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Picked up a Swb 4cyl,5spd,4x4 last week to build into a crawler now that my 88lwb is done and driving nice! 
 

tentative plans are as fallows:

   Keep stock drive line except axles those will be a G2 44 that I will pull from my other MJ as it just does street and gravel road stuff, rear axle will be an Isuzu rodeo 44( these axles use same larger 9” ring gear at the jk rubicon’s and a pinion that rivals a d60! Will also be doing a 231/231 doubler and goal tire size is 37-40’s!

 

will be doing 2x6 rockers full interior cage tied to bed cage and bobbing the bed I’m thinking 8”

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Got to work the last couple nights got one side fullys cut for sliders ended up changing plans from just cutting out rockers and trimmed the bottom of the doors 2” and cut all the way up to the bottom of door sills I should be able to make a mini boat side type slider and gains 2” ground clearance so why not right! Also got interior pulled to see what Minnesota had done to the floor pans and it’s not the worst I’ve seen but it’s not pretty should be able to patch it up solid no issue! Gotta get some steel maybe this weekend and get things in place!

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Cut the crusty S*** out of the floors and that’s about it for the night! Hopefully tomorrow can get passenger rocker panel and door cut out then it’s time to start looking at getting the bed off to start figuring out how to bob it! 
 

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Cut out the passenger side rockers and door jams tonight and a buddy stopped over and helped me get the bed slid back and mark everything for cutting got picks of 2/3 steps but forgot to get fitment pics before sliding bed back into place will get pics of finished bed when I figure out how to drop tail end of bed into place!

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Notched frame and cut out everything else I don’t need from underside of tail section of bed and got tail section tacked in place!  Changed bumper plans because I couldn’t get tailgate to work without completely removing shackle mounts and reworking them which would have been fine but decided to use 1.75 tube instead of 2x6 rectangle it will make life easier and look a little cleaner I think! Used removed section of bed to make some backing plates to have something to weld to and help align the bed 

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Cut one rear fender tonight! I picked up a sheet of 14ga. Sheet last week but that’s all I wanted to spend for now since steel prices are up 200% this sheet will keep me busy for awhile doing floors and putting some skins on the bed sides and lower trim sections hopefully I can get all that done and find suspension for front and possibly find some sections of steel that will work for making sliders! 

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