Ok finally got to see one in person and decided its time to frankenstein the jeep. I'm going to chop the rear and make it into a bed....i.e. like the old hummers.... However I have a few questions being as that I've never dealt with a unibody car. Now I know I'll have to find a way to support the rear once i remove the rear portion, anyone have any tips or tricks I should know about???
Space Canoe: Little of this, a little of that...
Pope Wagon: 360 powered XJ...
I don't know if this will help or not, but on Monster Garage when they were turning the school bus into a party boat, they just welding square tubing to the sides to add support. I would guess this is what you would probably have to do or something like it.
97 Wrangler sport - 2 inch RE BB - Teraflex adjustable trac bar - 3.73's d30 and d35 - 31x10.5 yokhama geolander's - 15X8 American Racing Outlaw 2 wheels 3.75 backspacing - JKS LCA skids - hella vision headlights - Alpine amp and 6.5 type S speakers
94 Cherokee Sport - 3.5 Rubicon Express Kit - RE adjustable trac bar- 31X10.5 Kumho Venture MT's - 15X8 Crager Soft 8 Class III Hidden Hitch - Hand Throttle - High flow cat w/ Delta Flow 40 muffler Transfer Case Skid Plate Removable Doors --SOLD :( :( i miss it so much
Ever since I saw the Cheromanche in an issue of JP Magazine, I've wanted to chop mine. My plan was to cut right behind the rear seat, but instead of weilding in a short bed, leave it completely open. I'd then add a roll bar from a TJ (with two angled supports going back down by the rear bumper) and add some lights above the roof.
Here's a concept I made in photoshop:
Armor's Axiom: Virtue is the failure to achieve vice.
The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.
The company American Expedition outfitters, I believe thats the name, actually has a cherokee done like that. They are the same people who made the Brute (new scrambler). As for stiffening the body I personally would fab up a full interior roll cage and have exit out into the pick up bed part to give it strength
4.0 high output, auto
3in Rough Country 32 in Kumho Venture MT
Banks Power full exhaust
KC daylighters on windshield
Warn 5x7 55w on the Warn front bumper
Warn rear bumper and tire carrier
Driver Fx race seats
raingler sport handles
diamond plated rear corners