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Unread 03-02-2014, 12:41 PM   #1
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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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Unread 03-02-2014, 12:42 PM   #2
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What do you think I should do.
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Unread 03-02-2014, 12:57 PM   #3
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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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Unread 03-02-2014, 01:16 PM   #4
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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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Unread 03-04-2014, 11:20 AM   #5
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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
Either the Jeep buying section
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f165/

Or TJ tech
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/

That being said... All the rust you have pictured is just surface rust. A weekend or 2 with a wire wheel and some spray paint can fix all of it. Look at the floor boards, body and frame - if any of that is crumbling or has holes, keep looking.
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Unread 03-04-2014, 11:28 AM   #6
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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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Unread 03-04-2014, 11:30 AM   #7
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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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Unread 03-04-2014, 12:39 PM   #8
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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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Unread 03-04-2014, 12:49 PM   #9
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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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Unread 03-04-2014, 01:06 PM   #10
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Ha ha ha, ohhhhhhFlorida.
Yep, thats what northern vehicles look like. Unless you want to find a jeep from the southwest - most of what you will be buying will be rusty.
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Unread 03-04-2014, 06:54 PM   #11
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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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True but I have also driven 2500+ miles to spend wisely on a long term investment like a vehicle
Sometimes thats not in everyones budget, so they need to settle for whats local.
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Unread 03-16-2014, 07:33 PM   #13
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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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Unread 03-16-2014, 07:43 PM   #14
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Just pretend it's a LandCruiser and buy it.
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Unread 03-16-2014, 09:25 PM   #15
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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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