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We drew up the simple framerails and decided on materials. We picked up 2x4, 0.120-wall tubing for the front and rear framerails, 2x4, 0.188-wall tubing for the center framerails and bumpers, and some cold-rolled 4x11, 3⁄16-inch plate cut at a 45-degree angle for gussets. TJ frames are bent out of 2x4, 0.120-wall tubing so our frame will be just as strong, if not stronger, and much, much, stronger than the ’56’s original C-channel frame—all without the use of an expensive mandrel bender.

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