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AEV Brute Conversion - Part 3: Cut and Weld to Completion

Posted in How To on September 1, 2007 Comment (0)
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Our yellow Jeep Brute conversion is nearly complete. Here, it's shown before the paint and bodywork, with the bed assembly and fiberglass half-cab top in place. The completed Brute project will be featured in the Oct. '07 issue of 4WD&SU.

The installation of AEV's Brute conversion kit on our yellow Project TJ is well under way. Off Road Evolution owner Mel Wade and his crew attacked the project at full speed in order to meet our two-week deadline, and as the drop-dead date rapidly neared it was looking more and more like we'd be on the road to Moab for the Easter Jeep Safari right on schedule.

In last month's installment of the AEV Brute conversion, we lengthened the frame 24 inches using the company's frame-extension kit and were preparing to join the new cab closeout assembly to the forward body section. For this month's coverage of the buildup, we finished welding up the cab closeout, installed the rear frame extension, and mounted the new bed assembly. Once all of the components were in place, we readied the vehicle for paint and bodywork and hauled it to 1 Day Paint & Body in Downey, California. Check out the photos and captions for the nitty-gritty, and check back next month as we reveal our Project Yellow Brute in its finished form.

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Rubicon Express
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
877-367-7824
www.rubiconexpress.com
Off Road Evolution
Fullerton, CA 92833
714-870-5515
www.offroadevolution.com
Gen-Right Off Road
805-584-8635
genright.com

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