thanks! I'll actually only be a bit up the road from you...my old man lives just north of Marion. He's the one with all the tools, garage space...and 30+ years of mechanic experience. My cousin might be coming down to lend a hand, he wheels but he drives a hellified K5 blazer. I almost
went that route, but I'd always wanted a jeep.
as far as the POR15 goes, if I don't do it this year I might as well be planning on an entire new frame the next one. I think the PO did a lot of mudding; the frame is in pretty poor shape, at least from the rear wells back. It's only an 02 and already has cancer eating the frame holes and had a lot of rust/mud/debris (flakes about the size of instant mashed potatoes) in the bottom of the frame rails. I flushed them out as best I could with a pressure washer, but I'm still leery. a frame from Davey's jeeps may be in my future