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STAINLESS STEEL JEEP BODIES ??

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i saw this a little while ago.....just out of curiousity...does anyone in the USA make stainless bodies? i have no intention of getting one...but i think its a neat idea.....kinda like DeLorean crossed with a Jeep [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]



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Stainless steel would be cool for a street jeep.
I'd like to see aluminum for jeep bodies....
Easy to fix, easy to straighten, NEVER RUSTS!! (I have a rust cancer problem now...)
Something gets creamed, just cut it out and weld in new aluminum...

I think I'd just satin finish the aluminum, and spray it with clear coat.... Not even paint it....

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TR I think that I've read somewhere that someone makes aluminum bodies, Now that I think of it it was in a past issue of the Jeep section the Iron Dukes mettes aluminum or something.

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Re: STAINLESS STEEL JEEP BODIES ??

Try this link. They make aluminum Jeep bodies. The website isn't very informative, but its still interesting.

http://www.jpoffroad.com

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everyone is missing the obvious.

stainless steel would be excellent for constructing a time machine.

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Re: STAINLESS STEEL JEEP BODIES ??

I don't know about U.S. made SS Jeep tubs but there was a company named Sarao Motors in the Philipines that built them and impressive they were.

I knew a sailor who got a brush finish SS CJ5 tub complete with RENEGADE etched into the hood. He was gonna paint it but when it was delivered he quickly changed his mind. This was in the early 80's

I went to San Diego on business some 10 years later and saw the same CJ parked at NAS North Island ... still unpainted ... and still impressive.

As point of interest, that SS tub was half again as heavy as a stock tub.

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Re: STAINLESS STEEL JEEP BODIES ??

I remember seeing one of these SS Jeeps long before I could drive. Anyways, I've had a bit of experience with Aluminum. It'd be sweet to have heat-treated tub and doors, but it makes it really tough to weld anything else on.

I'm in with a project at the UW-Madison where we're making an HEV Suburban. To lighten it up a bit, we've gotten extruded frame rails made of extruded Aluminum. We used Mother's polish on it. That stuff shines to a chrome finish if you work it enough.

Anodizing aluminum is only like $5 per 100 lbs. Talk about cheap. Imagine an anodized finish on your CJ!! Only trouble would be picking colors!!

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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]I would personally volunteer to go on a fact-finding mission to the Philippines to find out more information about the stainless steel bodies if anyone would front for expenses[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img](although how would account for copious quantities of San Miguel or Red Horse beer and other more"questionable" activities - Entertainment, perhaps?[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] ). I spent six weeks on Clark Air Base for Cope Thunder and it was one long party[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]. Too bad Mt. Pinatubo blew its top in 1992 and buried the base[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]. Anyhow, the locals used Jeepnys for taxis - they're sorta like stretched CJ-5s with bench seats on the rear fenders and canopy tops but they used stainless for bodies. The Philippinos could build just about anything!

P.S. That offer still stands!

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There's a company in Min. north of the twin cities that makes SS tubs. I'll try to find their name. Pretty pricey from what I remember.
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