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post #1 of 4 Old 09-20-2020, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Your Thoughts? Frame / Body Rust risk?

Appreciate everyone's help on this...I am considering purchasing a '95 YJ with 200K miles. The frame and tub look pretty good, but could used some seasoned opinions on whether I am missing anything major. Here are pics taken today...anything in here that would give you major concerns about structural integrity or just surface issues that can be easily handled?

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-22-2020, 05:38 PM
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Just above the shackle on the last pic is a high rust point. Mud collects there gets wet and rusts the frame out like in the picture of the bumper guard rust hole. The skid plate to frame is another high rust out area. Shine a light between the 2 and see what is there. I would be suprized if it is solid. May never be able to remove the skid plate without breaking off the bolts or ripping out the nutserts.
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Just above the shackle on the last pic is a high rust point. Mud collects there gets wet and rusts the frame out like in the picture of the bumper guard rust hole. The skid plate to frame is another high rust out area. Shine a light between the 2 and see what is there. I would be suprized if it is solid. May never be able to remove the skid plate without breaking off the bolts or ripping out the nutserts.
How much is this vehicle costing you? 4 or six cylinder?
Thanks for the feedback, I decided to pass on it. It was a Sahara, so had the 4.0 six plus a manual transmission, and he was asking $7K for it. But between the rust and the 200K mileage, I am gonna keep looking.
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-23-2020, 11:27 AM
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That was to much money I agree. Are you in chicago?
I would look south for my next purchases like St. Louis or Arkansas. The rust free is so much nicer. Better to do a little more to get it than fix junk.

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