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I trying to figure out the best way to straighten a Jeep frame to rebuild my crawler. The plan is to get a used frame to straighten and narrow the tub, hood, and grill. There is a build over in the hardcore section but it does not talk about how it was done and the thread is 2 years old. I know I can just build another frame but I thought I would give it the old college try!
 

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The frame will be factory and I just want to narrow the mid through the rear to match the width of the front.

The frame is not damaged!
 

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That's a lot of cutting and welding. You have to cut the YJ frame just after your first set of body mounts, and take it in from that point back. There is quite a difference between the front and back. I'm sure it will be easier to build a new frame!
 

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That's a lot of cutting and welding. You have to cut the YJ frame just after your first set of body mounts, and take it in from that point back. There is quite a difference between the front and back. I'm sure it will be easier to build a new frame!
I was thinking that and still might try it but I am also looking just making a new frame out of 2x4 box tubing.
 

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Although you might spend more in the end with the box frame. I think it's going to be more what your after. You can see in the picture the amount of cutting and welding you'll have to deal with.

 

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Your plan is a lot of cutting And rework. You would be money and time ahead to build a new 2x4 frame. I thought about your same idea but found it faster to build the new frame. Plus the frame will be stronger.
 

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Your plan is a lot of cutting And rework. You would be money and time ahead to build a new 2x4 frame. I thought about your same idea but found it faster to build the new frame. Plus the frame will be stronger.
Can you post some pics of your frame?
 

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Thanks for the pictures. I think I going to just build a new frame this winter.
 

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Frame is tappered front to rear with shackle reversal. Put in biggist X brace you can, my original frame had 2" twist & shift.





 
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