We have been restoring bodies and
Jeeps for the last fifteen years and over this period of time have had
the pleasure of collecting a wealth of information and knowledge in
Jeep restoration. We have had the opportunity to work with many, many
different Jeep bodies over time and have been a part of improvement
phases from different manufacturers over the years. Having become Canada's
exclusive distributor for MD Juan products we are working directly with
Rommel Juan on product improvements
and find that they have made tremendous
progress. MD Juan should be credited for manufacturing parts for the
restoration hobby that would otherwise not be available. Below are pictures
that depict our recent findings while installing a Hotchkiss body that
was purchased directly from Europe (for a lot more than an MD Juan body,
not including the shipping). We are always striving to find the best
product out there. This was not one of them. You are the judge: look
at these pictures.
inner wheel well corner is a seperate piece.
Hard to disguise to make it look
wall brace is not square or rounded (hotchkiss brace).
the jerry can holder plate are
three (3) holes for the license plate light.
to firewall is a one piece metal like the FORD. Many holes in the firewall had
to be drilled in since they were not present.
All groundstuds on the firewall
Holes for the airfilter brackets and fuel filter not present.
side step is a seperate piece
from the front quarter panel.
The steering column
bracket was not present.
One has to be bolted onto the dash
whereas it should be riveted to the dash. The emergency brake handle hole had
to be moved by 1/2 an inch to make it work.
We prefer to install MD Juan bodies.
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