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Unread 06-08-2013, 12:16 PM   #1
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Rear hatch dent

My rear hatch has a dent in it above and to the passenger side of the lic plate indention. And I've noticed a bunch of other wj's with the same dent what gives ? Is it a defect or just a popular spot to dent the ole jeep

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Unread 06-08-2013, 12:18 PM   #2
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I guess to be fair it doesn't actually matter on my particular jeep as the body sees lots of trail useage
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Unread 06-08-2013, 12:27 PM   #3
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I have the same one.... Came that way from the factory ..... I thought mone was "special"...
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Unread 06-08-2013, 12:30 PM   #4
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Odd
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Unread 06-08-2013, 12:49 PM   #5
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mine has it too. i thought the PO had it in a garage and let the hatch go up too quick and hit the garage door
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Unread 06-08-2013, 12:52 PM   #6
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I have it too. It's from the garage
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Unread 06-08-2013, 12:57 PM   #7
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Me too
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Unread 06-08-2013, 01:05 PM   #8
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Ditto here. On both WJs.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 02:17 PM   #9
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I have it on all 3 of my dubs and pretty sure my parts jeep I used to have had it. It's hilarious to see that dent on Wjs around town and know what it's from
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Unread 06-08-2013, 02:46 PM   #10
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I have it on all 3 of my dubs and pretty sure my parts jeep I used to have had it. It's hilarious to see that dent on Wjs around town and know what it's from
Do tell what's it from?
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Do tell what's it from?
It's from garage doors. When you open the hatch too fast it hits. Haha
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Unread 06-08-2013, 03:08 PM   #12
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Seems odd that they all dent in the same spot from garage doors but ok
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Unread 06-08-2013, 03:29 PM   #13
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I have this too. I had a body shop guy tell me it's from pushing the hatch shut right at that plastic part ( above the license plate) it deforms the metal at the corners. Made sense to me.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 04:51 PM   #14
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I have this too. I had a body shop guy tell me it's from pushing the hatch shut right at that plastic part ( above the license plate) it deforms the metal at the corners. Made sense to me.
This makes a lot more sense than the garage door part. I've seen a few of these threads come up before and everyone seemed to believe it came from people closing their hatch improperly.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 04:54 PM   #15
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I have this too. I had a body shop guy tell me it's from pushing the hatch shut right at that plastic part ( above the license plate) it deforms the metal at the corners. Made sense to me.
Thats the actual reason^

Pretty much every WJ has them. Sucks.
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