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Unread 10-23-2013, 05:37 PM   #1
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Rust Issue

I've got an 87 Wrangler. I was wondering if this rust issue is common? And do they have a replacement panel for this area?

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Unread 10-23-2013, 05:52 PM   #2
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I know a guy that could cut that part out of an old tub and sell it to you...
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Unread 10-23-2013, 05:52 PM   #3
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kinda hard to tell where it is..
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Unread 10-23-2013, 05:56 PM   #4
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kinda hard to tell where it is..
the front upper part of the passenger door frame/cowl
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Unread 10-23-2013, 06:25 PM   #5
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How much would he want for that whole area?
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Unread 10-23-2013, 08:06 PM   #6
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How much would he want for that whole area?
I'll have to find out, it's actually my old tub that was traded as part of a deal for a tub I could use (body mounts were almost gone). I'm not sure but I thought he was planning to part it out in repair patches, will be in touch.
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Unread 10-24-2013, 08:22 AM   #7
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I've got an 87 Wrangler. I was wondering if this rust issue is common?
I'd say for an original 87 to have that LITTLE rust is definitely NOT common
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Unread 10-24-2013, 11:48 AM   #8
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thats an spot to have rust though. even the 76 cj5 we have doesn;t have rust there and i live less then a 1/4 mile from the beach
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Unread 10-24-2013, 05:21 PM   #9
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I had rust there. Just grind all the rust off and clean all the paint around it with a brush wire wheel on a grinder. Be sure to remove all rust or else it'll come back. Shoot a bit of primer or rust converter on all bare metal. Apply a little bit of bondo to fill the holes, then once its all dry fill the patched holes with more body filler, sand with 100 grit paper till its almost level, then go down gradually 'till you're at 220 and it's all baby skin smooth. I bet if it's rusty there it's even worse elsewhere, so either fix it all and repaint everything or just get a spraycan matching your color if it's factory.

Good luck buddy, get your hands dirty, it's a Jeep, not a pavement queen!
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