Join Date: Aug 2001
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Disapointing weekend, (now with a pic of damage)
Hey all, well I got to spend this weekend working on my jeep. '85 cj-7. got some body repairs done, my kill switch in and some electral clean up.
so since I had been work so hard, I took it out for a spin around the neighborhood. no trails, just streets.
Well I have known that the frame had rust problems, and a I had been offroading with it without problem.
well while driving around I with through a dip, nice and easy but it was still bumpy, and I hear a POP! I thinking thats not normal so I drive the 2 blocks back to the house and park it in the garage. I start looking around and there it is, just in front of the drivers side motor mount the frame broke clean through. its now offset by a half an inch. Needless to say, its not moving for awhile if ever.
so now here I sit, wondering what I should do. should I:
A)buy a new bare frame and begin work, cost $2000
B)buy another klunker with a good frame, put two into one cost $1000-$2000
C)buy a decent one keep old one for any usable parts and junk the rest, cost for jeep $3000-$5000, money made on parts sold $800 +/-
wadda ya think?