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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