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Unibody frame damage?? Have a parts cherokee to fix it!?

Old 02-19-2019, 02:20 PM
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Hey guys I have two cherokees...
99 cherokee 2 door: Has a perfect body but has tons of frame rot underneath. Motor and everything else is solid.
00 cherokee 4 door: crashed the front end. Frame rails look intact as well as the front crash bar is nice and straight. Mostly cosmetic damage up front. Otherwise low miles frame is perfect no rust anywhere!

id like to take the front nose off the 2 door and swap it to the 4 door. The damage looks like be on the fender as well as the inner fender which is the most concerning to me since it seems to have pushed back the door and kinda separated from the frame rails. Otherwise like I said the frame rails look decent.

Im thinking of welding these pieces into it. This isnít a daily driver (I have a 2017 JKU) this is just a hobby/project Iíve wanted to do for awhile. Let me know what you guys think or am I crazy for wanting to do this??? My family says I am! Lol

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Old 02-19-2019, 02:50 PM
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Post some pictures if you can and you'll get some good opinions.

Sounds like a plan, though, and you'll probably need a few parts
from the junkyard as you go along.
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Tell your family that it's crazier to drive a vehicle (even if it's just occasionally) with a structurally unsound frame than it is to do a little cutting and welding.
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Sorry Iím a newb took me a while to figure out how to upload stuff!
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Tell your family that it's crazier to drive a vehicle (even if it's just occasionally) with a structurally unsound frame than it is to do a little cutting and welding.
my thoughts exactly. I donít mind doing a little welding at all, Iím just concerned that the pass door isnít lining up right I donít know how to fix that
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That doesn't look like a very bad job really simple for the most part check out my build and not as bad as what I did so very doable!
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How's the door not lining up? Is it just a little - maybe do some cutting and grinding to get things where they need to go. If it's bent a little, maybe pull it back to the right spot with a come-along and a hefty tree and then weld in something to brace the spot where it bent (or cut it out and patch in some sounder metal.. ?
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If the doors don't line up right since the wreck I wouldn't do it unless it was just a trail rig.
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