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post #1 of 8 Old 06-13-2014, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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Need some parts suggestions for '06 TJ salvage

For starters, here's a pic of her since it's too large to upload (and I can't resize embedded images apparently?).

High hit to the front driver's side fender. We've got a new hood, fender, and some other parts. Everything is stock in it, and it's not getting lifted or anything (maybe later) because it serves as a DD. Here's the things I'm looking into:
  • Running boards/nerf bars/steps (No frame drilling, please!)
  • Rear window for stock soft top (or if it's cost effective, a new top?)
  • Some inexpensive but nice wheels for our summer tires (the current ones will be painted and put to work for winter wheels)
  • Some plastic or rubber floormats to combat mud, plus winter salt and sand
  • Any other suggestions of things that will be good to take care of while it's half apart already, since we don't really know the maintenance history of it

Obviously let me know if there are any questions! She's got about 70,000 miles.

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-13-2014, 06:03 PM
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check the control arms and mounts on frame and axle to see if they are bent..
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post #3 of 8 Old 06-13-2014, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Drivers side one is snapped, actually, thankfully a guy not far from here just did an overhaul and was selling off a bunch of parts. Landed a bunch of odds and ends like that and the radiator overflow. I'm wondering more along the lines of how Subaru's need the timing belt replaced by 125,000 or it busts (been there, not fun). This TJ came from a salvage yard which looked it over and replaced the transfer case (it cracked). Don't worry, everyone, frame is straight as an arrow and no airbags deployed.
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-13-2014, 06:13 PM
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Husky floor liners are nice. Fit well and dont slide around.
probably want factory steps if u dont wanna drill.
cheap no name soft tops start around 199 on ebay.
Check control arm mounts on frame and axle. They bend in accidents often.
check the transfer case, I have seen a couple crack in accidents.
change all the fluids.
tune it up.

congrats!

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post #5 of 8 Old 06-13-2014, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Darn, I was hoping there were some alternative steps, but that's okay. I'll definitely look into the Husky liners, thanks!
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-14-2014, 01:09 PM
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There are tons of alternative steps, most will require drilling though. Some mount to the body, some the frame.
perhaps you would like a rock slider with a step on it? Just a Thought.

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post #7 of 8 Old 06-15-2014, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Drilling body panels is fine, but my dad (who holds an equal share in this) is very set against drilling holes in the frame because it weakens it. We have a pair of Rugged Ridge nerf bars, but since they bolt directly to the frame he's not interested in using them (stay tuned, they might end up in the classifieds here).
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post #8 of 8 Old 06-16-2014, 03:46 AM
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Every TJ I owned had the side step holes and nutserts already installed. So finding a cheap set of side steps will be easy.
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