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Unread 11-25-2013, 04:17 PM   #1
Blk92XJGuy
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ZJ Rust (Fender + Tailgate)

So what are your opinions on what I'm dealing with? I have a small rust patch on my drivers side fender and quite a bit on the bottom of the hatch.

The fender looks like an easy fix:


The hatch.. not so much:






Would bondo and some sheet metal actually fix this? The first pic of the hatch, where it's on the bottom, only that has to look pretty. I barely see the bottom of the hatch, so whatever that needs is fine.

I am looking for another hatch though just in case.

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Unread 11-25-2013, 08:37 PM   #2
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I suggest another hatch. I have had VERY good luck with the U Pull It at 4555 North Ave. Excellent stock and fair prices.
http://www.lkqpickyourpart.com/locat..._U-Pull-It-581
Looks like a 50% off this week.
Also one in Waukegan and one in Zion.

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Unread 11-25-2013, 08:41 PM   #3
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Fender shouldn't be a problem, hatch on the other hand look for a replacement. I found a rust free matching color one for $40 at U Pull.
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Unread 11-26-2013, 10:18 PM   #4
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put the hatch out of its misery......replace it. The fender is easy
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Unread 11-30-2013, 12:58 PM   #5
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Yeah that's what I'm planning. I'll make it look a little nicer on the outside to get me through the winter and I'm moving South I'm the spring, so I'll hopefully find a hatch that hasn't seen much salt.
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