I Might Just Know What I'm Talking About
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Sisters, Oregon
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Re: Jeepster body on Commando frame?
I guess I should explain....I have my 73 Commando that I have put alot of work into...the frame, that is.Alcan springs, shackle reversal, rear frame and crossmember boxed, all unneeded holes welded shut, MORE mounts for a Chev, ect, ect... But, the body is, well, shot. Actually, some of the partsters/junksters look better than mine. There is no rust, but the PO cut out the rear fenderwells, parts of the interior bracing, and drilled a lot of 1/8" holes everywhere. Not unfixable, but... no near completion date. So...I just had the opportunity to purchase a nice running 70 Jeepster-225, TH400, Ross steering, ect. The body is in great shape, and it runs and drives. So, of course, I bought it. Both finances and my wife [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] dictate that I have only 1 "extra project" at a time, so something has to go. I am going to keep the 70...but I want the Saginaw steering, the 2" wide springs, ect. Should I just upgrade the 70 frame to accept saginaw steering and better springs, or should I swap the Commando frame in and then sell or part out the Commando? I hate the idea of parting the Commando, I hope someone would want it whole. It has a good title, it's even currently registered!
The best news is, I will probably be able to drive a Jeepster to the Northwest meet this summer!!!