Wanted some crusher corners but didn’t know if the store bought ones would work since the body has been stretched, plus its more fun to make your own. So off to the steel yard I went. Bought two sheets of 1/8” plate and went to work. First I cut down the height and bolted it to the tub on the rear. Then took the torch and heated the corner. With a little persuasion it rolled around the corner. Didn’t really turn out that great but it will work. Kind of has the trail damage look from day one . When it came to the other side I went back to the drawing board. This time I used a large racket strap to keep pressure on it while heating. After some heat and tightening the strap it rolled right around. Looks a lot better, however probably would not do it again. Once I get the jeep moved around I’ll get some pics of the other side.
Here's a few pics of the frame stretch. Wish I knew more about it, but the previous owner had one of his friends do it.
2" square tubing in the rear
Don't really know what they used here, but it looks a piece of channel with 1/4" plate welded to the backside to box it. Looks like it will work, time will tell. May go back and weld in some fishplates.
One day I was looking under 4WD Hardware's overstock section and found a dash for $50.00. Really was wanting one with only a steering column cutout, but it was to good of a deal to pass up. Was already powdercoated and I'll work around the switch cutouts.
Test fitting the gas tank. I think I'm going to fab up a skid for it.
Subscribed. I've always wanted a Scrambler (I'd settle for an LJ Rubi ), but this is even more interesting. I saw a very clean Scrambler at 4WP today when I was picking up my TJ, and it made me wistful.