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post #1 of 15 Old 11-29-2007, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone ever build a home made frame?

I was wondering if any of you have attempted to build a frame? If you have please post some pictures. I would love to see how creative you got. I'm lucky, I have a complete fab shop at my disposal, and I can build one for under $600.00. I did some measuring, and had our in house cad designer make me a drawing. This thing is going to be awesome! I begin construction in 4 weeks!!!




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post #2 of 15 Old 11-30-2007, 08:36 AM
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I was wondering if any of you have attempted to build a frame? If you have please post some pictures. I would love to see how creative you got. I'm lucky, I have a complete fab shop at my disposal, and I can build one for under $600.00. I did some measuring, and had our in house cad designer make me a drawing. This thing is going to be awesome! I begin construction in 4 weeks!!!

interested in sharing the CAD drawing?
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I was wondering if any of you have attempted to build a frame? If you have please post some pictures. I would love to see how creative you got. I'm lucky, I have a complete fab shop at my disposal, and I can build one for under $600.00. I did some measuring, and had our in house cad designer make me a drawing. This thing is going to be awesome! I begin construction in 4 weeks!!!

I have the original frame specs with all the factory measurements if you would like it.

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I have the original frame specs with all the factory measurements if you would like it.
is it a drawing, or just the specs? i have vendors who are machine shops, but they would need a CAD drawing.

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is it a drawing, or just the specs? i have vendors who are machine shops, but they would need a CAD drawing.

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It is a line drawing in JPEG format.

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It is a line drawing in JPEG format.
sure ... send it over if you dont mind ... slow1.8t@snet.net

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sure ... send it over if you dont mind ... slow1.8t@snet.net

thanks mike.
Done, you are welcome.

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got it ... thanks mike.
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I will definitely share the cad drawing, after I build mine. I'm sure there are going to be things that need changing. I might build a couple of these frames and sell them too, I think that a lot of people would be interested in a beefy frame, for under a $1000. I will post pics as soon as I get it completed.

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post #10 of 15 Old 11-30-2007, 04:12 PM
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That would be pretty sweet. Are they for a 5 or 7 or what?

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heres the back half of my YJ frame, not quite what your looking for but it might give you some ideas. i used the stock frame and cut behing the rear and added 1 3/4'' tube. i have a 4x2 3/16 sub frame made but no pictures, i was going to use it for a rockwell buggy but thats on hold, jason.
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I will definitely share the cad drawing, after I build mine. I'm sure there are going to be things that need changing. I might build a couple of these frames and sell them too, I think that a lot of people would be interested in a beefy frame, for under a $1000. I will post pics as soon as I get it completed.
thanks jonny ... please do keep us posted once the frame is complete and working
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post #14 of 15 Old 12-01-2007, 11:10 AM
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It seems to me that about 10 years ago in one of the magazines (it could have been Off Road or Petersens 4wheel Drive)there was a guy with a green Scrambler that built his frame out of 2x6 or 3x6 rectangular tubing. He picked up all of the stock mounting points if I remember correctly. It was very nicely done.

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post #15 of 15 Old 12-08-2007, 04:58 PM
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I would be interested in buying a frame from you once you have this done. I have a 77 cj7 and the frame to say the least is nasty.
I am a newbie also.
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