i've been watching this forum for awhile and decided to join today. you are probably wondering how i got a $5500 2005 jeep liberty sport with 47,000 miles on it. well here are some pics of what it looked like when i bought it. when i was piecing it together, and after it was done. sorry the pictures aren't the greatest they were taken with my phone as we were working
when i first got the jeep. axles bent, gas tank broke, plus everything else
i bought the jeep from a place that only sales wrecked cars, trucks, suv, etc. when i bought it was totaled out (it had been hit pretty good in the rear and sat in a warehouse for about 10 months) i paid $3500 for the white totaled jeep. the place also has a green 05 liberty that had been hit in the front. so i bought the back clip off of that one and paid $995 (got them to deliver them both for free since we buy a few cars a year from them)
$995 back clip right after they dropped it off and before i did anything to it.
right after cutting it in 2
mating the 2 together
we ended up finding good body lines on the jeep and cut them both in the same place. welded them together (sleeved the door post and on the sub frame under the body (rail that runs down both sides) welded it solid and then took a section out of the junk half and wrapped it around the rail and welded it. i'm thinking it might be stronger now than it was new). i also had to straighten out the front fender and get a new front bumper, grill, grill insert, and a hand full of other parts and paint. so that was about $1000 for a grand total of $5500. i show friends pictures before and they would have never guessed.
what it looks like now.
i had the jeep aligned after we got everything finished and the guy took all kinds of measurements and said that there was only an 1/8" difference in the side. not to bad. drives strait down the road and tire wear is normal. i've changed all the fluids, breaks, plugs, etc and the only probably i had was 1 coil pack went bad. i've been very pleased with my liberty. kind of debating on whether to do anything else to it or just keep it stock. i drive it 35 miles a day back and forth to work so i don't want to really make the gas mileage any worst than it already is. let me know what you guys think
link to my photobucket with all the pics
my favorite picture