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Unread 04-05-2013, 01:01 PM   #1
Ryman12
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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?

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Unread 04-06-2013, 08:44 PM   #2
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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?
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Unread 04-06-2013, 09:32 PM   #3
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Hmmm thanks for the tip. I wouldn't be opposed to the idea of a road trip if it meant getting a good frame
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Unread 04-15-2013, 04:20 PM   #4
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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.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 10:43 PM   #5
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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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