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Unread 09-03-2013, 10:57 AM   #106
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Also - the DJ's are so short to start with - would be cool to just close the wheel arches out and add a short-bed and make it an extended cab short bed truck that still has the sliding front doors. Moving the back axle all the way back like that would allow for wider axles / much bigger tires and still keeping that door function.

With the Brute build, I'm planning on ways of having additional door mounts on the bed rack so I will be able to drive 1000 km from home on the highway with the full doors, and then remove them and stow them while driving off road.

Being able to just slide them back and carry on would be easier!
If you look at my build thread "special delivery" on the last page someone photoshopped for me pretty much that exact thing..only with a brute bed...it kinda looks like a messed up hummer...lol...if you haven't checked out my thread I would love it if you did...cheers

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Unread 09-03-2013, 04:48 PM   #107
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If you look at my build thread "special delivery" on the last page someone photoshopped for me pretty much that exact thing..only with a brute bed...it kinda looks like a messed up hummer...lol...if you haven't checked out my thread I would love it if you did...cheers
Just looked it up... if you have the total length of the DJ body or something to give a sense of scale, and a good quality picture - I could put the Brute bed on to-scale for you and colour match it so it looks right
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Unread 09-04-2013, 01:06 AM   #108
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How much up and down travel will you have ?
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Unread 09-04-2013, 07:15 AM   #109
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How much up and down travel will you have ?
Should know that in a few days when I have time to work on it - visitors in town at the moment!

Simple answer - "Lots."
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Unread 09-04-2013, 02:33 PM   #110
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Just a cellphone pic - but - teardown in progress

That ARB back bumper sure came off quicker than it went on



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Unread 09-04-2013, 08:44 PM   #111
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Nice work.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 11:15 PM   #112
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Is it a good idea to put the battery that low ??
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Unread 09-05-2013, 12:36 PM   #113
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Rapidly approaching the point of no return!

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Unread 09-06-2013, 12:57 AM   #114
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Look at all the sand and where it has crept into every space available.


Do it!!!! Rip the tub off......
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Unread 09-06-2013, 09:22 AM   #115
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Are you reusing the aev highline?
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Unread 09-06-2013, 04:05 PM   #116
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Are you reusing the aev highline?
Re-using the hood, but ordered new replacement front fenders from AEV as they were buckled in the hard landing that prompted the frame replacement.



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Unread 09-06-2013, 06:20 PM   #117
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Is it a good idea to put the battery that low ??
Shouldn't be much of a problem. Optimas are sealed, and water isn't the best conductor of 12V. Will fully grease up all the terminals for added protection. The rear winch is also connected directly to the battery so if those terminals are exposed to the same water as the battery - it's no different.
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Unread 09-08-2013, 01:50 AM   #118
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point of no return coming right up...



And a preview on the suspension parts / front axle truss...

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Unread 09-08-2013, 01:51 PM   #119
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The tub doesn't quite fit the new chassis... think it will need some minor modifications to get it to sit right... ;-) Can see how much longer the Jeep will be though as the front edge of the tub is lined up! Now to support it, and cut the back end off, and drop it down into the correct position!



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Unread 09-09-2013, 02:24 PM   #120
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Rough cut for the back of the tub - now to remove more spot welds and more carefully remove specific parts, then get the doors mounted again along with the windshield, and then can set the rear wall into place. Before we know it this thing will start looking like a truck! Think we can call this the point of no return!

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