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    Interested in a custom-made Jeep Jeepster Concept, where to start?

    When I saw photos of the Jeep Jeepster Concept vehicle a few years ago, I had an emotional reaction that I'm sure many of you are familiar with, that I had to drive that car. Trouble is, it doesn't look like Jeep is going to make the vehicle. I'm now considering having one custom made, but frankly, I don't know where to begin. Is it practically possible to make a custom unibody frame? What is the spectrum of possibility for making a full-custom car like this, and what kinds of outfits would be interested in such a project?

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    Re: Interested in a custom-made Jeep Jeepster Concept, where to start?

    I wonder if the Pisa Jalapeno would be a good place to begin and modify the body?

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    Re: Interested in a custom-made Jeep Jeepster Concept, where to start?

    I would use a jeep compass headlights, hood and modified grill. I could also see using an S10 regular cab frame with the engine moved back a few inches. A lot of fiberglass or metal work for the rest. Would be a huge project but surely unique. I think you would need time and skill or deep pockets(possibly both).


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    Re: Interested in a custom-made Jeep Jeepster Concept, where to start?

    Or if you want the look without it being exact, you could stretch an old manx body and put the compass lights, hood, grill, add aftermarket bumpers and your set.

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    Re: Interested in a custom-made Jeep Jeepster Concept, where to start?

    Quote Originally Posted by swoodard23
    I would use a jeep compass headlights, hood and modified grill. I could also see using an S10 regular cab frame with the engine moved back a few inches. A lot of fiberglass or metal work for the rest. Would be a huge project but surely unique. I think you would need time and skill or deep pockets(possibly both).
    Thanks for the starting ideas. I've never done a car project, so I can't say that I have skill at this, though I'm an engineer and it would be fun to be involved and learn. I'm really looking for where I might find a builder interested in a project like this (either commercial, or pro-hobbiest). Any suggestions?


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    Re: Interested in a custom-made Jeep Jeepster Concept, where to start?

    West coast customs made a recreation of a range rover concept. You could contact them. Like I said before, be prepared to bring your pocketbook.

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