Update time! So I got tire-d (pun intended) of my spare taking p all my cargo space... So I ordered a rear bumper/tire carrier from Dirtworx. Should be ready in a couple weeks! It has welded through d-ring tabs and an integrated class 3 hitch. It looks very stout especially for the money, and it's hand made in the USA!
Here are some stock pics of the bumper I pulled off of the eBay description.
Also, I went topless this week to take advantage of the great weather we've been having in Houston.
Here is a pic of my homemade hardtop cart.
The next thing on my list is a SYE and CV driveline. I'm getting fed up with the DL vibes. I'll also need rear shock extenders and a CV rear bracket for that project so it may take me a while to accumulate all the pieces. After the SYE I'll start looking at front bumpers and lighting. Then on to sliders, t-case skid, and a winch. I also want a Tuffy underseat drawer and the iPod integration kit. Just Empty Every Pocket...........yep, they're empty.