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Re: Colli Goes Commando
« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2013, 06:21:27 am »
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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
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Re: Colli Goes Commando
« Reply #31 on: July 04, 2013, 10:44:46 pm »
It's been a while, so I thought I'd post some updated pictures. It's been a slow process. The body shop has had the body for over a year and still isn't done. The only up side to that is I've had plenty of time to come up with the money. Oh, and of course now that he is actually working on it he is way over budget. I had to threaten him with a lawyer because he was saying it was going to cost 75% above the estimate he initially gave me to finish the job. After I told him I talked to a lawyer I got him to agree to a lesser amount, and of course he claims he is going to lose money on the job. I guess he should have done a better job with his estimate. Anyway progress is being made. Here are a few pictures:

Here's an idea of how much rust he had to deal with:




And here's it is patched up and just about ready for the final body work:







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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 #32 on: August 01, 2013, 07:09:45 pm »
Got my reupholstered visors in the mail today:

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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 #33 on: August 02, 2013, 05:21:57 pm »
And your "Money Pit" survives another day...Keep the defibulator handy...lol

The visors look great!
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Re: Colli Goes Commando
« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2013, 07:46:53 pm »
Update - the frame is done, body work continues, and there is a floor now!!





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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 #35 on: August 27, 2013, 09:17:15 pm »
Re-assembly 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 #36 on: September 22, 2013, 09:24:21 am »
Body work is progressing. Body shop man says its about 2 weeks out from getting painted:







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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 #37 on: October 01, 2013, 02:35:11 pm »
Picked up the original repainted wheels and new tires from the shop today:

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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 #38 on: October 03, 2013, 07:00:40 pm »
We have a partial roller folks:

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 #39 on: October 03, 2013, 09:51:58 pm »
Looking good Colli, Keep the photos coming, thank you.
I see you are using straps to hold down the frame to the trailer, Here's a question for the trailering type. I heard that straps will be outlawed in PA. and chains will have to be used. Any others hear about this upcoming law? ???
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Re: Colli Goes Commando
« Reply #40 on: October 05, 2013, 07:24:15 am »
I haven't heard that yet Bob. Straps are much safer than chains. I know contruction rigs use them but straps IMO are MORE than adequate for autos.
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Re: Colli Goes Commando
« Reply #41 on: November 06, 2013, 05:58:42 pm »
Way cool . Cant wait to see it out on the trail. hahaha. Great progress!
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Re: Colli Goes Commando
« Reply #42 on: November 21, 2013, 09:40:15 pm »
She sure is looking shiny:







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 #43 on: November 22, 2013, 12:01:19 pm »
This looks awesome!  Will it be ready for this spring's all-black ride?!   :P

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Re: Colli Goes Commando
« Reply #44 on: November 24, 2013, 09:11:53 pm »
This looks awesome!  Will it be ready for this spring's all-black ride?!   :P

Very funny Ryan. The only off-roading this thing will see is the grass infield of the show field.  :D
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