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    Posted: 25 Feb. 2008 at 8:57pm
Just in case anyone was curious, Walck finally got in his shipment of repro 2A top bows. My set should be here by Wednesday and I'll get some pics of them installed on the Jeep for everyone to scrutinize. Then off to the powder coater they'll go!
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OK,
How much did they run and what was freight?  How close to original do they look?  Gauge of steel?
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Total was $267 shipped to my place in Wyoming. When I get them in I'll have a more detailed report.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote wyowillys46 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Feb. 2008 at 2:34pm
Well I've got a page written up with pictures, but can't get the links to work for some reason on my webpage. I seem to have this phantom problem all the time. I'll be working on fixing it.

For the time being, I'll offer this:

Don't waste your money.
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Morgan

That's too bad as I was gonna spring for a set if they were close. Did the set include the rod supports too or just the bows?

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Here's my review. Be forewarned, it's got crude language. But as far as I know no one to date has told the real truth about MD Juan "products". Here you go.
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  Thats a shame for that kind of $$$$$.....
 
  What did Carl Walck have to say about it ..????
 
It does suck because I was also looking to buy a set
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Carl does know that there are some problems. But I don't really blame him. I blame MDJ for releasing this abomination. I'll be returning it within a week. Sure I'll be out about $50 (restocking/shipping) but at least everyone will know about this now.


Sigh...

I am seriously looking at a tubing roller right now, and possibly seeing if I can pull off a reproduction of this. Stay tuned (maybe)...
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Morgan, no need to apologize for the language, I can think of some other words I might have used had I the same experience, but it was probably wise to give the warning. It' is a shame though, I was considering the set myself, until now. Sorry it had to be you to find out how bad they are, hopefully Carl will do right by you. I think I'm going to use the Koenig in the winter and pack my rainsuit in the summer until I find some originals (if I ever do) 
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Morgan, that stinks about the bow set. I was hoping for the best too.

Has anyone ever bought a set from beachwood? I wonder if they are the same?

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i called BW 2 weeks ago, and and was told they are out, and have no idea of when they will have any in...
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To bad they try to pass of that crap. Sorry, but I enjoyed the review.
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Wow !!
 
Let me first say that Carl is a good guy and if you ask him he will tell you the truth! I bet he never even opened these to inspect them or he would have never sold them!
 
I bought a set of these when they first came out and they didn't look like that. The dog legs where bent correctly and the tubing was the correct dia. and the same correct length.
 
The ones I bought weren't up to my standards and kept them only till originals could be found, but this set after seeing those photos is UNBELIEVABLE.
 
I like to swear too but when I started reading your review I was like OK here we go but when I seen those dog legs I started swearing at my computer.
 
Thats bad! I'd call MD Juan and see if you can find someone who speaks English to scream at, I'm sorry but that's me.
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  Maybe someone would consider doing a MEMBER CREATED PART for these !!!(trader_reader)  Wink
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must be the price we are apt to pay, for taking over their island during WWII   :(
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nelebel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Feb. 2008 at 8:58pm
Does anyone have the specs for these. I too need a set and I know if someone has made these before, they can be made again. I would love to give a try at fabricating a set if it don't involve any super high tech operations, that I know wasn't used in the day. A set of blue prints would be a great place to start.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jeff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Feb. 2008 at 9:09pm
Personally, I loved the review.  It was great fun reading it, I sure felt your pain!  The quality of some of the stuff we buy is horrific, thanks goodness for used, made in the USA and nos parts
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