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the good news and bad

heres the damage, note distorted frame rail, loose bolts are cause I had taken down, but not replaced the petrol tank shield b4 the hit



both sides like that and towbar angled down about 10degrees, rear tailgate wont open, otherwise seems ok

the good news is the other dudes Insurance offered me $2600, keep the vehicle, no writeoff, and $300 for trailer which i weld myself.

my ole mate reckons hook up my 10ton chains to the towbar, wrap round big tree, and bang it out, maybe a little oxy heat on the crease??

the insurance guy reckons this may work but tear the towbar mount bolts, he was good to neg with, asked me what it was worth, i said it owed me $2600, he said ok, pay u minus wreck value 2700-100, shake hands 5mins.

a dude stopped to ask me to sell it to him the other day, so now my options are sell, keep for spares, swap good bits to the black one and keep on my rural block as a farm truck
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So I took the rear-ended White XJ down the bush, in 4wd, hooked up my heavy chains around a 2ft tree and the towball, have her about 10ft and and rammed forward twice, damm near gave myself whiplash, but the tailgate now opens!

furthermore, the towbar, which had a distinctly downward pointing aspect is nearly horizontal.

the big crease in the chassis is now very much reduced

all-in-all, a very good result, so much for hydraulic stretching machines

it did put a 6" deep groove in the back of the tree, and my neck felt pain, lucky the airbag didnt go off, although I never exceeded ~10kmph



there is a lot of gear in this vehicle, the extra rear seat will be surplus to my requirements

it has 30 X 9.5 tyres with heaps of tread, havent been able to date them yet.

the whole vehicle is in fairly good condition, and is full to the very brim with spares.

I intend to swap front & rear ends complete, front alloy bar, front skidpan, and a few other items over the next couple of weeks
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Were the 2 extra seats a dealer option? I've never seen them before...
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Were the 2 extra seats a dealer option? I've never seen them before...
I dont know, I have seen someone else with them fitted, maybe they are aftermarket?

take up too much space, having owned true 7 seaters like Pajero & Jackaroo, they are larger vehicles than Cherokee with rear seat that fold up to the side. Good when the kids are little and want to bring mates, no good for anything else at all

started the strip down, all the bolts are easy as butter after pre-soak.

the tyres are Hancook MT 30 x 9.5, with heaps of tread left, I see from the inside wall they are 10years old, but look so good, I think I can get a couple of years out of them.

The White one rides extremely well compared to my black one, which is sloppy as, the white one is very tight on the road, has red poly bushes in springs, shackles, front LCA, all this stuff will go on my truck

now the rear hatch is open I can access the seat bolts and other reas that make things so much easier.

the ultimate outcome for this jeep will quite likely be on my rural property, which is very rugged, will be used as guest accom (sleeping in an xj is ok), and probably heavily modified to act as both a crane and tractor
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spent a quality hour under a jeep today, most of it working out how to detach the E-brake cables

they are retained within brackets on the chassis by a 3-finger prongs

the only way I could get them out is as follows:

twist the cable with multigrips until one prong lines up with the slot, that leaves 2 to compress, a hose clamp wont fit, maybe a cable tie would, but what I did is twist a piece of wire tight with pliers in a noose...then use the pliers to push the noose up the snout till the prongs are compressed enough to pop thru

maybe there is another way, or tool, but it certainly was a sob

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spent a quality hour under a jeep today, most of it working out how to detach the E-brake cables

they are retained within brackets on the chassis by a 3-finger prongs

the only way I could get them out is as follows:

twist the cable with multigrips until one prong lines up with the slot, that leaves 2 to compress, a hose clamp wont fit, maybe a cable tie would, but what I did is twist a piece of wire tight with pliers in a noose...then use the pliers to push the noose up the snout till the prongs are compressed enough to pop thru

maybe there is another way, or tool, but it certainly was a sob

erm..... use a closed end of a 13mm spanner, works great....
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erm..... use a closed end of a 13mm spanner, works great....
thats the value of a forum, as I have the black one to do, and will give it a try
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thats the value of a forum, as I have the black one to do, and will give it a try
Works brilliantly, you will have to push very hard but will work so much easier than the method you did. Works on the drum end too!
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anyone know what these 2 threaded holes are for?

pretty sure they should not be open to atmosphere like this?

dont know what should be there, hopefully I can find the right size fastener in my box of Jeep spares and close them off



all the rear end stuff is out know
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