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Old 07-01-2023, 02:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What are the iconic form factors for the automobile? The Model T Ford, the Volkswagen Type I, and the 1942 Ford Jeep.

Reproduction pieces and parts are availble for all three, but for instance, a complete VW Type II bus body would be $17K. These Jeep bodies are ~$4K and as shown in the video they are made of 'Galvanneal' steel. This would be a serious foundation for whatever build was desired: diesel offroader, electric urban car, tractor for a foamie?

Personally, I'd go for a full aerodynamic add-on kit, a Veep-style rear engine electric drivetrain, and a top with four butterfly doors like the Ford Evos concept from 2011:

At one time there were stainless steel bodies coming out of the Phillipines. Here's a story about one such converted to electric:

autoevolution.com: Electric Jeep Willys Rocks Stainless Steel Body, Will Do 100 MPH

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Old 07-01-2023, 03:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The Jeep culture in the Philippines used to be stronger, with so many "owner-type" models which had some hot-rod vibes.

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