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Unread 01-22-2012, 08:36 PM   #31
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An oddball question for you Andy. What are you going to be doing with the boxes if you swap out to a bed?
Not if, but when. Already have the donor bed on a trailer in the driveway. As far as the box goes, I have one buddy that has expressed interest but not sure how serious he is. If not serious, plan b was to get a weight on it to get a good scrap estimate then throw it on ksl for a bit more. It's pretty beat although all cabinets work... tailgate doesn't.

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Unread 01-22-2012, 09:50 PM   #32
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Well, I can chat with you about this offline. No need to crap up your build thread.
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Unread 01-22-2012, 10:16 PM   #33
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A 8.8 swap like justins wouldn't be bad had he not tried to skip adjustable upper control arms and such. . . That being said I would never dump money on a d35.
My super 35 didn't give me any fits. Ha I known it was goona cost me $2500 I would have just saved an extra 500 for a 9".

For someone who doesn't wheel with big tires or doesn't throttle up and start bouncing and wants a cheap option, a super 35 will suffice.
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Unread 02-08-2012, 10:47 PM   #34
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I've decided to ditch the regular bed idea and go with a flatbed. There was going to be a little more tweaking involved with putting the dually bed pictured above on the chassis, so I put it on KSL tonight and sold it in about 2 hours for $300 more than I paid for it

Now I'm poking around for a cheap ~9' flatbed that I can customize with the help of one of the guys at work (same guy that did Brian's ramps). We have some pretty interesting ideas for making enough room to just load the TJ directly on the truck.

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Unread 02-08-2012, 11:17 PM   #35
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That would be really cool! As you have access to good materials, I am sure you will come up with something very unique.
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Unread 02-08-2012, 11:26 PM   #36
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Unread 02-09-2012, 11:42 AM   #37
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I can see it already. It's going to be a built-in crane that will just lift his Jeep up on to the bed.
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Unread 02-09-2012, 12:09 PM   #38
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Unread 07-11-2012, 11:44 AM   #39
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I haven't updated in a while, but honestly I didn't do much exterior work until last week when I pulled the utility bed off. While it was off, I POR15'd the frame and then got the windows tinted yesterday.... I was tired of driving around in a fishbowl Flatbed HAS to go on in the next couple of days since I will be hauling two 4 wheelers and a camp trailer up to Bear Lake this weekend.
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Unread 07-11-2012, 12:13 PM   #40
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I say wheel it as is. Look how much clearance those rear wheels have!
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Unread 07-11-2012, 12:57 PM   #41
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That Dana 80 will leave its mark all over the place

I think a little lift, some 37s...

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Unread 07-11-2012, 01:11 PM   #42
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Unread 07-11-2012, 02:06 PM   #43
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Here are some 37's...

Flat bed fords are awesome. My bro brought his up to bear lake when we were up there two weeks ago. I showed him the pics of your bed, he liked your ideas.

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Unread 07-11-2012, 02:27 PM   #44
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Unread 07-11-2012, 02:29 PM   #45
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Here are some 37's...

Flat bed fords are awesome. My bro brought his up to bear lake when we were up there two weeks ago. I showed him the pics of your bed, he liked your ideas.

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That is a good lookin truck It's crazy that the 37s don't look like 37s when they're on those huge 22.5" Alcoas (if that's what he's got on there). I'd like to beef up my truck like that, but I gotta keep reminding myself that the TJ is for crawling and the truck is just to get it from point A to point B It's a tow rig #1, but if a little lift and some bigger tires won't detract from that at all, I'll think about doing it down the road.
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