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Old 05-12-2018, 05:48 PM
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My first Jeep

I just got a 1987 Jeep mainly because it came with a plow. It needs some work,, frame repair, floor replacement ect. My question is are all frames between 1987-1995 the same? If so it might be cheaper for me to buy one in better condition switch the plow over and sell all the good drive line and engine parts that I currently have

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YJ frames are all the same. You will save yourself a lot of money and time and headaches if you move the plow over rather than deal with frame repair and floor replacement.

That said, if you are just using the Jeep as a plow vehicle in your driveway and it runs and drives just fine you could just fix it to your standards, of course provided it isn't out on the roads.

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Thanks, I was only going to use it for my driveway but my wife thinks I should put it on the road.
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Rule #1 Never buy a jeep with a plow on it they are always rust buckets.

Rule #2 never put a plow on a jeep they are horrible plow vehicles. Get a full size truck they are cheaper and plow better and when they rust out it's not a big deal just buy another.

These rules don't apply to the JK because they are not a real jeep. So you may want to look into buying one and putting a salt spreader on the back along with a plow.
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Rule #1 Never buy a jeep with a plow on it they are always rust buckets.

Rule #2 never put a plow on a jeep they are horrible plow vehicles. Get a full size truck they are cheaper and plow better and when they rust out it's not a big deal just buy another.

These rules don't apply to the JK because they are not a real jeep. So you may want to look into buying one and putting a salt spreader on the back along with a plow.
Rule #1 is true. (Plus they're usually worn out from lack of maintenance).
Rule #2 is good advice
Comment on rules is a hoot.

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Thanks, I was only going to use it for my driveway but my wife thinks I should put it on the road.
I would advise against putting a plow Jeep on the road. Also for reasons stated above

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