Just disposed of my JKU and bought a 2004 LJ Unlimited which I plan on lifting and making it into a Scrambler-like pickup truck. I have a few questions and would like to hear from those who have done a similar build.....
1. I will be adding an extended GR8Top to the LJ. I plan on cutting the roll bar right at the first crossover bar where the speaker pods are attached. I do not plan on extending the roll bar out the rear of the top to the back fender area. Will cutting the roll bar at the point mentioned seriously compromise the integrity of the body on the road?
2. I plan on rhino-lining the bed. However, it seems logical that the grill work on the inside of the tailgate should be covered with metal or aluminum in order to prevent the elements from getting inside. Also, should the outer grill work behind the tire carrier on the gate be covered as well?
Let me know what you've done and post some pics if you can. THANKS!