I'm back! sorry for those of you following me, I know I have not posted anything in a while, once again! But in the past few week I did a little more work, ordered a few more parts and drew some plans for new parts I want to get build (new frame body mounts with integrated 1 inch lift, a little like the genright YJ one's). So I was kinda busy with it anyways!
What I have done in the past weeks, still on the tub (can't wait to finish with it so I can get the genright suspension started), before christmas I had cut and welded the driver floor panel in as shown in previous post.
since then I rebuild the lower part of my cowl support, welded it on then installed the Jeep clip from classic ent. and built my rocker panel. once all these were set I welded them in place on the tub.
as you can see the rocker is a little longer. this is to fit with the new corner guards... wheel well is a little further back for the stretch.
I wasn't sur how I would install the genright stretch corner guards on the tub. In the instructions they say to bolt them on with the hardware they come with. Maybe down south where the weather is nice 11.5 months out of 12 it is a good idea! But here in Quebec, Canada, with 6 months of winter, 2 of spring 3 of fall ... and if lucky 4 weeks of summer, I didn't like the idea of squeezing two sheet metal together, the risk of getting water or crap stuck in between, starting a new phase of rust! Not my plan... So i tool many mesurements clamped the corner guard on and off making sur all was ok then cut off all the old part of the rear quarter panel so i can next weld in the corner guard as replacement! i also had to trim about 3/8" on the top of the corner guard and about 1" near the tail gate part so I can have enough space to weld on the remaining part of the tub.
I also removed the support behind the door since I need the rebuild the lower part of it to, then maybe trim it a little since there is a nice diffrence between the tub sheet metal and the corner guard. 18 Ga vs 3/16" ... a challenge to weld !
Once I finish welding it in place, I need to bring in my frame so I can get the new body mounts placed at the right spots. passenger side are all in place from factory, but driver side, since it is a YJ to CJ conversion, I got rid of the rotten mounts for the new CJ ones. Parts I ordered for this is the energy suspension body bushing kit, and the crown kit for the sleeves.
So this is it for now, I really will try hard to update more often. I have lots of mesurments taken and keep double checking ... so no worries for the tub tweaking, I know its not braced but I am not worried about it.