It needs a front floor and sides. I measured everything and its square still, so I will add some supports to keep it aligned when the floor gets cut out and replace the floor and sides with new pieces. New fender brackets are needed as well as patching up some holes in the fenders. All the pieces I need will end up being half the price of a tub. I have a sandblaster, and Samsung pads to strip it down.
Great on the blaster, it may be worth the investment in tools, I like more tools. How about the frame? I have a bunch of frame work and rust.... I am certainly watching for ideas, keep them rolling. Thanks for the input.
I ordered my tub through Willys Overland. My old tub needed way to many panels to justify repairing it. As stated above even the the new tubs require lots of work. I.E. move hole locations, Welding brackets, bending windshield Frame. They are far from a bolt on ordeal, but you do get fresh metal to work with.
My frame has on spot that I need to repair. The front passenger side by the rear leaf spring mount. Looks like there was a bump stop or similar there that messed up the frame. I need to come up with a new battery tray that's was rusted a way to nothing. I am considering boxing in the entire frame but am in sure if I will yet.
2. The steering column is attached to the steering gearbox so to get it out you got to get the steering wheel off and then un-bolt the steering box under the Jeep and slide the column out that way. Getting the steering wheel off can be a real adventure so good luck with that. If you can....I'd keep the steering where it is and work around it.