The ’71 Jeepster is probably our favorite model year. New enough to have Saginaw steering, but still pre-bullnose it’s the sweet spot. Jeff Holder built his up in a hurry, taking it from stocker to this in a mere four months. It still has the 225 under the hood bolted to the TH400 automatic and Dana 20. The axles are another story though. A front Dana 44 sourced from a Wagoneer and a rear Dana 44 from an Isuzu both were stuffed with 4.88 gears. A custom leaf suspension lift and 13⁄8-inch-tall body lift combine with custom rockers and cut rear fenders to clear the 35x12.50R15 BFG KM2s.