Originally Posted by Gunner
I saw that one. It's a lot of work. Read Expensive.
No stretch tank, that saves 800 plus installation.
If you already have spring perches done, shocks outboarded, and a gas tank skid, none of that gets touched.
You're doing a new rear driveshaft either way so that's a wash.
The plumbing and wiring is much easier than moving a tank behind the seats and don't forget the tank behind the seat will need an enclosure and a filler next which is several hundred dollars not to mention the loss of cargo space.
Both stretches need new corner armor so that's a wash. Both need new rock rails so that's almost a wash.
It's far easier to cut and extend the frame with two straight pieces than it is to re-engineer and fabricate new frame sub sections, remount a bumper, and redo the wheel arches in the frame to kinda get some travel back.
The cage extensions are cake and the body work consists of welding in a panel and finishing the inside with bedliner and the only clean work that will be seen is the 1" long sections at the top of the tub at each end of the patch.