Cut n fold!!!! Don't be scared.
Haha oh Im past the fear of cutting things, that went out the window when I sliced out a large section of the unibody rail lol.
Im just trying to work my timing out. Next WBR ride is not until the end of July, Ive got a good chunk of things Id like to do between now and then, just a matter of finding the time and deciding where to start first. Unfortunately almost all my plans are one-off fab ordeals, and with working 50-60 hours a week I dont know how much I can do. Plus Ive had some medical bills coming in killing fundings a bit.
Heres a shorthand list of things Id like to get finished up by next trip:
-Rear cut n fold with matching homebrew bumper. Will use 2x4 3/16" wall for the base, angled ends with 2x2 extending under c-n-f.
-sliders. I need to do this badly but Im really thinking Id like to do stiffeners first, since I intend to burn the bracing in solid. So all this is up in the air
-exhaust. For $$ sake I think I might just weld my old setup back on with some minor adjustments. The main reason I knocked it off was a poor line choice. That front Aussie wrote a check the exhaust couldnt cash haha.
-pin front doors. As a former TJ owner I am not a big fan of this mod on XJ's, but my theme lately has been function over fashion and honestly the tiny windows are killing me at just over 6'2" tall. My wife and I both had definite brusing in opposing armpit regions from hangin out the windows. Id like to fab simple square tube half doors to be used on wheeling trips ONLY, then use full doors for DD duty.
Theres some near future plans jotted down. Ive had a long day and hear my Bacardi 151 calling my name. Nom nom.