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We still swear that Paul Alf of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, had more than a stock AMC 304 in this '79 CJ-5. Sure, it got headers with glasspacks, but that's it. Paul put his 33-inch Swampers to work all day long by powering up every hill. Maybe lightweight is the answer. The fiberglass tub and front clip were enough to get the power to weight ratio into the range of a rocket, or maybe it was the Power Lock in the front axle or the Detroit in the rear axle, but whatever it is, this seems like a Jeep that would give the $80,000 sandrails out on the dunes a run for their money.