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Join Date: Sep 1999
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Re: Wrangler tub and frame
I ended up going with another body. It's a 90 model (I have discovered they were the last year that the firewall looked the same as the 5's and 7's) and a 84 model CJ7 frame. Both are in cherry condition. The frame has a tad of rust in on of the inner walls (My 75 isn't boxed so I never realized how thin these were). The body has no rust and was prepped and painted and kept in a basement for the last 4 years with a ton of old clothes piled on it. This is going to be a daily driver since I don't have anything besides my company truck and my Jeep which is a trailer queen. I have a everything works wagoneer with 44's a 360 th400 and quadratrac. This will make up the guts. I am not sure wether or not I'll be able to use the springs, have to do some measuring. I traded a budy out of a 77 CJ5 that is a complete body (he made a hybrid out of his frame and drivetrain). The dash, pedals, hood, and windshield frame (front bolts won't line up I think), grill, and fenders should work right? Seat brakets might work and if they don't I have already made one set. Steering gearbox off the wagon and steering coulumn (tilt) should be usuable. Break booster and master cylinder off the wagon. Roll bar off the CJ. Heater off the CJ....
Am I forgetting anything? I will have to order a brake line kit or make some. Need a feul tank..lights.. drool.... drool...
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