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Unread 11-27-2012, 10:15 PM   #121
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Hi guys. Sorry I've had no time between work, family and fixing 4 Jeeps. It seems like every time i get one done, another starts to complain. The J8 has a Hemi in it also. However, its missing a top! I couldn't find a top for it in the parts list. Chrysler doesn't list. AAV doesn't list it. I have also tried AEV and they don't have one either. I don't think bestop will make me a one off top for it especially when it's not there.
Since the Hemi was installed in house. Its overheating, i fixed that. Well, kind of. The two speed fan would only kick in at high speed. Problem was simple. The wiring for the fan was incorrect. Fixed that, and the temps dropped. The radiator has a leak in it. Had to make a custom one. But it's only temporary until i get an aluminum one from the US.

Got Rubi rockers installed
BFG KM2s also installed
Stereo and 2 dash speakers installed.

The J8 is an 08. That's been sitting for over 4 years. Picked it up with less than 30miles on the dash.

I need a top for this thing. Weather will be brutal again in a few months.

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Unread 11-27-2012, 11:15 PM   #122
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Western Motors Abu Dhabi might be able to help?

They have a diesel J8 in military tan with soft top (kind of ... it is a closed military style soft top) as mobile workshop truck.

Do you want a direct contact? ( to the GM )

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Unread 11-27-2012, 11:18 PM   #123
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Also Dhofar Auto in Muscat have 2 of these as support trucks both have half doors and soft tops on them.

Do you want me to see if they can source one for you?


How did you come by that sitting around in SA?
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Unread 11-27-2012, 11:26 PM   #124
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J8's are built in egypt ... and with the right connections and cash ...lol

EDIT: exactly HERE http://www.aav.com.eg/Product_TJL-J8.html (they have tops as well in their accessories list!)
and the MIL business is done from Gibraltar by those guys:
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Unread 11-29-2012, 01:17 AM   #125
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Pickup conversion ...
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Unread 11-29-2012, 06:59 AM   #126
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must be nice to have 4 jeeps and a mansion.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 10:34 AM   #127
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must be nice to have 4 jeeps and a mansion.
I'm sure it's nicer for him to know he has those things because of the hard work he has put into getting to that point.
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Unread 12-08-2012, 07:33 AM   #128
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I might have missed it... But what color are you planning to paint it ?
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Unread 12-08-2012, 09:13 AM   #129
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Nice score on the J8 , wish they would sell them here .
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Unread 12-08-2012, 09:16 AM   #130
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You all should see the new color
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Unread 12-08-2012, 10:48 AM   #131
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What's the deal with leaving.it set for a year looked like a really nice jeep to let set like that
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Unread 12-08-2012, 11:08 AM   #132
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Just skimmed through this thread.

Jeeps and pics = mumtaaz as always
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Unread 12-08-2012, 11:48 AM   #133
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Hi guys. Sorry I've had no time between work, family and fixing 4 Jeeps. It seems like every time i get one done, another starts to complain. The J8 has a Hemi in it also. However, its missing a top! I couldn't find a top for it in the parts list. Chrysler doesn't list. AAV doesn't list it. I have also tried AEV and they don't have one either. I don't think bestop will make me a one off top for it especially when it's not there.
Since the Hemi was installed in house. Its overheating, i fixed that. Well, kind of. The two speed fan would only kick in at high speed. Problem was simple. The wiring for the fan was incorrect. Fixed that, and the temps dropped. The radiator has a leak in it. Had to make a custom one. But it's only temporary until i get an aluminum one from the US.

Got Rubi rockers installed
BFG KM2s also installed
Stereo and 2 dash speakers installed.

The J8 is an 08. That's been sitting for over 4 years. Picked it up with less than 30miles on the dash.

I need a top for this thing. Weather will be brutal again in a few months.
Maybe the guy who made the cool canvas top for his lj would help you with a top for this? The canvas is pretty retro.

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Unread 12-08-2012, 11:49 AM   #134
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You all should see the new color
Pics?

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Unread 12-09-2012, 01:01 AM   #135
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Western Motors Abu Dhabi might be able to help?

They have a diesel J8 in military tan with soft top (kind of ... it is a closed military style soft top) as mobile workshop truck.

Do you want a direct contact? ( to the GM )

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I tried Chrysler Middle East but no luck with them. but let's try, at this point I'm willing to try just about anything to get a factory top for it.

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Also Dhofar Auto in Muscat have 2 of these as support trucks both have half doors and soft tops on them.

Do you want me to see if they can source one for you?


How did you come by that sitting around in SA?
That would be great.

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J8's are built in egypt ... and with the right connections and cash ...lol

EDIT: exactly HERE http://www.aav.com.eg/Product_TJL-J8.html (they have tops as well in their accessories list!)
and the MIL business is done from Gibraltar by those guys:
http://www.jeep-j8.com/index.html

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I tried calling them but they have an old number on their website. I couldn't get a hold of them.

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Pickup conversion ...
Naaah. I have a brute kit for a TJ. not modding a J8 that extreme. it will lose its name.

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must be nice to have 4 jeeps and a mansion.
Yes its nice. lets trade and post your findings.

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I'm sure it's nicer for him to know he has those things because of the hard work he has put into getting to that point.
Thank you.

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I might have missed it... But what color are you planning to paint it ?
The TJ has been painted temporarily. it's a flat billet silver/gray. weird color. once I get all the parts installed and test fit everything. it will be completely disassembled and repainted.

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Nice score on the J8 , wish they would sell them here .
I do too. I don't like the fact that I can't get a top for it because it's not a civilian production vehicle. I'm waiting on our JK75 J8. that should be easy to service as it's like the JK74 JK

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You all should see the new color
I should update this thread

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What's the deal with leaving. It set for a year looked like a really nice jeep to let set like that
Funny you say that, I was thinking about a similar thing this morning on my way to work. diesel motors in general are not likable by most in this region. people don't like the noise the smell and the power feel of the diesel motors (generally speaking). the J8 rolled in with a diesel engine, stripped interior and no creature comforts. Most people here like luxury cars, even the younger folks. you see most kids driving Lexus and BMW 7 series or an S class Merc. it's slowly changing with the globalization thing going on worldwide. And so the J8 feel under the (oh that's not a cool Jeep category). There was a prince who initially put a deposit on it. he was going to use it for hunting. another guy wanted to buy it to run his workers back and forth from the desert. I wanted to buy it to save it from both those people lol. I also have some parts that I will be installing once I get an aluminum radiator for it.

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Just skimmed through this thread.

Jeeps and pics = mumtaaz as always
lol shokran my friend

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Maybe the guy who made the cool canvas top for his lj would help you with a top for this? The canvas is pretty retro.

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Are you talking about my LJ?
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