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Old 11-07-2015, 01:08 PM
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I have a 99' i need to swap frames. Which years will fit? How much am i expecting to pay? While im at it should i add a body lift to go with my 2" BB?

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I think I might have taken the last frame he had available but get in touch with Steve Gunseth in Surry, NH- Gunseth 4x4. He had three jeeps there that he was doing swaps on when I dropped mine off. I don't want to give out the pricing because I told him he should increase his prices... very reasonable for a texas frame and him doing all of the labor which includes new brake lines. If you want a suspension lift or body lift thats the time to do it... frame swap is a good time to do many things

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I have a 99' i need to swap frames. Which years will fit? How much am i expecting to pay? While im at it should i add a body lift to go with my 2" BB?
Just got done with a frame swap on a 99. Basically any model year in the "TJ," line (1997 - 2006) will fit.

I have a 4 cyl TJ and a 6 cyl frame. I had to fab on new mounts to accommodate my 4 cyl.

other than that, it was just putting small things together and completing the build.

IF you do this yourself, allocate 336 hours, a few thousand for parts many friends for help, 30x3 packs of beer, and a gallon of PB Blaster.
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Just got done with a frame swap on a 99. Basically any model year in the "TJ," line (1997 - 2006) will fit.

I have a 4 cyl TJ and a 6 cyl frame. I had to fab on new mounts to accommodate my 4 cyl.

other than that, it was just putting small things together and completing the build.

IF you do this yourself, allocate 336 hours and a few thousand for parts.
How dare you cut up a good 6 cyl frame! I'm convinced there are no more in existence. Hell I can't even find a 4cyl frame to convert for my 6.
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How dare you cut up a good 6 cyl frame! I'm convinced there are no more in existence. Hell I can't even find a 4cyl frame to convert for my 6.
LOL. I knew there were a few screwballs out there who would disagree with what I did, But who cares, its my Jeep.

But to your point, I could not find a 4 cyl frame in a close prox. to where I live, and I was not going to travel outside of that, unless I absolutely had to. I had a budget as well, and I couldn't pass this 6 cyl frame up.

Now lets not sidetrack OP's conversation.
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When I was shopping for a frame for my wife's 2002 TJ, I was told that 2003-2006 skid plate and the steering gear mounting were different. I ended up finding one west of Nashville, TN (I'm in East TN). It was for a 4 cyl and mine is a 6, but I was told the motor mounts could be swapped. I ended up getting the frame and a skid plate for $500 (I keep forgetting if it was 400 or 500, but I think it was 500). I'm in the middle of this swap right now, I'm at the point of looking for someone to move the 6 cyl mounting brackets from the old frame to the new. I might try cutting them off myself, but I'll need a welder to put them on.
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i ended up getting a mostly clean 98 4cyl frame in northern Wisconsin for $600. had to cut mounts and weld my cyl ones on. not too bad just measure a lot and make sure you have good welds.

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