Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Re: preping a frame for a frame swap-CJ
By all means, touch up any welds that look suspect. My '78 had a bunch of TERRIBLE welds.
Also cut about a 1" hole in the front crossmember where it ties to the frame rails so that you can stick a garden hose in there and flush muck out.
If the back crossmember doesn't have holes in it, cut them too.
A while ago there was a post titled "POR - good idea or not", or something close. I had just done a frame rebuild and had some suggestions. Search for "butt-joint" and you'll find it.