I finally have the option to buy the rolled rig that was posted in this thread: https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3926 Picts on bottom of first page.
Rad,fan,alt bracket,1 body mount, and a small things and the drive train is done. about 600 bucks for those parts and $3200 for the rig. So i would have a $3800 running 08 Ruby with a hammered body. I could cut off the body and make a trail rig or maybe even just pull out the dents enough to use as a drivable heap. Doors and openings plus the AC condenser are wasted .The frame, axle's, suspension and underneath look OK. I'm on the fence on this one so I'm asking opinions,options and deal or no deal. Thanks.
Bent/ cracked frames are VERY difficult to diagnose and can be equally hard to repair. That roll over was a nasty one. I would steer clear. FWIW- Many frame damaged vehicles (even slight) can really drive/ handle poorly. I would buy a cheap used TJ to build up rather than that one...preferably one that is close to stock and one owner or lower mileage.