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The widest rig on the trail was Jason Redfield's '69 Land Cruiser FJ45 flatbed. Those honors might have been contested by Mel Wade and his monster JK, but Mel missed out on Tree Day as he was helping Brad Kilby rebuild his rear end. Jason did an awesome job of threading the big 'Cruiser through this very tight trail despite fighting balky steering all day. The FJ's 41-inch Iroks were the biggest tires on the 'Tour but were easily turned via a Dana 60 and a GM 14-bolt, both stuffed with 4:10s and ARBs. Up the Tom Wood's driveshafts are a four-speed Atlas T-case and an NV4500 tranny. A TBI Chevy 350 motivates everything. Jason is quick to point out that he co-owns the Toyota with Ryan Weber, owner of Montana Auto & Fabrication. The bed, bumpers, and cage, along with the task of creating the FJ45 cab from three FJ40 tubs was all accomplished in Ryan's shop.

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