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Unread 09-17-2003, 10:14 AM   #1
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Cutting Off rear of XJ(Hummer Style)

Ok finally got to see one in person and decided its time to frankenstein the jeep. I'm going to chop the rear and make it into a bed....i.e. like the old hummers.... However I have a few questions being as that I've never dealt with a unibody car. Now I know I'll have to find a way to support the rear once i remove the rear portion, anyone have any tips or tricks I should know about???

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Unread 09-17-2003, 02:33 PM   #2
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I don't know if this will help or not, but on Monster Garage when they were turning the school bus into a party boat, they just welding square tubing to the sides to add support. I would guess this is what you would probably have to do or something like it.

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Unread 09-17-2003, 06:55 PM   #3
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check this thread out

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/xj-chop-job-48135/
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Unread 09-18-2003, 08:00 AM   #4
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I would make a tube cage for it, and tie it in with really stout plates bolting to the body in at least six locations. Thats just a suggestion though.

I've seen a webpage on this some where with some detailed pics, try searching for it.
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Unread 09-18-2003, 09:35 AM   #5
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Hmm.. no offense but for some odd reason the shape reminds me of a lifted Plymouth Reliant or Dodge Aries..
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Unread 09-18-2003, 11:36 AM   #6
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Hmmm.. ok not really but slighty..
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Unread 09-18-2003, 01:41 PM   #7
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You make a good point...

Ever since I saw the Cheromanche in an issue of JP Magazine, I've wanted to chop mine. My plan was to cut right behind the rear seat, but instead of weilding in a short bed, leave it completely open. I'd then add a roll bar from a TJ (with two angled supports going back down by the rear bumper) and add some lights above the roof.

Here's a concept I made in photoshop:

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Unread 09-18-2003, 05:45 PM   #8
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The company American Expedition outfitters, I believe thats the name, actually has a cherokee done like that. They are the same people who made the Brute (new scrambler). As for stiffening the body I personally would fab up a full interior roll cage and have exit out into the pick up bed part to give it strength
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Unread 09-18-2003, 07:17 PM   #9
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Take a look at this trick truck:

http://www.truckworld.com/trail-truc...eromanche.html
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Unread 09-22-2003, 11:55 AM   #10
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Looks awesome!
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Unread 09-24-2003, 08:42 AM   #11
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AEV did make a cool one. But not exaclty what I would do. I would want a different roll bar.


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Unread 09-25-2003, 07:24 PM   #12
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Here's one I took of a friend of mine. Might be good for an Idea or two.

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Unread 09-27-2003, 04:59 PM   #13
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Is that Borton's rig? He did a really sweet job!

I'm looking for old posts of his on ILJ. All of his links are down and all of his pics are gone.
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Unread 09-27-2003, 06:25 PM   #14
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It belongs to Paul Sinclair on So Cal.
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Need help tampaxj? i go to Saint Leo UNV, and am very bored on the weekends...
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