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Old 05-28-2013, 02:00 PM   #1
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A buddy of mine needs some frame help ASAP!

1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
4.0 Automatic
158k-ish.....

He started to notice it was handling weird and upon further investigation found some frame rust.

Option 1: Is anyone in the area capable of welding this?

Option 2: Selling it as is....

If you are open to either option let me know.
I can get all the info and pics you need.

thanks in advance.

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One pic looks like a control arm. Hope he's not driving it. Very dangerous.
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:48 PM   #7
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I'd unload that biotch,should have checked that out before he bought it...
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:21 PM   #8
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One pic looks like a control arm. Hope he's not driving it. Very dangerous.
That's what I told him.....



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I'd unload that biotch,should have checked that out before he bought it...
He's owned it for years....this just happened.
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:18 PM   #9
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That's what I told him.....

He's owned it for years....this just happened.
May make some money for down payment on a newer one if he parts it out. imho
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:12 PM   #11
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:30 PM   #12
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What is a real $$$ he could get parting it out ?

What items would bring $$$ fast? He's hurting.....this sucks.
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:33 PM   #13
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You can get replacement mounts for the body and control arms. This will assume of course his frame is a cluster fuck of rust. These can be welded on. Another option is to junk yard scavenge for another TJ frame and the cut, grind, and weld then paint and install. Parting out is your best bet if the frame is completely shot.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:00 PM   #14
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"...and upon further investigation found some frame rust."

Looks more like he found some frame among the rust. There's not much there to weld. Would take some major frame rework. A lot of cutting and welding of whole frame sections. Unless it's done by a highly experienced welder, it'll probably never align quite right.
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:19 PM   #15
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What do you think it's worth in this condition?

97 Sahara
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Is that Jeep from the north? I can't believe there would be that much rust on a southern Jeep.
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You'd probably get more parting it out. Everything looks good except the frame. You might get a couple thousand as is in one piece.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:58 PM   #18
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Its from Pittsburgh I believe....
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Old 05-31-2013, 02:18 PM   #19
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Sold: $3800 less than 20hrs on craigslist.....po is happy.
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Damn! Was the rust info given before sale? If not expect some bad mojo!
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Oh we'll. 3800 for a good looking tj is a good deal. The rust is give or take. Makes it less of a Good deal
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I've seen worse rust on CJ's listed on Craigslist for around the same price. Someone will probably rebuild it all on a new frame.
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Of course the rust was disclosed.....who would sell that Jeep for under 4k w/o frame rust.

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