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Unread 01-06-2003, 06:36 PM   #1
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to build a CJ frame

Do any of you researching, jeep buiding, anything fixing jeepers out there know where a fellow could get the specs to build a frame for a CJ7. Things like angles for bends, mount locations & cross members? If not, I'll try to get my hands on a trashed out frame and start copying it. Thanks.

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Unread 01-06-2003, 06:52 PM   #2
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Send me your email address. I downloaded some drawings of the net. I am planning the same project on building my own frame.

I would like to share notes, ideas and pictures.

My CJ7 frame is shot from the front. Right now I am working on replacing the two axles with Dana 44, upgrade to t18 and installing a Dana 300 transfer case.

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Unread 01-06-2003, 07:50 PM   #3
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I can do one better. I have a 1978 service manual, with a cad drawing of all the jeep frames & models for those years.

I was just looking at it fast, but it has some specs, not sure on the angle bends or anything like that. But, let me know if ya want a copy of it. I can scan it in a few days, or snap off some shots with my digital.
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Unread 01-06-2003, 08:01 PM   #4
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Iwould like a copy also. I would like to see your project going.

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Unread 01-06-2003, 09:03 PM   #5
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no prob. will check on that tomight in fact when I get out of work
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Unread 01-06-2003, 09:55 PM   #6
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All the help I can get will be greatly appreciated. My e-mail address is Dtray332@aol.com

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Unread 01-07-2003, 12:48 PM   #7
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I am going to scan those sheets in this weekend, expect them sat eve, sunday to your email and posted here as well.
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Unread 01-07-2003, 09:03 PM   #8
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This might help.


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Unread 01-07-2003, 11:00 PM   #9
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Those drawings bring up a question for me.......Does any one know the purpose of the bar between the 2 mounts in #5 of the top drawing.
These bars (one on each side) were on my CJ7 body but I could find no way to reinstall them on the Wrangler tub.
They look like they were some kind of floor reinforcing device but must not be needed on the YJ..?????

Sure someone out there has a answer.............
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Unread 01-07-2003, 11:15 PM   #10
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They are for floor reinforcing and body mounts that I believe the YJ doesn't have - when I rebuilt my tub I left the front one out but retained the rear since it has a body mount on each side that connects from the frame crossmember.

Oops! I just looked at my restoration project and it looks like I retained the front one and scrapped the rear....
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Unread 01-07-2003, 11:42 PM   #11
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Looking at the angle they are installed at I don't see how they could have much of a effect...

Could be they are a after thought to fix a design flaw!
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Unread 01-08-2003, 05:27 PM   #12
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That posting is the same sheet I have in my manual, so, if that helps. great. saved me some scan time !
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Unread 01-08-2003, 09:36 PM   #13
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I found them somewhere on the internet, don't remember where. They look like a scan out of a book.
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Unread 01-11-2003, 05:13 PM   #14
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Frame Mounts

I've got a pair of frame body mounts and a rear crossmember on Ebay if your interested? I bought these to repair my 81 frame, but then got a deal on a rust free 84 frame.

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Unread 01-11-2003, 09:19 PM   #15
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OK, here I go. I'm about to begin the project. I'll document and photo as I go. I decided to try something that I've never seen before. Instead of building with 2"X4" box tubing, I'm going to use two 2" round tubing stacked on top of each other. If you look at it on an engineer aspect, there should be more flexability to it. You know how they say the every action has a reaction. Well when you bend one side in, the other side stretches out. This way, I'll have 2 of each working at the same time. I'll weld 1" flat stock every 12 inches to keep them together. I'll also have to fabricate my own mounts for body, tranny shocks and springs. I know it would be a lot easier to just buy one, but who buys a jeep already built up.
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