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As we all know, SEMA 2016 is happening and there are a ton of cool builds there. Going to use this thread to post any pictures that I find so we can maybe get some ideas. If you find anything, feel free to share please !

 

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Sadly no one brought out a JK8 that raised the bar. We need more of those and with all the truck guys out there into customization i would have expected that. Maybe that will change once the JT comes out.
 

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Wouldn't mind seeing a few more shots of that camper Jeep. That's the epitome of what I think the Jeep brand stands for, adventure and going to new places. But those roof tents aren't exactly cheap.
 

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I haven't even checked to price them out, but it does look like the ultimate camping trip. Keeps you off the ground, nice and safe. Doesn't look like you can roll off of it either lol.

Now that I've checked, you're looking at maybe a minimum of $2000 and then you add accessories and what not.
 

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Wouldn't mind seeing a few more shots of that camper Jeep. That's the epitome of what I think the Jeep brand stands for, adventure and going to new places. But those roof tents aren't exactly cheap.
Yeah but how many people actually do that these days? Not many. If they do it's with a passenger version of a cargo van. Just look at what most people do with Wranglers these days and that will tell you what should really be done here.

Often tents that are just tents and not meant to be attached to the vehicle are used just due to the whole cost proposition.
 

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Sadly no one brought out a JK8 that raised the bar. We need more of those and with all the truck guys out there into customization i would have expected that. Maybe that will change once the JT comes out.
 

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I don't think there's really a need for an aftermarket JT8 as Jeep themselves are coming out with their own pickup truck. Perhaps buyers can choose from a variety of cab configuration and bed lengths.

Isn't there a large Jeep meetup every year that isn't SEMA? LAst year, Jeep brought a few of their concept models there too.
 

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Looks like a SEMA Wrangler is going to the auction block with proceeds going to the Victory Junction children’s camp. The one you can get your hands on is the 2016 Jeep Wrangler built by Omix-ADA and Petty’s Garage. Last year's Wrangler auctioned for $100,000 so we can expect to see a similar number for this one. If only I had the money... I can tell myself that it's for a good cause too.
 

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Hopefully they don't restrict it to just the US since buyers from over seas might be interested and offer far more than what these guys are expecting. Being able to buy something built with quality is powerful and not everyone is wiling to wait for a project to finish, it can be a long wait.
 

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I think they do have a lot of outside buyers in these auctions that either bet online or over the phone with an auctioneer staff member. Once you have the money for shipping and all of that, I can't see why you can't buy it. Especially when the proceeds are going to charity, the more you can get, the better it is. Love seeing when things like this happens :)
 

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Always interesting to see what the precieved market value of something is at these auctions depending on how much someone is willing to spend on it. I somewhat equate the SEMA Wrangler to a piece of artwork, beauty is in the eye of the beholders as they say.
 

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Always interesting to see what the precieved market value of something is at these auctions depending on how much someone is willing to spend on it. I somewhat equate the SEMA Wrangler to a piece of artwork, beauty is in the eye of the beholders as they say.
That goes for any show where high quality builds are to be expected, SEMA is SEMA after all. A lot of tops builds are focused around having a debut at SEMA. Even in Japan at the Tokyo Auto Salon and similar high caliber shows you see the same thing play out.
 

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The TAS typically has a lot more "what the heck is that" builds that are just outrageous. BUT that's outrageous to me, down there, that's their thing and they do it darn well. Those cars from TAS I can't see drawing much money at an auction compared to something at SEMA.

Aside from that, it probably isn't worth $100k to anyone, but when it's for charity, it's worth every penny
 

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Aren't there companies out there who sell already modded Wranglers for a lot of money? I imagine this is similar and there will be collectors or enthusiasts out there who are willing to pay a pretty penny for one.

On another note, will they be selling the individual parts used in the auction build?
 

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You can probably find most of the mods on Omix-ADA's site. The custom Wranglers may look beastly, but they're still using aftermarket parts that are available to the general public.
 

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Not collectors, but enthusiasts yes. Collectors don't care for these as they have no value to them. They're just composed of mass produced after market parts which essentially equals out to worthless for em'.
 

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Aren't there companies out there who sell already modded Wranglers for a lot of money? I imagine this is similar and there will be collectors or enthusiasts out there who are willing to pay a pretty penny for one.

On another note, will they be selling the individual parts used in the auction build?
Yeah but most people go for individual mods unless we're talking about a JK8 or something similar, there was that one company that built some expensive JK8's, but as well as those sold you don't see or hear about them enough.
 

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Not really SEMA, but showing the spirit of custom modification someone built in a pressurized running water unit into their Jeep Wrangler JK using the stock bumper and a water pump from a RV. Pretty amazing to see someone use the stock rear bumper to hold the water. Anyone interested in something like this on the JL?
 
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