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Re: Coil sprung....
I wouldn't lengthen it either. I thought maybe stubbing out from the top of the rear frame arc would let you get the coils in under the frame rather than between the rails. This would let you get out closer to the hubs and not have so much axle tube overhang past the springs. I can understand if you don't want to cut the frame, but it concerns me with that much axle tube hanging out past the spring perches plus those deep offset wheels. I guess the first time you come down hard you will find out if it's strong enough. What the heck, give it a shot, axle housings are cheap so you won't be out much even if it does turn out to be a problem.
Let's see though, if you were to cut the frame at the back, you could reinforce it with some 1/4" plate level with the top of the frame almost to the cab. Then about a 4' square flatbed on top of that with stake sides bolted to the rollbar. Three beer kegs in the bed (two on bottom and one between on top) for lotsa gas and big beer logos on the doors. That'll spoil that school bus image. Sorry, I'm getting goofy now and besides it only works with the halftop on and you'd have to have a full-floater in the rear to make it look right.