Well, I went and looked at a 78 CJ7 for sale today and unfortunately the
frame isn't so good in the back end. The rest of the Jeep is pretty
decent, but I have a feeling that finding a good frame around here
(Norther WI or Upper MI) is going to be tough.
This Jeep has a fiberglass tub, the engine is a 304 rebuilt with 25k
miles on it, paint is ugly, it has a hardtop that looks to be in OK
shape, brakes need to be done, interior is average for a 78. The owner
says the 93k miles on it are the original miles and the title verifies it.
Anyway, how hard is it to find a decent frame for these things? The
frame isn't totally gone or full of holes, but it has seen better days,
and I don't know if repairing it is the way to go. I would rather stick
a nice solid frame underneath his thing if I buy it, than to patch the
thing up obviously.
Honestly, I am kind of shying away from this thing because of the frame,
but other than that it seems that it wouldn't be a bad project. I have
the capability to do the frame swap, but I don't want to buy it and then
not be able to get a frame for it.
Any ideas or comments?