thanks guys, its been a long 9 months since i drove a lifted jeep. felt good... just have to get it aligned now. now i have to strip the black one down and get it out of my site, kills me everytime i look at it!!
Don't be too quick to toss the black carcass! Even though it took a salt water bath, and it is stripped bare, someone out there building a crawler, or desert race truck might want to take it off your hands.
As long as you gave the underside a good pressure wash (in the frame too) and pulled the interior, I don't see how the sea water would have damaged it to the point that it could not be used for a dedicated off road only truck, maybe a mudder.