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Jeep Liberty Buggy & 1950s Jeep Willys Specifications- Campbell Enterprise Jeep Building

Posted in Features on March 1, 2005
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Engine 450hp LS1
Transmission Art Carr 700R4
Transfer Case Atlas II
Front Axle Currie High
Pinion 9-inch, 4.88
gears, Detroit Locker
Rear Axle Currie High
Pinion Dana 60, 4.88
gears, Detroit Locker
Tires & Wheels 37-inch Goodyear MTRs, American Racing Wheels with
Champion bead locks
Suspension Linked Suspen-
sion with Sway-A-Way
Race-Runner coilover shocks

What type of rig do you want to go wheeling in? Some folks want an old rig that's been modified for good times off-road, but still can be driven on the streets. Others desire a pile of tubing bent together with an armload of bad-dude components. Bill Conover and Mike Vokoun both had an image of their perfect off-road vehicle, and they both visited Campbell Enterprise in Gilbert, Arizona, to help make their visions come true. They wanted vehicles for recreational use, and though Campbell Enterprises has made a name for itself in the competition rockbuggy world, the company also does trick stuff for wheelers wanting a basic desert hot rod. Bill's '50 Flatfender and Mike's four-seater Liberty buggy are both based on a newly fabricated 2x3 rectangular frame and use a GM V-8, but that is about as far as the similarities go. We got to check them both out on our last trip to the desert, and even we can't decide which one we like best.

Engine 327 Chevy V-8,
Vortech heads, and
TBI fuel injection
Transmission Manual
valvebody TH350
Transfer Case Dana {{{300}}}
Front Axle Low-pinion
Currie 9-inch, 4.10 gears, Detroit Locker
Rear Axle High-pinion
Currie 9-inch, 4.10 gears,
ARB Air Locker
Tires & Wheels 33-inch Fire-
stone ATXs on 15-inch steelies
Suspension {{{Jeep CJ}}}-8 rear
replacement springs

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