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Ok so you buy a Jeep and the frame is rusty, what do you do?
1. Buy a new frame. The most popular seems to be "Throttle Down Customs". Once and done
2. Buy or make steel reinforcement, weld to current frame. Rust never sleeps, so your frame will weak and continue to rust
3. Find a used frame...
Where I'm at on project:
My plans were not to worry to much about rust on body. Chemically treat the rust to slow until addressed properly. Concentrate on the mechanical condition.
As mentioned earlier I know knowing about Jeeps, I know I like them, so what could go wrong? Kinda of like a mail...
What can I say, I've always liked messing with cars, and never got to be rich so I gave up trying 10 years ago. Reason I am sharing this tidbit of information is so you will understand what skills and abilities I might possess.
I could be described as a "shadetree mechanic". When I...
It is a base model, not sure if it even qualifies to be called a Scrambler. The CJ8 is Copper Brown Metallic with Nutmeg interior. Still has all 5 of the original steel wheels and jack.
The drive train seems to be in decent shape, I think radiator may have some issues cause she runs...
Purchased a 1981 4 speed 4 cylinder Scrambler from a local small time classic car lot this summer. I knew nothing about Jeeps or any other 4x4 vehicle. I've always wanted a Scrambler or CJ7.
The Scrambler checked all my blocks to keep a retired man from boredom. I plan on driving...
Saw the post of another very nice Scrambler up for sale, with the price to match.
I realize alot of members are still using theirs, I plan to use mine often too.
But at these prices who can afford to buy and do 4 wheeling in them.
Will they become like early Mustangs and kept in garages? I...
Big if, but if I built a chassis from used frame I'm getting, using yj springs and new axles with the V8 transplant. I would have a complete 4 cylinder chassis left in one piece. Maybe less Transfer case? Will that old chassis be worth anything to anybody?
Thanks for all replies, but I've got to be honest with you. This is all over my head. This 4x4 stuff is still a dog to me.
Talk to me like a fifth grader. I won't get upset.
I priced new axles and looking at 6k for new. I could keep what I've got, maybe different one piece axles.