Click for Coverage
  • JP Magazine
  • Dirt Sports + Off-Road
  • 4-Wheel & Off-Road
  • Four Wheeler
Subscribe to the Free

March 2008 Trail Rigs

Posted in Features on March 1, 2008 Comment (0)
Share this

Dedicated Fan
Michigan resident Chase Meyers reminds us that "fan" is short for "fanatic." "All my life I've grown up as a University of Michigan fan. I told my dad that for my first car I wanted a Jeep painted like the Michigan football helmet."

Chase's '83 CJ-7 was originally powered by a 258 inline-six. No more. A Chevy 350 crate engine topped by an Edelbrock intake and carb moves the CJ-7 these days. Running gear is connected to 33-inch Pro Comp All Terrain tires mounted on 16-inch Center Line wheels and a 4-inch Pro Comp suspension lift.

Chase, it looks great clean, but we're sure it'll look even better dirty!

A Flash of Orange
Old Jeeps often fade out and rust away. That's certainly not the case with Craig Brown's '76 CJ-5. The short-wheelbase '5 is powered by a rebuilt AMC 304 V8. Connecting the power with terra firma is a 4-inch Superlift suspension kit augmented with a Daystar shackle lift and Heckethorn shocks. This suspension system, combined with a Daystar 1-inch body lift, makes room for a set of 33-inch BFG Mud-Terrain tires on 15-inch American Racing Outlaw II wheels. The original two-arm power steering was replaced with a conventional power steering system that saves Craig's strength and makes for a more relaxing time in the dirt. A Currie steering-box brace helps avoid stress-cracked framerails. The body tub looks pristine and rust-free in the photo, and it's bound to stay that way thanks to a generous coating of Herculiner inside. Omaha Orange paint protects and calls attention to the Jeep's exterior. Beneath the tub, the front axle and the driveshafts were treated to new U-joints. The front axle's drums were wisely ditched for a set of discs. The vintage '5 looks great.


Connect With Us

Newsletter Sign Up

Subscribe to the Magazine

Browse Articles By Vehicle

See Results