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MDJuan Tubs - the official feedback thread
« on: February 17, 2013, 09:54:54 AM »
Hi Guys,

Can we use this thread to discuss your experiences with MDJuan tubs? Good or bad :)

And maybe show pictures. And discuss how we can improve our tubs.

Best,
Rommel
« Last Edit: February 20, 2013, 10:57:40 AM by johnrb3b »

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Re: MDJuan Tubs
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 11:11:14 AM »
I�ll start by saying I applaud your willingness to make your product better. �You have a chance to make it better and in doing so you will sell more product.


A post on the 2A page � http://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/md-juan-body-faults_topic26386.html

my post � � http://cj3apage.com/forum-yabb/YaBB.pl?num=1356748416

Why don�t you try putting one of your repo kits onto a frame and see for yourself? �It would be �the best way to learn about the problems.



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Re: MDJuan Tubs
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2013, 09:19:57 AM »
OK, we've done some pruning of this thread.
Let's try to keep it as compact as possible. Keep posts on topic and full of detail. :)

When you post, be specific about what didn't fit - give measurements and include pictures if you can.
Be sure to include what year you bought your tub. Rommel will need to know that as there have been changes over the years. Of course recent purchases are most useful as they more closely reflect what's leaving the factory now.

Of particular interest are the areas where the tub meets original parts - tub-to-frame mounts, windshield, hood, fenders and especially the transmission hole in the floor.

The more detailed your evaluations, the more useful it will be to Rommel.

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Re: MDJuan Tubs
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2013, 07:01:54 AM »
here's the info I wanted to share:


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Re: MDJuan Tubs - the official feedback thread
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2013, 10:06:04 AM »
Rommel if you'd like to share the fender details you have changed that would be fine. It is good news to those who have been waiting for correct fenders. It also answers why the repro fenders I had were looking like M38 fenders to me. ( i bought an aborted 3A project a while back with an older repro tub, hood, and fenders included..)

That older tub had severe rusting issues with the floor. I will ahve to get you a measurement of the thickness and a picture of the tub ID number, now I know where to find it. It was sold to me as a new replacement tub but the seller and i had a different definition of what NEW meant. It had already been assembled into a jeep, and he ahd taken the jeep apart , gave up on it, and sold it to me. As I have time to rebuild the tub I will let you know the isues I find if that is of any value to you with an older one...

Have the fenders gotten any heavier than they were back then?
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Re: MDJuan Tubs - the official feedback thread
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2013, 08:32:22 PM »
I'm also happy to announce that we have implemented this improvement on our CJ3a Fenders! It will be available for order from Ron Fitzpatrick or Daryl Bensinger on their container leaving on Feb 27!











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Re: MDJuan Tubs - the official feedback thread
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2013, 09:20:03 PM »
Mr. Juan,
I have found in issue with a reproduction windshield.  The bottom and top lips that hold the windshield glass in are not formed correctly.  Instead of sticking straight out, the lips point inward.  there is no way for the gasket and glass to fit in the windshield.



Here is a photo of the gasket installed..


I'm going to try and bend the lip up, but I'm not sure there is enough metal there.  Also, I'm sure I will crack my new paint doing this..

My body kit was bought in November 2010

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Re: MDJuan Tubs - the official feedback thread
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2013, 10:59:18 PM »
thanks for this comment. Will have it investigated asap.

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Re: MDJuan Tubs - the official feedback thread
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2013, 05:10:10 AM »

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Re: MDJuan Tubs - the official feedback thread
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2013, 01:27:12 PM »
This may be a mis-directed question for Rommel, but I thought I would ask...

Because of your efforts to hear directly from the purchasers of your product, and your desire to make a better product, I am seriously considering the purchase of a new 3A tub.

I would prefer to get one that has the most recent 'improvements'. If you know, and would share, which of the U.S. distributors tend to turn there stock the fastest?  Just trying to gage how long I should wait.

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Re: MDJuan Tubs - the official feedback thread
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2013, 05:13:58 PM »
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This may be a mis-directed question for Rommel, but I thought I would ask...

Because of your efforts to hear directly from the purchasers of your product, and your desire to make a better product, I am seriously considering the purchase of a new 3A tub.

I would prefer to get one that has the most recent 'improvements'. If you know, and would share, which of the U.S. distributors tend to turn there stock the fastest? �Just trying to gage how long I should wait.

Tim

I've been going to ask him the same thing.....I know Ron Fitzpatrick orders a container about every four months....that should be enough lead time. Ron's last container shipped around Feb 27th...

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Re: MDJuan Tubs - the official feedback thread
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2013, 08:30:58 PM »
it's not mis-directed at all :)

Yes you may call Ron Fitzpatrick. He plans to bring in a container 8 weeks from now.  So you are sure that he'll have the latest tubs.

I'll send him a copy of this thread and maybe he can get in touch with you �;)

Rommel
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Re: MDJuan Tubs - the official feedback thread
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2013, 07:44:05 PM »
we are now adjusting the dies to correct the cj3a/3b wheel well indents. And of course retain the correct cj2a indents :)

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Re: MDJuan Tubs - the official feedback thread
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2013, 08:11:06 PM »
That's great.  You're going to get these things to a point where you won't be able to tell it's a repro.

I really want to commend your efforts.  In this day and age of 'focus groups' and big wigs sitting around a conference table, you just don't see a manufacturer go straight to the purchaser to ask how to improve a product.  This is how it should be done!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Re: MDJuan Tubs - the official feedback thread
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2013, 08:14:33 PM »
Tim couldn't have said it better! I really like how you stepped up to the plate to make a better product. If you can make these tubs just like the originals, that would be super! Then I would have to redo the body kit on my '53 the next time I paint it.  ;D
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