thanks for your input guys....if the coil spring CJs aren't so good, what about the Monolinear leafs? I think Skyjacker makes them.
About using the Jimmy frame...The problem is... I can't stand that thing anymore!!! It is so unreliable that breaks down at least once a month! The only thing that makes it a good donor vehicle is that all the moving parts have been replaced recently!! ..ie the rebuilt tranny, rad, new 35" BFG MT & wheels etc... I want this project to be top notch, so I don't want to hack a body and frame together...
Actually, the more I think about it, a nice used TJ looks good, and then throw a good quality lift at it to fit the 35 inchers. Problably about the same investment.
Just a mild 2" lift to fit the 31" BFG AT's