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Old March 13th, 2013, 09:32 PM   #1
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local guy has this up for sale, custom YJ frame made from 2x3/16 square tube, Im still on the fence, guy was asking $2500 complete with springs and axles, now hes asking $750 just for the frame. IDK but its a boat load of 2in steel tube.

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Old March 13th, 2013, 09:42 PM   #2
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Probably very heavy. Overdone for sure, depending on what his plans were. Maybe he was going to use it for a cement buggy.

Not a bad price for a solid frame though but the color is aweful.
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Old March 13th, 2013, 09:47 PM   #3
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If he used the right material and is a good welder it should be strong as hell. Dont really have to worry about it rusting, easy to weld to to add/remove stuff, flat places to bolt to. If its done right I would buy it.
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Old March 13th, 2013, 09:57 PM   #4
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It's a truss on wheels. I bet it's very strong.
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Old March 13th, 2013, 10:02 PM   #5
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That thing is ugly as hell! The body mounts look shitty. Personally I would rather have a stock frame on my jeep than that abortion.
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Old March 13th, 2013, 10:05 PM   #6
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I didn't even notice the trans crossmember at first. The thing will drag on the ground and why is it welded in and not bolted? That would be fun changing your trans if it failed.
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Old March 13th, 2013, 10:22 PM   #7
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I would bring a tape measure with me to buy it. Looks like someone has been watching xtreme 4x4
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Old March 13th, 2013, 11:13 PM   #8
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Hes had that for sale off and on for the past couple of years... It has a built in 5" body lift!!! Kinda like the guy that had 2 ford frames piggy backed on top of each other to get his massive lift...

Why would a guy go to that much trouble to run stock axles???
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Old March 14th, 2013, 07:49 AM   #9
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after inquiring about it a 2nd time, thought maybe the guy just wanted it out of his garage, I know its been up for sale a couple times over the last few years, but the seller thinks he built something out of gold, but painted it yellow. says he probably was $1000 into the frame, I asked, was the 2in. box tube on sale ? he replies by sends me more pics







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Old March 14th, 2013, 07:54 AM   #10
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Hi, I would like to order 75' of 2x2 square stock.

Ok no problem whatcha building?

Well a Jeep of course.

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Old March 14th, 2013, 08:00 AM   #11
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i wonder what that thing is worth in scrap?
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Old March 14th, 2013, 08:10 AM   #12
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anyone else notice none of the angles have any reinforcement? I don't think I would trust just a butt weld. Not to mention that you cant work on the trans/tcase without pulling the body every time. I don't think it's all that strong or practical, just HEAVY.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 08:12 AM   #13
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Normal YJ frame tubing is about 5 lbs per foot, that works out to around 10lbs per ft.

Probably 200lbs over stock on that thing, and its 6-7" tall rails, where the stocker is 4".

Looks like something for under a mud runner on tractor tires.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 08:14 AM   #14
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Do not buy. Would be fine for a poor atempt at a show jeep but not functional. Trans cross member to start with.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 08:16 AM   #15
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There are welds in random sreas too, like he ran out of tube and butted some scrap pieces together instead of buying more.
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Is this cerial's dad?
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Not enough plastic and vertically mounted t-cases on the axles.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 08:29 AM   #18
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Old March 14th, 2013, 09:25 AM   #19
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Trans crossmember would be an easy fix but it is still not something I would buy.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 09:46 AM   #20
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Something about that shackle don't look right....


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