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Old 06-06-2015, 11:40 PM
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Hey men ( and any women that might be out there),

I am looking for some advice on what my next step should be with my Jeep.
I bought a stock 95' YJ Jeep 4.0 for my 17th birthday. This jeep has been problems since I bought it but in the two years I have owned it, I have loved every second from my first oil change to installing my BDS lift kit. I have now become pretty proficient at working with jeeps and learning what I needed too. I am very proud of what the jeep looks like now and everything I have learned.

As of today, I have come to the realization of how eaten up my rear frame is from rust. The cost to repair this rust and fix where the body mounts are, based on my judgement, would be more than just replacing the frame. Then I came across this extended frame with full size chevy 6 lug axles. This would come with gas tank skid , swing away tire carrier power steering box mounted, rear adjustable suspension, and the entire frame has been "strengthened" according to the seller. He is also including all steering linkage, all lines, gas tank and any smaller parts I might need. He wants $950 for everything and I can talk him down some. My dream jeep has been an extended YJ for as long as I can remember. In my eyes, there is nothing better than to build your own Jeep just how you want it.

However, I have only had one semester of welding and would not say I am great by anymeans. I would love to buy a welder and learn more. The question is, am I biting off more than I can chew by taking on an extended YJ jeep with the chevy 6 lug axles? I have read about the difficulties of tyring to make Chevy axles and the frame has engine mounts are for a 360 AMC.

This jeep would be my project jeep as I am an EMT part- time and work in assisted living full time and have enough to buy a car to get my from place to place while I build my dream jeep. During college, I work 20 hours and can afford my Jeep addiction. While I am not rich, I know how to handle my income and can budget for this project.

If you actually took the time to read this, Thank you so much and your input is very helpful.

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Old 06-07-2015, 02:54 PM   #2
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Hey men ( and any women that might be out there),

I am looking for some advice on what my next step should be with my Jeep.
I bought a stock 95' YJ Jeep 4.0 for my 17th birthday. This jeep has been problems since I bought it but in the two years I have owned it, I have loved every second from my first oil change to installing my BDS lift kit. I have now become pretty proficient at working with jeeps and learning what I needed too. I am very proud of what the jeep looks like now and everything I have learned.

As of today, I have come to the realization of how eaten up my rear frame is from rust. The cost to repair this rust and fix where the body mounts are, based on my judgement, would be more than just replacing the frame. Then I came across this extended frame with full size chevy 6 lug axles. This would come with gas tank skid , swing away tire carrier power steering box mounted, rear adjustable suspension, and the entire frame has been "strengthened" according to the seller. He is also including all steering linkage, all lines, gas tank and any smaller parts I might need. He wants $950 for everything and I can talk him down some. My dream jeep has been an extended YJ for as long as I can remember. In my eyes, there is nothing better than to build your own Jeep just how you want it.

However, I have only had one semester of welding and would not say I am great by anymeans. I would love to buy a welder and learn more. The question is, am I biting off more than I can chew by taking on an extended YJ jeep with the chevy 6 lug axles? I have read about the difficulties of tyring to make Chevy axles and the frame has engine mounts are for a 360 AMC.

This jeep would be my project jeep as I am an EMT part- time and work in assisted living full time and have enough to buy a car to get my from place to place while I build my dream jeep. During college, I work 20 hours and can afford my Jeep addiction. While I am not rich, I know how to handle my income and can budget for this project.

If you actually took the time to read this, Thank you so much and your input is very helpful.
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Do you have someplace to keep it for the inevitable occasion(s) when you need to take an extended break from it, or just run out of money? If so, then I say go for it.
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It looks to me that with the driver's side drop dana 44 in the front I see in the picture and you saying that it's set up for a 360 eng. I'd say that this is an 81 through 91 Wagoneer frame. Sounds like a really good place to start a dream jeep build to me bud..
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