I'm a new guy here but not new to TJ's, this is my 3rd one and I am not selling this one! Ha. Never joined the site before for some reason.
Anyways, the new to me jeep is a 97 TJ sahara, no d44
with just over 180k on the stock 4.0l. Not worried about that, what I am worried about is the frame! It was a one owner vehicle from Vermont(bought in New Jersey) and the frame is rotted and rusted bad. SO....
I got a used frame last weekend from an 01 and have started teardown. Picked up the frame for $600, not great but close to home( southern MD). Got the TJ for $5000 and the body/interior is almost perfect so Im happy with it. Now the hard work begins, Ill post pics and updates on progress. I know many others have done this so if you have any suggestions let me know. Money is available but not endless, main thing is I want to do it right the first time! I'm sure I will have some questions but have already learned alot from trolling the threads on the subject. Thanks talk soon
The pics show some of the rust but it gets worse in the rear areas. I had a rear pass corner body mount spin on me and found out why- got it out just need to fix the nutsert and close up the frame back there.