Alright Pete, I'll stop worrying about it breaking, I have put it through some rough stuff and that little truck never stops amazing me, but you're right, I want to do a 2" body lift on it to get my 6" lift and the 35" tires to clear nicely. I thought at first the tires would just beat the fenders into place where needed, I'm fine with that. This hasn't been the case though, instead my fenders have cut groves into my expensive tires (I paid more for the tires and rims than the truck).
I'm not affraid of the cosmetic look of cutting away my fenders, too much, I've seen many other vehicles cut away that look good. I have a plasma cutter and a hand grinder, but what do you do with the inside wheel wells when you cut the fenders away, and, how do you support whats left of the fender so it isn't just flopping in the breeze?
Yes I want to do a body lift, that would make all my problems solved cheaply and easily. I went to a body shop once, they wanted $2000 just to cut it out and make it look good, I left there and never looked back, way too much money just to cut some metal out.
On the point of more clearance by not having a frame, yep, I was looking at a CJ the other day and even with its 6" lift there was probably 6" of frame hanging under it that I have clearanece over, so that was certanly a point well made.