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Talk about "trail use behind it", Alan Hewitt's '76 CJ-5 has been in his 'wheelin' hands for eleven years and on all the Trail Tours. This old school 'Five, with its 84-inch wheelbase, sprung-under leaf springs, AMC rear axle, T-18 granny box, and 8274 Warn winch reads like a spec sheet from an '80s era Jeep. The more '90s D44 front axle upgrade and Mastercraft seats, along with the Millennium-era Krawlers and Trail Ready beadlocks keep Alan from losing the Jeep to the Smithsonian! All kidding aside, Alan's driving proves that a rig's capability is still 80 percent the nut behind the wheel. We'd follow Alan and his CJ anytime and probably couldn't hang with him.

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