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Tom Wood was one of the first to enjoy the snow when we reached it. Tom brought his CJ-7 this year, which he has owned for years and gave a frame-off restoration just last winter. The '79 CJ remains an honest AMC with a healthy 401 V-8 under the hood, while upgrades like a 700R4 and an Atlas 3.8 are found mid-ship. Of course, "the best driveshafts in the world" feed that power to Dana 60 axles fit with ARBs and 4.27 gears. Rancho 3-inch leaf springs keep the old CJ true to its origins but Tom mounted them in a spring-over arrangement to fit 35-inch Goodyears comfortably.

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