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1967 Jeepster

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This big blue ’67 is rolling on 37-inch BFG MTs but it isn’t the 5.3L Vortec V-8 that sets it apart. Heck, it isn’t even the fact that Andrew McCleskey wheels it so hard he frequently is swapping body panels that sets it apart. You see, this Jeepster was an original convertible. Most Jeepsters came with hardtops and the convertibles are somewhat rare and collectible. Now, before you go firing up the hate mail generators, know that this thing was in pretty bad shape even before Andrew beat it up. An SM420 and Dana 300 back that new-age V-8 while a Dana 60 front and Dana 61 rear put power to the corners. The 61 seemed an odd choice, so we asked about it. It’s real easy to mis-identify a 61 as a 60 and it wasn’t until it was under the Jeep that the truth came out. Still, it took the 4.56 gears and ARB Air Locker to match the front, so there is no real reason to yank it out.