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post #1 of 13 Old 03-02-2014, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Should i buy this jeep with all this rust

So I'm thinking of buy a 2004 Jeep SE V4 for 9K with 85000 miles on it. However this is a ton of rust behind the tires

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post #2 of 13 Old 03-02-2014, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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What do you think I should do.
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post #3 of 13 Old 03-02-2014, 12:57 PM
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probably should post in the correct forum. that being said, no I would not be afraid of the rust you showed, its normal. look closer at the actual frame and body, that's where the rust occurs that you would need to be concerned about.

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probably should post in the correct forum. that being said, no I would not be afraid of the rust you showed, its normal. look closer at the actual frame and body, that's where the rust occurs that you would need to be concerned about.

Sorry I'm new to the forum and I was sure where to post it. If you could point me in the right direction I would appreciate. I take your advise and look more into the frame. Thanx
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post #5 of 13 Old 03-04-2014, 11:28 AM
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I would avoid, yes those are common rust areas but that amount of rust is an indicator this thing has been used on salted roads alot and over time more will manifest in places you dont want. The scale beginning on that drive shaft is not what I would call a normal level. My .02
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post #6 of 13 Old 03-04-2014, 11:30 AM
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Frame looks decent. That rust isn't super scary as others have said. Also aside from frame and floor pans look at the fenders. I know my TJ started to rust through

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post #7 of 13 Old 03-04-2014, 12:39 PM
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Look at the picture where the rotors are visible. This jeep has been sitting for a LONG time! (third picture down) I wonder if it would drive with that much rust on the rotors.

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I would avoid, yes those are common rust areas but that amount of rust is an indicator this thing has been used on salted roads alot and over time more will manifest in places you dont want. The scale beginning on that drive shaft is not what I would call a normal level. My .02

Ha ha ha, ohhhhhhFlorida.

In New England, that's what a 1-year old vehicle looks like.

The rotor comment is pretty spot on, though. If it's moved recently, then it's definitely got a siezed caliper piston. Not a huge deal. Like $60 and an evening of work.

Oh, and I'm too lazy for a wirewheel. Just a cheap rattle-can of Rust Reformer has proven some pretty awesome results on my stuff before.

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Ha ha ha, ohhhhhhFlorida.
True but I have also driven 2500+ miles to spend wisely on a long term investment like a vehicle
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post #10 of 13 Old 03-16-2014, 07:33 PM
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Would be a good buy if you could talk the price down. That rust doesn't look like it would take much to fix
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post #11 of 13 Old 03-16-2014, 07:43 PM
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Just pretend it's a LandCruiser and buy it.

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post #12 of 13 Old 03-16-2014, 09:25 PM
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Just pretend it's a LandCruiser and buy it.
That's funny , a jeep can't and will never live up to the legendary LandCruiser status , I'm a former FJ40 owner so I know , only reason I went with a YJ , it's as close to the LC I can afford
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That's funny , a jeep can't and will never live up to the legendary LandCruiser status , I'm a former FJ40 owner so I know , only reason I went with a YJ , it's as close to the LC I can afford
I had a '74 FJ55 for 15 years. Screwed it up with a 327 and a Turbo 400. Great rig 'til I turned it into a Toyota Blazer. Went everywhere I wanted it to.

I've currently got a '85 FJ60 that's nearly ready for some wheelin'.

LCs are double tough but they've always had rust issues.

I got the TJ in a trade with my daughter. She's preggers and my wife's Liberty is a better family car than her TJ was. 'S ok with me, I've lusted after the TJ since I bought it for her.

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