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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-28-2000, 10:18 AM
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Should I replace the frame on my flatfender or.....

The body will be off this weekend and then the real work starts. Has anybody here replaced a flatfender frame with a more current one say from like a 70 cj?
I want a little longer frame cause mine is so short. Is there something else I can use? Any suggestions or web sites to look at?

I am building this thing from the ground up and want to do it right the first time.

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Re: Should I replace the frame on my flatfender or.....

Just sending back to the top. Anyone got an opinion?



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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.



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Re: Should I replace the frame on my flatfender or.....

Stomper, Jason Bunch of Tri-County Gear is running an early model CJ5 frame on his flatfender. He said it's stronger than the original.

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Re: Should I replace the frame on my flatfender or.....

Thanks for the reply. I WAS begining to wonder.

My step dad had a '50 flatfender that he claimed was on a '70's frame. But getting him to do anything is like pulling teeth. I might see if I can get a DJ frame, I want to go SOA with a shackle reversal, but I think I want an automatic too. I need the extra length for that.

I will try to pry some info out of my step dad to see how hard this would be and let you know.

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Re: Should I replace the frame on my flatfender or.....

Jim, check with Rich at R&P 4wd 503-557-8911, I think he has a frame or two lying around that would work.


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I replace my 46 willy frame with a 67 commando frame. I copied Terry Howe setup.

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Re: Should I replace the frame on my flatfender or.....

I lenghtened the frame of my CJ-2 6 1/2". It now holds a 302 Ford, T-18, Dana 300, Dana 44 front axle and a Dana 60 rear axle resting on YJ springs that are spring over. I boxed the frame and will be adding some fishplating sometime in the future in the area of the spring mounts. I also lenghtened the body 6 1/2" for leg room. Might be easer than cutting up a complete frame to make it fit.
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