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CJ-7 Frame swap


 
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hutch1200
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:43 pm    Post subject: CJ-7 Frame swap Reply with quote

I'm doing a frame off on my '79 Renegade(2nd time since new). I still have my 12 year old AJS' Kevlar body and tilt nose kit, but my frame is shot. I'm removing the worn 304 and putting in a hot 360 and need a new frame. I have access to an '81. Are these interchangable, or is the newer one a widetrack. What years should I be looking for. Any thoughts on aftermarket frames? Thanx, hutch
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know much about CJs but the one thing I do know, is that the frames are notorious for rusting out, especially in climates with lots of moisture and salt on the roads in the winter. If I were doing this for the second time, as you stated, I'd be looking at an aftermarket frame. Brand new, properly coated for rust protection, etc.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're probably right about an after market frame. Does anybody have experience using Matkins Extreme frames? I'm open to suggestions of other companies too. Any manufacturer somebody can reccommend? Thanx, hutch
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hutch1200 wrote:
You're probably right about an after market frame. Does anybody have experience using Matkins Extreme frames? I'm open to suggestions of other companies too. Any manufacturer somebody can reccommend? Thanx, hutch

I can't help ya there. Like I said, I don't know much about CJs. I'm not sure how much we'll be able to help here...there have never been many CJ guys here as you can tell from the thread count.
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