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Here is another. I really need to get back to work. I am taking pictures along the way. So full update on page one later tonight.

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This is REALLY moving along nicely. Was the inner box already the right width or what? Looks bomb.
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Looks great John It's really coming together well.

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This is REALLY moving along nicely. Was the inner box already the right width or what? Looks bomb.
Nope, I had to cut the top down to get the proper height for the sides. In doing so removed about 2 1/2 inches of width also. This allowed me to get the proper width needed for the 36 inch wide CJ tail gate. There is still a ton of work to be done. But, by using the Taco box I can trim off a lot of time.

I will probably get the whole body done and painted. Then have to wait for the funds to do the LS powertrain.

It will all come in time. I am in no hurry.
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Pictures updated on page 1 with description.
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That worked out sweet, now how is the frame height versus bedheight and mounting of the bed going to work out? Going to have to flatten the frame some like a CJ or YJ frame?

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Are you going to use stock TJ fender flares? If so you might want to check the height of those inner fenders. They don't look like they will be high enough for the stock TJ wheel cutouts.
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That worked out sweet, now how is the frame height versus bedheight and mounting of the bed going to work out? Going to have to flatten the frame some like a CJ or YJ frame?
Yes sir, flatten the frame out more like a YJ or CJ. Running leafs so up travel and coil bind are not key issues.
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Yes sir, flatten the frame out more like a YJ or CJ. Running leafs so up travel and coil bind are not key issues.
Figures as much, or the flat floor would not work

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Figures as much, or the flat floor would not work
Should be fine, I had Gribbles measure his TJ with leafs and the top of the axle tube to bottom of the frame is 8 inches. I was planning on 5 and 5 rear travel anyway. He uses 6 and 6 rear travel and never hits the frame. I am using JK 44s with stock jk moab wheels also.
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Are you going to use stock TJ fender flares? If so you might want to check the height of those inner fenders. They don't look like they will be high enough for the stock TJ wheel cutouts.
Yeah, I have the stock wheel arches traced out on the inside of the panels. Looking through the holes in the panel they will get close to the upper part of the arch. But, with the wider axles it should be fine. And yes, plan is to run stock Rubi flares in the rear.
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I am using JK 44s with stock jk moab wheels also.
Jk Moabs give me a chub....can't wait to have a set for myself.
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Jk Moabs give me a chub....can't wait to have a set for myself.
Man I have found 3 sets of 4 or 5 in the last week or so. For 200-300. I just have not had the extra coin to drop on them.
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Just so there is no confusion. The Toyota Taco box I am using for the bed on Dumpster Dive is a solid unit. Made of some kind of space age material. We have tried to bust the floor with a 10lb sledge and was unsuccessful.

Here is the bottom of the Taco box.
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Rethinking powertrain already. I have a AW4 that I pulled from a XJ I am working on for a guy. I may rebuild it, then rebuild the 4.0 sitting in the garage on the engine stand. Mate those together with the spare 231 I have sitting in the garage floor. And Boom she has a powertrain.

Any thoughts. Sounds cheaper than a LS swap. Not as cool though.

Going next Saturday to pick up the JK44 for the rear. He says he also has a JK30. I may see about picking that up as well.
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