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Unread 05-30-2013, 08:30 AM   #1
Beckahecka
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New Jeep Frame??

So the plan on my 84 CJ7 was to take the tub off over the winter and redo the frame (has typical CJ rust in the back shackle area).
I came across a used CJ7 Frame that this guy had professionaly redone - no rust, straight, and coated with chassis paint.

Its all the stuff I was planning to do to mine, but the price is $600.

I'm not to that point in my jeep rebuild yet, so I haven't got quotes for fab work, sandblasting and so on.

Would I be saving money/time if I bought this one?

Any help would be appreciated!!!!
Thanks!

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Unread 05-30-2013, 08:35 AM   #2
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If you trust someone else's work would be a question to ask yourself. If the work was not done right then you'll have wasted allot of time starting with a frame the paint will likely come off of. If it were me I'd do it all myself and if you can't then hire someone and watch the steps as they do them, that way you'll know what was done.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 08:54 AM   #3
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This frame is two jeep frames married together, (but not sure of the quailty, although I hear good recommendations from the shop he went to), and to me, it looks pretty good, but I'm not a professional by any means.

For an extra 100 I can get the title too, so that might be a plus.

Thanks for the info!
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Unread 05-30-2013, 04:19 PM   #4
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2 Frames married together? You would get allot more help on this if you had this thread in the CJ section. I bet one of the moderators would move it for you if you asked.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 06:50 PM   #5
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Joining 2 frames is fine if done correctly problem is most people have no clue how to do it. Pictures would be a big help especially close ups of the joints. As for the paint peeling if its not correctly done it will come off quickly and can cause major rust problems.

Cost for doing it yourself will depend on how bad your frame is, sand blasting and paint. Call a few shops and get a few quotes based on what you know.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 03:57 PM   #6
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Unless I knew the guy who was selling the frame, I'd have a few concerns...

Why is he selling it? He dumps a bunch of $$ into it, cleans it all up, paints it, and then sells it?

Does it fit correctly?


My biggest concern would be that it didn't fit correctly, so he's trying to recoup some of his $$$.

Not trying to call anybody shady or anything.. just saying "be careful". Would really suck to pay $600 for $50 of scrap steel.
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