Well, got an early start than intended with a long travel rear since breaking my axle before new years. So currently I am stripping the whole rear down. I took off my J59's and Fox 2.0"x14" shocks. I'm planning to do this build to just do the stuff I need to make this work. I'm going to be boxing the frame, keeping the stock gas tank, running the allpro 50T pack, and king 2.5"x 16" smoothies. The bedcage is going to be very basic straight bars. Future upgrades will be hydro bumps up front and rear and a U-bolt eliminator.
here is how she is sitting
fully trussed axle
before, and yes the bed cage is bent from breaking at the weld back in may 2010