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post #1 of 14 Old 02-14-2011, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Unibody Rail Dent...A Problem?

Hey all. I just bought a 01 XJ and I found a dent on the unibody rail that I didn't notice until I got it home. It doesn't seem too bad to me, but I have only had Wranglers so I don't know the nuances of the unibody. Also, it's in the spot where the rail curves up a little so it looks a little deeper then it is. Check out the pics and let me know. Thanks!

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post #2 of 14 Old 02-14-2011, 12:33 PM
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Not a problem. Spray some rust protector on there and go about your day.

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post #3 of 14 Old 02-14-2011, 12:36 PM
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deffinatly coat the bare metal, that can happen by running something over.

Xjs will take a huge beating without issues. I removed the entire floor on my xj and the doors still opened and closed properly. That cant beat said for most vehicles of the unibody variety.
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post #4 of 14 Old 02-14-2011, 12:52 PM
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Dont worry about it mine are way worse

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Most of all thanks too Ian Johnson and the xtreme off-road crew for all their work, and 4 wheel to heal for their part in it too.
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deffinatly coat the bare metal, that can happen by running something over.

Xjs will take a huge beating without issues. I removed the entire floor on my xj and the doors still opened and closed properly. That cant beat said for most vehicles of the unibody variety.
You live in NY, when you gunna come do my floors

So many people to thank here's a start to the list
Spidertrax, Yukon, rustys, warn, branik, PSC, advance adapters, Bad wheels, interco, essentially off-road. And many more

Most of all thanks too Ian Johnson and the xtreme off-road crew for all their work, and 4 wheel to heal for their part in it too.
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post #6 of 14 Old 02-14-2011, 01:36 PM
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My floors too that is my project for the spring or summer
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post #7 of 14 Old 02-14-2011, 01:38 PM
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NY Floor Party!!!!

Ill bring the beer

So many people to thank here's a start to the list
Spidertrax, Yukon, rustys, warn, branik, PSC, advance adapters, Bad wheels, interco, essentially off-road. And many more

Most of all thanks too Ian Johnson and the xtreme off-road crew for all their work, and 4 wheel to heal for their part in it too.
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post #8 of 14 Old 02-14-2011, 01:57 PM
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Op, that'll be fine for years to come. If it really bugs you though, weld in a pair of frame stiffners.
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post #9 of 14 Old 02-14-2011, 02:01 PM
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NY Floor Party!!!!

Ill bring the beer
Hey, I'll go.

Mine arent bad but I should fix them before they get worse.

OP, unless theres a crack, dont worry about it

I would probably try to bash/weld something over it but thats COMPLETELY unnecessary. I just like symmetry (you could always bash it the other side to equal them out.)

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I'd say junk it and find a new XJ.




I have dents in my rails way worse than that. Left untreated, they get surface rust. Who cares lol.

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Yeah, that's what I figured. Thanks for the replies.
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post #12 of 14 Old 02-14-2011, 05:38 PM
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You live in NY, when you gunna come do my floors
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My floors too that is my project for the spring or summer
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NY Floor Party!!!!

Ill bring the beer
To even attempt to do this for someone else, would cost more than anyone would be willing to pay lol

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Hey, I'll go.
I'm in for a ny jeep party tho.
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I'm in for a ny jeep party tho.
Meet at my house, its a 2.5 hour drive from Rausch

So many people to thank here's a start to the list
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post #14 of 14 Old 02-14-2011, 10:01 PM
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my frame rails are buckling inward and pulled out in certain areas especially near my tc skid. ripped my first skid right thru my frame rails and have a few nice holes in there along with dented and pushed in spots. youl be fine rattle can it or just undercoat the frame and floor pans to prevent rust now before the salt takes your jeep to jeep heaven (more like rust hell)
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