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Extreme Makeover: 4X4 Edition – Part 3

  Part three of our episode of Extreme Makeover is focused exclusively on electrical, where we finish both the dashboard and the center console by installing a RacePak UDX-SR gauge/dash unit and a series of Carling Contura switches. Our idea for this project was simple… Keep the dash absolutely as clean as possible – nothing more than the appropriate gauges …

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Project Buckshot Revealed

  A great friend of mine, TJ, has been going on and on for about three years now about getting into the 4-wheel drive sport. He and I have had dozens – if not more – conversations about past trips that we have been on, all of the great expeditions, and the thrill of machine conquering Mother Nature’s best and worst. And, of …

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Project Buckshot Before Pictures

The early years for the Ford  Bronco, 1966 – 1977 specifically, are easily one of the top five coolest 4×4’s ever made. They’re an off-road icon in their own right, not only because of their classic styling and pudgy good looks, but because they are very capable off-road machines right off of the show room floor. If you have been …

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Extreme Makeover: 4X4 Edition – Part 2: Get It In Gear

B&M’s Pro Stick Shifter and North West Fab Works twin-stick shifter Every shift needs to be precise, period. While anyone would agree that rock solid, precise gear shifts are critical to racing, we believe it’s just as paramount for us off-road folks. Picture this… You are trying to crawl a steep, off-camber ledge that requires some speed to crest. In …

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Project In Too Deep – Part 2

After a few month hiatus of man-cave action, and much razzing from friends, family, and the boss, project “In Too Deep” is back in full swing. When I last left off, the Jeep body and frame had both been cut in half and the lengthening had begun; this article covers the frame that is now finished and all the tubing …

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Extreme Makeover: 4X4 Edition – Part 1

Before it all began… Our project FJ40 looks good from afar, but up close it was far from good. The interior of our Cruiser was a hodge-podge of products we have reviewed, junk-yard goodies and countless freebies and confiscated parts from other projects. It was a rolling billboard for the shabby-chic school of design. With winter setting in and wheeling weather …

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Project In Too Deep – Part 1

  Another struggle where others simply crawled – something had to change… Necessity is the mother of invention. I never really thought about what this age old adage truly meant until I started my most ambitious Jeep project ever. I used to like my 30 year old Jeep CJ-5; it worked well considering its petite 83″ wheelbase, 37″ tires, and …

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