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Unread 08-13-2012, 07:09 AM   #16
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Very cool build, love your attention to detail!

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Unread 08-13-2012, 09:06 AM   #17
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Love the custom work your doing but have one a question. Im not a CJ or LJ guy so i am unaware of the specifics but just from what ive seen it looks like your building a LJ. i know they both share an extended wheelbase and overall length but is there anything that your doing that makes it more like a cj-6? Or is it just a meme used instead of saying "custom LJ build"?


Hey Sandking, thanks for the support. Like I said, I am not the one who originally coined the TJ-6 term, but I believe this was the thinking behind it. The CJ-6 was a CJ-5 that was stretched between the wheels. It still had the same rear overhang as the CJ-5. I am basically doing the same type of stretch on my TJ: all between the wheels, keeping the original TJ's rear departure angle.

When Chrysler stretched the TJ frame to make the 2004-2006 Unlimited TJ's (LJ), they added 10" between the wheels and another 5" of rear overhang for a total cab stretch of 15".

There is a great picture on bctj's build page that shows the different wheelbase dimensions between his TJ-6 and an LJ. I am basically following his ideas:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/108-tj-tj6-1125818/
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Unread 08-13-2012, 09:08 AM   #18
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Why buy an LJ when you can make one your self?
I love it and it is awesome. I will be noting this for possible future plans.

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Very cool build, love your attention to detail!
Thank you!
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Unread 08-13-2012, 10:16 AM   #19
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You will probably finish before I do! My wife hates it when I go MIA in the garage for long periods of time. I see lots of flowers and foot rubs in my future!

Good luck with your future build and happy planning.
I don't know about that. I'm swapping axles and redoing my suspension at the same time. Will probably take the greater part of a year.

I'm curious as to why you cut the tub where you did VS the Z cut I saw on another build?
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Unread 08-13-2012, 10:37 AM   #20
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This is a pretty cool build but Im curious is the storage space a huge factor for you? I just think if the wheelbase is what your really after why not just stretch the rear for what would seem to be alot less work.

Awesome progress though and Ill def enjoy watching this.
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Unread 08-13-2012, 10:49 AM   #21
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I don't know about that. I'm swapping axles and redoing my suspension at the same time. Will probably take the greater part of a year.

I'm curious as to why you cut the tub where you did VS the Z cut I saw on another build?
Well, I didn't want to cut into that boxed section that ties into the main rollbar. It looked too challenging to put back together in a clean manner for me.
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Unread 08-13-2012, 10:51 AM   #22
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This is a pretty cool build but Im curious is the storage space a huge factor for you? I just think if the wheelbase is what your really after why not just stretch the rear for what would seem to be alot less work.

Awesome progress though and Ill def enjoy watching this.
Thank you!

Really, I am doing the stretch for both of those reasons. Greater interior space and a longer wheelbase.
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Unread 08-13-2012, 11:12 AM   #23
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Really, I am doing the stretch for both of those reasons. Greater interior space and a longer wheelbase.
And it looks bad-a**. Let's not gloss over that particular factor.
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Unread 08-13-2012, 11:33 AM   #24
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You cut your Jeep in half! Madman! Great job so far. I bet it felt good to get that frame re-attached.
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Unread 08-13-2012, 12:06 PM   #25
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To get 15" of rear stretch you would need to change your suspension, modify the frame, cut the tub, get and plumb a fuel cell, plus it probably wouldn't be street legal.
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Unread 08-13-2012, 04:52 PM   #26
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I love these TJ6 builds. I'll be sure to stay tuned!
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Unread 08-13-2012, 08:28 PM   #27
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This must supply an awesomeamount of leg room for rear passengers
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Unread 08-13-2012, 08:38 PM   #28
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Cool build can't wait to see it finished
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Unread 08-13-2012, 09:00 PM   #29
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The frame extensions look perfect , nice and square on each end . When I stretched my samurai I didnt add a brace and when I cut the frame it sprung in ... I was not happy getting it all lined back up .
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Unread 08-14-2012, 02:34 PM   #30
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This should be a good build! Keep up the good work!
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