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Poll: Jeepster parts (81 member(s) have cast votes)

Would you like to see these available in resin???

  1. Voted Full hardtop only (15 votes [18.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.52%

  2. Convertible top, boot & close-out panel (6 votes [7.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.41%

  3. Voted All of them! (60 votes [74.07%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 74.07%

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#1 jeffs396

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 05:36 PM

I would like to thank Carl (falcon wagon) for lending me the valuable MPC Jeepster full hardtop pieces for Alan @ Ma's resin to reproduce!

Here's what it looks like mocked up...

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and the convertible top & closeout panel from my kit...

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boot & close-out panel:

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These parts will fit any reissue of the MPC Jeepster/Commando, even the "bullnose" :D

#2 ScaleSpeedShop

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 05:48 PM

Ok fellas lets quit wasting time I have a Jeepster and no hardtop for it. Lets get a mold made. Al has some other stuff I need and I could order all at once.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 07:38 PM

Ok, I say ALL OF THE ABOVE!!! Ohh, ohh, ohh... my wallet's going to hate me... This is one of my favorite vehicles... Look at my avatar, my 'Forum Persona'... Anything Willy's Overland or Old-Jeep related and you have my undivided attention!!! :D

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 03:35 PM

Keep them votes comin' :o

#5 jeffs396

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 05:44 PM

Not many people like the "bullnose" 72-up Commandos Dave!

I've talked to Alan about doing the front clip of the 67-71 Jeepster, as the bodies are the same from the cowl back, except for the tailgate.

Now to find a salvage body so I don't have to harvest the front fenders from mine... :P

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 04:37 AM

Personally,I like the "bullnose" Commando,but I also really dig the Jeepster frontend.

Jeff,why not cast the entire Jeepster body? It might sell better than the conversion. Just a thought and a wish. :(

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 03:15 PM

I thought about having Alan reproduce the entire body Roger, although donor parts would be needed from the "bullnose" version anyway, but I'll let it up to Alan... ;)

At the least we'll have our hardtop!!! :lol:

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 04:33 PM

Your are welcome glad to help, I like the convertible top & closeout panel look.
Carl

I would like to thank Carl (falcon wagon) for lending me the valuable MPC Jeepster full hardtop pieces for Alan @ Ma's resin to reproduce!

Here's what it looks like mocked up...

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and the convertible top & closeout panel from my kit...

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boot & close-out panel:

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These parts will fit any reissue of the MPC Jeepster/Commando, even the "bullnose" :(



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Posted 07 May 2011 - 08:28 AM

Has Alan started producing these tops yet? I'm dying for a couple of those full hard tops!

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 03:53 AM

Has Alan started producing these tops yet? I'm dying for a couple of those full hard tops!


I haven't heard yet, but a few polite emails or PMs to Alan from those of you wanting these parts couldn't hurt B)

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 01:49 PM

All of the above!

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 03:57 PM

Not many people like the "bullnose" 72-up Commandos Dave!

I've talked to Alan about doing the front clip of the 67-71 Jeepster, as the bodies are the same from the cowl back, except for the tailgate.

Now to find a salvage body so I don't have to harvest the front fenders from mine... :)

Posted ImageIf they would repop the hood you can use cj fenders to convert the "bullnose" version. The second one in from the front is one I converted that way.

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 02:23 PM

If they would repop the hood you can use cj fenders to convert the "bullnose" version. The second one in from the front is one I converted that way.


Thanks Vernon!

I did look at my old MPC CJ-5, but the fenders looked a bit different to me (I do think they are the same on the 1:1s, pre-76 anyway), I'll take a closer look...I'd much rather cut the CJ up than the Jeepster :)

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 03:04 PM

I just had a nice phone conversation with Alan @ Ma's resin, and these Jeepster tops are being reproduced as we speak, so I'll update this thread when I've got some fresh, crisp resin parts in hand! ;)

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:11 AM

Alan , I am in need for the hood like the one in the foreground of the 4 bodies ...Thanx ..

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:33 AM

OK, the wait is over for the Jeepster hardtop! B)

Alan's got 'em ready to order. Not sure if the convertible parts are reproduced as of yet, but I've got the four hardtop parts in hand (as always GREAT quality from Ma's resin) & they will make a great addition to any Jeepster/Commando ;) If you've seen the price of the original issues that included these parts (only two had the hardtop) lately on eBay, you'll know that this is a welcome set in the aftermarket.

As a bonus if you've got the newest reissue from Stevens International, it's got all of the "glass" necessary for the hardtop, and the liftgate handle is on the chrome tree!

I don't think Alan has his Fotki site updated yet, but contact him for price and any other questions.

http://public.fotki.com/cnaind/

And again a BIG thanks to Carl for the rare parts to reproduce from!!!

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:27 AM

I am after the '60's &'70's Jeepster Hood and Hardtop , ragtop . I enquired and this is what I found . I posted this , you could bump if you want this stuff :P ;
Yes, Alan @ Ma's resin has these in production now. Not sure if the convertible parts are ready for sale yet, but the hardtop parts are for sure. No hood available as of now, but I thought about having an entire front clip reproduced by Alan of the 67-71 body style.

Please post in the thread to bump it so everyone can see it again, and give your opinion about a hood or front clip, also send Alan a message with any questions and/or ordering info.
I am not so sure I want the front clip . Too many Irons in the fire to scratch build the original (1973 JEEP Wagoneer) .
I sure hope I did this right to make this bump worthy .... Thanx ..

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:54 PM

Does anybody know? Has this Alan of Ma's Resin truely offered these Jeepster tops? When I've gone to his fotki page I have not found them. In fact, looking at his fotki page I'm confused on what he's selling, or how to contact him. I'll buy the hardtop (wagon top) as soon as I can find out how.



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:00 PM

Who makes the reissue on stevens international.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:19 PM

Does anybody know? Has this Alan of Ma's Resin truely offered these Jeepster tops? When I've gone to his fotki page I have not found them. In fact, looking at his fotki page I'm confused on what he's selling, or how to contact him. I'll buy the hardtop (wagon top) as soon as I can find out how.

Yes Robert, they ARE available from Alan, his Fotki site leaves a bit to be desired ;) I don't think he's got these listed on there yet. Drop him a line here:

cnaind@ptd.net
 
 

Who makes the reissue on stevens international.

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These have been out of production for awhile now Joe, but are readily available for around $20 from eBay, Jeep specialty mail order sites, and model show and online vendors.