That will look great once you get it all cleaned up. That is a lot of tie in bolts. Is the body still rigid enough to provide any support, or would it be better to boatside with some 18 gauge then skid plate it? I know that you are pretty set on your path now, but what would you do different on the design. I am getting materials together to build a '46 CJ with boatsides, full cage, custom frame, and suspension. I think that the boatsides offer a great inprovement in where you can take a rig and what lines you have available. I am just concerned on tub strength. Seems like most vehicles depend on a solid body for a lot of strength.
edit: What ballpark did the shearing and bending put those in?
53 willys wagon with less of rust and no more bugs. Now sporting a 1988 wagoneer frame, amc 360, dana 44's.
'80 CJ-5, full width, 3 link front, 1/4 elliptical rear, 38's, and propane.