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Unread 07-17-2013, 10:51 AM   #24196
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Eh, as long as you get the part that the fender bolts to straight, I think I'd cut away the rest, especially if you're going to be putting a real bumper on it with that insurance check. I've seen plenty of guys cut off the whole piece from the frame rail out, leaving only the piece of steel connecting the two rails. All you really have to move is the evap can.


Only example I could find atm.

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Unread 07-17-2013, 11:17 AM   #24197
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That looks awesome! Did you take any pics of the fab work?
sadly that is not mine , i got the idea from someone who was on the forum previously and they did most of the thinking already

a little cutting and welding of the front fenders of the wj onto the fenders of a zj , paint and some creative mounting and thats about all to the job

the hardest part is the measuring to get the lights flush with the fenders
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Unread 07-17-2013, 12:11 PM   #24198
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There's another guy whos friends with a guy on the niner Facebook who has a ZJ with a WJ face. I might be able to find his write up again.

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Unread 07-17-2013, 01:01 PM   #24199
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At least 8.
This is the part that concerns me. I'm not a body guy at all so Idk for sure anything. But I know its not Jus a bolt up fix. That looks like a good lil bit of metal work.

Hood still lines up, and evap box didn't break!
I'm not an expert, but I have a bit of experience, and it looks to me like the damage is all to the superficial body, and not to the unit frame, which means it can probably be pulled back into shape. Worst case, some cut-and-weld action.

I did this to an RX7 once. Looked like this:







Luckily, the superficial body took all the damage and spared the frame (which is much softer than a ZJ frame I might add), so it still drove straight and could have been fixed for probably a few hundred dollars. (Plus used panels) I'm glad I didn't, though. Selling that car's what got me into my Jeep.

I'd be willing to bet your damage is the same story.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 07:02 PM   #24200
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Got my tires on!
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Unread 07-17-2013, 07:05 PM   #24201
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Looks good, is that a stock color?

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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 07:15 PM   #24202
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Looks good, is that a stock color?

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Unread 07-17-2013, 09:40 PM   #24203
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Used it to haul the canoe to the lake. Great day
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Unread 07-17-2013, 11:47 PM   #24204
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There's another guy whos friends with a guy on the niner Facebook who has a ZJ with a WJ face. I might be able to find his write up again.

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Where did you see that? Must've missed it... Better question, how long ago?
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Unread 07-18-2013, 12:51 AM   #24205
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Used my 9er to pull my trailer and pick up a yard of soil. It didn't feel like it was pulling anything.
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Unread 07-18-2013, 10:14 AM   #24206
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replaced the o-rings on the compressor last night and charged the system with fresh 134A, now it blows COLD! hopefully it wont leak out again, lol

also decided to do something about the ac drain before it became an issue. used a hole saw and drilled a hole to access the drain tube from the fender then added a piece of old preformed heater hose i had at the shop so that the water drains out in the fender instead of inside the body structure. working great!

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Unread 07-18-2013, 10:58 AM   #24207
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Yesterday me and a friend replaced the track bar (got 65mph death wobble on the way back from the used car lot) and muffler (the one on it is rusted). Im buying a new Serp belt (is screeching) and a valve cover gasket (its leaking) today. Fixed the truck latch (wouldn't open).
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Unread 07-18-2013, 11:10 AM   #24208
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recharged my AC.
nice and cool again
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Unread 07-18-2013, 03:19 PM   #24209
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I installed my new spedometer gear and bought a moog wheel bearing for $80 at advance auto. :2thumbsup

Also ordering all 8 iro adjustable control arms from kolak Tomorow!
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Unread 07-18-2013, 09:25 PM   #24210
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