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Old January 13th, 2011, 09:50 AM   #21
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Awesome project! On a side note, what are the aluminum extrusions in the photo behind the Dodge? Those look like some of my product.
im going to go with exhaust tubing that isnt bent yet. since it is mbrp
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Old January 13th, 2011, 09:53 AM   #22
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Yes. Aren't those extruded aluminum of some kind?
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im going to go with exhaust tubing that isnt bent yet. since it is mbrp
You got it! T-304 stainless 4" waiting to go into production. Not aluminum unfortunately but we do bend ALL of our exhaust products in house at our factory in Huntsville, Ontario.
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Old January 13th, 2011, 09:55 AM   #23
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Very cool project! Anxiously waiting for updates.
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Old January 13th, 2011, 11:40 AM   #24
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Looks very CJ-6ish in the body stretch...a smooth seemless body would be cool, but I'd be tempted to leave an exposed seam as kind of a retro homage.
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Old January 13th, 2011, 12:00 PM   #25
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A very cool project and concept. Nice work! Keep the pics coming!

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Old January 14th, 2011, 08:39 AM   #26
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looking forward to seeing this. my dream daily driver is a 4 door jk w/ diesel & 1ton drive train. Adding the truck bed is a good idea.
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Old January 14th, 2011, 11:24 AM   #27
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looking forward to seeing this. my dream daily driver is a 4 door jk w/ diesel & 1ton drive train. Adding the truck bed is a good idea.
I think you and the owner of MBRP would get along very well....
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Old January 14th, 2011, 11:26 AM   #28
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Looks very CJ-6ish in the body stretch...a smooth seemless body would be cool, but I'd be tempted to leave an exposed seam as kind of a retro homage.
I agree the body line is a cool look, but tough to make it look right.

I'm sure once we get even a coat of primer on the Jeep we'll get an idea of what its going to come out looking like. Time will tell.
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Old January 14th, 2011, 02:29 PM   #29
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When we cut down the hardtop, and installed one of the rear seats, we realized there needed to be a little more room behind the seats. We are in the process of altering the top to fit...





The original plan was to keep the rear section of the hard top as short as possible. Well, as you can see, there needs to be enough clearance for the rear seats.



The hard top will be set back slightly to accommodate the rear seat. Here's what it looks like right now.

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Old January 14th, 2011, 02:31 PM   #30
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Old January 14th, 2011, 02:32 PM   #31
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looking sweet. I hope to put a cummins in a jeep someday. I wont know what size cummins or even what jeep till it happens lol.
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Old January 14th, 2011, 03:01 PM   #32
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looking sweet. I hope to put a cummins in a jeep someday. I wont know what size cummins or even what jeep till it happens lol.
That's what we said two years ago! You have to start somewhere...Glad you like the work so far!
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Old January 14th, 2011, 03:04 PM   #33
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Why not place a full length door in?
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Old January 14th, 2011, 03:34 PM   #34
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this is awesome, i was just thinking it would be sweet to build a brute on 3/4 or tons with either a 4 or 6 bt
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Old January 17th, 2011, 03:28 PM   #35
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this is awesome, i was just thinking it would be sweet to build a brute on 3/4 or tons with either a 4 or 6 bt
Looks like it'll have a build 60 up front, and 70 in the rear. Glad to hear you like the plan so far!

Stay tuned, more updates coming daily...
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Old January 17th, 2011, 03:40 PM   #36
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I hate Build threads like these. The pictures make it look so easy. On a serious note this looks like it going to turn out Great!
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Old January 17th, 2011, 03:48 PM   #37
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sweat ride can't wait till it is done.
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We were asked the other day what the plan was to address the lip around the tub. We have taken the strip off the top to smooth out the box and you can see the before and after in the pictures below.





The box will be smoothed out to have a cleaner look and we will not be running the typical soft top so the hook style lip is not needed.





The hard top is starting to take shape as well, but lots more work to get it looking like we would like. Just a quick update showing today's progress.



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Old January 17th, 2011, 09:09 PM   #39
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looks sweet. This is just the easy part, I wanna see the engine stuffed in the jeep frame keep up the great work.
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Old January 17th, 2011, 09:43 PM   #40
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Very nice. Gonna be a head turner once it's done.

If it's going to be anything like the UAJK, I wouldn't get used to the firewall.
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