06-19-2009, 04:41 PM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Originally Posted by ryguy92000
I am a closing on ten year owner of an 89 wrangler. Solid jeep with 140K on it. Last night the E-Brake failed at the top of my dad's drive way, rolled 75+ yards and ran into a house at close to 40mph! (He lives on top of a hill) Everyone is fine and I was not in the car, but it suffered some severe body damage. (see photos) The frame appears twisted and the leaf spring was fractured from its stay. There is a confirmed half inch encroachment towards the front end by the right rear tire and appears that the axle is OK, but that due to the failure of the spring it caused the advancement. My questions are many fold...
1) Is there any way to replace/repair the spring? (I have many years of tools and experience at my disposal)
2) Does the body segment have any ability to be taken apart separately so as to avoid taking the whole car in?
3) Where might I find a replacement rear window for the hard shell? or where might I start looking?
4) And finally, has anyone else had the problem of the brake catch failing to seat properly only to find your jeep in the neighbor's lawn the next morning?
True to form the jeep left the yard under its own power without pause to the impression and disbelief of owners and police alike :-D
I was told that the Wrangler Forum was the best on the web for any and all help Jeep!!
I will progressively add more pictures later...
just get your self some crusher corners, its what i did.
94 yj, 4" procomp lift, 3" body lift, sliders, cshr corners, d44 e locker rear swap, 35" bfg at's, 4.10 gears, crown 7 layer brake lines, jks discos, jks track bar disco, 97cherokee 4.0 swap.
next up twizted soa full widths. 14bolt and dana44
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