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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-04-2005, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Extended Wheel Base Body Pics

I'm in the middle of a frame off restore after my first frame from my first frame off restore rotted out from underneith me. This time I used a YJ frame instead of a CJ frame. I also upgraded to a TPI 350 attached to T-18 using AA bellhousing and AA motor mount cross member. When I was "refreshing" the old YJ frame I added about 8" onto the rear of it and moved my springs back the same 8". I put the body on last night and things don't seem to sit right. I knew I was going to have to do some cutting on the body because of the axle moving back but I also have the problem that the transmission hits the tranny tunnel. I figured that I would just cut that out a bit to clearance (2-3 inches into tunnel). I was wondering has any one else had a similar experience? I am also very interested in seeing some pics of jeeps with extended wheel bases. I'm debating how to cut my body out. The way I look at it I have two options. 1. Go to a larger radius and leave the back portion of the body there. 2. Cut from top of radius straight back till corner of jeep like a "competition cut."

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Re: Extended Wheel Base Body Pics

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Take a look at American Expedition Vehicles. They used to make an extended wheel base jeep and they havew a lot of pics on their site
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I would vote for the competition cut. Consider that at the rear of each wheel well there is a small bulkhead. On my CJ the drivers side one holds the rollover check valves. The passenger side has the gas tank lines between it and the rear end of the Jeep. With either of the choices - wider wheel wells or the comp cut - you need to consider those issues. I don't see how wider wheel wells will (say that fast 3 times) give you an extra 8 inches of room.
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Re: Extended Wheel Base Body Pics

Heres a pic of my YJ from back in the day.
The rear axle was moved back about 7 or 8 inches, and the front forward about 4 or 5.
Overall wheelbase was about 105" to 106"
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Re: Extended Wheel Base Body Pics

You can also look at W.C.'s Jeep at

http://members.tripod.com/surfmac/Index.html

Might even get hiom to answer some questions.
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Pretty good lookin' YJ. Do you have any measurements from when you did it? Any more pics on a website or any thing? Any problems that you encountered having the strech in back or more importantly the front moved forward?

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Re: Extended Wheel Base Body Pics

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I am also very interested in seeing some pics of jeeps with extended wheel bases. I'm debating how to cut my body out.

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Well,,,,,,,,,,,,



There are a few options here,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

And just how long do you want it????????

Maybe in a 6 door??


Or how about a couple 4 doors


Oh yeah what about those guys that like to get really far out there wheeling,,, lol maybe hunting would work too. Try this!!!!!!!



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Smart a$$! Good pics though! Thanks!
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Smart a$$!

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