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Old 03-09-2017, 04:00 PM
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It's about time

I've been reading this forum for years, great tips and hints for Jeep work. I'll slowly get around to posting pics from my rebuild, got a wrecked Jeep that is being pieced back together slowly. I wouldn't recommend it, just buy one you can drive right away.

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Old 03-09-2017, 05:52 PM
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Thanks Old Dogger, have done a lot to TJs mostly, this JK is a different beast mechanically
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I'm not so great at taking pics, but I'll try to post along the way. Here's where my Jeep started, a heap of metal after being broadsided on the passenger side.
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Looking back at the pics, not as bad as I remember it. But turns out the whole tub was pushed to the drivers side etc. etc.
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Tear down

Here's the doors, front fender off ready to go to the body shop for straightening.
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One of the hardest surprises was a bent C on the accident side. Local alignment/axle shop said it was too much to fix. After getting over the price, wasn't too hard to change the plans to dana44 4.10 with elockers, more on that later.
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Rocker cut

I'm doing months worth of work in one night here with pics as I can get to it. This is where it got expensive. The body shop wasn't able to get the rocker panel pulled straight, so they cut it out and I found a new one for them to weld in. So far seems like they did a great job getting everything straight.
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Unfortunately the dash subframe was also bent and cracked. It was some kind of galvanized zinc or something that wasn't very agreeable to being bent back into shape. Another $700 surprise for a new one.
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Thanks, as time allows I'll get one going there and leave this one alone

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