I have been wanting to build a semi unique off road trailer for some time now. I have been looking for a solid YJ to use since I believe the leaf springs would be a better option but I have not come accross any rolling chassis that werent rusted to hell. I just found a TJ with blown motor for a steal and was wondering how my idea would work with a coil spring setup. My plan is to remove everything from the windshield forward (hood, fenders, complete drivetrain minus rear axle) pretty much stripping down the entire front down to the frame. Also remove complete interior dash electronics ect.
Much like this one but keeping the windshield, cage, doors, and hard top.
This way I have the option of keeping the top on for an enclosed trailer, or removing it and folding the windshield down for a regular trailer. Would there be any issue with maintaining the rear axle or would I have to fab up a trailer axle that would accept the springs, shocks, track bar ect.
Any advice is welcome since I do not have any experience with this sort of project but I think I would get a hell of alot of use out of it. I want to keep it a budget build but want to get it right and safe.