The '49 CJ-3A's frame is another Van Vlack original crafted from 0.120-wall, mild steel 2x4 tubing. Outboard from the frame hang Wrangler leaf springs with loosened clamps mounted in a spring-over-axle configuration to contribute added lift and flex. If things get too exciting, there's an outboard bumpstop. A vintage Warn 8200 winch sits on the front bumper. Nesting between the bumper and grille are a Saginaw power steering conversion and coolers for the steering and tranny.