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February 2006 Classic Readers Rides

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Vehicle: '76 International Scout II
Owner: Bryan Turner, Phoenix, AZ
Tires & Wheels: 35x12.50-15 Goodyear MTRs on wagon wheels
Suspension: Spring-over axle conversion, Bilstein shocks
Drivetrain: 345ci engine, T18 four-speed tranny, Dana 20 transfer case, Dana 44 axles
Other Doodads: Rollcage, Nissan bucket seats, bikini top
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Having to limp home at 35 mph after breaking a rear output shaft

Vehicle: '38 Chevy truck
Owner: Neil Udenberg, Two Harbors, MN
Tires & Wheels: 33x12.50-15 Bridgestone Duelers on American Racing
Suspension: Rancho 4-inch lift
Drivetrain: 400ci engine, four-speed manual tranny, NP205 transfer case
Performance Mods: Holley carb, Edelbrock intake manifold, ceramic headers, engine bored 0.030 over
Other Doodads: Fiberglass tilt hood, diamond-plate hood skirts, aluminum running boards, Jeep bumpers

Vehicle: '49 Willys Jeepster
Owner: John Meade, Albuquerque, NM
Tires & Wheels: 37x12.50-15 Goodyear MTRs on 15x8 steel
Suspension: GM factory leaf springs
Drivetrain: 350 TBI engine, SM465 manual tranny, NP205 transfer case
Performance Mods: Headers, Edelbrock TBI intake manifold
Other Doodads: '74 Blazer chassis, moved engine back 7 inches
Funniest Wheeling Incident: A header caught a battery cable on fire, the fire extinguisher cracked the starter case, so I had to quadruple up speaker wire to serve as battery cable, and duct-tape the starter back together for a 150-mile drive back home
Does Everything Work The Way You Want?: Yeah, when everything works properly. It's not a Dyson vacuum cleaner
Anything You Would Change: Finish the rollcage instead of having a rollbar ratchet-strapped in

Vehicle: '63 Dodge M37
Owner: Tom Bowen, Jarvisburg, NC
Tires: 39.5x14.50-16.5 Mickey Thompson Baja
Suspension: Stock
Drivetrain: Flathead inline six-cylinder 230ci engine, NP420 four-speed tranny, NP200 transfer case, 5.83 gears in stock axles
Other Doodads: Fiberglass top to replace the original canvas
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Every time out is an adventure

Vehicle: '59 Willys Overland pickup
Owner: Troy Lundquist, Sandy, UT
Tires & Wheels: 35-inch Groundhawgs on 15x12 chrome
Suspension: 6-inch lift, Rancho 7000 shocks
Drivetrain: 402ci big-block, TH400 tranny, NP205 transfer case, Dana 44 front, 53 series Powr-Lok posi rear
Performance Mods: Supercharger
Other Doodads: Tilt steering, glass bed, fabricated bumpers, leather interior
Funniest Wheeling Incident: Going vertical and losing steering linkage

Vehicle: '47 Willys CJ2A
Owner: David Kampsnider, Highlands Ranch, CO
Tires & Wheels: 33x12.50-15 BFGoodrich Mud-Terrains on black steel
Suspension: Rancho springs, shackle reversal, spring-over conversion
Does Everything Work The Way You Want?: Everything works very well

Vehicle: '69 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40
Owner: Andy Eberhardt, Salt Lake City, UT
Tires: 35-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrains
Suspension: Skyjacker springs, shackles, still spring-under axle
Drivetrain: 350ci engine, posi rear end
Performance Mods: K&N air filter, Comp cam
Other Doodads: Saginaw power steering
Does Everything Work The Way You Want?: Engine runs hot
Anything You Would Change: Go to a smaller tire, add an ARB locker


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