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post #1 of 78 Old 05-28-2009, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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One Man's Junk is Another Man's Treasure!

Well I found another treasure. I have this addiction that makes me want to build up Jeeps. I know its not my fault. I done quite a few CJ, YJ & TJ/LJ rebuilds and finally got a 07 X. I needed a JK to start building parts for but I didn't want to spring for a new one knowing that; one, I'm going to be ripping it apart and two, I'm going to be bashing it up wheeling!

The Jeep was $6500 and I estimate I'll spend $3-5K to get it wheelable. I'm looking forward to assembling the JK.

The Jeep arrive at my shop with front driver side damage. After surveying the damage I find I'll need the following:
  • Hood
  • Fender
  • Fender Flare
  • Radiator core support
  • Front Axle 4.10s($600)
  • Control Amrs
  • Grille
  • Inner Fender Wall
  • Front Bumper
  • Rear Tail light
  • Side and Front Marker Lamps
I already picked up used 4.10 D30 and Rubi wheels and suspension.

This is how it was delivered on Tuesday 5-25




Yesterday I dismantled the damaged Jeep. No damage to the crumple zones or subframe at all. The frame looks straight. I didn't realize/believe how paper thing the fender was. I don't believe rock sliders will support real hits if they are bolted to the rockers and fenders. I'm new to the JK world so beare with me as I learn alot!


The hardest part of this restoration will be the core support. Everything else looks easy.



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post #2 of 78 Old 05-28-2009, 08:22 PM
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cool that looks like a fun little build

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Not bad Gerald! I'm looking forward to the progress on this one!


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Very Cool!

Does it have a Salvage Title or were you able to pick it up with Clean Paper. If so I HATE YOU!

I guess it doen't matter too much... You got a JK for what I just spent on the Down Payment on my Rubicon and I still plan to spend $2000 on my New Rubi in the next 6-12 months Not to mention all of those darn Payments.

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Salvage title.

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I cant wait to see how this turns out. If I had a decent garage I would be doing the exact same thing you are.
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looks good gerald
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post #11 of 78 Old 05-29-2009, 04:51 AM
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i have a great hook up for factory parts if your interested shoot me a pm onn MJR or JKOWNERS ill get you his info
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If this turns out anything like yout TJ/LJ then I can't wait.
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Salvage title.
How did that get a salvage title? That damage doesn't look nearly bad enough to cross 50% or so for the insurance to total it....???
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How did that get a salvage title? That damage doesn't looke nearly bad enough to cross 50% or so for the insurance to total it....???
I'd have to agree. That Jeep does not look totaled.
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these are expensive to fix here was mine 4500 later its all fixed up



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