hi, i have a 03 tj, 141,000km on her but the tub is starting to rot just below the licence plate.. was wondering if this is a normal tj thing or if i should be looking into this rot further i will end up fixing it but just looking to see what other people have done to either prevent the rot or reverse it
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If you look above the gas tank you'll probably find a lot of rot started. The more important thing I would be concerned about is the frame. Check the whole vehice out and grind away what you can, then replace metal if needed and re-paint.
Depending on how nice you want the jeep to be will determine how much time and money you want to invest. Where I live, ALL vehicles that are driven in the winter rust away eventually.
You'd have to cut that steel out to really stop it. Its way too late. Best thing is to take a grinder and wire wheel and remove as much as possible. Then smooth it with some bondo, then paint. I had to do both sides on mine. Still looks pretty good.