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comeonstart 01-20-2010 11:05 PM

Jeeps with truck cabs
 
I am looking to build a TJ into a AEV Brute like truck, of course without the AEV parts. My main concern is figuring out how to get a top together. It will be primarily a DD so it needs to seal out the elements well. I was thinking of just cutting the cab off in front of the wheel well with rol cage tubing and having a flat rear on the cab, but I cant see what sealing up. Another idea is using something similar to comp corners to cut just all the trunk area out. The rig will have a flat steel bed so either design could be made to look good.
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JPWizard 01-20-2010 11:55 PM

Get a Willys truck body???

oldarmy2007 01-20-2010 11:58 PM

cj10a

DEnd 01-21-2010 12:22 AM

What??? You've made a bunch of statements but no questions. I'm not trying to be mean but how are we supposed to help you if we don't know what you are asking.

comeonstart 01-21-2010 05:43 AM

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Originally Posted by oldarmy2007 (Post 10905780)
cj10a

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Originally Posted by DEnd (Post 10905862)
What??? You've made a bunch of statements but no questions. I'm not trying to be mean but how are we supposed to help you if we don't know what you are asking.

I guess it was not very too the point. I want pictures or ideas for cutting the back of my tub so a top of some sort can be built or use. I cant really post pics because I dont know where to start from.
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tmaddox4x4 01-21-2010 06:04 AM

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I would make friends with a good body man.

B.A.R.K 01-21-2010 06:41 AM

Im assuming you already know about the GR8Tops? http://www.gr8tops.com/
I think they look silly on stock wheelbase C/Y/TJ but they look pretty good on an Unlimited.
They sell a bulkhead that can be used to isolate the cab from the "bed". If you wanted to have a seperate bed like the AEV Brute this is still a good start. I am not a big fan of the square edges of the GR8tops and have wondered about cutting down a factory hardtop.

Examples:
An LJ rom the GR8Tops website
http://www.gr8tops.com/images/zoom/B...e/CIMG0007.JPG
http://www.gr8tops.com/images/zoom/B...unlimited5.jpg

A pretty bitching Aqualu CJ Truck Kit
http://www.gr8tops.com/images/zoom/MHHBHH/DSCN6818a.jpg

This one was done by BTF with a pretty trick break-away/pivoting rear cage for hard top removal. The route I would go if I wouldnt do a seperate bed.
http://www.gr8tops.com/images/zoom/BNXCKI/JeepD1.jpg

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.
http://www.throttledownkustoms.com/i...spector015.jpg
http://www.throttledownkustoms.com/i...spector011.jpg

I saw your Wanted add and still think that a CJ-10a is a great start. Why have you changed your mind?
https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...=cj+10a&page=3
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/i...g?t=1253585206

I love the concept of the Jeep Truck. I almost bought an MJ last year for a DD. The more I look into the different options the more I fall in love with the Brute.
http://www.aev-conversions.com/photo...DSC_2508_d.jpg
http://www.aev-conversions.com/photo...ot_brute_d.jpg

One of my only complaints about the Brute is that the top of the cab and bed dont line up when the hard top is off.
http://www.aev-conversions.com/photo...DSC_3934_d.jpg

B.A.R.K 01-21-2010 06:47 AM

Here is a guys that cut down a factory CJ hard top.
https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showp...12&postcount=3
http://www.cj-8.com/gallery/data//50...m/GauchoF4.jpg

comeonstart 01-21-2010 07:05 AM

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Originally Posted by B.A.R.K (Post 10906308)

Good post, I was unaware of the gr8 top. Looks like that may be the ticket. I decided on a TJ for a little more of the comforts and I got a TJ tub for half the price of a rusted CJ tub. I like the CJ-10 but I am unwilling to spend the coin on one.
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B.A.R.K 01-21-2010 08:22 AM

I dont know where I saw the thread but someone might know from my description. He took a standard LJ. Lengthened the rear portion of the "bed" to almost the same as a Brute and put the AEV hardtop on it. It was the most Brute-like garage build I have seen. The only thing it lacked was the gap between the cab and bed.

Edit: I am pretty sure it was a red Jeep.

TAWL_BOY 01-21-2010 08:58 AM

I don't like the Brute's bed.

I must cut a CJ7 tub up to make a comp cut small bed for my CJ10.

But on the other CJ10 I have, I think I'm just gonna get some Genright Scrambler corner Guards and use trailer wheel wells. Then I'll just mount a CJ tail gate to it.

It takes some work to square an old, beat up tub back up once you cut it in half.

B.A.R.K 01-21-2010 09:11 AM

This guy did a great job with two TJ tubs. He is making a trailer but the same could apply for a factory looking Jeep bed.
https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...hlight=trailer
http://i48.tinypic.com/2afg60x.jpg

jscherb 01-21-2010 10:46 AM

I've built half-cabs for both TJ's and CJ's, I can probably answer most questions you might have about cutting tops into half-cabs. Here are photos of my two.

PS: The gray one is for sale, it's a complete rolling shell, ready for your choice of engine, drivetrain and final paint color...

http://www.cj-8.com/gallery/data/515/OtherTops.jpg

B.A.R.K 01-21-2010 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by jscherb (Post 10907617)
I've built half-cabs for both TJ's and CJ's, I can probably answer most questions you might have about cutting tops into half-cabs. Here are photos of my two.

You do some pretty clean work. I like what you did with the tailgate latches on the TJ.
https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showp...6&postcount=10
Do you know what LJ I am talking about here? ^^^ I think I remember seeing your rig in the thread.

jscherb 01-21-2010 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by B.A.R.K (Post 10906676)
I dont know where I saw the thread but someone might know from my description. He took a standard LJ. Lengthened the rear portion of the "bed" to almost the same as a Brute and put the AEV hardtop on it. It was the most Brute-like garage build I have seen. The only thing it lacked was the gap between the cab and bed.

Edit: I am pretty sure it was a red Jeep.

That one used a Gr8Tops top:

http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...d.php?t=430949

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...1/IMG_2368.jpg

B.A.R.K 01-21-2010 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by jscherb (Post 10907946)

That thread has some great pictures. Thanks for the link! :beer:
This thread would be great place to consolidate all of the similar builds. Keep the junk out of here!

Before:
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...1/IMG_1857.jpg

During:
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...1/IMG_2272.jpg
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...1/IMG_2189.jpg
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...1/IMG_2336.jpg

After:
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...1/IMG_2367.jpg
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...1/IMG_2369.jpg

B.A.R.K 01-21-2010 12:00 PM

More from the thread above.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...front_view.jpg

tbecktold 01-21-2010 01:20 PM

I've had this same idea in my head for a long time. Looking forward to seeing how you make it happen Bach.

geberhard 01-21-2010 01:36 PM

Definitely some nice setups. Thsi is the one my byddy is building. Started as a YJ:

Not the best pics but can give an idea of the mockup. Basically modified cab (similar to a CJ10), and scrambler half top. A lot of work on modifying the CAB, but he did a great job. The rig is almost done, he just ordered an aqualu tub yesterday for the rera rather than fabbing the rest.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2.../mikejeep2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...d/mikejeep.jpg

tbecktold 01-21-2010 01:46 PM

Very cool.

The TDK cab looks a little more spacious than the Brute's for some reason.

I like the bed on this one, it was an M416 trailer. I'm sure you could do something similar
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p..._painted_2.jpg

jeep937 01-21-2010 01:54 PM

I like the 10a idea. I Think what I would do is a GR8LJ with WB stretch and the do a reverse bob on the over hang of the bed. You'd be in the money and the sheet metal work would be easy. Cut--->Paste---->Paint=Done.

jeep937 01-21-2010 01:57 PM

Like this From Jeepsunlimited thread Above
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...g101/Jeep3.jpg
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...01/Jeepmod.jpg

jscherb 01-21-2010 01:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tbecktold (Post 10908667)
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The TDK cab looks a little more spacious than the Brute's for some reason.

The hardtop on the TDK Prospector is a Gr8Tops hardtop, and it is exactly the same size as the Brute hardtop.

TAWL_BOY 01-21-2010 02:33 PM

Here's what I'm doin' with my CJ10

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r...Y/IMG_6387.jpg
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r...Y/IMG_6378.jpg
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r...Y/100_1426.jpg

steve97tj 01-21-2010 02:50 PM

Bach, the guy who owns Gr8tops i believe is out of columbia and gets on USJeeps. Could PM him on there about something.

There was a build up on rubicon ownersforum of someone who took a TJ and made it his own type of brute sort of and made a flat bed for the rear sort of. Anyone have a link or seen that? I had it but i lost it and can't find it now.


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