I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: Should I replace the frame on my flatfender or.....
I will be doing this soon, after I finish the body mounts and diamond plate bed on the Scrambler. JEEPNCHICK's '47 frame is also shot, but I managed to pick up a mint M-38 frame, complete with axles and steering gear (and tie down points). I'll probably go with the CJ-2A axles, as they're lower geared, someone correct me if I'm wrong or if I should keep them.
I have a friend that is building a flatfender with a DJ-5 frame, apparently it's 4" longer than the CJ frame and he wants to do a shackle reversal with the extra length.
I don't know of anyone that has replaced a frame with a more current one, but with some modifications and a little ingenuity anything is possible. Sorry I couldn't be of more help, just didn't want you to think anyone wasn't paying attention.
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled!
GM151/SM465/NP205 twinstick/7"Lift/33"TSL's/IHC D44's 4.10's Lock'd