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I can tell you the craftsmanship on this Jeep is in the legendary category. I am sure that less than a pint of filler was used on the whole truck But that is not all. You engineered the complete mechanics from a 60 year newer vehicle into it and made it look like it grew there. I don't know what your skills were when you started, but I think there are very few people who could do what you did by themselves and get the result you did.
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enjenjo wrote: Fri May 31, 2024 6:55 am I can tell you the craftsmanship on this Jeep is in the legendary category. I am sure that less than a pint of filler was used on the whole truck But that is not all. You engineered the complete mechanics from a 60 year newer vehicle into it and made it look like it grew there. I don't know what your skills were when you started, but I think there are very few people who could do what you did by themselves and get the result you did.
Wow! I thank you for your kind words. :)
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Couldn't wait to get it back down on its wheels and tyres to see what it looks like. Any vehicle looks a bit goofy without them.
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Well I am stunned.
Actually, no I'm not.
Given your talent and attention to detail, I am really not surprised it has turned out so perfect! :) :)

Good job Marcus.

In the shot of the engine bay it looks like there's a hint of gold pinstriping...... :wink: :wink:
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I wonder how many people will look at the car and think its 100% Factory. Well I guess it is all Factory but not how the Factory built it.

They will have no idea of the work and talent sunk into it.

Out of curiosity is it Insured Comprehensively and if you don't mind saying what sort of value the Insurer came up with?
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jeffa wrote: Sat Jun 01, 2024 9:41 pm Well I am stunned.
Actually, no I'm not.
Given your talent and attention to detail, I am really not surprised it has turned out so perfect! :) :)

Good job Marcus.

In the shot of the engine bay it looks like there's a hint of gold pinstriping...... :wink: :wink:
Thanks Jeffa. :)
Gold is probably the pearl in the paint showing through. If it needs it, gold pin stripping is what I have been thinking would set it off. Plan is to wait until finished and out in the sun as all the edges are turning gold already!
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zuffen wrote: Sun Jun 02, 2024 7:00 am I wonder how many people will look at the car and think its 100% Factory. Well I guess it is all Factory but not how the Factory built it.

They will have no idea of the work and talent sunk into it.

Out of curiosity is it Insured Comprehensively and if you don't mind saying what sort of value the Insurer came up with?
It is fully insured and in bare metal I wanted $50,000 and they had no problem with that. It also includes getting that %50,000 and the truck back should it ever been written off. I might up it now that it is painted, but don't want to pay the extra premium that comes with that either.
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If you approached me as a Motor Vehicle Underwriter (my Profession before retiring) i wouldn't blink at $100,000

Don't underinsure it as you wouldn't want to have to do it again. you have the Sedan to rebuild before the Jeep.

Give some deep thought to what it would cost for a repairer to rebuild it to the same standard.

Don't sell yourself short.

On the gold pinstriping, I would try some gold fine line masking tape first to see if the idea was right.
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Wow just wow. Really is a credit to you. You should be justifiably proud of it
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zuffen wrote: Sun Jun 02, 2024 8:44 pm If you approached me as a Motor Vehicle Underwriter (my Profession before retiring) i wouldn't blink at $100,000

Don't underinsure it as you wouldn't want to have to do it again. you have the Sedan to rebuild before the Jeep.

Give some deep thought to what it would cost for a repairer to rebuild it to the same standard.

Don't sell yourself short.

On the gold pinstriping, I would try some gold fine line masking tape first to see if the idea was right.
I'll see what difference it make to the cost once it is fully assembled and I take it off the laid up cover I have at the moment.
Thanks for your insight.
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uted1 wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 12:59 pm Wow just wow. Really is a credit to you. You should be justifiably proud of it
:-P :-P Thank you.
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Looking real good, Marcus. I was thinking the other day of way back when you made the rails.... you're a Wiz, mate.

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Looks fantastic as expected Marcus. Don't sell yourself short on insurance, mine is insured unfinished with Shannons for $70k, less than what I have spent. They are really great to deal with, I had 2 no-fault claims on my other car with them and they were more than co-operative. Yours is in the $80 to 100k range at least.
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robtus wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2024 9:25 pm Looks fantastic as expected Marcus. Don't sell yourself short on insurance, mine is insured unfinished with Shannons for $70k, less than what I have spent. They are really great to deal with, I had 2 no-fault claims on my other car with them and they were more than co-operative. Yours is in the $80 to 100k range at least.
Many thanks Rob.
Will talk to them once it is about to go back on the road.
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Looking a million dollars Marcus, it's great to watch its final assembly.
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