I just scored a 3500# trailer axle that is 62" WMS to WMS and it's 5x5.5 with 2.5" tubes. My LJ sits at 63" WMS and is 5x5.5 so it should work out just fine. I also picked up some used 35" procomp xterrains with 75% tread, now just looking for some wheels. I'm trying to decide if I should cut the factory brackets off the D35 and weld them on the trailer axle or use new brackets. I want to keep the 4 link with coils since I already have a parts from a 4.5" short arm kit laying around.
I'm going to reinstall the factory fuel tank/pump with a skid so I'll have spare fuel on the trail without having to carry cans. I have 12" of floorpan at the front of the tub (back seat foot well) that I'm cutting the hump out and making it flat for an 11 gallon fresh water tank. With the fuel at the back and water up front, both sitting low into the frame, I should be balanced pretty well.
I am stuck though on how to close off the front of the tub. I had thought about having some 1/8" sheet bent into a U and then cap the front, but I think it may look tacky when it's all painted. Any ideas??
I'll get some pics up in a few.
Mine - 2004 Unlimited Red 5.7L HEMI, NV241 4:1, RE 5.5" Long Arm, 35's on Champion Beadlocks, MetalCloak fenders and front bumper, Hanson rear bumper, 4.88's, ARB's, Alloy 33 spline D44 shafts, HP44 hybrid front w/ WJ outers, D44 rear ... and to much more .
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