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Unread 01-31-2014, 12:39 PM   #1
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How to fix this problem

Ok I got this Jeep from a buddy for 1000 bucks, the seat was broken, but I swapped an XJ seat onto the intact WJ rails to fix that problem, by the way will the WJ upholstery go on the XJ seat?

But more serious is I live in texas and I want air conditioning by April so I have attached the reason he sold it to me for 1000 bucks. Well that and I had to put a helicoil on the head because he stripped one of the bolt holes for the thermostat housing.

But he rear ended someone while using his phone and this is what happened, I already know the grill assembly is shot and I will be replacing that but is the metal he bent replaceable and if so what is involved. I'm kind of new to working on my own car

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Unread 01-31-2014, 01:23 PM   #2
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You'll need to cut out the damaged portion and weld in a new one, which you could find at a junkyard.
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Unread 01-31-2014, 02:30 PM   #3
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Well that means body shop, what would i be looking to pay roughly to fix this
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Unread 01-31-2014, 03:13 PM   #4
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It's best to call some local shops, pricing on body work can vary greatly in different regions of the country.
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Unread 02-01-2014, 08:20 AM   #5
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Alright I'm going to take that to a body shop, my other question, can I put upholstery from my damaged WJ seat onto the seat I look out of a 97 Grand Cherokee, both are manual cloth seats, id just like a matching interior.
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Unread 02-06-2014, 10:19 PM   #6
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It would probably be easier to just swap the entire seat.
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Unread 02-07-2014, 10:33 AM   #7
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I agree, I would just find a cheap seat from a junk yard
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Unread 02-07-2014, 11:05 AM   #8
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You can also try any "frame shop" that does nothing but frame work… cars, trucks, big trucks, etc. They often will sneak in these little jobs into their schedule as they can…
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Unread 04-14-2014, 11:37 PM   #9
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Replacing that piece is a fairly big job to do it right. It is part of the chassis rails that the engine mounts are bolted to and has the lower radiator support. If it is not pushed into the condenser you may be able to replace the damaged pieces and hide it. It would depend on how everything lines up. One of my 2001's has that piece pushed in some, but I was able to replace the broken pieces and you cant tell by looking. The seats are different
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