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Unread 02-19-2013, 05:52 PM   #1
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SHES ALIVE!!! my 5speed ZJ

So on January First I was rear ended by a tundra. I was fully stopped and she was going about 30mph when she rear ended me. This sent me into a camry stopped infront of me. Well then a Explorer hit the tundra at 35mph. I thought my ZJ was junk... The unibody was crunched in one spot and my rear doors didnt line up. Insurance deemed it totaled and I was bummed out. The let me keep it for $350 less and I got to keep the clean title. And I got it back from a body shop today and she's straight as an arrow! Good thing too because I couldnt find another 5 speed anywhere!!!!

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Unread 02-19-2013, 05:55 PM   #2
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The first two are before. Second two are after. Sorry I didnt take many pics!
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1996 ZJ 5.2 np-249 DD. Skids.
1993 YJ 4.0 32RH auto. NP-231. Zone Offroad 2" lift. Skids. Cragar D Windows. 31s. Rugged Ridge 8500lb winch. Bushwacker Cut Outs. Cut and rebuilt most of the frame.
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Unread 02-19-2013, 06:07 PM   #3
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Excellent news!! Congrats! So, how does she drive?
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Unread 02-19-2013, 06:49 PM   #4
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Damn that thing really got pounded too. You should have TNT unibody stuffeners welded on just to make sure she keeps her shape.
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Unread 02-19-2013, 07:58 PM   #5
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She drives straight. I'll do another alignment. And yeah we'll make a back bumper and strengthen that up
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1993 YJ 4.0 32RH auto. NP-231. Zone Offroad 2" lift. Skids. Cragar D Windows. 31s. Rugged Ridge 8500lb winch. Bushwacker Cut Outs. Cut and rebuilt most of the frame.
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Unread 02-19-2013, 10:04 PM   #6
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Cool you got it back man!
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Unread 02-20-2013, 07:15 AM   #7
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I wouldn't have fixed it. You had better plate the ever loving crap out of the frame. The next accident will be significantly worse.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 07:37 AM   #8
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I agree with rat monkey. I would have totaled it out. And buy a new zj and swap 5speed parts over.
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