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What should I do???

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I need some input on what to do with my Jeep. I was working on my 1980 CJ7 this weekend and I found a hole in the frame right by the left rear shock. When I touched this hole to see how much material I had to weld to the hole decided to get a couple inches bigger. I've had a number of cracks and holes welded up, but they had more stable material to weld to. I have a couple of holes back at the rear shackle that are almost as bad also. I'm not sure what the best option is right now. I don't want to buy a new Jeep, so my options are to let it go until it completely gives way and then decide then (not very safe feeling though), put a new frame from matkin or advanced frame works, buy a matkin frame with the coil spring suspension with it, buy a used frame, do one of the above options and take a loan out to put a 350 and new axles in it, or any other option you guys can come up with. I have heard that there is some place in toledo??? that sells Jeep frames, but I don't know anything about them. Please help me. I need some kind of advice (good or bad) before I spend alot of money. Thanks.

Tim Springer
1980 CJ7
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MORE sells frame strengthening kits that are welded to the frame. They come in front and back sections, even have all the various holes cut out. This may help, instead of getting a new frame right away.

Brad (from the 4 Wheeling center of the universe, 4 corners USA)
if your money is worth a lot more than your time, you can allways get a new frame from a junk yard.. i bought one last month for $100 in very nice shape....

Here is a link to that place in toledo. []
I have only bought a rear frame cross member from them but was happy with the service.
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