Jim has a 1" body mount lift on his CJ. Also I removed the bracket that was on the top cover of the transmission. This gave us the extra 1/2" with room to spare. You could do the same thing, Jim won't need the body mount lift after we weld the tub on give him a call.
Finished up the motor mounts and got the frame reinforcement plates welded on today.
Cut the back part of the frame off, removed the middle body mounts (the rest of the body mounts will be removed once the tub and cage are welded to the frame), and the rear sping mounts. You're committed now Jim.
Next week welding the tub and cage to the frame then start the rear suspension.
While most of you were out wheeling, I'm jealous, got the body welded to the frame. Bolted up the grill, rear axle set up to where it will be. Wheelbase is 104"s. Also Jim came out lucky both drive shafts are the same length.
Ok since no one else has said anything. Would your next big project be whats hiding in the background of the grill tabs picture? If so i believe we need a build thread on that so we can see what you have been up to on it.
2005 F350 Oil Burner
2007 Jeep XK SOLD
2001 Jeep TJ SOLD
2000 Jeep XJ SOLD
1999 Jeep TJ (Ryans Ride)
1998 Jeep XJ SOLD
1975 CJ6 (OH YEAH) Currently Upgrading
Ricers are like penguins...small, slow, and have useless wings.
Is that cross-member attached to anything other than the stock CJ inner frame? They are very thin - I tore a good chunk out of my inner frame wall with my first traction bar mount. Now it is well plated and tied to the outer C as well.
Looks great - get some paint on there and keep making good progress.