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Thread: Converting the 6 to a "Brute"?

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    Default Converting the 6 to a "Brute"?

    Has anyone considered or done a "brute" style conversion to a CJ6? I'm just toying with the idea but would love to get some insight or thoughts on the matter.
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    Last edited by uplandhawaii; 10-28-2009 at 02:54 AM.
    HOW MUCH is that to ship to Hawaii!!??
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    Default Re: Converting the 6 to a "Brute"?

    A 6 with a half cab looks close.
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    Default Re: Converting the 6 to a "Brute"?

    Thanks, yeah I have one like that
    I wanted to see if anyone has actually enclosed the cab at the partition and added a separate bed without extending the frame. I'm thinking it may not look proportioned without either extending the frame a bit or extending the bed sheet metal to over hang more like a CJ8. I have an m416 bed I may want to use if I do pursue this route.
    HOW MUCH is that to ship to Hawaii!!??
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    Default Re: Converting the 6 to a "Brute"?

    Quote Originally Posted by uplandhawaii View Post
    Thanks, yeah I have one like that I have an m416 bed I may want to use if I do pursue this route.
    Oh man, please please please don't chop up such a beautiful 6! If you have to extend the frame and stuff anyway please start with a much more common 5. Hell, I'll swap my 5 with you straight up if you want. 6's are much too rare and precious to chop up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pathkiller View Post
    Oh man, please please please don't chop up such a beautiful 6! If you have to extend the frame and stuff anyway please start with a much more common 5. Hell, I'll swap my 5 with you straight up if you want. 6's are much too rare and precious to chop up.

    x2 - don't cut up that 6!! Get a 5 or a 7. Heck, I'd get a scrambler and toss a half cab on it. Don't cut the 6. And no more monkeys business!!

    By the way.......cool looking 6 you got there.

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    Yeah I admit the rarity of the 6 is part of the reason why I haven't torn into it. I've only seen 3 here in Hawaii and only mine and another is running. If you guys were closer I would actually consider a swap for a 7, at least I'd know my 6 was going to some one who appreciates the 6.
    I can't swap my 6 here for anything! no body wants it, not even to trade for a YJ!

    I'm not a purist, never have been, more of a hot rodder so I'll still entertain the idea of doing it. I've already started the process of making it more comfortable to drive by installing power steering and power brakes and more comfortable seats. As soon as I can get some caliper brackets I'll be converting to discs. So its not actually a pure CJ6, although its pure jeep as I've only used jeep parts to complete the conversions.

    Thanks for the compliments!
    HOW MUCH is that to ship to Hawaii!!??
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    Default Re: Converting the 6 to a "Brute"?

    Hey it's your ride, do with it what you please.

    But, they are getting quite rare around here.

    Wish I had that extra wheelbase

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    I really dig your canvas bed cover. Did you make that or did it come that way? Looks very African-safari ready.

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    Default Re: Converting the 6 to a "Brute"?

    Quote Originally Posted by uplandhawaii View Post
    Thanks, yeah I have one like that
    I wanted to see if anyone has actually enclosed the cab at the partition and added a separate bed without extending the frame. I'm thinking it may not look proportioned without either extending the frame a bit or extending the bed sheet metal to over hang more like a CJ8. I have an m416 bed I may want to use if I do pursue this route.
    I like the idea with the M416 trailer tub, I think it would be neat! I don't think it would look any more or less proportioned than a CJ-6 does now (which is arguable since a CJ-5 is beautifully proportioned to begin with and the CJ-6 is just a long CJ-5. )

    1x1speedcraig put a 416 bed on his CJ-10, I can imagine it would be similar in looks proportionally.
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