Early TJ Rust on top of fenders? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 12-23-2010, 04:51 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 40
Early TJ Rust on top of fenders?

I dont own a TJ yet but have seen several on CL that show rusted through holes on top of the fenders right next to the hood.

I have not looked under the fenders yet but what causes this. Is there a spot under the fender that collects mud or what?

Strange place to rust I thought. My 1964 CJ5 isnt rusted there yet?!

dboxjeep is offline   Quote
Old 12-23-2010, 04:56 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
BLK00TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3,194
My 2000 wasn't washed from 2000 up until a few weeks ago and there's no body rust. Where are you located? Is it somewhere that uses a lot of salt in the winter?

BLK00TJ is offline   Quote
Old 12-23-2010, 05:08 PM   #3
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
jeepjones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Canada, Eh?
Posts: 1,892
I've seen this as well even on newer jeeps than mine, I have a '98. I can only figure that maybe salt added to never washing it and maybe being parked for a long period of time might contribute to it? Or maybe salt water from being close to the ocean over time? I've also noticed the tubs on these jeeps are also having rust issues and the rear gate hinges are usually badly corroded as well.
__________________
jeepjones is offline   Quote
Old 12-23-2010, 05:14 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 40
I am in the Kansas City area. We do get salt here. I like to keep things clean under the body but I guess lots of folks never give that a thought. I was just curious. I have not found that problem near so common on the older YJ's
I will have to find TJ and have a look see sometime. Thinking of buying one in fact.
dboxjeep is offline   Quote
Old 12-23-2010, 05:18 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
MikalCarbine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bloomfield, CT
Posts: 1,205
I saw a slew of that myself before I bought Bonnie. It can happen from the hood rubbing the top of the fender or not cleaning under the wheel wells enough. That area gets hit from everything that rolls off the tires. If the rest of the jeep is in great condition use it to talk em down 400-1000 then just put the saved money towards tubes
__________________
2002 TJ Sport 4.0
33x12.5r15 MTZ
3" AEV/OME lifted

Usually posting on my Samsung Captivate Android
MikalCarbine is offline   Quote
Old 12-23-2010, 05:40 PM   #6
Newb
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Burford, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1
I have a 2000 tj and mine were rusted there, I live in Canada so everything rusts here
RobsTJ is offline   Quote
Old 12-23-2010, 06:01 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
drewcipher88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 58
Mine came out of Hawaii and the tops of the fenders where the hood meet them are rusty. I don't care much, I will have new tube fenders in a month.

__________________
97 Wrangler Sport, 4" of random lift, 33" BFG KM1s, steel bumpers
drewcipher88 is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New classic lightweight CJ-style flattie fenders for the Wrangler Jerry Bransford TJ General Discussion Forum 366 10-29-2013 11:23 PM
Questions about tube fenders Alexjk YJ General Discussion Forum 8 10-12-2010 11:47 AM
rust on fenders, repair or replace? relay TJ Tech Forum 2 05-04-2010 03:51 PM
Must for Rust - Rust Remover copleydad YJ Tech Forum 0 10-29-2009 04:48 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:35 PM.



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