Hey all....I'm still looking at buying a TJ. Looked at a nice looking 02 TJ Sport...6cyl....5spd....45k miles. Seems like its in nice shape and I can't find anything majorly wrong with it....pretty low miles so it should have plenty of life left.
One prob I found was the passenger door was slightly misaligned....about midway up where the door curves inward towards the window, it sticks out from the soft-top a little, and you can tell that all the way up the back edge along the window sticks out just a little...maybe 1/4 inch. In inspecting it further, it looks like the top hinge is slightly bent....almost like someone let the door fly open too far. Instead of the hinge sitting flush to the body on the point where the pin goes....it is pulled out about 1/8". No other indications the jeep was wrecked.
Should I worry about something like this? Didn't look like it was enough to cause a rain leak. Could something like this be straightened pretty easy without messing upt he paint? Would it be difficult to find another painted hinge to replace it with (yellow)?
Hate to have this one small problem be a deal breaker, but I don't want it to be a major headache.
Any advice? Thanks!