Moke body in USA

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Re: Moke body in USA

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Sat Jun 02, 2012 18:11

It's still a kitc*r when all said and done
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Re: Moke body in USA

Post by werewolf » Sat Jun 02, 2012 18:57

well. so were ALL the classic minis made in NZ, AUS , South Africa ,italy and spain at one time.. might do history lesson with Parnells BIBLE. on cooper and coopers.. they were called CKD.. compete knockdown kits.. guess you being a purist will call all them mini FAKES or kits as well?? later bc

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Re: Moke body in USA

Post by PJ » Sat Jun 02, 2012 20:07

Nigel(no top)Sykes wrote:It's still a kitc*r when all said and done
Exactly! and this is supposed to be a technical section of the forum, about the MOKE bodyshell. Would 'Wierdwolf' please note that we have another section called Side Scream for things that are nothing to do with Mokes. If we have to put up with his blatant promotion of his kit cars (do we really have to?), perhaps he could at least put it in there.
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Re: Moke body in USA

Post by janz » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:01

Hear hear :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Moke body in USA

Post by PJ » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:36

werewolf wrote:well. so were ALL the classic minis made in NZ, AUS , South Africa ,italy and spain at one time.. might do history lesson with Parnells BIBLE. on cooper and coopers.. they were called CKD.. compete knockdown kits.. guess you being a purist will call all them mini FAKES or kits as well?? later bc
I'm normally the first person to jump to the defence of Kit Cars but this bloke is beginning to seriously p*** me off :x

CKD = set of parts off the manufacturers tooling, sent for assembly at a manufacturer owned or licenced assembly plant. Vehicles may have minor local variations but have undergone the same engineering development as those built at a prime factory.

Kit Car = vehicle built from a collection of owner/builder sourced parts fitted into a specialist manufacturers body which may or may not have a resemblance to a mainstream production vehicle. As is the case with the Choke and this new 'plastic-fantastic', this is rarely done with the permission of anyone with a legal claim to the original vehicle design or name.

Werewolf, do yourself a favour - If you want anyone to take you or your kit cars seriously, take a history lesson yourself, learn to write and spell properly and come up with logical and sustainable arguements before posting ........ then go and post on a kit car site.
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Re: Moke body in USA

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Sun Jun 03, 2012 14:25

Hear Hear
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Re: Moke body in USA

Post by janz » Sun Jun 03, 2012 23:57

Second that :roll:
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Re: Moke body in USA

Post by GPmoke » Tue Jun 05, 2012 21:39

hello
i'm from Italy
and we are starting to produce MOKEs with fiberglass body
same style and dimensions
only with few changes due to homologation and GRP tooling
but the car will be really similar

also we are doing a conversionion to fit SMART engine with autobox in the back
so you have a RWD Moke!

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Re: Moke body in USA

Post by janz » Tue Jun 05, 2012 23:59

Those would be 'Kit C*rs' then that bear a rough similarity to the classic Mini or Cagiva Moke? :roll: They are not Mokes in the same way that a Hunter or Dax Cobra isn't an AC Cobra :x A Moke is a Moke. A fiberglass bodied Kit C*ar is not a Moke.
PJ wrote:Exactly! and this is supposed to be a technical section of the forum, about the MOKE bodyshell. Would 'Wierdwolf' please note that we have another section called Side Scream for things that are nothing to do with Mokes. If we have to put up with his blatant promotion of his kit cars (do we really have to?), perhaps he could at least put it in there.
Hi GPmoke, welcome to the forum... and one of the most hotly contested subjects in the Moke fraternity :wink: We don't want to seem agressive or anti doing things with alternative materials to make affordable lookalike cars, as long as people are honest about what they are.
Mokes are production cars made in BMC, Leyland, Rover and Cagiva factories between 1964 and 1993. In general, Moke Club members are interested in using, abusing, reparing and preserving those Mokes.
There is a place in the world for lookalike cars especially for those not interested in the aforementioned but want a cheap and funny looking beach buggy style runaround. That could even include genuine Moke owners.
Essentially, replica Moke body shell discussions would not effectively contribute to the benefit of the genuine Moke body shell section of the forum .
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Re: Moke body in USA

Post by GPmoke » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:29

Hello
thnaks


i understand
i have moke too
byt this guy asked about a FiberG body.

And it is that what i'm doing because honestly
time is changed and keep steel body with all the problems related is a nightmere
i prefer a Citroen Mehari solution but MOKE design
much better
i think other people like this idea also owner of old mokes.

Why mokes stopped in 1994?

Mokes are still alive maybe just evolved.
Unless why fit discs brakes or radio on the original mokes??

ciao

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Re: Moke body in USA

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Wed Jun 06, 2012 16:26

Hi there GPmoke, and welcome to the forum. Have you got any pictures of your glass fibre shell ? It could stimulate some conversation :)
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Re: Moke body in USA

Post by werewolf » Wed Jun 06, 2012 16:47

gianluca posted me about 8 .jpgs of new filberglass moke replica .. but can NOT figure out how to post here in forum? it was easy on the ads different format?? later bc aka WEREWOLF.

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Re: Moke body in USA

Post by GPmoke » Wed Jun 06, 2012 19:04

HI Nigel
thanks for the welcome
sure
teh car is under build
well i mean the mould
so as soon i have the first body done for sure i can post the picture here.

i'm sure Moke fans will be happy. :)

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Re: Moke body in USA

Post by fistral fig » Wed Jun 06, 2012 20:10

Hi GPmoke, sounds interesting and a lot of work, will look forward to seeing it when finished, beach type cars like the Moke that are open to the elements and that leak like a sieve would be better off in good quality new generation fibreglass in my opinion, far less bodywork maintenance also......FF

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Re: Moke body in USA

Post by janz » Wed Jun 06, 2012 22:00

Fair points GPmoke..... you have redeemed yourself, owning the real McCoy too :D Let's see how it pans out. Like I said, I think there is a place in this world for such vehicles, even for Moke fans :wink: Good luck with the project.

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