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Unread 04-22-2013, 01:13 AM   #1
JeepZJlover
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think its time for the Jeep to be retired

The rear leaf springs are poking up through the floor and the rear rails have rusted all the way through bout 7 inches from the back of the Jeep everything has become so loose the tailgate will not shut right anymore.

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Unless anyone has any creative ides to save this I think its time to give up I'm not against a sawzall and back halfing but I have to atleast make it sturdy enough for the springs.

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Unread 04-22-2013, 01:15 AM   #2
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Part it out, and start again
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Unread 04-22-2013, 11:50 AM   #3
JeepZJlover
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I'm thinking rebuild rails plate the floor eliminate quarter windows and go truck bed style its hard to justify getting rid of something that runs
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Unread 04-22-2013, 02:32 PM   #4
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Come on out to the desert southwest to buy the replacement XJ. You can still get a great deal on one, and it's most likely entirely rust-free. Mine's got 220,000 miles on it, and there isn't a bolt on it that won't come off like it ought to. Original exhaust. No rust anywhere, so as long as I can keep twisting wrenches, it'll keep on rolling. The only down side is that the paint (and sometimes the interior) can be pretty well-cooked (mine's been repainted twice, though the interior is clean because of dark tint and windshield shades).

Just get a stock, unhacked XJ and transfer all your nice parts over, and you're good for many years to come!
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Unread 04-23-2013, 08:15 PM   #5
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Tis but a mere scratch.
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