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OK, so I've been out looking at Willys frames. Well one is most of a frame, and the other is much more frame with drivetrain, incorrect motor a decent front clip and missing the rest of the body. Well I say missing because it is a Willys Station Wagon and the roof was cut off. The sides have started to drop off. One has dropped off and the other is hanging on by what patches and metal are left. So, knowing that and that the vehicle is located in the North lands, in the rust capitol of the U.S., what would you think when the frame is whole. The mounts are all there. The only thing wrong is the surface rust, that can be handled. Otherwise there are no holes in the frame. The rest of the vehicle is a question mark. I don't know the year and the information plate was taken off, probably stolen by some picker. I'll post one picture to give you an idea of the overall vehicle, but remember the frame is very good. Now, I did check it over very closely. It has a Chrysler engine of some unknown year, with a matching radiator, but otherwise it has been thrown together and I don't know how well they matched up the transmission to the engine. I also noticed today on a more thorough exam that someone has messed with the front locking hubs. They may have made the front axle useless. I'm only really interested in the frame and the suspension if the running gear is a mess. so what's it worth?
I have both a 2001 and 1999 XJ (4DR, manual, 4.0L engine). The rocker panels on the driver's side of both cars are rusted through--common problem, I think--and I'm plotting a repair. It's not something I can do myself (don't know how to weld), and I'm willing to spend some money to get this done right. I see a wide variety of 3rd-party solutions to this problem, and wonder what the readers of this board might recommend who've actually done it. Thanks.
Well, Moses, you recommended a Cherokee Sport, and I think I may have found a decent one to work on. It is only $500.00 and it supposedly runs well and the 4x4 works. It's a 2000 with 190,000 on the 4.0L motor. It needs rockers and floor work. It also needs a power steering reservoir o-ring for the power steering to work. The only picture on Craigs List shows a pretty decent original Jeep. I would really like an old CJ, but I'll do what's best for my daughter and my budget for now and hopefully the old CJ will show up when I can do the best job on it. It sounds like the trailer hitch alone would be worth the investment. I'll still enjoy the Liberty while working on this, if I can get my hands on it. I can't believe I'm the only one looking at this time of year.
Moses, There is a 2003 Chevy Tracker with what looks like a beautiful body locally for $500.00. The immediate problems? A shock mount has disintegrated, and a rust hole in the front frame member. Would this vehicle be worth the work to get it back on the road if the sheet metal is as good as it looks? The interior also looks very clean and in great shape, obviously a well cared for 4 door that just fell to Vermont salt.