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Unread 11-03-2012, 07:56 AM   #1
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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

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

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Unread 11-03-2012, 03:51 PM   #2
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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

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Unread 11-05-2012, 09:24 PM   #3
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a bit more work on the frame





found this little guy too



wont be long before its all fixed
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Unread 11-10-2012, 05:52 PM   #4
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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
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Unread 11-21-2012, 09:19 PM   #5
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got alot of grinding done on the frame, hoping to have it primerd next week
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Unread 01-10-2013, 09:55 PM   #6
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finally got some primer on the frame

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Unread 01-11-2013, 04:12 AM   #7
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What did you do with all of that heavy surface rust before priming it?
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Unread 01-11-2013, 05:14 PM   #8
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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
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Unread 02-03-2013, 05:07 PM   #9
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New frame is painted and ready for swap. Body is off the jeep and ready to go. Will have pics tomorrow
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Unread 02-16-2013, 03:26 PM   #10
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no pics yet, but the whole drive train is stripped down to nothing
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Unread 02-21-2013, 07:59 PM   #11
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Unread 02-21-2013, 08:02 PM   #12
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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
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Unread 04-21-2013, 07:26 AM   #13
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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
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Unread 04-22-2013, 11:13 AM   #14
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You're doing yeoman's work to bring that frame back to life!!
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Unread 04-27-2013, 07:03 PM   #15
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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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