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post #76 of 264 Old 04-12-2013, 06:57 AM
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Keep at it; I just found this build and am just blown away by what you've accomplished so far- there are a few builds that I'm following that are slow-going. Don't get discouraged; look at how far you've come, not how far you have to go.

Besides, do you know how much of an education people like me get from watching others who are so thoughtful as to take the time to share not their finished products, but their works in progress? Including mistakes/lessons learned/pitfalls? You do us all a HUGE service, and thank you


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post #77 of 264 Old 04-12-2013, 07:05 AM
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Because I'm working a lot of overtime and taking care of family stuff, it's taking me a lot longer than I thought it was going to take. I'm lucky if I get 2 hours a week to work on it. I have toyed with the idea of selling the bed. If its taking me this long to build just the bed, I don't how long it's going to take to build a whole Jeep.

Once I figure out how I'm going to actuate the latches (electrically or manually) I can get the corners welded and attached to the bed. I won't finish the floor until I get the bed mounts built and welded in.
It's taken me 16 months to get where I am with my truck build. Keep at it. It will pay off in the end.

Here is a little inspiration.

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post #78 of 264 Old 04-12-2013, 07:09 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the encouraging words, guys! Hendrix - your truck is awesome. I've been following your build and your craftsmanship blows me away.

Ever since I saw the Brute, my Jeep truck has been in my head and it's taken me longer to get it from my head to an actual product. My Jeep CJ that's in my avatar took me 6 years to build, and I'm hoping my Jeep truck doesn't take that long!
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Anyone looking to do a drop down tailgate conversion on a TJ using a CJ tailgate? Putting the bearclaw latches on the tub and the latch pins on the tailgate works really good. A set of strong solenoids, like the ones made for street rods when the door handles are shaved, can be used to actuate the latches. They also make a kit that has a remote to actuate the latches. That kit costs a little over $100.00. I found a 50 lb solenoid on eBay for 15.00. These should be strong enough for latches.
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post #80 of 264 Old 04-12-2013, 07:55 AM
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Anyone looking to do a drop down tailgate conversion on a TJ using a CJ tailgate? Putting the bearclaw latches on the tub and the latch pins on the tailgate works really good. A set of strong solenoids, like the ones made for street rods when the door handles are shaved, can be used to actuate the latches. They also make a kit that has a remote to actuate the latches. That kit costs a little over $100.00. I found a 50 lb solenoid on eBay for 15.00. These should be strong enough for latches.
I like that idea.

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post #81 of 264 Old 04-12-2013, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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If there are any pics or measurements I can get for you, just let me know. I'll go look at my TJ and see how the latches would work.
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post #83 of 264 Old 04-13-2013, 06:41 AM
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Amazing build! Keep up the great work. I'll be following along.
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post #84 of 264 Old 04-13-2013, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. Be patience. It slow going
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post #85 of 264 Old 04-26-2013, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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I finally got some solenoids that will pull the latches. They are 50 lb solenoids. I'm going to have to cut an access hole on the inner panel to get the latch and solenoid installed after the corners are welded and installed.
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post #86 of 264 Old 04-27-2013, 09:42 PM
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Your workmanship is German!
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post #87 of 264 Old 04-28-2013, 04:12 AM Thread Starter
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Your workmanship is German!
I don't know what that means, but THANKS ...I think
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I don't know what that means, but THANKS ...I think
Think das auto!

Or any vehicle made in Germany. There very fine cars and are often over engineered in good and bad ways haha

Ask me how I know

And p.s.

Nice build

SAVVY,CURRIE,GOODYEAR

Nuff said...
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I don't know what that means, but THANKS ...I think
Haha , your welcome !

I can't wait to see it complete. Keep it up !
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post #90 of 264 Old 04-30-2013, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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I got the latch access holes cut out. Now I can get the corners painted and welded and installed. I need to start looking for a wrangler to cut in half. I think I'm going to look for a wrecked wrangler. Maybe one that's been hit in the rear.
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