Why Would You Cut A Perfectly Good Jeep In Half? To Make It Perfectly Gooder!


Why Would You Cut A Perfectly Good Jeep In Half? To Make It Perfectly Gooder!

Off-road guys are like mini-truckers, in that cutting stuff up doesn’t phase them at all. A little beer drinking and figuring and the cutting apparatus comes out and the fun begins. Knowing that, it will come as no surprise that the Fab Rats decided that in order to put a bigger hard top on their Jeep, it needed to be longer. By about a foot or so. So why not cut it in half, weld in a chunk, and put it back together? It’s easy right?

In truth, it isn’t rocket science on a Jeep, but that doesn’t mean you can’t F it up 14 different ways, so measuring and welding correctly is definitely important. The Fab Rats do a good job, although there were a couple moments where I wondered what the thought process was. In the end, they put together a nice strong extension and get this thing going back together. Of course if you are going to lengthen it anyway, and have to cut the leaf spring hangers off the frame, you might as well link the thing and make it even more bad ass.

This is where the snowball starts rolling. Watch and enjoy, it’s yet another example of something you could be doing in the shop today.

 


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2 thoughts on “Why Would You Cut A Perfectly Good Jeep In Half? To Make It Perfectly Gooder!

  1. Michelle Cox

    Thanks for the write up! Couple of things, the main reason we lengthened it is to give it a longer wheel base so that it can go over obstacles more efficiently and so it’s likely less to tip over out on the trails. Plus it’s going to look awesome! Can’t wait for you to see the final product. P.S. No alcohol was involved in the cutting in half of the Jeep!

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  2. Cody Huber

    What I see is that using precise instruments such as a highly calibrated “eye-crometer” you can do just about anything! Great work by Paul and his crew(family)

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