You can still buy a Jeep in a crate, sort of
When folks at Omix-ADA invited us to tour its Jeep collection and take a look at their facility in Suwanee, Georgia, we didn’t expect to be wowed by their warehouse. We anticipated pallet racks of Jeep accessories as far as we could see, and that’s what we got. Everything from fender flares and bumpers to winches and LED lighting could be found under the tall roof.
But what struck us most were the reproduction parts for long-gone Jeep models. Entire front axle assemblies, transfer cases, XJ Cherokee roof stampings, and cast-iron Go Devil cylinder heads were all in stock, but those crates—that’s what made us grin.
Crates fully enclosed in lauan plywood were stacked in several spots in Omix-ADA’s warehouse, with stenciled-on labels that offered a tantalizing hint at the possibilities enclosed within. We spotted labels for the 1945–49 Willys CJ2A, ’49–53 Willys CJ3A, ’72–75 Jeep CJ5, and ’81–86 CJ8, the long-wheelbase Scrambler.
We paused when we saw a crate labelled “YJ-7” because, well, there is no such thing. We asked Dave Logan, Omix-ADA’s resident Jeep historian and Sales Training Manager, what was up. He explained that while the CJ7 and YJ Wrangler bodies aren’t identical, they are interchangeable. MD Juan manufacturers the bodies from its own tooling in the Philippines, where Jeeps, especially the Jeepney, hold a special place in that culture.
These aren’t the fabled WWII surplus Jeeps that were a few turns of a wrench away from chugging off under their own power, but they are an alternative to costly and time-consuming rust repair. They run for about $3000 for the simple, military-style Ford GPW or Willys MB tub, to almost $7000 for the tub, windshield frame, hood, tailgate, and fenders for a CJ6 or CJ8.
With little more than a frame and a title to start with, even the rustiest and most banged up Jeep project can have a second chance. We want one.
Can you actually buy these willy models ,Have you more pictures I can see ,is it possible to get the chassis from you ,any help at all would be appreciated
I want a couple of the crated Military Jeeps
Can I still get a complete Jeep in a crate. If so can you send me the information in your phone number.
Can i get info on a crate jeep
I live in Hermiston Oregon. I am very interested in purchasing a jeep. How can you help me? My phone number is 218-290-6973. I’ll be waiting for a call at any time.
I would be interested in purchasing a Jeep kit.
Could you please let me know what is the cheapest crate jeep is?
I would like to know what is the cheapest complete M151A2 crate jeep is, or any other crated jeeps?
I have wanted one from when I was a kid. And I would love to buy one for cheep like about $200
Can you deliver a jeep
would like to buy M38A1 or M151A1 send info on how I can buy crate JEEP
I am interested in the crate jeep.
Where can I get that information?
How do they cost
What do I have to do to be able to be a distributor?
Do you sell or know a place that sells new WWII jeeps still in the crate? I would be interested in purchasing one
I am very interested in one of your jeep kits could someone please assist me with the purchase
please feel free to contact me anytime
Do you really sell the old Flat Pack WWII Jeeps still in the crate? If you do, I would be very interested in purchasing one
Good afternoon. How do I go about getting a CJ8 scrambler in a crate?