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Old 02-21-2010, 06:26 PM   #1
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Need HELP!!!-opinion of rust on chassis

Please evaluate the photos and let me know if this rust is acceptable for a good value(price) on a 94 yj. If not, please let me know of any other items seen in the pictures need addressed or would be issues in the future. I have reached a deal but I want to make sure about the rust seen in the pics. Thanks for the help and maybe I will have a yj by next weekend...

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Old 02-21-2010, 06:45 PM   #2
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This one scares me:

That frame rail, right where the spring shackle attaches, is a common rust spot, and not an easy one to fix.

There are guys here who seem to really enjoy fixing stuff like this. You might be one of them. Search for "Plop" and read his thread about fixing the rust bucket series of Wranglers he owns. He does nice work, and is a great craftsman. But I'm not 100% certain he ever actually gets to drive his Jeeps.

Me? I don't even change my own oil. I'd rather pay more money up front, and get less headaches and expense later. But I admit it's nice to finally be able to have that as an option!!

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who took the pics, you or the seller? it seems that some key locations are left out. definately look toward the rear of the frame, where the shackle is. the pics don't look terrible, if its a good price. you'll have some work ahead of you. i'm not a fan of the body lift, and not sure why it has a t case drop, the springs do look like lift springs, but they must be very tired.

check the frame real well, pull the carpet up if its there and look at the floors, and the inside of the rockers. also check the windshield frame for rot.

its a good idea to pay a trusted mechanic an hour labor to look something over if you are unfamiliar with what to look for, before you buy it.
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:57 PM   #4
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Thank you for the replies....I was attempting to evaluate from pictures (seller took) in lieu of traveling 1000 mi. I want a v8 conversion which this is and that is why I am looking outside of my area- way outside....I will request additional photos of the rear. The work needed is wire wheel and reinforcement? Thanks for the advice!
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:28 PM   #5
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i agree the rear frame rails tend to rot i can go take pix of mine if ud like to see really rotten ones...need money to do my frame transfer.
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