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Old 01-25-2022, 10:25 AM
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Body Swap

Back to playing with an idea (like I need more projects) Has anyone swapped a NT 2 door Cherokee onto another non-jeep, non 4x4 frame and drive train? I forgot who in here has a drag Cherokee, love it! but that is a WT. Could even be something with a shorter wheel base if needed.

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Old 01-25-2022, 10:37 AM
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Have thought about this too... I think I TJ chassis would be a good candidate. Track is 58.5


Its very easy to extend those.. have done that before.

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Old 01-27-2022, 03:41 PM
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The only difference between a WT and a NT body is the flares and wheel well openings. That drag Cherokee sits on a C10 chassis. If a WT body fits on it, a NT will too.
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Old 01-29-2022, 06:37 AM
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right rang-a-stang bodies are the same. maybe need to go through that post and see how he mounted it or cut the frame. What i would really live to do is find a FSJ non 4x4 front axle!
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Old 01-29-2022, 10:33 AM
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Maybe a Crown Vickie frame? I know the Ford guys use them for everything, they are all over the wrecking yards, and they are front engine, rear wheel drive, 4 wheel discs, 8.8 inch rear
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Old 01-29-2022, 10:34 AM
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Might look for old beam axle from a 50's truck, would be the easiest if keeping the leaf springs. Don't know about width.
Another option would be to graft in the front frame section from an "A" arm or torsion bar C-10. Stay away from the newer ones, they are hydro formed and don't take well to welding. Not supposed to get them over 1200* on repairs or pulls.
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