Out with the old and in with the new! As many of you know or have figured out I've started on a new Jeep build and I figured it was about time I started a build thread since I've been working on it and collecting parts since the first of March. I'm building a new crawler for alot of different reasons such as needing more space for the kids and just not wanting to put more money in the ole CJ-5. But safety for my kids is the main reason. I had a friend and fellow CTB (VortecJeep)barrel roll his Jeep back in Feb. on a simple trail I'd taken my kids down many times in my short and narrow CJ-5. I realized then it was time to do something different. The CJ has been a super wheeling machine for four years and has taken a beating beyond my wildest thoughts along with others but it is time to retire it and go with something a little longer and wider (Safer). I had originally bought a set of scout 44's to put under my CJ and stretch it but the axles were already set up under a CJ7 frame and thought I'd just find a nice YJ body and build that. As I was looking for a YJ body I found out a fellow CTB member (Lankford) had a pretty much complete Yj he was looking to sell at a reasonable price so I went and bought it. To my surprise it was 99% rust free and everything looked to be in good shape and that's when it happened. I went STUPID!!!! I thought since the YJ was in such good shape I'd go ahead and spend a little extra money and do it right. It didn't take long and that little extra turned into a whole lot extra. I sold the 44's to a good friend (5onpane) who intends on completing that build and I went out and bought a set of tons and it has just snow balled from there.