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Fireaxe 05-28-2013 02:00 PM

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.

Fireaxe 05-28-2013 02:02 PM

More pics.....

Fireaxe 05-28-2013 02:03 PM

More pics....

Fireaxe 05-28-2013 02:05 PM

Some more pics.....

Fireaxe 05-28-2013 02:06 PM

Last pics.....

LULU05 05-28-2013 02:47 PM

One pic looks like a control arm. Hope he's not driving it. Very dangerous.

WHOMPWHOMP 05-28-2013 02:48 PM

I'd unload that biotch,should have checked that out before he bought it...

Fireaxe 05-28-2013 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LULU05 (Post 3800716)
One pic looks like a control arm. Hope he's not driving it. Very dangerous.

That's what I told him.....



Quote:

Originally Posted by WHOMPWHOMP (Post 3800721)
I'd unload that biotch,should have checked that out before he bought it...

He's owned it for years....this just happened.

WHOMPWHOMP 05-28-2013 05:18 PM

WOW:eek:

LULU05 05-28-2013 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fireaxe (Post 3801062)

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

cleveland99 05-28-2013 06:12 PM

Part it out

Fireaxe 05-28-2013 08:30 PM

What is a real $$$ he could get parting it out ?

What items would bring $$$ fast? He's hurting.....this sucks.

ThatWhiteMachine101 05-28-2013 08:33 PM

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.

Nuke83 05-28-2013 10:00 PM

Quote:

"...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.

Fireaxe 05-29-2013 04:19 PM

What do you think it's worth in this condition?

97 Sahara

jeepers29 05-29-2013 05:26 PM

Is that Jeep from the north? I can't believe there would be that much rust on a southern Jeep.

JeepNoob2013 05-29-2013 05:54 PM

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.

Fireaxe 05-29-2013 08:58 PM

Its from Pittsburgh I believe....

Fireaxe 05-31-2013 02:18 PM

Sold: $3800 less than 20hrs on craigslist.....po is happy.

MosesTJ 05-31-2013 02:32 PM

Damn! Was the rust info given before sale? If not expect some bad mojo!

Brickonaskate 05-31-2013 05:23 PM

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

JeepNoob2013 05-31-2013 05:47 PM

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.

Fireaxe 05-31-2013 07:41 PM

Of course the rust was disclosed.....who would sell that Jeep for under 4k w/o frame rust.


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