79 Silver Anniversary with a bad frame
I am new to the Forum and Jeep's. I will give you a little history on my Jeep. My Step-Father passed away in February and he was a wheeler and dealer. He had 7 Jeeps and I was in the process of researching all of them. I ran across the 79 SA in the barn and drove it and decided it was coming home with me. I have the original window sticker and all of the manuals. It appears to be stock including interior and wheels. From 20ft it looks like a really nice older Jeep. Get close and you start to see all of the problems.
So after finding this site and reading all of the builds I decided that is what I am going to do with this one. My first question deals with the frame. Am i going to de-value the Jeep if i replace the original frame? I don't have it tore down to the frame yet, getting closer everyday, but it does have a large hole in front of the rear passenger spring mount. I will try to post some pictures tonight when I get home. Also I already have a donor frame that is in excellent shape.
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