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11-27-2014 08:54 PM
wheelinjp didn't think Id find a good pic. here is the scaler I built.

11-27-2014 08:48 PM
wheelinjp saw this on craigslist in seattle a few years ago. I liked it so much, I made a scale 4x4 rc of it. this is the real one.

11-25-2014 05:08 PM
jscherb
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Originally Posted by jerwool View Post
I must say I am in awe of your greatness with the glass what do you think of using the jeepster grill ears on a tj grill shell and widening the tj hood to match using your recessed hood latch idea
Thank you.

I think what you're asking is the hard way to get there, for several reasons. The drawings below show the Commando grille in orange and a TJ grille in yellow with ears shaped and sized to look right with it. The Commando ears are the wrong shape and size to match up with the TJ grille; also the TJ grille is angled back slightly while the Commando grille is vertical. It would probably be less work to fabricate new ears of the proper size/shape/angle than it would be to adapt the Commando ears to look correct on the TJ grille.

Also, it won't be a simple matter of widening the TJ hood, the height of the side of the hood once ears are installed with be lower than the factory height of the side of the TJ hood (see the right side of the TJ hood drawing below), so you'd need to do some reshaping of the curve of the hood from the top down to the side, as well as reshaping the curve of the side of the hood to make the width at the front wider. Getting the hood to look right while changing those compound curves is a significant metalworking job.



Making my custom fiberglass parts was probably easier than what you're suggesting .
11-25-2014 04:00 PM
jerwool
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Originally Posted by jscherb View Post
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.









I must say I am in awe of your greatness with the glass what do you think of using the jeepster grill ears on a tj grill shell and widening the tj hood to match using your recessed hood latch idea
09-30-2014 05:18 PM
The Aaron

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
jscherb 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
B.A.R.K
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Originally Posted by jscherb View Post
Swapped the TJ factory fenders for some fiberglass flat fenders.

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Originally Posted by jscherb View Post
Another way this could go... here's the truck with a CJ grille installed.
This looks much better
09-19-2014 09:56 AM
jscherb 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
jscherb Swapped the TJ factory fenders for some fiberglass flat fenders.



09-19-2014 05:13 AM
jscherb
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Originally Posted by Why J? View Post
A couple questions about this.

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?
I'm just using this frame temporarily as a base to mock up the body on, it's a junk CJ-7 frame and not really usable, so rather than spend a lot of time modifying it to fit properly I'm just throwing the body parts on it. Because I'm not lengthening the frame for the mockup, the humps over where the rear axle would be interfere with the back of the tub, so I just raised everything to clear it for now. Since I don't have a proper frame at the moment, I had to decide if I was going to mock up all the parts a) on the ground/jackstands, b) on something temporary made of wood, or c) this junk CJ-7 frame. The CJ-7 frame was on hand and it was pretty easy to put it on rollers, so I used it.
09-18-2014 07:48 PM
Why J?
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Originally Posted by jscherb View Post
A couple questions about this.

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
jscherb
09-15-2014 11:06 AM
jscherb
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Originally Posted by B.A.R.K View Post
Great work as usual. I wish I had the time you do.
Are you Dinoot Trailers, or is that who you sold the molds to?
Home

I'll include the build thread since you didn't.
Wrangler/Dinoot pickup proof-of-concept build
No, I am not Dinoot Trailers, I just design things like this as a hobby. I did design the fiberglass trailer kit, and Dinoot licensed the kit design from me and they sell the kits. I am not in business to sell anything.
09-15-2014 06:58 AM
B.A.R.K
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Originally Posted by jscherb View Post
Work in progress. The bed is a Dinoot fiberglass trailer tub kit.
Great work as usual. I wish I had the time you do.
Are you Dinoot Trailers, or is that who you sold the molds to?
Home

I'll include the build thread since you didn't.
Wrangler/Dinoot pickup proof-of-concept build
09-14-2014 07:45 AM
jscherb 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
Tinstar
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Originally Posted by FKreider View Post
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.

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
jscherb 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
gprguy 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
FKreider 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
plym49
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Originally Posted by MNtal View Post
jscherb I dig the hell out of that Commando!

Couple pics of Al's-10A from the 2013UA.










That is one nice looking rig.
05-29-2014 08:52 PM
Tinstar 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
Dialed-In
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Originally Posted by attackcammel View Post
Is it justme or does that tailgate look wider than a normal jeep anyone have any idea how they did that?
That Jeep is running a completely different and custom box with a custom (re:wider) tailgate. By using narrower tail lights they could reduce the width of the rear box corners on each side of the tail gate, this allowed the width of the tailgate to be increased.
03-13-2014 08:44 PM
attackcammel
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Originally Posted by B.A.R.K View Post

Last is the Prospector (linked on the GR8Tops website) by Throttle Down Customs. I guess it would be a "Poor Mans" Brute. It doesnt have the stunning lines of the Brute but it can give you ideas on how to make your own from other TJ tub back halves.



I saw your Wanted add and still think that a CJ-10a is a great start. Why have you changed your mind?
CJ10A post build thread - Page 3 - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum

Is it justme or does that tailgate look wider than a normal jeep anyone have any idea how they did that?
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