Lifted 2wd & Bodied 4x4
That's awesome, thanks for the pics! One question about it though... can you open the rear door without opening the front door first? I'm going to try to tackle making that a reality with mineHonestly, if you are truely building this with the intentions of giving this to your daughter when she turns 16 I would make it an auto. Not saying she can't ;earn to drive a stick, I just know how 16 year old girls are when they drive. They don't focus enough as it is and adding the factor of shifting is just one more worry.
Also just to give you a little inspriation on the no pillar idea, here's a full size being built with no pillars.
And as far as the stick goes, I absolutely love a stick, and I'm sure she'll know how to drive stick when she's like 5 years old, but if I'm worried she may be too distracted I could always swap it for an Auto 15 years from now