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This is a kit bash of the MPC Mount’n Goat kit and the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon (TJ) by Revell.  I scratch built the suspension, winch and other tidbits, and swapped in a Buick 350, TH400 trans and NP205 transfer case. Differentials are from a full size Ford 1/2 ton. Wheels and tires are from Scenes Unlimited. All comments welcome...Thanks for looking. 

Build thread here: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/150899-tjeepster/

 

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Lookin good!  I like your tire carrier and working tailgate!  

I’m a few steps behind you. I broke my rear axle and springs. Replaced them and I’m back up on wheels. 

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56 minutes ago, crazyjim said:

Fabulous build that's well detailed.

Thanks Jim.

57 minutes ago, crazyjim said:
17 minutes ago, Tom Geiger said:

Lookin good!  I like your tire carrier and working tailgate!  

I’m a few steps behind you. I broke my rear axle and springs. Replaced them and I’m back up on wheels. 

 

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29 minutes ago, Tom Geiger said:

Lookin good!  I like your tire carrier and working tailgate!  

I’m a few steps behind you. I broke my rear axle and springs. Replaced them and I’m back up on wheels. 

Thanks Tom. 

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This is just an Awesome build!! I like both tops on it. I followed your build thread and excellent fabrication! Top notch work all around!

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I like the colors you used on this. I was following your WIP and was impressed with how you mixed and matched parts from so many different sources. I know "It's a Jeep thing" but I do get it. 

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That is a sweet front end conversion, love the look and very nicely executed with clean details.

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On 12/27/2020 at 8:53 PM, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

This is just an Awesome build!! I like both tops on it. I followed your build thread and excellent fabrication! Top notch work all around!

Thanks Brian. This was really my first attempt at kit bashing and scratch building. I learned a lot on this project.

22 hours ago, the goon said:

Wow, really great.

Mark

Thanks Mark

18 hours ago, ChrisR said:

Awesome!

Thanks Chris.

5 hours ago, espo said:

I like the colors you used on this. I was following your WIP and was impressed with how you mixed and matched parts from so many different sources. I know "It's a Jeep thing" but I do get it. 

Thanks David. It seems no single kit has all the good stuff so...

5 hours ago, PappyD340 said:

Very nice Jeepster!

Thanks Larry.

34 minutes ago, mikemodeler said:

That is a sweet front end conversion, love the look and very nicely executed with clean details.

Thanks Mike. They are fairly close to the same size and shape, so it worked out fairly easy.

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It turned out really nice Greg! I really like all of the little details you added like the partially rolled down door glass, vent windows propped open and the gas neck. Great idea for the spare tire mount! The modern clip has a natural look to it. Nice work!

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Came out great!  I was watching your WIP, appreciate all the work you did.

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Wow that came out great! I was following your wip thread and hoping it turned out good. You hit a home run with it. Looks like a Jeep I'd like to drive in real life. Great build,

Jeff

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Now that's just killer!  Awesome details all around.  Beautiful work Greg.  Where's the keys?  I want to take it up into the mountains in Colorado...

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I must say I like scratch building parts and fabbing things that don’t exist in any kits. Thanks for all your appreciation Guys!

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Dang, that’s fantastic! I really dig all of the top options. And those Ridge Runners look good up under that beast.

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Excellent kit-bash, excellent paint, excellent build quality. Very clean build style. The "Clifford Read" of plastic modeling ? Lol. Is the gas tank off of a Revell 55 Chevy older kit(1960's-1970's)?

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Looks good. With the retro thing being so popular with the automakers I'm surprised Jeep or one of the big custom shops hasn't offered something like this in full scale.  

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