Tell me about it...I started with a budget of around $1500 to get my baby on the road...then I looked at the frame. Apparently my CJ was abused by Lifeguards somewhere in Maryland. Needless to say, the frame was thin in some places, and missing in others. There was still beach sand inside the frame. So, $2800 later I've got a new GALVANIZED frame with reverse shackle mounts and an integrated receiver. Of course, the wife says, "I don't know why you don't just buy another one." Some people just don't get it. That's a nice site. Thanks.
It's not so much a labor of love as it is shear determination.