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    The Marc Diab Project: Honouring a Canadian HERO - discussion thread

    Trooper Marc Diab Memorial Jeep Restoration Project



    Trooper Marc Diab was member of the Royal Canadian Dragoons based at CFB Petawawa. Marc was an avid Jeeper and a member of JeepKings.ca. On March 8, 2009,
    while on patrol in Shah Wali Kot district, Kandahar province, Marc made the ultimate sacrifice when the armoured vehicle he was riding in was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device.





    Prior to leaving for his tour in Afghanistan, Marc made a series of videos for his loved ones titled “See You Tomorrow”
    in case he did not come home alive. One of these videos included Marc talking about his plans for his Jeep.


    Over the next number of months we will be performing a complete rebuild and modification of Marc’s
    1998 Jeep TJ to represent what Marc wanted his Jeep to be and to make Marc’s wishes come true.


    Once the project is complete, the Jeep will be used as a show vehicle in parades and ceremonies honouring those who serve and served with the Canadian Armed Forces,
    as well as being on display at Madameek, a Lebanese restaurant opened in memory of Marc with locations in both Petawawa and Pembroke.
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    Very cool!!
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    A fitting tribute, very nice.


    So whats on the to-do list?
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    There is going to be quite a bit to do, most of the details will stay under wraps for now, but I will say that one of Marc's wishes were for his Jeep to ride on 38" tires.
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    Jeep looks in good shape. Sponsors or is JK and mods fronting the bill?
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    Cool, another fitting build. I'm in with whatever help I can offer...
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    The Jeep is in AMAZING shape.

    98 base model with 2.5L 5speed...it does have A/C...LOL...

    If I remember correctly, 90,000ish KM on it, no signs of rust (not even under the carpets)...there is some interior wear, but that is to be expected on a 14 year old Jeep.



    As for how much and who is footing the bill, that is not a discussion that will be addressed at this time. All I am going to say is the parts list is fairly extensive.

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    Great project and a great cause! WTG!!
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    Awesome guys really really awesome !!
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    This is awesome!

    Is there a link to a public view of Marc's dream Jeep video?

    Looking forward to seeing this being built!

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    This is a very cool project, best of luck with it!

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    I'm stoked. What a great cause and I'm very proud to play a roll in it.
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    way cool!! where will the build happen ?
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    Excellent initiative ! and a tremendous way to show appreciation for Marc and fellow brothers and sisters that have sacrificed their lives for the protection of others.
    God bless them all, their families and you for making this happen.

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    How about the JK members that can not be there for build? I got a extra $10.00 for build parts.Anybody else?

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    Hopefully there will be a way for folks to chip in; either with parts, time spent wrenching, or even cash donations to help the project along.

    Or in some cases to just reach out, to show some sort of appreciation for what these men and women sacrifice.
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