How High Body Mounts?


Bigger Hammer
Jun 26, 2010
Willys Model
Willys Year:
Lots of opinion about body mounts here. I'm just wanting to add one or two inches max. for tire clearance. Replacing old fiber pads with modern material should help the rear sag with some extra spacers on the low side. Original 60s rebuild can use a fresh stance on the frame.

Not looking for a major welding project if I can help it.

-Whats the pros/cons on rubber vs. poly vs. OEM material?
-Any dos/don'ts on height?
-Donor swaps?
I don't like lifted wagons period. Track is too narrow and they are already top heavy. Trucks are OK with a lift and it's not a problem on CJ's which have a light body with low CoG.
I have to agree with "willysworker" The wagon is top heavy lifting with the original track width and frame probably isn't a bright idea. If you are doing a chasis transplant and opening your track width up I wouldn't go over 2".
My wagon had the original style rubber (kinda) pads in it. Mine are back on there now with 3/4" of rubber body mount and 1/2" on the underside of bolt now. I did the rubber over the poly for the softness and ability to help reduce vibrations. That is my 2 cents. Take it for what it's worth.