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TJ6 stretch

slowJEEP

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First TJ post in the forum. Suck it loosers.

Stretching my TJ 10" in the rear fenderwell. Got a piece from a donor rusty tub. There's a facebook group dedicated to the process where most people go the full 15" to an LJ. More to come, just wanted to be the first in here.

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slowJEEP

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Maybe they do.


I'm using 4x3x.25 tube to extend the frame bc it fits over the factory frame well.

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slowJEEP

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Made some progress. Frame's cut and I've started splicing the donor body back in.

I was going to buy brackets from genrite but someone on facebook made fun of me so I'm going to make my own now. Fooling with the 4 link calculator while I wait on a new feed roller for my mig so I can run smaller wire. 035 wire is blowing through the sheetmetal too often so I've switched to 023 but my welder won't feed it as equipped.

Picked up some $100 317's for my 6.0 since it's from the 01's when they had iron heads.

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Rangerrod

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I’m always stumped at guys who stretch the tub but don’t go right to Lj length. Even if you don’t plan on running a top it certainly limits you in the future should you decide.

still watching and subscribed. What’s the general plans for the build?
 

Harry Johnson

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So uh... got any plans for the rest of the donor tub? I'm currently stretching a YJ and the soft top channels at the top of the tub are hard to come by. I was able to track down some from a junkyard, but they're TJ length. I need another 15", but I'll take whatever I can get. Any chance you want to sawzall off the tops of the tub and ship em to me for some money?
Here's where I'm currently at:
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Rugby

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Why did you stretch the tub there instead of the foot well?
 
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