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Old 05-11-2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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Yj Frame Swap

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My frame on my Yj has rotted from the Inside out. At the skid plate driver side it is completely gone... My only option is to sell it or get a frame swap. Mind you this is not my daily this is strictly a mudder. The frame will cost me 350 and the labor for it will cost me around 1500-2000. Should I sell the jeep and get a better one... Thing is that selling the Yj will give me around 3800 due to the chassis problem(I have had 5 people come see it already) and to get a new YJ will cost me around 5500 with a lift kit installed. With that alone I think that the frame swap will be worth it. My engine and transmission are in perfect shape.


I want to know your opinion on this topic.

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Old 05-12-2013, 01:12 AM   #2
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I say if you are happy with the motor and tranny then swap the frame. You never know when problems may come with a different jeep. Besides you will gain a wealth of knowledge doing the work yourself. Just me thinking out loud. Good luck either way. Keep us posted.

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If you are doing it yourself I would say swap the frame. With a different YJ that you purchase, no matter what the condition of the frame THAT YOU CAN SEE it remains that the frame, if it is original, will be in a state of decay that is not observable on the inside surfaces. Best wishes on whatever you decide that you come out with an acceptable jeep to drive.
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I would say fix the frame instead of swapping it out, but thats just my opinion. repair parts for the frame are readily available, and even if you need to take it to a welder to have it done its still a ton of savings compared to the price you quoted. 350 is a great price for a frame but 1500-2000 to swap it out? To me thats just an insane price.

There is 11 body mount bolts, 2 ground straps, and the fuel lines and radiator, and the body is off. Thats about an hr with the proper tools. The drive train takes a bit longer, (maybe a day) to swap from 1 to the other.

So 1 hr to dismantle, 8 hrs to swap drivetrain, 1 hr to re-install body. 10 hrs total for 2000? 200/hr? wish i could get that.
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I would say fix the frame instead of swapping it out, but thats just my opinion. repair parts for the frame are readily available, and even if you need to take it to a welder to have it done its still a ton of savings compared to the price you quoted. 350 is a great price for a frame but 1500-2000 to swap it out? To me thats just an insane price.

There is 11 body mount bolts, 2 ground straps, and the fuel lines and radiator, and the body is off. Thats about an hr with the proper tools. The drive train takes a bit longer, (maybe a day) to swap from 1 to the other.

So 1 hr to dismantle, 8 hrs to swap drivetrain, 1 hr to re-install body. 10 hrs total for 2000? 200/hr? wish i could get that.
Yes its about 24 hours of work for them at $80/hr
And the spots where hey would stick in the replacement chassis parts are not good enough to weld at, hence the swap.
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