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Hey thanks again, one more measurement that will help me is the 3 bolt holes for the hardtop. What is the distance between them and does the one closest to the front door start at the same distance as Greta. My thoughts are with the 2 tubs I have, if I cut one top rail at the 15" mark straight down to the top of wheel tub. Then the other at the door jamb, with some tweaking I should be able to join the two on the inside with a little overlap. Then I just need to skin the outside below the rail. By trying this all I would need is a flat sheet without bends and everything as they will be in original body metal? I will try and draw on tubs so you get a better vision of what I'm thinking....
I find the best way to get the tub length correct is order a new pair of LJ belt rails from Jeep.

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Today's Jeeping: I figured out the answer to the Rear Seat Floorboard Area Question; there is exactly 2" of additional legroom, as measured between the front seat and rear seat mounts. The balance of the LJ's additional room is behind the rear seat; as far as the location of the hardtop holes is concerned....that's a bit harder to measure because there's about a quarter inch of aluminum in the way of me locating them on Greta. Also, unsurprisingly, I still don't have motor mounts...and if I get someone else's when they arrive, I will NOT be laughing.
Thanks, don't worry about measuring Greta, I have mine to compare. Found a good conversion someone is doing called "Another TJ-6 build"... Seeing as the tub will be completely off the frame, I guess I should do all the chopping and modding I can. Coil bucket relocation, track bar strengthening etc etc..
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Thanks, don't worry about measuring Greta, I have mine to compare. Found a good conversion someone is doing called "Another TJ-6 build"... Seeing as the tub will be completely off the frame, I guess I should do all the chopping and modding I can. Coil bucket relocation, track bar strengthening etc etc..
Not too much damage..
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I find the best way to get the tub length correct is order a new pair of LJ belt rails from Jeep.
They have those??

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Thanks, don't worry about measuring Greta, I have mine to compare. Found a good conversion someone is doing called "Another TJ-6 build"... Seeing as the tub will be completely off the frame, I guess I should do all the chopping and modding I can. Coil bucket relocation, track bar strengthening etc etc..
That's a good build, and yes...do everything you can do while you have room to do it. When I do the engine swap, I'll get rid of all kinds of stuff just to make a few extra inches of working room; it makes all the difference in the world.

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Not too much damage..
I don't see any damage.

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Today's Jeeping: Calling about the motor mounts and seeing what's become of them...

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Today's Jeeping: Calling about the motor mounts and seeing what's become of them...
Who knows - maybe the ones he pulled off the line to send to me were yours


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Who knows - maybe the ones he pulled off the line to send to me were yours
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Today's Jeeping, Updated: THE MOTOR MOUNTS WERE SHIPPED TODAY!! There's a tracking number and everything! That means LJ-work this weekend! Party!

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Today's Jeeping, Updated: THE MOTOR MOUNTS WERE SHIPPED TODAY!! There's a tracking number and everything! That means LJ-work this weekend! Party!
I wish I had time to partake; I could use the experience.

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Have fun with the drivers side

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I wish I had time to partake; I could use the experience.
Body lifts and motor mounts are easy, man... there's hardly any experience to be gained. You do the body lift first...

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Have fun with the drivers side
... and this little hiccup becomes stupidly simple.

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Nothing is "simple" with your endeavors! (popcorn).

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Today's Jeeping, Updated: THE MOTOR MOUNTS WERE SHIPPED TODAY!! There's a tracking number and everything! That means LJ-work this weekend! Party!
We expect,,NO Demand pictures of such said vehicles owner partaking in this work
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Nothing is "simple" with your endeavors! (popcorn).
It's been pretty simple thus far but that's probably only because I didn't have the correct parts in hand...and I may still not have the correct parts; I measured the JK springs that we were planning on running on the front of the LJ and they're about 1/2" shorter than my factory TJ springs. Also, the rates feel about the same...so what gives?

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We expect,,NO Demand pictures of such said vehicles owner partaking in this work
The question of a build thread for the LJ has come up multiple times; with so much else going on and over a dozen projects already in place at Muppet Labs it would be hard to find the time for a decent LJ build. Besides, there's nothing creative going on with that rig...yet.

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The question of a build thread for the LJ has come up multiple times; with so much else going on and over a dozen projects already in place at Muppet Labs it would be hard to find the time for a decent LJ build. Besides, there's nothing creative going on with that rig...yet.
We don't need another thread here, just pictures.
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