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    Default Kit Car "Jeep" 1942 CJ

    Just found this interesting that their is a 1942 Jeep "kit car" out there with an all steel Jeep body with a special box steel frame and suspension and running gear from a VW Beetle








    This is a Veep, built in California in the early 80s by a local company in small numbers and also offered as a kit. All steel Jeep body with a special box steel frame and suspension and running gear from a VW Beetle.

    This particular car was originally built for a 1980's child star as his first vehicle and was discovered last year in storage in a backyard north of Hollywood. It was in rough shape, but now after a bare metal restoration it is ready for fun in the sun again.

    Built as a replica of the highly collectible Jeep "Surrey Gala", which was originally built in the late 1950's and was marketed to beach resorts and the beach minded consumer.

    Extremely fun and makes the whole world smile when they see it. Its like a birthday cake on wheels!!

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    That is cool... heck it would be cool to get ahold of a frame for a kit like this and build up a nice mini crawler out of that!!!

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    Where do you get one of these? I'd buy one in a heartbeat to build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedragon436 View Post
    That is cool... heck it would be cool to get ahold of a frame for a kit like this and build up a nice mini crawler out of that!!!
    Why a kit? They already made them!



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    A guy in my Jeep club had one for sale last summer. He claims wicked gas milage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highlandercj-7 View Post
    A guy in my Jeep club had one for sale last summer. He claims wicked gas milage.
    Good or Bad...?
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    IIRC, 25-30 MPG, so great considering what a stock flattie gets lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highlandercj-7 View Post
    IIRC, 25-30 MPG, so great considering what a stock flattie gets lol.
    Yeah thats good considering.....
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    Considering it's probably a 40 hp motor and 2wd

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    IMHO it would be nice to have in FL or some place that is flat and warm. I'd really like to see one built with a Diesel VW powertrain. Then it would get 50 mpg and have a water cooled engine to provide heat.

    OK I found his old thread. I should have bought the thing. Been a nice DD last summer 40 plus Mpg! he sold it for 1800.00

    http://forums.hrja.org/showthread.php?t=4423
    Last edited by highlandercj-7; 07-09-2009 at 13:00.
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