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Ryman12 04-05-2013 01:01 PM

Jeep junkyards (frame hunting)
Does anybody know of any junkyards that have a decent number of TJ's? My frame has seen better days and there seem to be none on craigslist. I know TJ's get stripped amazingly quick when (or even if) they show up in junkyards. Anybody have any advice?

Greentj05 04-06-2013 08:44 PM

I know it's a little bit of a hike where you'd be coming from, but maybe try calling Jeeps Unlimited in Providence, RI?

Ryman12 04-06-2013 09:32 PM

Hmmm thanks for the tip. I wouldn't be opposed to the idea of a road trip if it meant getting a good frame

Elias4WDCenter 04-15-2013 04:20 PM

97-02 frames will be hard to come by in this area. They rot out.

Sometimes, they can be saved with pieces from A.R.T. in RI.
Our tech, Dan, moonlighting as a hand model:

Stitched onto the frame:

Nearly finished repair:

The smart money is on a HD replacement frame, if you REALLY like your TJ. They are a lot stronger and heavier, and less prone to rust. Keywords: money; REALLY like.:thumbsup:

Ryman12 04-17-2013 10:43 PM

haha thanks for the heads up. I do like my tj, but the money part is a bit out of the question as im just a broke college student. I've checked out the ART frame repair sections, but for what I need it would cost around 800 dollars. Im moving towards welding in a completely new rear half. There seems to be less welding involved and IIRC I can use any year TJ frame because the changes were in the steering box mounting bolts and the skid plate (which I think I can figure out). Plus I've seen them come up at junk yards for a reasonable price.

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