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Old October 20th, 2015, 11:42 AM
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Frame swap - Boston area

Hi guys
Can anyone recommend a service in the Boston / New England area for completing a frame swap for my 110? Just the switch, I have all parts.

Thanks
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Old October 20th, 2015, 11:51 AM
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I'd warn you that there's almost no way you could have "all the parts" unless you have a full vehicle of parts. You will need things that break or aren't reusable.

As far as shops in no particular order-

Overland Engineering in Maine
BDR Automotive
Cityside Garage
J.E. Robison service
J. Whites garage

Those are the ones off the top of my head that do quality work in the area.
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Old October 20th, 2015, 11:56 AM
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Hi guys Can anyone recommend a service in the Boston / New England area for completing a frame swap for my 110? Just the switch, I have all parts. Thanks
Search function is your friend.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ork-65468.html

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ead-21002.html
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Old October 20th, 2015, 11:58 AM
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Thanks - will look at the shops you have listed - my intent was to convey that I am looking for a shop to provide the manual labor of the switch - I have the truck and have sourced a new galv frame - I appreciate that there are some other aspects to the switch but the truck has recently had new brke lines amongst other things and I assume some of these will remain viable.

All suggestions and advice appreciated though, thank you
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Old October 20th, 2015, 12:07 PM
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I'll vouch for J White's in Framingham. Good people, seems like there is always a frame swap in their shop.

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Old October 20th, 2015, 12:10 PM
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I second Zack.

Its amazing how many new parts you need even when you think you have everything covered, unless you have done a frame swap before and know what you are getting into with the vehicle you have.

Sure you can pull stuff off the dead chassis, but there are guaranteed to be surprises. I certainly would want to use this time to fix and repair the bulkhead, wiring, brake lines, bushes, leaky oily bits, prior owner stupid tricks, etc.
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