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Hey there (first post). Just got a 2007 4wd FJ from a friend. It was in an accident causing;
-the aprons to crack (or possibly crack more than before),
-fender to sag and interfere with drivers door,
-headlight support dented in near battery,
-the bumper became racked.

Wondering where I can find detailed dimensions, to put them back into shape.

My main concern right now is repairing the drivers side apron, I have already removed the fender and plastic guards. I'm thinking of pulling out dents, welding the cracks and reinforcing with a tube frame (I've found some pictures showing this). I'd love to hear from someone who has done this. I have read many of the threads, but thought I would make my own due to the high number of posts on some of them and being outdated.

I would appreciate input and alternative routes, or if it would be worth it just to buy some salvaged apron and headlight support from a later year model.






I FOUND THESE REINFORCEMENT SOLUTIONS ON OTHER THREADS

 

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welcome. Let us know how you end up fixing your apron.
 

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Welcome to the show. :cheers:

Going to watch this one.
 

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Welcome aboard!
 

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Welcome to the Forum :smile
 

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Body Repair Manual has the dimensions at the end of pdf
 

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Wow thanks chumley! That is a great resource. Those dimensions have great detail!
 

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Welcome from the Sierra Nevadas.
 

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Well the repairs are nearly done. Its been a whirlwind and a slow process. Ended up having to replace the hood too after it flew up on me driving the freeway (facepalm). I bashed the apron out with a hammer, welded it back together with miller XMT, In hindsight should have tig welded it because the xmt ran way too hot. it was hard not burning holes in it. Installed the hood and fender then took offand got it painted. I love this thing and has been treating me well.
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Well done and fair play for all the hard work.
Your FJ looks great!
 

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She's looking a lot better! Good work! It was cool to get the body repair manual .pdf from this thread. Thanks!
Happy Trails!
 
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