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Old 07-22-2011, 08:33 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm new to this but I'm gonna give it a shot anyways..
I have recently bought a 1999 jeep wrangler SE with a 4cyl engine, as of now she's got 293xxx miles on her and is still going, as for mechanical components everything is sound, but my worries remain with the cosmetics and the rust issues, for starters ive notice my frame needs to be repainted/ restored and the tub itself has a small rust spot that has completely gone through but it's not a hole yet... And my drivers side floor pan needs replacing. (When doing a restoration I'd love to upgrade some things). My question here is how long would it take to take apart the wrangler and have the frame restored? And upgrade a few things such as shocks, brake lines, coils etc

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Old 07-22-2011, 09:05 PM   #2
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I wrecked my jeep on june 9th. Frame was bent, entire front end was trash. Only took me maybe 2 days to compleatly tear down to bare frame. Bought a new frame, sandblaster it, welded in new motor mounts, primed and bedlined it in a weekend. Ive almost got it put back together now. Waiting on parts is what took me the longest. Wranglers are pretty simple to work on .

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Old 07-22-2011, 09:12 PM   #3
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Overall how much do you suppose this restoration would cost? if I'm gonna tear it to bare frame Im aiming at upgrading it all. And on top Of that I want to have it repainted.
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:26 PM   #4
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I havent added up how much I have in mine yet. And I had to replace alot of things that got messed up in the crash. I used about $100 in sand to sandblast the frame and axles. A gallon of primer to prime them. Bought 1 quart of paint to paint the axles and some other things. I bedlined the frame with about a gallon of rustoleum bedliner. Im only painting the new hood, fenders, and grill. 2 quarts of paint, a gallon of clear coat, and hardener at a local paint shop was $190. Im bought a paint gun at harbour freight to do that.
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Thanks for the info, I'll be tearing it down soon
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