With some creative use of rope, carabiners and skills as a white water raft guide and long ago knowledge of a Boyscouts Pioneering merit badge I lifted the tub on top of the frame, I decided to replace the body mounts with Daystar 1" body mount bushing, with is not a bodylift per say, as it is not a separate puck stacked on a body bushing, this is a taller bushing itself, having done battle with body lifts in the past, I am not a fan of them, although the OTHER CJ8 still has one, if is a PITA. I did the 1" bushing as it does make it so much easier for my rather large hands to reach bell housing bolts, fix fuel tank senders and generally have better access to things under the jeep. This is without adding a a lot of nonsense adjustments like fan shroud clearance, shifter linkage problems, steering column issues, ground wires fuel tank fillers and all sorts of little big things that need adjusted to add and subtract body lifts, also being monolithic, there shouldn't be the shifting extra leverage that cracks and fatigues the tub around the body mounts. The one thing that did need to change was the clutch linkage, I replaced the bubba idiot engineering clutch linkage on the other jeep already, with a heim jointed linkage and later I just converted it to a hydraulic linkage. This jeep was still stock when I started this little project, with the 1" taller mount, I upgraded this jeep to a hydraulic master and slave cylinder as well.
Daystar, Jeep CJ8 1" Taller Polyurethane Body Mount