Brandi Worley of Merit, Texas, snuck us these photos of her husband’s ’87 Wrangler in hopes that it would make it in for a great birthday surprise. She writes that the YJ is equipped with a 12-valve Cummins diesel engine backed up by a five-speed manual and NP205 t-case. The custom suspension is supported by a Dana 60 up front and Dana 70 out back. Biting into the ground is the job of a set of 37-inch Nitto Mud Grapplers.
The King of the Hammers (KOH) race has inspired 4x4 enthusiasts across the globe. When shop owner Miguel of Spain got the itch to create an IFS and solid rear axle machine similar to what he had seen the top KOH contenders driving, he opted to cut up his ’06 Wrangler. The custom front suspension is designed to allow the Jeep a short lift height with tall wheel travel. It’s set up with a coilover and bypass shock at each corner, and has been tuned to handle high speeds off-road. To up the custom bar just a little higher, a 2.8L diesel engine was transplanted from an export Wrangler JK. It’s great to see how much innovation is coming in from places other than the U.S.
This is Ms. Delia Crochetiere of Signal Hill, California. She’s posing with Noel Park's ’70 CJ-5. This photo was taken after a day of off-road exploring on Forest Road 2N13 in the San Bernardino National Forest.
After spotting another Jeepster in the pages of Jp, John Zimmerman of Bangor, Maine, felt compelled to send photos of his. He writes that his is 42 years old and can be a handful at times because it’s lacking modern conveniences such as power steering and power-assist brakes. Despite its shortcomings, Zimmerman states that he just completed a 1,000-mile road trip that took him on- and off-road. Aside from a steady water leak, he reports that the trip was trouble free. Currently, the Jeep is equipped with the 258ci engine, three-speed manual transmission, and Dana 20 T-case. Up front is a Dana 30, while a Dana 44 lives out back. Upgrades include Smittybilt CJ bucket seats, DUI ignition, and LED interior lights.
Jeff Scherb of upstate New York sent us this photo of his wife, Heather, behind the wheel of their modified ’06 Wrangler Unlimited. Despite living so far away, the Scherbs make the trek to Colorado at least once a year to enjoy the trails and scenery. Their Jeep is equipped with a homemade modular hardtop that is furnished with roll-up soft sides for the summer and custom fiberglass-enclosed glass sides for the winter.
Work In Progress
We don’t often get work-in-progress shots (but we would love to see more of them), and this ’07 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon has some unique features. The DIY build is currently getting an OM606 Mercedes diesel engine. Other upgrades include a 4-inch Rubicon Express suspension lift, 35-inch Toyo mud-terrain tires, and Barricade tube fenders. We look forward to getting a follow-up submission when this ride is all done!