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Old 03-18-2013, 09:19 AM   #61
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Yup, the body will be the same length and the wheelbase is 5" longer.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:35 PM   #62
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This is F'N epic build. Great job so far. Sub'd.

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Old 03-19-2013, 09:26 PM   #63
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Might be picking up a set of 37s in the morning to hold me over till I'm ready for the 1tins and 40s
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looking awesome cant wait to see the finished product!
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:59 AM   #65
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Scored a set of 37" iroks on the cheap today
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:27 AM   #66
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I picked up the LJ soft top retainers yesterday from the dealer and everything lines up right where it should. Now I can start making up my floor and side panels.

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Old 03-21-2013, 01:39 PM   #67
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Are you going to be able to use the LJ tops?
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:39 PM   #68
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I want to put a sawzall to my jeep so bad! If you have time can you post some detailed pictures of where you cut the tub and again when mocking up the new panels? I'm still debating if I'm just going to add to the rear of the tub or do something more radical like you.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:34 PM   #69
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I will be using a stock LJ top that I got off of craigslist a few months ago. I will try to get you some better pics this weekend when I start making my new floor and side panels.
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I want to put a sawzall to my jeep so bad!
I don't know if you were necessarily being serious, but I would think a sawzall would be far too imprecise!
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Haha, I wasn't bring serious with wanting to use a sawzall. His build thread just makes me want to do the stretch that I've been thinking about for the last 3 years! Thanks for the heads up though.
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It's good to see another TJ-6 build I think they look better than LJs
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:26 AM   #73
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It's good to see another TJ-6 build I think they look better than LJs
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The LJ just strikes me as abit odd, for its length but thats just me. No insult intended to LJ owners for the record.
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The LJ just strikes me as abit odd, for its length but thats just me. No insult intended to LJ owners for the record.
LJ's look strange at stock height/tires. Once you slap a solid 4.5 and 35's on one they look normal.

That being said. I want one.
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LJ's look strange at stock height/tires. Once you slap a solid 4.5 and 35's on one they look normal.

That being said. I want one.
Yeah, I agree with the stock versions. Once beefed up, then its looks more proportioned.
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What's wrong with using a sawzall that's what I used for the body and the frame.
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What are your plans for the body panels? I was thinking about getting an old tub for the top edge pieces and then making my own body armour for each side out of some sheet metal. Any fab shop with a brake should be able to bend the corners in the back.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:49 AM   #78
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Ill be making my own side panels out of sheet metal for now, but I plan on getting side armor when I can afford it. Heres a few shot of the floor panel I made yesterday before work.
Everything prepped


Nice thick 10 gauge steel


Added support with some scrap metal I had laying around and bend the edges down


All tacked in, once it was in I jumped up and down on it and it didnt budge


Also picked up my extended driveshaft on the way to work.
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Ill be making my own side panels out of sheet metal for now, but I plan on getting side armor when I can afford it. Heres a few shot of the floor panel I made yesterday before work.
Everything prepped

Nice thick 10 gauge steel

Added support with some scrap metal I had laying around and bend the edges down

All tacked in, once it was in I jumped up and down on it and it didnt budge

Also picked up my extended driveshaft on the way to work.
Do you have a set budget for this build? Excluding tools and equip.
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Do you have a set budget for this build? Excluding tools and equip.
Not really, but here is a breakdown of cost so far.

4"x2.5" x48" long rectangle tubing from Alro steel $140
Inner sleeves made from scrap $FREE
LJ soft top rails from dealer $72
LJ soft top from craigslist with frame, windows and door surrounds $150
Having the drive shaft extended $182
Sheet metal for floor and sides $FREE (I've had it for years)
fuel lines/ brake lines and fittings $25
Sawzall blades $13

Grand total $582

The 1 ton swap is another story. I traded a not running 01 Yamaha Warrior and $400 for my hp60 king pin front axle and 14bolt rear with 5.13s and detroit locker.

14 bolt truss, diff cover, shave kit, and front axle brackets from Ballistic fab $600

37" iroks with ugly chevy wheel off craigslist $400
And I still have a ton of parts to buy before Im ready for that project.
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This is a legit build. Can't wait to see it completed.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:37 PM   #82
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I worked on the tj for a few hours today here's what I got done. I thought it would be cool to have some kind of built in storage.

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So after about 3 hours of measuring, cutting, measuring, re-cutting, grinding, and welding. One side is done

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I made the top section of the tub with some scrap sheet metal, it was a pain in the ass getting it bent right but I think it will work. Once I tacked it in I was able to weld up the LJ soft top retainer. Here's how I left it today, I stuck a piece of cardboard in there to get my template for the side panel.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:35 PM   #85
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Nothing too exciting today, just put the drive shaft in and cleaned the garage up.
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So I haven't done anything to the TJ yet this week, but I did drop the 37s off at the tire shop long with my 35s so I can get the rims swapped over, so I should have some pics to post tonight when i get them back on the jeep.
I have a 4 day weekend this week so Ill be getting a lot done in the garage over the next 2 days.
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Sub'd. Great work so far man.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:53 PM   #89
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I worked on the TJ for a few hours today. I got the 37s mounted on my rims this morning then I welded in the passenger side exterior panel and started the storage compartment on the drivers side. I'm hoping to have both sides ready for primer by the end of the day tomorrow.

The 37s


Test fitting the rear flare after the 1st round of mud.


View from the inside


Where I left off tonight
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I got the roll bar welded up today, also finished the storage compartment on the drivers side and the sheet metal on the drivers side. Now all that's left is a little wiring, some bodywork, and reinstall the fuel tank.


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