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Unread 10-19-2013, 08:41 AM   #31
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Ok, the body is fiberglass so the only rust would be on the frame

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Unread 10-19-2013, 09:34 AM   #32
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Compromise and get a cheap Comanche and then swap the front end, dash, and other parts from yours or another XJ like yours. Get a truck that still feels like an XJ!
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Unread 10-19-2013, 09:52 AM   #33
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Ok, the body is fiberglass so the only rust would be on the frame
LOL. The body of the truck is fiberglass? Come on. Is that why a magnet won't stick to it?

You've been given good advice in this thread. Now it's up to you to decide if you want to follow it or not.
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Unread 10-19-2013, 10:36 AM   #34
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I thought it was pretty funny too lol and I appreciate all of the info, I don't know much about trucks mostly jeeps that's why I asked you guys.
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Unread 10-19-2013, 11:22 AM   #35
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Ok, the body is fiberglass so the only rust would be on the frame
Crappy the app crashed had a big long explanation but not gonnna rewrite it... Long story short that pickups body is not Fiberglass
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Unread 10-19-2013, 11:32 AM   #36
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That's what I was told but I thought it was an odd concept too
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Unread 10-19-2013, 12:24 PM   #37
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That's what I was told but I thought it was an odd concept too

You are being lied to.
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Unread 10-19-2013, 12:35 PM   #38
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You are being lied to.
Agree... There may be a ton of bondo packed in all sorts of places on the body but thats another story and not a fiberglass body
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Unread 10-19-2013, 06:08 PM   #39
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Only production vehicles that their bodies are made of fiberglass that i know of is some sports cars , kit cars and some semi hoods/fenders . Only GM production vehicle i know of that its body was made of fiberglass was the older corvettes . Id run far from that truck and your "Friend" for trying to scam/take advantage of you . If he tried to scam you by telling you the body was fiberglass who knows what else is wrong with the truck aswell .
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Unread 10-19-2013, 07:32 PM   #40
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Only production vehicles that their bodies are made of fiberglass that i know of is some sports cars , kit cars and some semi hoods/fenders . Only GM production vehicle i know of that its body was made of fiberglass was the older corvettes . Id run far from that truck and your "Friend" for trying to scam/take advantage of you . If he tried to scam you by telling you the body was fiberglass who knows what else is wrong with the truck aswell .
It is entirely possible is friend is just an idiot and actually thinks it's fiberglass.
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Unread 10-19-2013, 08:03 PM   #41
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He's just clueless he's not trying to screw me thats why I came to you guys for answers
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Unread 10-19-2013, 10:03 PM   #42
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Corvettes are the only GM Cars that are fiberglass, if its a stepside the bed sides could be fiberglass iirc. But the Cab is steel if a magnet wont stick it had body work
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Unread 10-19-2013, 10:34 PM   #43
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Thanks for the responses! I appreciate them so much, more info: has 200,000 miles but the engine was rebuilt and has 100,000 and the tranny has 100,000 as well. Previous owner before my friend put bed liner on it, hence the matte black color. It doesn't have much rust it really just needs some love and I wouldn't be wheeling it very hard. He said he replaced the cv shaft and it has a small block in it.
Don't know about your area, but around here, if it someone puts bedliner on the outside, they are hiding a ton of rust, scratches, mismatched panels, etc. (apparently it is cheaper than doing a paint job).

You have to be really hard on machinery (or stupid) to kill a fuel injected 350 in 100,000 miles. Last one I had to replace was at 167,000 (the P.O. changed the oil like clockwork, every 15K miles or so), my old GMC had 215K on the original when I sold it. (Yeah, I've had a few). Anyway, if the P.O. didn't take care of the engine, you can bet he didn't take care of the axles, suspension, driveshaft, etc. Those will all need maintenance (if you are lucky) or major repair (if your luck is like mine).

As stated, body lifts are bad news. They introduce a lot more body flex into the equation. That may have a plastic-aluminum radiator which will need to be replaced periodically if you wheel it. (The body flexes and the tanks crack). Even a brass radiator can crack when subjected to that stress.

Oh, BTW, 89 Chev with a 350, you can figure about 12-15 hwy, 11-13 city, assuming everything is in good shape. Most report a little over 10 mpg if they don't take care of it.
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Unread 10-19-2013, 10:41 PM   #44
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Don't know about your area, but around here, if it someone puts bedliner on the outside, they are hiding a ton of rust, scratches, mismatched panels, etc. (apparently it is cheaper than doing a paint job).

You have to be really hard on machinery (or stupid) to kill a fuel injected 350 in 100,000 miles. Last one I had to replace was at 167,000 (the P.O. changed the oil like clockwork, every 15K miles or so), my old GMC had 215K on the original when I sold it. (Yeah, I've had a few). Anyway, if the P.O. didn't take care of the engine, you can bet he didn't take care of the axles, suspension, driveshaft, etc. Those will all need maintenance (if you are lucky) or major repair (if your luck is like mine).

As stated, body lifts are bad news. They introduce a lot more body flex into the equation. That may have a plastic-aluminum radiator which will need to be replaced periodically if you wheel it. (The body flexes and the tanks crack). Even a brass radiator can crack when subjected to that stress.

Oh, BTW, 89 Chev with a 350, you can figure about 12-15 hwy, 11-13 city, assuming everything is in good shape. Most report a little over 10 mpg if they don't take care of it.
Thank you! Exactly what I was looking for
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Unread 10-20-2013, 10:44 PM   #45
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I don't ussually comment on threads since I sold my jeep, but doing that trade is the stupidest thing, you would regret it. I regret selling my xj...and my truck is beautiful and problem less. I would still rather be broke and have my problematic xj. Even though most problems were the po not doing the lift right.

Stick with the jeep.
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