. Apparently that Jeep sold anyway.

My search continues for an early model TJ.

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