Save her or scrap her
I live in the forest at 8000 feet, the last 1000 of which is made on a mile of decomposing granite. I had always liked the WJ but hated the pigeon-toed stance. Then, about three years ago, I need a new vehicle and found a screaming deal on a '99 limited. I solved the stance problem with JK wheels and 265/60 17 tires. Since then I have driven it like it was stolen and have fallen in love with the inherent goodness of the WJ.
My '99 is getting a little long in the tooth at this point but I really didn't want to let go of the greatness of the WJ. IDEA!! Get another and build it up from front to back the way I want it. Engine, transmission, brakes, seats, everything. So I looked around and found a nice looking '03 Limited that needs an engine. Great, but "By the way, it was hit in the right front and not really fixed correctly." Well, that's where the problems begin.
I pulled the right fender and this is what I see. So here I am, looking for expertise to help me decide whether to continue this project or the scrap her and look for a different one.
I was planning on pulling the engine/transmission/transfer case and rebuilding/refurbishing all of them anyway. This looks to me like I'm going to have to replace the entire front quarter panel. (the subframe appears to be untouched) How much effort is involved in that and how would you approach the job?
Thanks for your help all you smart folks.