Hello all,

I'm trying to figure out what to do about my CJ3a frame. I have found a possible replacement M38 frame, but I'm having a hard time finding the direct answer to this question:

Can I simply replace my CJ38 frame with an M38? I've found out that the M38 was derived from the CJ38 and that the frame has been reinforced, but I'm not sure if there is anything else that might prevent simply swapping 1:1 (e.g., different mount positions, etc.). I saw one thread in a forum from 2005 which had originally shown a picture of the two of them side by side, but apparently the picture was no longer there and the forum didn't discuss it any further. Much of the other conversations appear to be about going the other way - using a CJ3a to fix a M38.

The repair manual I have doesn't have the M frame types, unfortunately, nor does the restoration book.