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Old 08-05-2015, 05:03 PM
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Being a highschooler with little money my jeep came to me from a guy who didn't have the heart to see it scraped, so you can say I actually handed him a dollar for the title to the vehicle. In no way was it a perfect car nor was it anywhere near being road ready, the floors were completely rotted out and so were the rockers, there were also large rust holes in the frame. The vehicle only had one owner and it was a daily driver, the New York winters did not do this old XJ justice. It also took a bad deer hit which wrecked the front of the car so it has new front end. All the work is already done but i'll be posting all the steps I did to get the jeep to were it is now



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Old 08-05-2015, 05:46 PM
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Looks like a fun project. What's the plans?
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It's already lifted and i,m still putting hours towards it, I just never got around to posting the work as it actually happened
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If it's anything like the junk I find around here (including my own rig) somebody is going to be welding some stuff. Keep us posted.
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It's already lifted and i,m still putting hours towards it, I just never got around to posting the work as it actually happened
ah got it
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Unfortunately I lost some of the original rust photos, but these show what the floors looked like after 20 hours scraping






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Unfortunately I lost some of the original rust photos, but these show what the floors looked like after 20 hours scraping
looks like a normal xj floor lol
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Agreed.. That's not that bad. Hell, I could've been in the flinstones before I fixed mine
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Originally Posted by westjeep395 View Post
Unfortunately I lost some of the original rust photos, but these show what the floors looked like after 20 hours scraping
compared to mine, ya got yourself a fairly simple project. Lol
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I do not envy you guys. God bless Texas, lol. I deal with bad rust all the time, but those cars are 50yrs old. My XJ doesn't have a flake of rust anywhere.

Look forward to some more pics!
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Originally Posted by 93XJeeper View Post
compared to mine, ya got yourself a fairly simple project. Lol
Yeah that's what mine looked like before I scraped and pinged all the rust
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Because i'm cheap we ended up cutting away all the bad metal and replacing it all with metal from a couple filing cabinets, best part was that it came pre-painted


















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Because i'm cheap we ended up cutting away all the bad metal and replacing it all with metal from a couple filing cabinets, best part was that it came pre-painted
I would have at least lined the floor before reinstalling the carpet though, but good job
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I would have at least lined the floor before reinstalling the carpet though, but good job
It was primed, then did a spray on truck bed liner, the lining was heavy plastic but it didn't show in the photos
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Originally Posted by westjeep395 View Post
It was primed, then did a spray on truck bed liner, the lining was heavy plastic but it didn't show in the photos
ah that ll work. I still need to bedline my jeep. Never gotten around to doing it. Ha
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