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Unread 09-17-2011, 07:19 PM   #1
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Mass TJ Frame Off Restoration

I just bought my first jeep! It's a 98 wrangler with 180k that I bought for 2000. I'll post pics later this week because I have to pick it up on friday. Thanks to everyone who offered advice about the other wranglers I looked at! Now I can keep my semi-working blazer zr2 and still get a wrangler

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Unread 09-17-2011, 07:22 PM   #2
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Pics! I work/live in the Boston area, what school are you going to?
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Cleaning this thing up is similar to a slightly abused pornstar throwing on a bunch of makeup to try to hide her eternal scars, but I think she doesn't look too bad
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Unread 09-17-2011, 07:46 PM   #3
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I go to bentley in waltham. About as close as you can get to Boston without living there haha

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Unread 09-17-2011, 07:46 PM   #4
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4.0 I-6 =P and congrats on the new Jeep!!
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Unread 09-17-2011, 09:11 PM   #5
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thanks!! i'm really happy about it. it has a misfire on cylinder 1 but i figure it's from a valve spring
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Unread 09-21-2011, 11:05 PM   #6
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Driving the jeep in the driveway tomorrow night!! Less than 24 hours
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Unread 09-22-2011, 03:20 PM   #7
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Looking forward to see it.
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Unread 09-23-2011, 05:38 PM   #8
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Unread 09-23-2011, 05:39 PM   #9
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Sorry for the crappy pictures but they're better than nothing! Limped it back home last night with my brother at 12 haha. Learned to drive stick on the way.
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Unread 10-09-2011, 06:02 PM   #10
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Here's a couple new pictures in daylight. And I did some work on the heep today!





As you can see the fenders are rotted. I'm still looking around for a used set but it's not my top priority.

Another pic of the crushed front bumber:



And a pic of the rust under the tailgate hinges. BUT I finally found the tub corners I was looking for. Only 30 bucks

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Unread 10-09-2011, 06:07 PM   #11
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Here's where the work began

The driver's side floor wasn't bad at all. Just a little surface rust.



All primed up before undercoating. In the spring im going to raptor bedline the tub.



And here's the passenger side. Not so good.



The drain plug rusted out



After poking around I made another hole in one of the channels





Im just priming and undercoating around it for now so that it doesn't spread.

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Unread 10-09-2011, 10:05 PM   #12
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Depending on which direction I go with my build (specifically: tube fenders - MCE Flattys vs. TNT) I will sell you my stock fenders. Pretty good offer considering how hard the color would be to find, and we're so close geographically!

Jeep looks good!
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Unread 10-09-2011, 10:41 PM   #13
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That would be awesome man! Let me know if ya end up getting those tube fenders.
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Unread 10-10-2011, 11:05 PM   #14
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Took the top off today!





And I scored a sweet deal on a dana 60 for $150 that i'm just going to resell.

The bad news is that I was grinding my frame down today and punched an 7 inch long rip on the bottom of the passenger frame rail near the control arm ( Frame swap has to happen this spring. Anyone willing to donate one?
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Unread 10-15-2011, 10:20 AM   #15
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