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Re: Colli Goes Commando
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2011, 04:48:50 pm »
Colli:

I am so glad you gave me a chance to see her before the tear down! You have an awesome project and I'm really happy you found some parts donor vehicles!

Remember to takes lots of photos!

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Re: Colli Goes Commando
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2011, 01:03:37 pm »
Dropped off the metal trim parts at the metal shop to be refinished and dropped off the seats, dash, and visors at the upholstery shop to get fixed up. Time to start spending some money!
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2000 TJ - trail rig (ample lift, 35" MTZs, 8.8 rear, 4.88 gears, 12 different soft tops)
2012 Ram 2500HD Crew Cab - tow rig
2015 Cherokee - grocery getter
Trailer - to tow my Jeeps around

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Re: Colli Goes Commando
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2011, 02:30:38 am »
You go girl! Get her done before the Willys show!
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Re: Colli Goes Commando
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2012, 04:32:26 pm »
Took the body off today and loaded it up on the trailer with the parts donor body. They are both on the way to the body shop to be "Frankensteined" into one. Here's how she looks now:

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This looks safe doesn't it? We had everything strapped down tight and we didn't have to go very far. Everything made it to the destination without incident. I got some strange looks on the road though. Why not just  take the fenders off you might ask? Well, that darn farmer had welded them to the body so we didn't think we could cut them off without messing something up. We'll let the body shop worry about that.


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1967 Jeepster Commando Pick Up - work in progress
2000 TJ - trail rig (ample lift, 35" MTZs, 8.8 rear, 4.88 gears, 12 different soft tops)
2012 Ram 2500HD Crew Cab - tow rig
2015 Cherokee - grocery getter
Trailer - to tow my Jeeps around

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Re: Colli Goes Commando
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2012, 09:08:41 pm »
Cool!
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89 V8 Yj, some lift, some tires and some extras!
96 Cherokee Sport (Daves beater)
1947 CJ2-A

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Re: Colli Goes Commando
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2012, 10:44:53 pm »
Here's the latest - after we got all the dirt off the frame we realized it was too rusty to use. Luckily that parts donor body I got came off a very solid frame so I will be buying that and swapping the frames out. Spent much of this weekend taking stuff off the old rusty frame. Took the engine and pretty much everything else out of the front:













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1967 Jeepster Commando Pick Up - work in progress
2000 TJ - trail rig (ample lift, 35" MTZs, 8.8 rear, 4.88 gears, 12 different soft tops)
2012 Ram 2500HD Crew Cab - tow rig
2015 Cherokee - grocery getter
Trailer - to tow my Jeeps around

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Re: Colli Goes Commando
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2012, 09:45:56 pm »
Removed rear end and gas tank. Front and rear are pretty much stripped and the frame is ready to go the scrap yard.
Colli Leighton
1967 Jeepster Commando Pick Up - work in progress
2000 TJ - trail rig (ample lift, 35" MTZs, 8.8 rear, 4.88 gears, 12 different soft tops)
2012 Ram 2500HD Crew Cab - tow rig
2015 Cherokee - grocery getter
Trailer - to tow my Jeeps around

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Re: Colli Goes Commando
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2012, 06:43:35 pm »
Picked up the new/old frame today. It looks very solid so we should be in good shape now: 



Also checked out the progress on some of the other parts.

Before and after:


Like new:
Colli Leighton
1967 Jeepster Commando Pick Up - work in progress
2000 TJ - trail rig (ample lift, 35" MTZs, 8.8 rear, 4.88 gears, 12 different soft tops)
2012 Ram 2500HD Crew Cab - tow rig
2015 Cherokee - grocery getter
Trailer - to tow my Jeeps around

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Re: Colli Goes Commando
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2012, 05:54:03 pm »
Got my restored seatbelts back in the mail. Here are some before and after pictures:

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I sent them out to a place called Sharon's Web (http://www.sharonswebinc.com/) that specializes in seat belt restoration. They did an awesome job!!
Colli Leighton
1967 Jeepster Commando Pick Up - work in progress
2000 TJ - trail rig (ample lift, 35" MTZs, 8.8 rear, 4.88 gears, 12 different soft tops)
2012 Ram 2500HD Crew Cab - tow rig
2015 Cherokee - grocery getter
Trailer - to tow my Jeeps around

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Re: Colli Goes Commando
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2012, 07:58:29 pm »
Body work begins:



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1967 Jeepster Commando Pick Up - work in progress
2000 TJ - trail rig (ample lift, 35" MTZs, 8.8 rear, 4.88 gears, 12 different soft tops)
2012 Ram 2500HD Crew Cab - tow rig
2015 Cherokee - grocery getter
Trailer - to tow my Jeeps around

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Re: Colli Goes Commando
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2012, 01:16:36 am »
WOW...Very Impessive Coli
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Re: Colli Goes Commando
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2012, 07:32:17 pm »
Got the seats back from Joe's Upholstery shop in Frederick, MD today. They look good with my restored seat belts. If nothing else I will have nice seats and belts in this thing. Here's the before and after pictures:

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Colli Leighton
1967 Jeepster Commando Pick Up - work in progress
2000 TJ - trail rig (ample lift, 35" MTZs, 8.8 rear, 4.88 gears, 12 different soft tops)
2012 Ram 2500HD Crew Cab - tow rig
2015 Cherokee - grocery getter
Trailer - to tow my Jeeps around

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Re: Colli Goes Commando
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2012, 07:51:10 am »
Looks great!  I think we might have a new best in class in the works !
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Re: Colli Goes Commando
« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2012, 05:21:34 pm »
They turned out nice...
"Trail Boss" Jenn Watson
89 V8 Yj, some lift, some tires and some extras!
96 Cherokee Sport (Daves beater)
1947 CJ2-A

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Re: Colli Goes Commando
« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2013, 09:04:23 pm »
The body shop sent me some pictures. Work is slowly progressing and there is even some paint on the some parts:

http://commando.shutterfly.com/pictures/8
Colli Leighton
1967 Jeepster Commando Pick Up - work in progress
2000 TJ - trail rig (ample lift, 35" MTZs, 8.8 rear, 4.88 gears, 12 different soft tops)
2012 Ram 2500HD Crew Cab - tow rig
2015 Cherokee - grocery getter
Trailer - to tow my Jeeps around