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: Crushed corner, new corner


corey3589
11-04-2007, 09:57 AM
Well I crushed my corner and ordered a new one. Has anyone else done this yet or does anyone have any info on how to remove the old ones and replace the new ones?

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p139/corey3589/IM000127-1.jpg
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p139/corey3589/IM000126-1.jpg
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p139/corey3589/IM000135.jpg

RubyMtnRubicon
11-04-2007, 10:19 AM
My guess is theres probably some cutting, grinding and welding involved. I would have just gotten some AEV corners to cover up the damage and help prevent damage in the future.

corey3589
11-04-2007, 10:43 AM
I would have but my tail light is pushed in on the damaged one. The AEV guards have cut outs for the lights. Now if they made them solid I could throw some recessed LEDs. Looks as though there can't be any damage, especially around the light, before installing the AEVs.

PhilD
11-07-2007, 07:54 AM
I would have but my tail light is pushed in on the damaged one. That's what hammers are for ;)

Personally I would have removed the tail light, hammered out the dented corner, painted it and put on some after market corners.

I haven't looked, but it may well be spot welded. Either way, as already mentioned, some cutting and welding will be required.

PhilD
11-07-2007, 08:02 AM
Here ya go, here's the welds you need to do:

http://www.jkwheeling.com/temp/weld1.gif

http://www.jkwheeling.com/temp/weld2.gif

John L
11-07-2007, 09:55 AM
You can drill out the spot welds instead of cutting. Works much better and easier to control.

corey3589
11-07-2007, 01:41 PM
Thanks for the help those drawings will definatly come in handy. Plan is for this weekend.

Quadratec, Inc.
11-09-2007, 06:28 AM
What's the part number for that corner?

PhilD
11-09-2007, 06:48 AM
I believe it is 55395896AA

MichaelW
11-09-2007, 08:00 AM
I've never done this before but if I had to I guess I'd pick up one of those spot welders at Harbor Freight and go for it. It would seem that only th top pieces would require welding where as every where else you could bolt it together. It is interesting on how amazingly simple body panels go together. I haver to admit though, I miss the old days of framework and bolts. Damn, showing my age again. :laughing:

Da Kine
11-09-2007, 04:45 PM
I feel for ya, I did the same thing on the drivers side.:pissed: Though not as bad, my light stayed intact and pushed in the corner.
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee302/Got_Da_Kine/DSC07682.jpg?t=1194655324
I have the part, but may just bang it out and repaint. Cheaper and with it being on the gas tank side, will be easier.
Good luck and let us know of any issues you run into when doing your welds and such.

BuzzHog
11-16-2007, 04:43 AM
Only with Jeeps do you hear people talking about "just bang it out and paint it" on a brand new vehicle...

Definately a Jeep thing, and the rest certainly wouldn't understand!!

God bless simplicity!!!