03-31-2018, 10:47 PM
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Just by looking at the pics provided, if I were to bid that repair, I would replace both sides of the tub. I don't see any reason to patch them. That Jeep needs two complete sides.
That said, I would expect to find rust holes in the floor, rotted body mounts and perhaps other structural damage.
If it runs out OK and the frame repairs are done properly, I'd say it's priced around what's reasonable.
Just remember, you can't make ice cream out of horse manure. Well, you can, but you end up with horse manure flavored ice cream.
Once you start chasing rust, one of three things happen.
1- You give up and sell the Jeep
2- You become an expert at replacing and refinishing rusted panels
3- You do a half way patch up job and the rust comes back through the first patch before you finish the last patch.
Read IRQs post over and over and follow his advice.
Good Luck, L.M.
"Wrangler....It's not just a vehicle, It's a lifestyle".
1987 YJ-4.2L-Standard Shift- Re-manufactured Carter Carb-2" body Lift-31X10.5X15 BFG KOs-190K Miles No back seat.
HEI distributor with computer and all related relays and wiring removed.
12K Badlands winch with dual batteries.
Warn front bumper. Matching imitation Warn bumper on the rear.