|09-30-2014 05:18 PM|
still need to cut a ton of gussets and to finish the cage.
6 foot flatbed on a 20" stretch.
|09-20-2014 10:10 AM|
Another way to go - a Wrangler/Hurst Commando kit. Also I've added a fiberglass windshield visor. It's got a factory Jeepster Commando grille, factory CJ fenders, and a fiberglass Wrangler/Commando hood.
|09-19-2014 12:23 PM|
|09-19-2014 09:56 AM|
Another way this could go... here's the truck with a CJ grille installed. I'm using a factory CJ grille, factory CJ fenders, a CJ Grille Kit hood and a CJ Grille Kit cowl. These old CJ fenders are a bit tweaked so the alignment of all the parts is a little off.
Here's the CJ Grille kit on my LJ for comparison. The LJ gives a good idea of what the front of the truck would look like with the CJ Kit properly installed and painted.
The next mockup will be with a Jeepster Commando grille and a TJ Commando hood.
|09-19-2014 05:47 AM|
Swapped the TJ factory fenders for some fiberglass flat fenders.
|09-19-2014 05:13 AM|
|09-18-2014 07:48 PM|
Why is the body lifted so high off the frame?
I noticed the bottom of the bed isn't level with the bottom of the tub?
|09-18-2014 01:45 PM|
|gprguy||Nice work, I like it. I'm not a huge fan of the safari type roofs in general, but it looks great on the half cab.|
|09-18-2014 06:08 AM|
|09-15-2014 11:06 AM|
|09-15-2014 06:58 AM|
Are you Dinoot Trailers, or is that who you sold the molds to?
I'll include the build thread since you didn't.
Wrangler/Dinoot pickup proof-of-concept build
|09-14-2014 07:45 AM|
Work in progress. The bed is a Dinoot fiberglass trailer tub kit.
Cab closeout is a Dinoot fiberglass trailer tub kit end panel.
|07-25-2014 09:16 PM|
Awesome find!! I DD mine as well. People are always coming up and asking about it. Your going to love it!
Any plans for mods?
Here's an update pic.
|07-23-2014 10:24 PM|
Speaking of soft half cabs... here's the one on my Wrangler pickup. It's a modified factory top; the sunrider feature still functions like factory:
|07-23-2014 09:43 AM|
Anyone in the market for a soft half cab for their LJ? I've got a Mopar half top with tonneau that I need to sell before we move, it's barely used since I swapped out for a hard half cab years ago. As far as I know it is one of a kind - I had two before this that both leaked, Bestop finally made some changes to fix the leaks on this one and I don't think those changes made it to the market, the LJ's were pretty much done by then..
If anyone's interested drop me a PM..
Edit: Sold to a guy in LA, man was he excited to find it..
|07-22-2014 07:21 PM|
I've watched this thread grow for years, I always wanted to build a Jeep truck and I knew that it was something that I HAD to do someday.
Was easier than I thought when I came across this 04' LJ at the local used dealership:
I was in the market for a new daily driver and after a test drive I was sold.
|05-29-2014 09:30 PM|
That is one nice looking rig.
|05-29-2014 08:52 PM|
I bought my LJ just to make a Jeep Truck out of it. I read through this thread to see the best way to make the Truck. Thanks everyone for posting up!
I looked, then chopped. Once the top arrived I didn't hesitate to pull the interior and cut the rear bars off. I can't wait to get everything buttoned up and drive it around!!!
Here's a few minutes before.
My build thread fwiw. http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/jeep-...-lj-build.html
|03-31-2014 03:22 PM|
|geberhard||Gosh I gotta stop looking at this thread before I chop my puppy up!|
|03-31-2014 02:02 AM|
|03-13-2014 08:44 PM|
|03-05-2014 11:25 AM|
Does anyone have experience with this company
Products | Moab Systems
|02-27-2014 08:53 AM|
jscherb I dig the hell out of that Commando!
Couple pics of Al's-10A from the 2013UA.
|11-28-2013 05:41 PM|
|11-28-2013 04:24 PM|
Also, since I was designing a modern and updated version of the Commando, I wanted to use factory TJ latches, which look even worse perched on the edge like the originals. I think the newer style latches look really nice mounted in a recess. Here's what they look like, although I took this photo before I drilled the holes in the fender to mount the latch so the latch bolts are keeping the hood propped slightly open:
To each his own, though. I like it this way but I knew when I did it some people might prefer the original latches and the "perched on the edge" look. And if I ever decide to mold any more of these hoods (I've kept the mold of course), it's easy enough to make one without the latch recesses .
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