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I'm going to try to look at this MJ this weekend. The current owner sent me some pics of the rust.

What I want to ask you is, do you have any idea how much it would cost to weld in the driver side floor board and to fix the rust you'll see in the pics?

I never paid for body work before. If I knew anything about body work, I would at least try to attempt, but I don't....

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I'm guessing this is the floor board? He said he cut the rust away and just needs sheet metal to be welded in place.

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Find someone proficient in MIG welding for the body panels and weld in *galvanized* steel, and do bodywork over that. However if the frame rails are shot, you may want to reconsider the purchase.

 

edit: and no the bed isn't terribly hard to remove, there should be a write up on this forum.

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Is that a real 4x4 eliminator? All I see is the undercoating flaked off and surface rust on the frame. I never welded in my life or did much body work but managed to replace the floor pans on my MJ. It's not like it has to look beautiful. It gets covered up. If I can do it anyone can. Up here in the north that looks beautiful.

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Oh, almost for got... the owner says that there is only 2 things wrong with this truck...

Already got #1 covered...RUST..

#2 is that there is a bad seal on the gastank???? :hmm:" It leaks gas when you fill it past half tank."

IDK anything about this... do you?

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Oh, almost for got... the owner says that there is only 2 things wrong with this truck...

Already got #1 covered...RUST..

#2 is that there is a bad seal on the gastank???? :hmm:" It leaks gas when you fill it past half tank."

IDK anything about this... do you?

 

My 90 has that gas tank leak. I been driving it like that an don't put more than a half tank in. Been like that since i baught it 6 months ago. :dunce:

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I just called the guy thats selling it, he told me that a lady from Ohio is coming to get it Sunday evening :( .... Thats a ridiculous drive from Ohio to eastern NC :nuts: ... I think thats a scam.....

He said that he'll call me back Monday morning if it was a no show...

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My $0.02 is comanche's aren't that rare. Why buy a rusted one when a cancer free one can be located. Personally, I'd travel to get rust free vs picking up something rusted local. Much easier to fix mechanical issues than rust IMHO. Other than the floor boards, fix all the rust spots you see and more pop up later - an ongoing battle. Different issue if your after a trail beater.

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My $0.02 is comanche's aren't that rare. Why buy a rusted one when a cancer free one can be located. Personally, I'd travel to get rust free vs picking up something rusted local. Much easier to fix mechanical issues than rust IMHO. Other than the floor boards, fix all the rust spots you see and more pop up later - an ongoing battle. Different issue if your after a trail beater.

 

What I'm after is more of a project truck than a DD or a trail truck...

I found a rust free truck in Williamsburg VA except its a 4 cyl. for $4300 and its 6 hrs away.

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What I'm after is more of a project truck than a DD or a trail truck...

I found a rust free truck in Williamsburg VA except its a 4 cyl. for $4300 and its 6 hrs away.

Every Comanche is pretty much a project truck since they are between 19-25 years old. How do you plan on ultimately using the truck? Daily driver, rock crawler, fire wood hauler? If you want to fix up a Comanche for general use, then find one with little to no rust. If your going to beat on it, then the body condition is not a big deal. Your in the south so it shouldn't be too hard if your patient. Here's one in KY that looks pretty good. http://bgky.craigslist.org/cto/2211036965.html They come up on craigslist around these parts regularly. Good luck.

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