I do plan to make it more into a tank, finally. It's going to be nice not having to drive it (with 32" M/Ts) ~1500-2000 miles a month.
Still gotta drive it a few more weeks while I work on purchasing a welder and fixing the rocker panels on the Tracker--so it can be safety inspected.
Not really sure I have an end
goal. One goal would be to see it go up "the waterfall" on a trail we call "Mexico". I've seen rigs go up it like it's nothing, and rigs rip gears out and bust lockers+axle shafts trying to go up.
Really, I'd like to just finish armoring it up (finally), stay in it on the weekends this summer, and work on building JK Rubi axles. Davey's Jeeps (3 hours from me) usually has a set for ~$2k. After I get my hands on some axles, custom long arms can be built. I need to replace my unit bearings, and my driver's side front half shaft right now. My tcase is also going to need some work, and I was thinking about just picking up another one to run while I rebuild the existing one.
Right now, I'm considering IRO t-case skid, JCR Stage 2 or 3 sliders, and a RC winch mount+winch instead of a front bumper. That would allow me to possibly build one around the RC mount, since I'll have a welder and a little experience (from needing it to legalize my Tracker).