Looks great man! I may have to borrow this rear shock idea. My 45* shock angle is not ideal.
Thanks buddy! It's getting there. I literally stood there for an hour trying to envision how I'm gonna close up the wheel wells now. When you cut that much out, there's actually quite a lot of stuff that ties into each other on the unibody there. So cutting out it as cleanly as I had hope didn't really happen. For me, anyway.
I love the shocks there, though. So much room. I'm not a massive fan of having the tabs on the spring plate but I wasn't making some intricate bracket that swings over top. Straight up and down, but canted back about 10* parallel to the jeep, which I prefer. Those are 12" shocks. I don't quite use all my travel with the XJ springs. I'm curious to see what will change with the Blazer s10 springs, but I'll have to get my driveshaft modified first.
Bled the brakes real quick, I needed to pull it out of the shop so I could clean the abomination that was a shop.
(I can still go higher, of course)
Had an audience backing the Jeep in, so I made her take a video. What I want to do now is modify the hood, finish the exhaust (it's actually just hanging there by one or two bolts, so that's why it's so loud in the video), do the wheel wells and fenders and tranny tunnel, do a center console, maybe inboard the frameside LCA, make an antiwrap bar, and then maybe wheel the everloving shiet out of it.