Default 1986 frame help 

Old 11-10-2019, 12:13 PM   #1
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Picking up another cj7 project this week from a friend. He was the original purchaser in 1986. Has the usual front floorboard rot, not too bad but could warrant new pans. Has the rocker panel rot. Iíll do those as well. Other then that he wrecked it a little last year, busted front driver fender and Bent the frame a little. Iím
Or opposed to welding on a new section of frame , say from front tub body mount forward, with a tape the rest of the frame shows square. Any idea where to source these parts. I am am hobbyist welder but have been for 20 years and have some good machines and tools now so Iím not worried about the welding. Only reason Iím
Entertaining the project is cause itís free to me.

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Old 11-10-2019, 01:11 PM   #2
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If the frame is only a little bit bent u will cause more damage splicing a section in. Your best bet is to have a body shop pull the frame back into square using a frame machine and computer measurements

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