Jeep in a crate, unissued, in Paris, in 2015

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Jeep in a crate, unissued, in Paris, in 2015

Post by Fabrizio » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:26 pm

Sorry, but no lie in the title :roll:

I think it's pretty much the whole MD Juan catalog bolted together!

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Re: Jeep in a crate, unissued, in Paris, in 2015

Post by dinof » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:15 pm

Wow! Nice recreation of what it might of looked like. Nice touch on the trans/transfer case cross member leaning up against the front end. :lol:
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Re: Jeep in a crate, unissued, in Paris, in 2015

Post by Jamonz » Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:04 pm

Now thats pretty cool! I suspect may heart had a wee flutter when they saw that. WOuld be interesting to know a value?

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Re: Jeep in a crate, unissued, in Paris, in 2015

Post by Bill H. » Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:32 pm

That is very cool! Thanks for sharing this with us ;)
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Re: Jeep in a crate, unissued, in Paris, in 2015

Post by Fabrizio » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:18 am

They sell it for 12999 euro, no engine/trans/axles/etc
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Re: Jeep in a crate, unissued, in Paris, in 2015

Post by Steerman » Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:00 pm

Check this out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVYXaV7NZTY Its an MD Juan product
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Re: Jeep in a crate, unissued, in Paris, in 2015

Post by 199th MP » Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:21 am

MD Juan had a thread about this idea here on the 503 sometime back. i remember it was before the Portland MVPA show, because he came to the show and was handing out t-shirts.

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Re: Jeep in a crate, unissued, in Paris, in 2015

Post by Michael O. » Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:37 am

Fabrizio wrote:They sell it for 12999 euro, no engine/trans/axles/etc
12999 Euro for a box of reproduction parts? I can understand that price if everything there was original/restored original.
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Re: Jeep in a crate, unissued, in Paris, in 2015

Post by Wingnutt » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:38 pm

I'm not sure we can even evaluate the price for something like this - which is a brilliant idea - in the same context as we evaluate prices for project jeeps, fully restored jeeps, etc. It's more of a prop, a concept, a museum piece, a work of art, than it is a vehicle. I can see a wealthy customer wanting to put it in the corner of a big, impeccably clean, well-lit garage with several factory class MV's. Ostensibly, if all the components are part of their existing packages, it could be joined with a drivetrain, etc, but that would defeat the whole point, which is to look at it in the reproduction crate, as a whole artifact stuck in time, no?

Granted, a really expensive prop! Or is it just a shipment/packaging theme gimmick, discarded when the components are used? Someone from MD Juan seized on a common imagination. It's too well-done to be called a gimmick, in my opinion.  

I do have one serious quibble, though.

Jeeps were not shipped with tow ropes as an accessory. That was not a Willys factory issued item. It never appeared in any Parts Lists, BOMs, packing lists or any other factory documents. I'm no Ford expert, but I'm pretty sure it's the same.

I don't know if that rope was ignorance (not meant pejoratively) or intentional (they thought it would be a nice accent anyway, despite it not being historically accurate), but it sort of spoils it for me.
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