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lovett86 11-03-2012 07:56 AM

90 yj frame swap and build up
started a new build thread

picked up a frame for 100 bucks, guy threw in a plastic tank with it

went back a couple weeks later and picked up a cj dash and speedo, cable

this is the jeep as it is sitting now


the frame does need a bit of repair at the passenger rear rail, will post pics after its repaired

lovett86 11-03-2012 03:51 PM

found a 2nd bad spot in the frame after i took a hammer to the hole thing so i fixed it first

this is the passenger side rail, still needs a bit of work

lovett86 11-05-2012 09:24 PM

a bit more work on the frame

found this little guy too

wont be long before its all fixed

lovett86 11-10-2012 05:52 PM

left side of cross member

right side

rear all fixed up

little hole patched up

rear track bar mount ground off

front track bar mount ground off

i just have to clean up the threads in the frame for the skid plate and then grind down the frame and paint it

lovett86 11-21-2012 09:19 PM

got alot of grinding done on the frame, hoping to have it primerd next week

lovett86 01-10-2013 09:55 PM

finally got some primer on the frame

Copperhead89 01-11-2013 04:12 AM

What did you do with all of that heavy surface rust before priming it?

lovett86 01-11-2013 05:14 PM

lots of grinding discs and a big wire wheel on the grinder and i got some metal cleaner from work, id of rather sandblasted it, but i dont have one so i had to work with what i had

lovett86 02-03-2013 05:07 PM

New frame is painted and ready for swap. Body is off the jeep and ready to go. Will have pics tomorrow

lovett86 02-16-2013 03:26 PM

no pics yet, but the whole drive train is stripped down to nothing

lovett86 02-21-2013 07:59 PM

lovett86 02-21-2013 08:02 PM

have the jeep stripped rite apart for now, will be assembling on the new frame soon, have cleaned up and painted a bunch of parts, the engine i thought was a 318 is actually a 360, super clean on the inside too

lovett86 04-21-2013 07:26 AM

welded in some new nuts for the skid plate and i still have to tighten up some of the u bolts and i forgot a couple shackle bolts at work, but its all most a complete rolling chassis again

Copperhead89 04-22-2013 11:13 AM

You're doing yeoman's work to bring that frame back to life!!:thumbsup:

lovett86 04-27-2013 07:03 PM

thanks, been slow progress on it so far, been working alot on the new house instead of the jeep, wish i could do things differnt with it, but i can only work with what i have

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