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M170 Cj6 Frame The Same?

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by fyrmn, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Oct 11, 2018
    fyrmn

    fyrmn New Member

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    Is an m170 and cj6 frame basically the same? Would a cj6 body fit on a m170 frame w/o modification? Thanks
     
  2. Oct 11, 2018
    Keys5a

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    The frames likely would interchange, but the military frames usually have more braces and gussets, plus the front of the M170 should have the shackles reversed. I expect a CJ6 tub would easily fit on a 170 frame.
    -Donny
     
  3. Oct 11, 2018
    FinoCJ

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    I don't know the specific answer, but if it works I think that would be a pretty sweet, best of both worlds, set-up.
     
  4. Oct 11, 2018
    timgr

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    I presume it would. Likely only minor differences. The M38A1 frames are the same as the earliest CJ-5 frames except the mil frames are stronger. And they have a machine gun mount!

    Both the earliest CJ-5 frames and the mil frames have shackle reversal.

    Do you have a line on an M170 frame or is this just speculating? M170s are pretty scarce.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2018
    fyrmn

    fyrmn New Member

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    Just speculating another project. I have a line on a m170 but the body is toast.
     
  6. Oct 11, 2018
    mpc

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    wasillashack

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    I used a Commando frame on my CJ6, I expect Commando frames and M170 frames are very similar, never seen an M170 frame in person. Commando frames are fully boxed, end to end, and pretty much a bolt in proposition. Good luck!
     
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