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post #1 of 23 Old 12-22-2015, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Frame Swapin Time

This is the reason for the alarm. I can’t believe he drove this thing.

Project is: Red 2001 Sport, 6 cylinder, 5 speed in a bad need for a frame swap. This gem already has a 4 inch Pro Comp lift sitting on 35 inch tires.

The Main To Do’s:
Frame Swap.
Front Fender replacement.
Motor mount lift.
Transfer case drop removal.

Other items to do:
Replace all the other Rusty crap.

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post #2 of 23 Old 12-22-2015, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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After further investigation and removal of the flaky rust debris, this is the hole left.
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post #3 of 23 Old 12-22-2015, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Pyle if said rust crap.
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post #4 of 23 Old 12-22-2015, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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New frame sourced. The new frame is a 4 cylinder and some modifications will need to be made to drop the 6 cylinder 5 speed in, but it was local and cheap. Frame was purchased completely stripped, the transfer case skid plate was thrown back in on the deal.
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post #5 of 23 Old 12-22-2015, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Front sheet metal removed.
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post #6 of 23 Old 12-22-2015, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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Holy oil pan batman!
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post #7 of 23 Old 12-31-2015, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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Trying to separate the body. I've successfully lifted it a couple inches, but it feels a little squirrelly doing it by myself. Hopefully I can get some help in the next few days.
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post #8 of 23 Old 01-01-2016, 06:52 AM
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In advance thanks for doing a write up, good luck.
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post #9 of 23 Old 01-02-2016, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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We have separation today!
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post #10 of 23 Old 01-02-2016, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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I had a little left in my day so I was able to get the rear axle out. My plan is to make the new frame into a roller before pulling the motor out of the old frame. I don't really know how it's going to work out with the off balance of weight.
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post #11 of 23 Old 01-02-2016, 04:23 PM
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How difficult was it separating the wiring etc from tub/frame?
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post #12 of 23 Old 01-03-2016, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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The wiring is not overly difficult. Just check recheck and check some more for anything connected to the tub. So far none of this project is overly difficult. I don't suspect many obstacles until moving the motor mounts from the 4 cylinder position to the 6 cylinder position.

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post #13 of 23 Old 01-03-2016, 03:10 PM
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I wish I could find a rolling chassis like you are swapping too, my frame is patched for the winter but I need another. I'll be watching...
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post #14 of 23 Old 01-04-2016, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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I got the old rear axle into the new frame tonight. I think I've decided to pull the motor/trans/transfer case before removing the front axle. I initially didn't want to do it that way for not having the space in the shop for everything, but I do believe this will be the easiest way in the long run.
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post #15 of 23 Old 01-05-2016, 05:18 PM
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I was thinking of pulling motor/trans/TC as one piece?
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