Has anybody heard of using a DJ5 (Postal) jeep frame for a CJ2A project? If not, does anybody know where I can get specs on the DJ frame? I'm trying to determine what it's gonna take to do this swap and any hurdles I may come accross.
I can't really help you, but this will bump the thread back to the first page. I have seen several people swap yj and cj7 bodies onto blazer and fs chevy frames, so i would think a cj2a body to a dj would be possible, hopefully someone else will chime in.
I think that the postal Jeep frame that you may have heard of is from a mostly experimental electric model. The frame was built heavy to be capable of supporting the batteries.
I replaced my CJ7 frame with one from AFW. Wasn’t bad and would have been better had the trucking company not run into my frame with a fork truck and then lost it for a while to delay discovery of their misdeed. I got another one built but that put me into bad weather by the time I got the swap complete. Still, it only took about a week to do.
I had almost no help. I didn’t pull the engine/transmission/transfer case assembly. I just set those on the ground with the frame still around it. The neighbor and his son-in-law helped me lift the old frame and set the new frame around the assembly.
Aren't the Postal's 2WD? I haven't looked at one for awhile, but I think the front of the frame is probably different to accept the 2wd axle. You may be in for a project of building an entirely new front frame or at least grafting it.
3 or 4 years ago a friend was considering converting his from right hand and 2 wheel drive to left and 4. As I remember it seemed to be too complicated for what it was worth.
I think even the front crossmember is different.