|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 .
|11-28-2013 03:41 PM|
|geeze||in general I like the commando hood, just not sure if I that the hood hold downs are in a notch in the hood, and not like the older hold downs that were able to be mounted without the notch in the commando hood|
|11-28-2013 11:38 AM|
The photo below shows a Commando grille bolted to fenders that have the latches in approximately the stock position, you can see by the width of the grille that the latches will have to be relocated outboard.
I said "approximately" because in the photo above the latches are in the proper place for a CJ hood, which is 2" narrower than a factory TJ hood, but the photo is close enough to illustrate the answer to your question.
BTW, here's a CJ grille and custom CJ-styled hood and fenders mocked up on the same TJ tub:
|11-28-2013 11:18 AM|
how well would the Hood line up with the factory TJ fenders? know the grill wouldn't bolt directly in, but would like to know how the hood holddowns would line up
|11-27-2013 09:52 AM|
here's mine POS
using m416 bed
|11-27-2013 05:16 AM|
Here's a bunch of parts I've been building/collecting for a TJ Wrangler-based pickup that would be a modern version of a Jeepster Commando truck... the first two photos are a mockup of some of the parts bolted to the front section of a TJ tub in my workshop:
The grille is a factory Jeepster Commando grille. The hood and fenders are custom ones I made in fiberglass to integrate the Jeepster grille with the TJ tub. The fenders are CJ-styled but modified so that TJ flares fit properly on them (TJ flares don't fit well on stock CJ/Jeepster fenders), and the inner fenders are TJ-styled so all of the engine compartment stuff will bolt right up.
The hardtop is a modular Safari half cab.
The pickup bed is fiberglass, it's a Dinoot fiberglass Jeep-tub trailer kit.
The next photo is closer view of the custom TJ Jeepster Commando front clip. If you're familiar with the original Jeepster Commandos, you can see how this hood is different - it's got the TJ body lines along the sides to match up with the body lines on the tub, and it's got pockets for TJ hood latches because the on a stock hood they'd sit out too far on the edges of the fenders. It also matches the curve along the cowl. The cowl panel is also a new fiberglass piece that eliminates the raised section in the center that the stock TJ has, this enables the hood to be flatter like the original Commando hood and still match up well with the tub and cowl. Also, sitting on the hood is a replica of a Hurst Commando hood scoop I also did in fiberglass:
Here's a view of the full tub that's to be cut down into a pickup tub. Also on this tub is a fiberglass cowl intake panel I made, although since it's designed to match up with a stock TJ hood, it wouldn't be used on the Jeepster truck project.
Here's one more mockup out in the driveway, it shows the Safari half cab and the Dinoot bed, a little hard to see is that the hardtop is sitting on an extra fiberglass end panel from a Dinoot kit, that will be used as the back wall of the tub once it's cut into pickup cab length.
|11-26-2013 08:55 PM|
|steve97tj||Bump this to top.|
|05-11-2013 06:18 PM|
|05-11-2013 06:15 PM|
the first one is a guy over on jeep forum i think. its so damn clean!!!!
the second one is mine ( not so cleeean!!!! but i sold the hardtop (wish i wouldnt have)
|04-17-2013 10:31 AM|
|dudeadam||Very cool stuff on here. Get me to thinking|
|03-11-2013 03:41 PM|
Not exactly my style, but an interesting approach.
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|03-10-2013 12:57 PM|
|03-10-2013 07:22 AM|
|gprguy||I have a standard gr8tops cab. Harness bar - you could probably squeeze that in if you are careful without loosing any room. X-brace - no way. I did my x-brace on the outside after the cage passes through the cab wall.|
|03-10-2013 06:01 AM|
The exterior, FWIW.
|03-10-2013 12:20 AM|
|WheelinOK||Does anyone with a gr8top, or similar, have pictures of their cage from the inside? I'm wondering if the standard cab will have space for a harness bar and x-brace.|
|01-31-2013 09:13 AM|
Not a full truck cab, but it's got the CJ8 top
|01-31-2013 09:00 AM|
|01-31-2013 07:26 AM|
|B.A.R.K||Any more out there?|
|12-28-2012 06:00 PM|
i cut up a tj top and build a steel back it's my dd so i had to build it fast one weekend it's not 100% finish
|12-28-2012 04:55 PM|
|12-28-2012 03:44 PM|
Looks great! This thing has me thinkin real hard about cutting up my chevy.
|12-27-2012 09:05 PM|
heres my attempt at chopping the stock to make my truck cab....
i also extended the frame a foot .. this will be on a diesel converted yj with 39 in irok's.... ill get a pick up of it mounted on my jeep when the tops done and i get over to the shop......
|10-23-2012 10:38 PM|
It was rear ended back in 2000 ish and then built into a tray back. Looks too high for me (35's RE Long Arm) and the front diff looks too far back in the opening.
IF it was LJ length, then game on!
|10-22-2012 03:29 PM|
I finally dragged my tub out of storage and started working on it
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