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Cut lots of brackets off the frame, cut the rear 3 feet off as well. Going to do the rear frame in 2x4 after I get it back under the Jeep and set the motor and transmission in its place. I am going to be hard mounting the body to the frame since the original mounts were shot and I will likely need more clearance because of the belly up skid plate I am doing.

Picked up a cheap plasma cutter to rough cut my brackets and gussets for cross members.

I made my transmission cross member and cut out the brackets, I just need to spend some time on the grinder to get them looking good.


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Great project! This thing is going to be SO freaking cool. Way beyond my pay grade but just wondering... if you wanted to add length... why not start with a 4 door frame?
 

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Also, picked up a JKU that needed a new engine. It will be getting the automatic transmission as well. Full project in itself. It had a ripped soft top so we picked up a used Hardtop off of a Rubicon.
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Great project! This thing is going to be SO freaking cool. Way beyond my pay grade but just wondering... if you wanted to add length... why not start with a 4 door frame?

Because I want a good amount of rubber sticking out past the bumper/frame ends. For approach angles at steep ledges. I also prefer the looks of a 2 door, I would have to cut out the B pillar knowing I would damage it beyond repair.
 

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ah - got it. Looking forward to watching this all come together! Going to be an awesome one of a kind ride!
 
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Made the engine mounts on the frame side and got the drive train in place.
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