The Sàenlig Arms Company Joop
is an Odentian
4x4 utility vehicle assembled by the Sàenlig brothers of Collines
operating as the Sàenlig Arms Company. It is an unlicensed reproduction of the highly successful Meralan Jeep
4x4, assembled out of the Sàenlig garage in Mobile. The Sàenlig brothers produced approximately 200 Joops over a few years before numerous road incidents involving the vehicles led to their being pulled from the road by the Odentian Infrastructure Office.
The Joop is a wholly unlicensed reproduction of the Meralan Jeep. The Sàenlig brothers had purchased a Jeep secondhand from a local off-roader in 1974, and spent the next three years reverse-engineering the vehicle. By 1979, they had managed to construct a working replica, and showed it off regularly around the backwoods of Mobile.
Like some models of the Jeep, the Joop featured a 5-speed manual transmission
. The engine was frequently the only part of the vehicle not
manufactured by the Sàenlig brothers. The original sources for the engines were often old Stasnovan GAZ-51
trucks; exactly where the Sàenlig brothers managed to acquire these engines is unknown and was under investigation by the Odentian authorities for several years. (See more...