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Old February 29th, 2012, 02:37 PM
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So to complicate things , i read an article this week from newsday on the Toyota Landcruisers. Seems Toyota first called it a toyota jeep and i guess Willys balked. So to copy the Land Rover theme the choose Land Cruiser which stuck.
Yep. The US government had a hand in starting Toyota post-WWII to help rebuild their economy, and one of their first projects was a "copy" of the GPW/GPA.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 02:50 PM
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I think we have it easy. I feel sorry for the people who drive Hyundais - they're always being mistaken for Mercedes, BMW, Lexus and anyone else you can think of that the Sourth Koreans copy in their "designs" - I still can't believe these are allowed to be sold.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 02:56 PM
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Calling all off road truck looking SUVs "jeeps" is like calling all carbonated beverages "cokes". It's somewhat of a dialect/cultural/language thing. They're not calling them specific models of Jeep. They're just using the word. Mitsubishi made a Jeep copy for quite a long time, along with Mahindra. They're all called Jeep. Parts of the world call offroading or four wheeling "jeeping". It's like Chunk in The Goonies calling the Jeep Cherokee "an RV".

It is just as bad as people calling the aluminum block V8 in the car an RV8 instead of what it is, or what it was based off. Attached is an image of an RV8.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 03:01 PM
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Aye. It's a catchall generic term which is an endearing phrase for a cool off-road rig. Needs sticking in the English Dictionary if it isn't currently.

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Calling all off road truck looking SUVs "jeeps" is like calling all carbonated beverages "cokes". It's somewhat of a dialect/cultural/language thing. They're not calling them specific models of Jeep. They're just using the word. Mitsubishi made a Jeep copy for quite a long time, along with Mahindra. They're all called Jeep. Parts of the world call offroading or four wheeling "jeeping". It's like Chunk in The Goonies calling the Jeep Cherokee "an RV".

It is just as bad as people calling the aluminum block V8 in the car an RV8 instead of what it is, or what it was based off. Attached is an image of an RV8.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 03:08 PM
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I had a guy in an Audi pull up next to me and ask me "what year is your Jeep?" I told him it was a 1994.
I then asked him what year his BMW was... the look on his face was priceless.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 04:07 PM
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I had a guy in an Audi pull up next to me and ask me "what year is your Jeep?" I told him it was a 1994.
I then asked him what year his BMW was... the look on his face was priceless.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 04:18 PM
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Most of the time I just point to the sticker and smile...
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At the end of the day it was based on the 1940's jeep!
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Old February 29th, 2012, 04:36 PM
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This is one of MY favorite Jeep's.
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I figure it's not worth the time to correct people... usually they really have no idea. Plus telling them it is a Land Rover not a Jeep seems like a dick thing to do and could be taken the wrong way.
So maybe I should consider toning down my "f&ck off" response to "bite me".
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Goonies....I spend summers in Astoria. The kids end up wathcing the movie at least once.

Aluminum block V8...its an early '60s Buick!

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Haha. Must have been his chubby cheeks that he "O" got lost in. :D
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Old February 29th, 2012, 05:16 PM
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Gotta love how off track we get on these threads.

Chris had started the thread to see which modifications make a Defender into a Jeep - rhinolining? Carpeting? Aftermarket Fenders? LEDs?

So, which modifications are a no-no??

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I'm in the process of getting my rig back on the road and was wondering what peoples thought are on rhino lining the inside? If I choose to do it should I just do the tub or the whole inside?? And to go with black or to match the AA yellow?. I'm open to comments and recommendation thanks in advance please post pics if ya gottem.....
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Old February 29th, 2012, 05:19 PM
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Goonies....I spend summers in Astoria. The kids end up wathcing the movie at least once.
Why Astoria, of all places?

Fort George Brewery has taken off pretty well, a tall can of IPA is the only way to go these days!
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Hearing them referred to as 'Rovers' still gives me a double take. Rover makes (made) cars.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 06:27 PM
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We love it there. Its a small town on the coast, but not a 'beach town' its like stepping back in time. Climbing the batteries at Ft Stevens. Living history at Ft Clatsop. They have a great aquatics center, we put the kids have swim lessons there. The Bow Picker has THE best fish n chips, Bouy 9 for seafood...I could keep going.
Fair enough. I grew up with a house in Seaside and recently sold my house in Long Beach WA. Lots of great history in the area, and I agree about the fish n chips at the Bow Picker.

If you haven't eaten at Fort George, they've got a great pub too.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 08:03 PM
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Thanks Josh for trying to get this thread back on track!

However, I am beginning to think that taking a thread way off topic just might be "a Jeep thing". If so, this thread has alway been spot on.

Whatever the case, we seem to have struck a nerve here.
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Jeepers creepers.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 09:01 PM
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For that mater, from 8-5 the whole site is off topic for what we are supposed to be doing.
Yeah, and then from 1AM-3AM, the best For Sale - Parts deals are posted!!!!! Grrrrrr
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Should of asked him what year his hundai was.
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