1973 JEEP COMMANDO
The concept of Slantback SIX is all in the name.
We were originally planning on building a CJ6 for the additional interior space it affords but after some research and discussion within our jeep circles, it was determined that that the Jeep Commando offers all the space but with better foundation for a starting point. Not to mention the option to bolt right in a CJ front clip with little effort.
CJ6 + slanted rear tub of a Commando = SlantbackSIX
It wasn’t long before the vehicle took on a life of its own. From what was intended to be a sleeper trail rig to full on beast in both capability and build efforts.
Teraflex Tera60 JK axles, to one-off aluminum plate armor and dash/consol, you will quickly see in the photo gallery there is absolutely nothing sleeper about it. A perfect combination of sexy, sweet, and brute.
This is what we built.
How it all started
1973 Jeep Commando
Blueprint 383 crate by Johnny’s Garage
JK Tera60 Axle with ARB Locker and 5.38 Super 60 Gears 40in Nitto tires
Castle fabrication custom fabrication
Stock seats/door cards refreshed with custom Relicate Leather
Dakota digital display
JL Audio sound system
SwitchPros switch panel
Custom 4×4 high/low switches
Shortened bed by 13.5in
Rugged ridge JK bumpers, side steps, lights, misc parts, mirrors
MetalCloak JK fenders
Factor 55 recovery flat link
JW speaker headlights
KC overhead and rack lights
Wilco tire carrier/tailgate
MetalCloak LJ 6in suspension
MetalCloak 6Pac shocks
Tom Woods driveshafts
Original (rebuilt) 401 motor
Holley terminator fuel injection
Original 3 speed auto
Original AWD transfer case with linkage engagement conversion from vacuum
PSC hydro steering assist
Nitto 40in Trail Grapplers
Yukon Zip Lockers
BJ’s Offroad disc brake cons version and several replacement parts/seals
Stock reinforced front Dana 44 (sleeved, trussed, chromoly shafts)
Stock reinforced rear Dana 60
Leitner active cargo system
Freespirit rooftop tent
Decked drawer system
Rammount holders throughout
Rhinorack over cab rack and awning
Viair dual air compressor
Outer Limit Supply first aid/recovery
JP Magazine, Bless This Stuff, Jolopnik, and several other online publications, Tomahawk has made a slash on the interwebs
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From being contracted as a show booth babe for Ram Mounts and being background fodder for meat sticks along with the star of Heavy Metals limited video series, Tomahawk has made quite a splash in the industry.
Tomahawk made it into our signature art series available on several items in our store.