ExpatMJGuy Posted February 2 Share Posted February 2 After a year I'm FINALLY in the process of pulling the old 2.8 v6 out of my 86 parts MJ. It's water logged and toast. Some kid hydro locked it and then rather than fix it, they parked it in a field and let it sit... for YEARS! I got into it and pealed back damage where this MJ has been in an accident at one point in its life. Looks like the front passenger side has taken a HARD hit. It looks to me like they have done some frame repair work and now years later the metal used in the repair has started to rust and give way. You can see where they even reinforced the repair underneath. Look, I'm not a body guy. Not by a long shot. Is this something that can be repaired at some point by someone that knows what they are doing? If it can be repaired is it worth it? Maybe since it was repaired once it could be done again? I've included pics tell me what you guys think. Here's the deal. I paid too much for something I thought was in better shape. I bought it originally for the complete black interior. Center console is intact and all. I originally found this thing in the dark. I thought at the time someone had already swapped out the Peugeot transmission. I thought it would go in my 88 MJ. Nope, didn't even know about the AX-5 at the time and they look alike if you don't know better. Knew I could snag several small parts, and the tailgate, but this is another gut punch. All my plans for this thing seem to have gone south at some point. I figured I could save someone the work, pull the engine and scrap it myself and recoup a few bucks. My intent up to now has been to sell a complete rolling body with complete glass. Something someone could do body work on and drop and engine and interior of their choice in. If this was an XJ I'd strip it of everything I want and send it on to the scrapper. But this is a Comanche, and one with a clean title! Since it has a clean title I'm trying to do what I can to keep it from having soup cans made of it. But with this new discovery of accident damage a bridge too far? There's metal work\body experts with lots of experience here so let me know what's up. Cause if it's too far gone I don't want to go any further waisting my time pulling an engine and getting it ready for someone else. Otherwise it's a typical southern truck that has been sat up for a long time. There's some surface rust but floor pans and all seem to be there so far. So big picture I'm trying to decide if I want to even continue with the engine pull. If the body is toast or unsafe, guess I'll need to come up with my plan C. Have a few ideas. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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