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Old December 25th, 2015, 08:08 PM
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Chassis swap

Hi,

Just wanted to ask, what do chassis swap go for these day? Anyone have a figure heard of? Got a 90 that I am debating if I should repair or swap the frames out.

Just read through this:
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ons-42346.html

Those who did this at home, how did you get rid of the old frame? Where do shops dispose this stuff?

Thanks!
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Old December 25th, 2015, 09:20 PM
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Expect to pay around 85 hours labor and another 5-8k in parts. I tell customers to budget around 15k if you are having a shop do the work.
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Old December 26th, 2015, 09:46 AM
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In northern Virginia, you chop up the old frame with a sawzall, and dump it in the metal pile at the Fairfax dump.

Or you sell it to somebody
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In northern Virginia, you chop up the old frame with a sawzall, and dump it in the metal pile at the Fairfax dump. Or you sell it to somebody
or any scrap yard will buy the iron; for next to nothing
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Old December 27th, 2015, 07:59 PM
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In northern Virginia, you chop up the old frame with a sawzall, and dump it in the metal pile at the Fairfax dump. Or you sell it to somebody
The last time I went to the metal recycler in merrifield they paid $.025lbs for steel, $0.14 aluminum. $10 car batteries. The buy converters, electric motors, wires, etc. decent hours as well
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If you put the old frame on craigslist as "free scrap metal" it will be gone in a few hours.
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You should call Brian at Defenders North West he has a great reputation here because he is extremely knowledgeable about these vehicles, is very honest and has done great work for board members here. You should give him a call.
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You should call Brian at Defenders North West
He's already been told all of this

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ada-66029.html
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Old December 28th, 2015, 09:22 PM
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If you put the old frame on craigslist as "free scrap metal" it will be gone in a few hours.
Sounds like a good plan. Not trying to make any money but if someone will pick it up and leave with it. That is more than enough for me.

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.... January 7th, 2013, 02:22 PM Post in another thread quoted at the top.

Chassis swap on a clean good condition truck should only run a few thousand for parts and labor (more rust means more time or more parts - and both mean more money)

If you are inclined to take a road trip up to the Tacoma area you are welcomed to come to the shop as I'm finally starting into assembly on my rebuild - with a new chassis and bulkhead.

Brian
There is a quote for $15K from a thread above. DNW = $xK .

I already wrote to Brian waiting on the reply.
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