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Old 03-24-2019, 07:39 PM
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just bought a 4 door 4.0 5 speed 1991 sport. No rust in rockers door or drip rails. Do have rust in trans tunnel and alittle under he battery box I pulled the rear carpet because it was very wet and found more rust the rear package area is riddled with rust holes no rust on wheel wells and no rust under the seats Iíve never messed with jeeps at all and want you guys opinion before I start cutting a Jeep that shouldnít be saved
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:30 AM
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Save it! Doesn't sound that bad at all.
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Old 03-25-2019, 10:21 AM
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well it seems that the only rust in the Jeep in from the carpets getting wet and the insulation mat under never drying out Iíve never had a Jeep so Iím not sure what is structural and what is just floor pan
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Old 04-04-2019, 12:00 AM
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Post some pics maybe?

I bought another XJ recently knowing of the rust on the front floor pans and trans funnel. I couldnít pass it up given the overall condition of it, being rather excellent. For me the rust was just another bargaining chip.

Im absolutely convinced these are easy fixes and will be doing the same to mine.

Look into some 120v - 140v flux core welders, cheap and all you need. Pretty easy to operate. Floor pans from Quadratec and maybe a couple scrap pieces of sheet metal. Clamps and paint for a nice fit and finish.

pretty much everything under there regarding body panels should be safe to remove/replace aside from full sections of the frame rail.

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Old 04-07-2019, 01:55 PM
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Hey guys first post, go easy on me.
Bought a 1998 Cherokee with high miles 247k for $3.6k.
For the miles I know I over paid some but I figured the new parts balance it out.
Bunch of work done but nothing to the motor, tcase, and trans. Just a piece of info tcase leaks, rear main leaks, and somewhere on motor leaks.

Here is the list of things done. What should I do to keep her running strong for many more miles.
PS. I plan to do the steering box, water pump, steering pump, radiator fan, leaky seals. In that order.

DONE:
3-1/2" RE suspension lift with leaf packs
Extended rear SS brake line
Transfer Case Drop
RE Steering Stabilizer
Remove ****ty Tint
Replace Rear Wiper Motor
Paint All Wiper Arms
Replace Wipers
Replace Spark Plugs
Replace Spark Plug Wires
Replace engine oil and filter
Replace Rear DS U-Joints
Replace Rear Wheel Bearings
Change Diff. Fluid F&R
Bypass Master Window Lock
33x12.5xR15 Wheel and Tire set
Gut and redo headliner
Replace change holder
Replace center console latch
Rewire and Install Interior LED Lights
Paint Grill
Paint Headlight Trim
Install Headlight Conversion
Replace License Plate Light Assembly
Remove Factory Fenders and Brackets
Remove Factory Fender Liners
Remove All Side Trim
Remove Bumper End Caps
Replace cross threaded hub stud D/S FR
Remove Rear sway bar and brackets
Replace both E-brake lines to drums
Replace drum brake springs/retainers
Cut out and Install flat Fender flares
Install drop pitman arm
Front stainless extended brake lines
Replace rear brake cylinders
Replace drums, shoes, and hardware (9")
Replace blower motor relay
Install RE HD Track Bar
Install new head unit
Replace all speakers, wiring, add amps
Install subwoofer
Install new master door window control
Replace P/S lock/window switch
Clean out and scrub center console
Front door check Arms
Replace all door check pins and brackets
Install Rough Country throttle body spacer
Change to shorty FM antenna
High output headlight bulbs
Replace front / front side marker lenses
Install SYE
Install CV rear driveshaft
Fix sheet metal behind P/S taillight
Bedline front/rear/roof/rockers
Fix rust on bottom of pass. rear window
Remove rear bumper corner brackets
Sand/ fill/ prime holes from brackets
Install new alternator
Cut out rusty windshield frame
Fabricate and weld in replacement frame
Install alarm with door lock control
Replace both front door lock actuators
Replace upper control arm bushings
Replace serpentine belt
Grease new d/s u joints
Top off transfer case fluid
Get loose bolt out of frame rail
JKS ACOS to level front
Install UTK 1 ton steering
Upgrade ball joints
Change front axle u joints
Change front bearing assemblies
Suntek window tint
Replace windshield and seal
Replace idler pulley
Replace fan shroud
Replace gauge cluster lights with LED
RE adjustable upper control arms
Rustyís Offroad engine mounts
RE front sway bar relocation bracket
4:10 gears front and rear
Master differential rebuild kit FR & rear
Install stronger kit for caliper bolts front L&R
Flush engine coolant
Replace thermostat and gasket
Replace oil drain plug and gasket
Replace distributor cap and rotor
Replace distributor
Install 3.5mm and USB ports in console
Install JKS center console support
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