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Did a search ...Read about frame boxing ...gonna build my own cause it sounds way easier.
Who's got a cad or solidworks file for a CJ5 frame?
If you have one for a stretched CJ5 I would love to see that too.
I was gonna use this as a DD but I got a 2nd car now and my garage is calling for a winter project (winter= :flipoff2: ).
I am planning on adding 10-12" of wheelbase and coils in the rear..maybe coils.
 

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You can make the wheelbase as long as you want and yes making a frame is easyer than boxing one. 2x4x.120 is what I used and has worked fine for the last 5 yrs no cracks or bent parts yet.
 

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I have this frame in a solidworks file, but it is for a streched cj7. I don't know if it will help. If you need it, let me know.
 

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66CJdean said:
You can make the wheelbase as long as you want and yes making a frame is easyer than boxing one. 2x4x.120 is what I used and has worked fine for the last 5 yrs no cracks or bent parts yet.


Dean, what's the reason for the long rear overhang ?
 

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Terranaut -

Stanton's frame looks bitchen (as do the others posted), consider one of those if you can do sweet fab work. I shot you my simple-ass model via email. It looks like the one in the image. Cool thing about it is that I also made the Waggy 7-leafs under load so I could accurately space shite. [edit] mine's set up for a 92-96" WB, depending on orientation of the Waggy springs.

Good call on making your own frame ~ you won't be dissappointed.

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I also left my frame really long when I made it originally as well, by like a foot or more on each end. Idid this mainly to aid in good alignment, as well as having a removable place for my first welds. Plus it gave me good working benchtops fore and aft during construction of the rig. When I was ready, I cut off the crappy newbie welds and had a normal-length, less-boogery welded frame.
 

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Just an FYI, most of the dims you need are in the back of a Chilton's manual you can get at the parts store. These drawings are for a stock frame but give a good starting point.
 

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stanton77 said:
I have this frame in a solidworks file, but it is for a streched cj7. I don't know if it will help. If you need it, let me know.
Stanton77 I would like the file also if I could.
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Thanks a bunch
 
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