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  • HSS 2006 Rubicon Brute

    Here are a couple of photos of my newest Brute build. It's a 2006 Rubicon Brute, 6 speed and this Jeep only has 5600 miles on it. It came out REALLY clean. Right now it has a 2" lift, OME shocks, 265/75R-16 BFG's KM2's on stock Rubicon wheels. Not sure I'm going to do much more to this one.

    Ben





    Ben Hedrick
    www.BenHedrick.com
    HEDRICK Speedsports

    "Ive got a Jeep problem"
    2007 5.7L HEMI Sahara Unlimited - Sold
    2010 6.1L HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
    2011 6.4L (392) HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
    2002 4.0L AEV Brute - Sold
    2003 6.4L "Stroker" HEMI AEV Brute - Sold
    2005 4.0L SC AEV K9 Brute - Sold
    2014 345 HEMI Rubicon Xpo Adventurer
    2000 4.0L AEV 112 Long Wheelbase
    2006 4.0L AEV Brute Rubicon

  • #2
    Looks great Ben! Love how clean it looks! Glad to see someone is still creating TJ brutes. As always great job.

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    • #3
      Perfection in my opinion. I need to sell off my 32 Ford stash and build one.

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      • #4
        Oh my!......beautimus as always!
        2006 Silver LJ Rubicon (longarmed and IROKed)
        2000 Am General HMMWV soft top (6.5 TD)
        1997.5 AM General HMMWV HMCO (6.5 TD)
        2016 RAM 2500 6.7 TD (Darth Vader)

        2014 GC Overland..... The wife's wheels

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        • #5
          Thanks everyone! This (to me) is the nicest one we've ever built. VERY clean and detailed.

          Ben
          Ben Hedrick
          www.BenHedrick.com
          HEDRICK Speedsports

          "Ive got a Jeep problem"
          2007 5.7L HEMI Sahara Unlimited - Sold
          2010 6.1L HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
          2011 6.4L (392) HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
          2002 4.0L AEV Brute - Sold
          2003 6.4L "Stroker" HEMI AEV Brute - Sold
          2005 4.0L SC AEV K9 Brute - Sold
          2014 345 HEMI Rubicon Xpo Adventurer
          2000 4.0L AEV 112 Long Wheelbase
          2006 4.0L AEV Brute Rubicon

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          • #6
            Super clean build.

            What's your bed liner of choice there?? Also did you build in an automotive style electrical connection just aft of the cab in the event you pull the cab off again?? If so what style? Reason I ask is when I reinstall the cab after paint and route the pigtail out the back of the cab for rear lights and emissions I'd like to do it right.

            Thanks

            TJ

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            • #7
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              Wow, only 5,600 miles on a 10-11 year old TJ - nice find and outstanding job on a very clean build!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Roughshod View Post
                Super clean build.

                What's your bed liner of choice there?? Also did you build in an automotive style electrical connection just aft of the cab in the event you pull the cab off again?? If so what style? Reason I ask is when I reinstall the cab after paint and route the pigtail out the back of the cab for rear lights and emissions I'd like to do it right.

                Thanks

                TJ
                TJ, so the bed liner for this one is by Scorpion Coatings. http://www.scorpioncoatings.com/ and it is our first time using it. It was applied by Destination 4x4 in Ormond Beach, FL and so far so good. It is available in color matching tints by for us, the black was the only way to go.

                As far as the wiring for the interior lights and 3rd brake lights goes, yes, we use a four way Weatherpack connector. The four connector unit covers the two interior lights in the Brute top and the third brake light. http://www.weatherpack.com/ Very easy to unplug when you are removing the hardtop.

                Hope that helps, Ben
                Ben Hedrick
                www.BenHedrick.com
                HEDRICK Speedsports

                "Ive got a Jeep problem"
                2007 5.7L HEMI Sahara Unlimited - Sold
                2010 6.1L HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                2011 6.4L (392) HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                2002 4.0L AEV Brute - Sold
                2003 6.4L "Stroker" HEMI AEV Brute - Sold
                2005 4.0L SC AEV K9 Brute - Sold
                2014 345 HEMI Rubicon Xpo Adventurer
                2000 4.0L AEV 112 Long Wheelbase
                2006 4.0L AEV Brute Rubicon

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                • #9
                  Ben,

                  That helps a lot ! I checked it out, those electrical fittings are going to work great!

                  Do I need an excuse to drive to Florida just for a bed liner when my brute gets finished??

                  Thanks,

                  TJ

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SKT View Post
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                    Wow, only 5,600 miles on a 10-11 year old TJ - nice find and outstanding job on a very clean build!

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                    It only had 1086 mile on it when we got it last year.

                    Ben
                    Ben Hedrick
                    www.BenHedrick.com
                    HEDRICK Speedsports

                    "Ive got a Jeep problem"
                    2007 5.7L HEMI Sahara Unlimited - Sold
                    2010 6.1L HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                    2011 6.4L (392) HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                    2002 4.0L AEV Brute - Sold
                    2003 6.4L "Stroker" HEMI AEV Brute - Sold
                    2005 4.0L SC AEV K9 Brute - Sold
                    2014 345 HEMI Rubicon Xpo Adventurer
                    2000 4.0L AEV 112 Long Wheelbase
                    2006 4.0L AEV Brute Rubicon

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Roughshod View Post
                      Ben,

                      That helps a lot ! I checked it out, those electrical fittings are going to work great!

                      Do I need an excuse to drive to Florida just for a bed liner when my brute gets finished??

                      Thanks,

                      TJ
                      Mon'down! Seems a little far, but road trips are cool!!

                      Ben
                      Ben Hedrick
                      www.BenHedrick.com
                      HEDRICK Speedsports

                      "Ive got a Jeep problem"
                      2007 5.7L HEMI Sahara Unlimited - Sold
                      2010 6.1L HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                      2011 6.4L (392) HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                      2002 4.0L AEV Brute - Sold
                      2003 6.4L "Stroker" HEMI AEV Brute - Sold
                      2005 4.0L SC AEV K9 Brute - Sold
                      2014 345 HEMI Rubicon Xpo Adventurer
                      2000 4.0L AEV 112 Long Wheelbase
                      2006 4.0L AEV Brute Rubicon

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ben Hedrick View Post
                        My Dad once told me the mark of a professional is knowing when to stop. I think this Brute's current form is perfection! It's cool to see what a production Rubicon Brute would have looked like if Jeep had rolled them off the assembly line in Toledo. Good work Ben!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ranger View Post
                          My Dad once told me the mark of a professional is knowing when to stop. I think this Brute's current form is perfection! It's cool to see what a production Rubicon Brute would have looked like if Jeep had rolled them off the assembly line in Toledo. Good work Ben!
                          Why thank you very much! That is actually the exact look that we are were going for on this build. I have ONE Brute kit left in stock and I'm not sure AEV is planning to release anymore kits, so I am holding on to one for ONE LAST Brute build. I already know what I am going to build to. Stand by...

                          Ben

                          PS: I might be putting up my red one for sale soon.

                          Ben Hedrick
                          www.BenHedrick.com
                          HEDRICK Speedsports

                          "Ive got a Jeep problem"
                          2007 5.7L HEMI Sahara Unlimited - Sold
                          2010 6.1L HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                          2011 6.4L (392) HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                          2002 4.0L AEV Brute - Sold
                          2003 6.4L "Stroker" HEMI AEV Brute - Sold
                          2005 4.0L SC AEV K9 Brute - Sold
                          2014 345 HEMI Rubicon Xpo Adventurer
                          2000 4.0L AEV 112 Long Wheelbase
                          2006 4.0L AEV Brute Rubicon

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                          • #14
                            Tell us more about the Bronco in the background!

                            Todd Z.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by toddz69 View Post
                              Tell us more about the Bronco in the background!

                              Todd Z.
                              LOL!!! That's always "catches" peoples eye. It is my "wife's". She wanted something to go with my Jeep's but not a "Jeep". 1972, 302, 3 on the tree and with only 32K miles.

                              Here you go: http://benhedrick.com/lauras-bronco.html

                              Ben Hedrick
                              www.BenHedrick.com
                              HEDRICK Speedsports

                              "Ive got a Jeep problem"
                              2007 5.7L HEMI Sahara Unlimited - Sold
                              2010 6.1L HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                              2011 6.4L (392) HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                              2002 4.0L AEV Brute - Sold
                              2003 6.4L "Stroker" HEMI AEV Brute - Sold
                              2005 4.0L SC AEV K9 Brute - Sold
                              2014 345 HEMI Rubicon Xpo Adventurer
                              2000 4.0L AEV 112 Long Wheelbase
                              2006 4.0L AEV Brute Rubicon

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