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
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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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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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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Originally Posted by panaceabeachbum View Post
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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Originally Posted by freep View Post
Originally Posted by Richard_ View Post
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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