This is very cool. I once had an idea that would use the rear door as a wall and hook on the rear bumper and the latch pin to create a p/u bed. I just didn't know how much it could support that far behind the axle, and never had the means to make it.
I could run the stock TJ front clip grille, fenders and sheet metal, or I could run a CJ Grille and matching hood/fenders/cowl, I've got the molds for those parts all done:
Or I could run a Commando grille and custom Commando hood with the CJ-style fenders and cowl... I've got all those molds done except the hood, which I'm working on now. I should have that mold done in the next two weeks(this is a concept drawing of the hood):
I'm also working on a mold for a reproduction of the Hurst Commando hood scoop, so I could do this as a Hurst Commando...
you are always doing awesome stuff.... keep it up.
I've finished up the mold masters for the TJ/Commando hood and Hurst Commando hood scoop, I'll be making the molds and molding actual parts next.
I'm also playing around with possible decals for the Commando project:
In the next two photos I set the Hurst hood scoop mold master on top of the hood; it's not a good simulation because the mold master has a big flange around the outside which the final molded scoop won't have, but if gives some idea of the overall look if you ignore the flange and the extra height the flange causes:
And then I started wondering... does Hurst actually make anything for TJ's? The original Commando had a Hurst shifter, but I think that's all the Hurst it had.
Someone just told me they make a shifter for the AX-15, which was used in TJ's from 1997-1999. I don't think they make shifters for the NV-3500 or the six-speed NSG-370 . But I think to be truthful about being "Hurst equipped", all you'd really need to do is throw on one of their shift knobs?
I have the ax-15 so that's why I thought they did, I did notice there aren't too many short shift kits. Yeah one of their shift knobs and the badge you'd be good to go