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Old 06-13-2017, 09:35 AM
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Droopy front fenders on a TJ

Any trick(s) or recommendation(s) for fixing the sag on my '05 TJ's front bumpers?

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What do you mean by droopy bumper/fender? Front end sitting lower?

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Are they loose? Are they rusted?
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What do you mean by droopy bumper/fender? Front end sitting lower?
Fenders.
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dude, you really need to provide some more info on what the problem actually is. no one can answer your question or give you advice if they dont know the problem. are you saying your whole front end is sagging or what?
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dude, you really need to provide some more info on what the problem actually is. no one can answer your question or give you advice if they dont know the problem. are you saying your whole front end is sagging or what?
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Any trick(s) or recommendation(s) for fixing the sag on my '05 TJ's front bumpers?
From looking at your garage photos, (the only photos you have posted).
I'd say your TJ was in a wreck, and the body shop did a poor job of getting things aligned and repaired correctly.
The body shop probably used, used body parts, for the repair instead of new parts.
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dude, you really need to provide some more info on what the problem actually is. no one can answer your question or give you advice if they dont know the problem. are you saying your whole front end is sagging or what?
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From looking at your garage photos, (the only photos you have posted).
I'd say your TJ was in a wreck, and the body shop did a poor job of getting things aligned and repaired correctly.
The body shop probably used, used body parts, for the repair instead of new parts.
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I have a full and complete CarFax for the Jeep prior to purchasing, it has been in no accidents. I believe this is simply age and time.
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Dude, I said "fenders." Not "bumper," not "front end." "Fenders."
Read your post. Title says fender but post comment says bumper. Maybe you should edit the post to eliminate confusion.
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I have a full and complete CarFax for the Jeep prior to purchasing, it has been in no accidents. I believe this is simply age and time.
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Honestly,
I really couldn't tell a thing about your TJ from your garage photos, except it looked really , really clean!
I didn't see any droop of the fenders at all.

Now that you put up a clear photo with regards to your original question, I see what you are talking about. The drivers side does appear to be bent down a little.

My guess is someone ( adult heavy) sat or stood, or pressed down on the fender.

I've never seen one 'droop' on its own. And I've seen a lot of Jeeps.

The fix is to replace or repair( body shop) it. It looks bent at the crease that is the natural bend in the fender.
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grab the fender and pull up/out.
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grab the fender and pull up/out.
Good sound advice.,,,,, For most of us.
But,, I don't think it's gonna work for him.
Take a real good look at the photos he has posted.
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Gottcha..... to the forum!
Honestly,
I really couldn't tell a thing about your TJ from your garage photos, except it looked really , really clean!
I didn't see any droop of the fenders at all.

Now that you put up a clear photo with regards to your original question, I see what you are talking about. The drivers side does appear to be bent down a little.

My guess is someone ( adult heavy) sat or stood, or pressed down on the fender.

I've never seen one 'droop' on its own. And I've seen a lot of Jeeps.

The fix is to replace or repair( body shop) it. It looks bent at the crease that is the natural bend in the fender.
Good luck!
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Thanks, 'yes,' very clean. S'why I bought it last fall, eleven years old and 45k original miles. Now the codger I bought it from never did anything to it except oil changes and tires so have done differentials, cooling system flush, plugs, ignition coil and fuel injection cleaning, then started building out kit from there.

Will try the "up and out" recommendation and below.
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Someone probably leaned on it or tried to sit on the fender. If it were mine I would take a 3' 2x4 and a jack and bend it back up into where it is suppose to be.
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grab the fender and pull up/out.
(X2)That's what I would do. And like Jed said, "grab the fender"; not the flare.

Just take baby steps. Lightly pull at first and step back and look. Slowly intensify your pull if no previous results. Just be careful. Might move easier than you think and could go to far and/or crack paint. Using the bumper as a frame of reference, the driver side only looks to be about 1/4" low. Passenger side looks golden.

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Carfax don't show accidents that were not reported. Carfax show accident even if their was no damage if its reported,like if you ended up leaving a donut on the side of a car and had no damage to your own jeep , personal experience on that one. Carfax leaves a lot to be desired
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