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post #241 of 353 Old 11-14-2011, 05:13 PM
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Thanks emev! Wanted to know if my bike would fit in the back! ;]



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post #242 of 353 Old 11-15-2011, 03:02 AM
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I would love one of these but alas I have no idea where you guys find em
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post #243 of 353 Old 11-15-2011, 07:08 AM
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I would love one of these but alas I have no idea where you guys find em
http://forum.aev-conversions.com/forumdisplay.php?f=22

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post #244 of 353 Old 11-15-2011, 07:15 AM
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Is there any reason you couldn't just:

1. Cut the rollbar down in a regular TJ and add reinforcement to the remaining structure

2. Buy a half-hardtop

3. Bedline the back


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post #245 of 353 Old 11-15-2011, 07:36 AM
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Is there any reason you couldn't just:

1. Cut the rollbar down in a regular TJ and add reinforcement to the remaining structure

2. Buy a half-hardtop

3. Bedline the back

Yes, people do that, but you only get a 2 foot long "bed", people with LJ's get a 3 foot long "bed"

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post #246 of 353 Old 11-15-2011, 08:43 AM
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Nice brute, but I wouldn't pay 60k for something he thinks is a monster truck...why would anyone climb cars with small tires
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Nice brute, but I wouldn't pay 60k for something he thinks is a monster truck...why would anyone climb cars with small tires
Cause he can.

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post #249 of 353 Old 11-17-2011, 12:43 PM
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Wish there was a way without spending so much money. Maybe some day ill be able to afford it.
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post #250 of 353 Old 11-17-2011, 01:26 PM
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i am new to jeep and i have never seen one of these trucks. how do you get one and where:
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post #251 of 353 Old 11-17-2011, 01:39 PM
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its a kit from AEV to convert a Jeep Wrangler TJ into a pickup truck. Its called the brute conversion kit. Either you can do it yourself or you can have a shop build it for you.
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post #252 of 353 Old 11-17-2011, 02:56 PM
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Wish there was a way without spending so much money. Maybe some day ill be able to afford it.
You can fab everything yourself, it's been done before, this is just a kit with all the guess work taken out of it.

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bumping this thread for awesomeness
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Don't get me wrong, it's very cool, looks great, it's a very usable quad cab pickup truck, but the break over angle and departure angle is horrible.

The cost to build one (if you did all the work yourself) would be $35,000+ and you can get a great quad cab turbo diesel for that much that would do everything this thing could do 3 times better.

I would expect AEV to sell these for $55,000+ with a Hemi

Don't get me wrong I certainly woudn't be ashamed to drive one and it would get a ton of attention, it just wouldn't be as good off road as a regular jeep and wouldn't pull on road as a turbo diesel pickup. Shoehorn a 6bt CTD in it and we'll have a different conversation.
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post #255 of 353 Old 01-30-2013, 01:35 AM
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Yes, people do that, but you only get a 2 foot long "bed", people with LJ's get a 3 foot long "bed"
LJ's look pretty good with the hard half-top, TJ's just look awkward IMO. And unless I did the front bulkhead stepped forwards from the rear window, I would have less cargo-area room than I do with the Bestop Half Top.

In comparison with the Brute, you have a proper cab close-out with a little space behind the seats, and then a 5.5 ft bed.

I'm planning on doing the Brute conversion to mine some time this year. It just makes it more usable for the amount of stuff we're carrying to the desert these days.



For my needs at least, there's lots of benefits to the Brute conversion that all together make it worth while.

1. Cargo capacity. More than enough space for overlanding type gear.

2. Cage above bed and roof top tent. TJ's are a little short for the roof top tent thing.

3. Longer wheelbase = more high speed stability

4. Longer wheelbase = less tendancy to nose dive on small drop-offs.

5. Longer chassis = more space to build a custom second fuel tank under the frame. No longer need to carry 4 Jerry Cans quite so high up (I have a custom rack above the tonnau cover at the moment on the TJ. Will make the second tank totally independent with it's own stock TJ fuel pump and fuel level sender, so I can switch between the two. If a fuel pump fails, I can rely on the other tank to keep moving.

6. Rear Winch = useful

7. Space to build water tanks in the bed.

8. Proper hardtop cab close-out. Should increase comfort levels. Can make a nice storage unit behind the seats to organise the cargo we need inside. Will install a spoiler-sunroof in the hard top that will allow us to open and close on the move, not having to pull over for 5 minutes and hold up the group just to unclip the side channels of the half-top.

It just very quickly becomes a more useful platform for us, allowing me to keep the center of gravity lower and more stable, while making everything more accessible and convenient, and fabricating a light weight rack for a light weight roof top tent.


It's not cheap, sure, but I'm starting to think it's justifiable.


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