which CJ7 frame, Matkins or AFW
I have several post but three different subjects, so I will post three times. I have checked the archives but would like to get as current experience and advise.
I have a 1983 CJ7 and want to start from the ground up rebuild and upgrade. This post will deal with CJ7 frames.
I know that the CJ7 frame is not very strong (compared to what I'm not sure)and since its a 1983 its 20 years old. I plan on upgrading the systems on the CJ7 and thought the frame should be upgraded also. I plan on putting a V8, manual tranny and dana 44's front and rear.
I am considering a matkins or AFW frame. I have to say the matkins appears more stout but like the options on the AFW.
If you were choosing, which frame would you choose (or do I really need a more stout frame for the V8) and why?
In the archives it appears most post were praising the AFW, because of accurate alignment of accessory holes but this was by mostly a few jeepers. The main negative to the matkins was lack of customer service and some holes not aligned. Well, what now.
What are your experiences or suggestions?