Monday, January 7, 2013

Down to the frame

Dad has been here helping me do the final work to get the tub (body) off of the jeep. In order to do so, we had to cut the tailgate modification off and lift it out. This took quite a bit of cutting and every time we thought it would come free, there was yet another weld or bolt somewhere holding it down. We finally got it and trailered it off to the scrap yard where we found out it weighed 260 pounds (no wonder we couldn't lift the tub off with it attached) and they gave me $22.88 for it! Here it is removed from the tub on the trailer:

After removing "Bubba's" tailgate, we were able to lift off what was left of the original tub and have a look at the frame (note the stack of new tires on the left in front of the jeep - they arrived today!):

Here's Dad sitting in the tub!

Still a lot of disassembly and cleaning up to do...


  1. Looks great, Lance. A year from now, you'll look back on these pictures and be amazed at how far you and this jeep have come!

  2. Good work lance. I am closing following the entire process and i must compliment you for the great effort you are putting in. You really started from scratch and you are moving to the finish line as the days go by. The pictures of the jeep parts show how much you have going on. TeraFlex Suspension