TDK bought out Advanced Frame Works...didnt see anything about them buying out Matkins though...
A reasonably good frame, no rust or little rust, no cancer would be worth around that price...if theres nothing wrong with the rear crossmember, I wouldnt replace it. a good factory frame coated should last a long time depending on how you beat it up or not...if your a avid offroader going to the rubicon or something similiar, id reenforce the hell out of it...but if your offroading is not so heavy, a stock frame should hold. I personally lack searching patience for looking for a good frame in good condition online...I work on computers, networking and satellite internet all day, I really dont want to deal with it when im off work...
81 Jeep CJ5 4" lift, 33" Mickey Thompson Baja Claw tires.