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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2002, 09:20 PM
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I have an 86 cj7. I snapped the frame. I was hoping for all sugestions on what I should do? How long will the frame hold up if welded?what is the most economical frame to get?ANYTHING whould help!

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2002, 09:22 PM
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Re: brokeframe

you need to fill out your profile. i know someone that has a good frame for not much money. where are you at?

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2002, 09:28 PM
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Re: brokeframe

depending on where its broke, and how badly, it can most probably be welded, and a plate or 2 added ( sandwiched) to make it last forever.


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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2002, 11:24 PM
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Re: brokeframe

agree with ozark, weld 'er up and add some plates and u should be good to go. Just be careful that the frame doesn't change length when it's welded. This is especially important if it's broken over the spring between the shackles; this would cause that corner to be higher. Also be careful if the mend is between the axles; a shortening here will pull the axles off center causing the Jeep to pull on the road, excessive u-joint wear, excessive strain on the axles, and excessive tire wear. Basically, just be careful with this mend because it can be screwed up; I've seen it. The risk of this increases if the frame is rusted or in otherwise bad shape; if this is the case, look for another frame.

post #5 of (permalink) Old 01-06-2002, 09:54 AM
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Re: brokeframe

If you're looking to make this as easy as possible MORE makes some frame plates that are already cut to fit, holes and all.

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