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...