I need advice: I might not be wheeling a Jeep.
Being the owner of a CJ5, I really feel that they are to short. so I have been looking at my qptions for a longer wheelbase. Here is what I have come up with so far.
I could lengthen the frame on my 5, Or I could buy a mid 70's small truck, and put my drivetrain in that. Here is the kicker, I just found a 79 Toyota 4x4 for free. It dosent have a drivetrain but the cab and frame are in good shape. it even has 2 inch lift springs, I can cut the fenders and build a flatbed so I would clear my 35's, and still have a light weight rig that wouldn't break very often. The full cab would be nice, because here in Montana you get 9 months of winter, and four wheeling in 10 degree or colder weather in a softtop CJ really dosnt excite me very much, Most of the road at higher elevation are still pretty much impassable except for the one in the club that are locked up and running 33 inch or better tires, I do expect that to change pretty quick, Then we can expect the first snow in September, usually dosn't get deep until November. Sorry to ramble on. What I really need is advice or options on my wheelbase problem. I want to go 105 or more. A Scrambler would be great, but finding one cheap is next to impossible, and I feel CJ7's, YJ's, and TJ's are to short also. I need your advice.