1. 1978 CJ7 Frame Rebuild

    Hi everybody,

    I have a 1978 CJ7 torn down to the 2 frame rails and have welded in new steel u channel into the outside frame rails replacing the rusted out inside u channel.

    If I was to do this again I think I would drill holes and do button welds but this time I have welded continuously causing the frame rails to bend in and twist a bit from the contraction of the welds.

    Hence I will need to straighten the frame rails before I can reassemble the body to them.

    Has anyone done this before and have any good ideas to accomplish this?

    Any advice would be hugely appreciated!

    Thanks much!

    Bill

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    Re: 1978 CJ7 Frame Rebuild

    I think Iíd just get a new frame, well new to you frame. But Iím lazy like that! Lol! I was lucky on my 1979 cj7 build and found a good frame at the local Jeep junk yard.


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