Idea on my new ride!
This is what I would really like to do. I can stretch my frame to CJ8 length, 104 inches. Buy a fiberglass CJ8 body, and just start swapping parts. Of course, I would have to chop the rear overhang off, and would need to find a hard top, and doors, half cab and hard half doors are prefered, but a CJ7 hardtop would be pretty neat. Prices for fiberglass bodies really aren't all that expensive. It would be nice if I could find a supplier close, so I wouldn't have to pay frieght. I know of 2 places in Montana that build Jeep frames, so you would think someone would have fiberglass bodies. Of course I havn't figure out how much this crazy idea will cost me, when I figure that out I will probably decide it is to much $ for a trail rig. With the drivetrain upgrades I want to do, NV4500, and hybrid D60/Scout rearend, I have a feeling I am looking at about $5000. I will have to sit down , and figure out a close estimate. This is my dream trail rig. I think I will stay with 35 inch tires for the time being, because if I decide to do this, it would put a major dent in my tire budget.