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    Quick Tour of a Filipino "Willys" Jeep factory. Also to note parts delivery worldwide

    Since I am here and the Jeep (copy) scene is still fairly popular I thought I'd share this video a friend made when we went out to MD Juan (Manila) the other week.
    I ordered a new set of front springs for my M38 copy.
    So we turned up with a couple of WW2 re-enactor friends and some old military guys for a day at the factory.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpS6E59_YR8

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    I just so happened to watch the video earlier today when it came across my feed. Well done video, and a good tour of the factory. The dedication that they have to keeping Jeeps on the road is admirable.

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    Thanks for the tour FW! Very cool to see the plant where a lot of parts come from. Thanks again, I wondered what the plant looked like.

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    FYI The front half of the business premises now make "Japan Surplus" light trucks. Basically the hard to register 3 year old cars from Japan (due to their stringent vehicle laws) are cut up and parts sold off cheap to Philippines, so they now make light trucks with these just worn in 3 yo engine/gearbox/diff imports, they press the shells and weld their own chassis.
    Very similar business model to the Jeeps.
    Having said that there were still about 40 Jeeps in Crates of various makes ready to ship out and a bunch more as you see in the video ready to be assembled. Unfortunately I have to wait until after this current production run to get my new front springs, should be another week or so, looking forward to seeing the difference in handling.

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    Very interesting information on this stuff FW. Resourceful people to say the least. It is obvious they look at everything as an opportunity.

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