Headed out to get mini tubbed

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    The time has come for the next step of this project. Photo updates as it progresses 20180817_194005.jpg

    Here is a mock up of what it should look like when it's done
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      That will look cool. Nice wheel choice in the bottom picture.
       
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        great looking stance with the right amount of tire.
         
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          What are the wheel size, offsets and tire size?
           
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          18x9.5" with 5.25 bs with 295/40r18 Nitto g2
           
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            Cut the tubs out and cut the frame for the relocation kit. The plan is to use the factory inner and make a new outer tub. 20180917_180149.jpg 20180917_180153.jpg 20180917_182337.jpg 20180917_180353.jpg
             
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            Did you cut the frame for the front spring hanger?
            Looks like even after boxing it will be weaker?
             
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            No it's still there. Just cut it as close as possible. 20180917_180345.jpg
             
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            Why the cut? Was the frame damaged?
             
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            No, the new box gets welded in there to mount the front of the leaf springs
             
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            That's what I thought but just wasn't sure.

            Good idea! I'm gonna do something very similar.

            Thanks!
             
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            It's back. Rolling on cut stock axles so I'm going to need to order new axles. Here's some after photos with the new tire mocked up in the wheelweel. Rear was cut 2" per side

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            A few more

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            hell, looks like you got another inch of tire to get stuffed in there. LOL------ connector looks good
             
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            Yea definitely but we went conservative with it. Lol