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Inside Md Juan

Discussion in 'Flat Fender Tech' started by Jeepenstein, Mar 22, 2024.

  1. Mar 22, 2024
    Jeepenstein

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    Wasn't sure where to put this.. sooo..

     
  2. Mar 22, 2024
    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Thanks for the video.

    Fella in the paint booth/room could use a fresh air source!
     
  3. Mar 23, 2024
    PeteL

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    Interesting/surprising to see how much work is still done freehand. Have to wonder how the production rate and quality-control compares when the camera is not present.
     
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  4. Mar 23, 2024
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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    I saw the one shot of the trans tunnel and thought, “Gosh, that looks like it was formed by a guy with a hammer.”

    Two scenes later, there’s a guy with a hammer.
     
  5. Mar 23, 2024
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    They could learn something from Henry Ford.
    Not to impressed by what I see.
     
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    dozerjim

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    With the amount of these they put together it makes you wonder why they do not have a rigid jig to build it on to hold the pieces exactly right as they tack it together, it would be faster and far more accurate and way less frustrating for the end user
     
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  7. Mar 23, 2024
    PeteL

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    To be fair, he had a lot more volume to justify the investment in tooling.

    We can be grateful that anyone at all is making jeeps, I'd say.
     
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  8. Mar 23, 2024
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    That's exactly what I was thinking, seems like a no-brainer to me.
     
  9. Mar 23, 2024
    jpflat2a

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    Then they would have to pay and re-train workers. Might cost .50 an hour more in wages.
     
  10. Mar 23, 2024
    dozerjim

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    And that outfit stateside that puts them on a jig and redrills the holes in the right spot before they resell them would be out of business :shock:
     
  11. Mar 24, 2024
    Dwins1

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    I wish they would take the correction request from their buyers and resolve the hat channel and mounting holes issues. Not sure where they got their measurements to make their jigs. There is a guy here n the states that buys these tubs and corrects the errors and resells. There is a new computer that is making the tubs and kits in India and supposedly better QC and priming.
     
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  12. Mar 24, 2024
    dozerjim

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    I wish classic enterprises would make a whole body.....
     
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    Fireball

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    I was thinking "how can it be worse than the factory build quality on these old Jeeps?" Then I saw 3 guys assemble a tub on the floor with a bunch of vice grips, some wood blocks, and no jigs whatsoever.

    Good grief. Every tub is a unique and special snowflake.
     
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    PeteL

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    I felt the same.

    But they are sucessfully making and selling jeeps. We aren't.
     
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    Fireball

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    Agreed. They are definitely doing a better job of it than I am.
     
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    ITLKSEZ

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    I just don’t understand how they can go from cutting parts out on a CNC laser, to then assembling those parts on a sheet of cardboard with hand tools and a MIG welder with safety-squint eye protection.
     
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    PeteL

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    Spent all the spare cash on the CNC laser.
     
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    Jeepenstein

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    Yeah that one got me..
     
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    dozerjim

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    Notice there are no old guys working there :watch:
     
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    jeepstar

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    Im torn. Obviously nice to have new jeep bodies available but the lack of consistency, either good or bad could easily be improved upon. They must sell enough to not care. Or it's like that old saying about restaurants, a person eat there 10 times, foods good. The 11th time, it's bad, and all they talk about is that 1 bad time
     
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