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Old June 26th, 2018, 13:24
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I thought T&J went under a few years ago when their site got all corrupted.... Did they revamp or something?
I picked up the cage about 18 months ago, shop was busy and packed with work. Tom spent about 30 min talking to me about cage design. They post on IG once and a while. The website is a mess though.
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Old July 9th, 2018, 19:42
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Re: New guy build-The Family Truckster

Got the rear shocks mounted and cycled today. I would have liked to made them straight up. but I was limited by the rear seat. This build is a series of compromises to keep it safe and passenger/ road trip friendly. I will build some sheet metal boxes over the socks to seal the cab back up. A few tubes and lots of tube corner gussets to go on the cage, but the main structure is done. I'll drill the floor and drop the cage down to fully weld it.


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Old November 16th, 2018, 21:06
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Re: New guy build-The Family Truckster

Back from the dead. Life has been busy, two bathroom remodels, family stuff etc. I got a new daily driver, 2003 1500HD, that got some fresh parts. Texas Speed cam, headers, tune, 5160 shocks, wheels tires and tons of new steering suspension parts. Feels good to be back into a full size again.



The XJ saw daylight for the first time in two years. The only thing left to get it in the dirt is to re-gear/truss the rear end and finish the roll cage. Hoping to get it ready for KOH in February.











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Old November 17th, 2018, 09:02
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Re: New guy build-The Family Truckster

Jeep is looking good. And nice truck
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Old November 21st, 2018, 19:59
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Re: New guy build-The Family Truckster

Made a little gas filler neck piece for a buddy's C10 project. 18GA cold rolled and some silicon bronze. Also worked on the cage in the family truckster. I'm almost ready to drop it down so I can weld the top and put in the rest of the tubes.









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Old December 5th, 2018, 19:58
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Re: New guy build-The Family Truckster

Did some more work on the cage, welded up the bottom of everything then dropped the cage down to weld up the tops. Such a time consuming process, my out of position welding needs dome work too. Its getting closer, step by step.



Upgraded my cordless tool from some 15 year old DeWalt 18V stuff to the new Milwaukee Fuel. Holy shit these are nice. I have the Drill, 1/4" Hex impact, 1/2" drive mid torque impact, grinder and sawzall. I highly recommend these tools. I should have upgraded sooner.







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Old December 8th, 2018, 09:37
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Re: New guy build-The Family Truckster

Cage looks good. Are you going to be putting the head liner back in?
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Old December 8th, 2018, 16:26
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Cage looks good. Are you going to be putting the head liner back in?
Thank you. No, the factory headliner will not fit anymore. I pushed the cage up into the factory sheet metal supports in some places. Someday Iíll build filler panels that Iíll cover with fabric and attach to the cage.
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Old December 16th, 2018, 23:43
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Made some roll cage supports. They connect the roll cage to the "frame".


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Old December 17th, 2018, 09:32
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Nice, I saw those on a FB page, didn't realize it was you.
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Old December 17th, 2018, 17:58
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Re: New guy build-The Family Truckster

Those look really good.
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Old December 18th, 2018, 09:28
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Upgraded my cordless tool from some 15 year old DeWalt 18V stuff to the new Milwaukee Fuel. Holy shit these are nice. I have the Drill, 1/4" Hex impact, 1/2" drive mid torque impact, grinder and sawzall. I highly recommend these tools. I should have upgraded sooner.
Did the same but with new Makita stuff. Pretty much don't ever use corded or air tools anymore.
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Old December 20th, 2018, 20:54
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Thanks all, I am thrashing to get is dirt worthy for KOH.
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