I am new to the forum and have bad news. My daughter hit a t-pole and bent the frame on my 92 wrangler YJ. I have alot of money in it including a brand new straight six, new seats, 33 inch tires, way too much to list. She clipped the right front fender bent the frame. I only had liability on it, so I am on my own. I do not have time or space to part it out, but with a brand new motor and most of it in great shape I don't just want to junk it either.
If anyone has any ideas please tell. I am heartbroken, but so greatfull my daughter is ok!!
Trying to post some pics. New motor looks untouched. From what I can tell, it needs front shock and spring new rim, sway bars, possibly front axle and a/c condensor, and obvious body damage to fender and body just behind it. Does have new exhaust manifold, factory a/c worked great before wreck. I am sure it needs radiator fan. I am sorry, I am so tired at the moment, just wanted to try get these pics posted for you. It does have an auto trans, was just serviced and shifting great, 4wd worked great. Axle bent at the curve under dash, you can see it in the pic hopefully. Has 3 new seat, waterproof speakers and amp, lots of extras.
This is pretty much what I have right now. Alot of people are asking me what I want for it and I am not sure what to expect to get, any ideas? I just don't have the time or money to fix it, honestly, I am done.
They are asking "what you want for it?" because it isn't that bad. They are hoping to steal it from you, preying upon your ignorance. Once the frame is straightened out, and body work done, you look in good shape. Everything that I have seen is mainly body work and "bolt on" items that are inexpensive and easy to put on.
I went through something very similar with my jeep. I had the frame straightened out and then started fixing it. The last thing to do is paint it. Once the shop straightens out the frame, they can give you an estimate on the body work and paint. Since you seem strapped for cash, just get the body work done without the paint for now. Then you can se where you stand about putting in the parts that need replacing. Usually to paint the jeep, you are looking at $3,000 for the OEM factory color, so that should be last. It may not be a looker before the final paint, but it could be a driver and dependable.
Don't let some one steal that jeep from you on the cheap.
Check "YJ V6 Conversion Swap" if you want to see my "frame up" restoration that anyone can do.
Check "WWII Willy's restoration and usage..." if you want to see THE ORIGINAL JEEP IN ACTION.
My jeep was worse than that. Picked up a used axle, a fender, new hood, springs, rim, frame pulled and tub pulled and hammered straight. That frame doesn't look too bad. Did it brake the motor mounts from the engine?
It took me a year to build mine, since I looked for a wrecked one to begin with. R-titled and don't care, it is cleaner than most TJs and even some JKs where I live. You have a pretty clean rig with a clean frame...you'll be surprised how that makes a difference when pulling a frame.
The body shop said frame is bent in 3 places including the back. As far as I can tell, there is no motor or mount damage, if I keep it I will pull the tub off. It is such a tough call. If it did not have that brand new motor, it would be gone. I dont know. I do love the jeep, it is just going to consume all my time and spare cash...yes I have heard alot of body bolt horror stories, that worries me too...how long can an engine last without being run? Lets say if I decide to wait till spring to start working on it?
Man dont sell that Jeep! Its not that bad from the looks of your pics. Just take your time with it and it will be just like new. And for the engine I would say it would be fine but I would treat the gas with something.
Bump, hey y'all, I think I am going to let this jeep go, someone else can make money parting out or pulling motor, has a new straight six. I just don't have the time or money, and I have a boat I need to work on.
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