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September 2007 Jeep Shots

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September 2007 Jeep Shots
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From The Ashes
Most of us do a frame-up restoration because the Jeep is just too far gone to make building it back up worthwhile. Holly Hladycz of Grasonville, Maryland, did her frame-up out of spite. After working for seven years to build a nice little '79 CJ-7, some vandals lit it on fire and basically burned it to the ground. Now it's got a 4.6L inline-six, an NV4500, a 4.3:1 Atlas transfer case, a M.O.R.E. shackle reversal, a Currie high-pinion Dana 44 front axle, and a high-pinion Tera 60 rear with 35-spline axleshafts. The wheelbase was stretched with XJ-spec Alcan springs (for the offset center-pin design), and Cut Boggers wrapped around Marsh Racing Wheels.

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Great Green JK
With just 4 inches of lift, Nick Rodrigues of Ripon, California, was able to fit 38.5-inch Super Swampers under his '07 four-door JK. The 3.8L V-6 still provides power, and the NP241OR transfer case makes wheeling bearable until he can get some lower gears for his front and rear Dana 44s. A 4-inch Skyjacker lift and some trimming were all that was needed to clear the monster tires. The flenders were tossed in favor of a full exo-cage, and Nick tries to get out there and wheel his new Jeep every weekend he can.

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Steamboat SporTruck
Jacob Thaden of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, owns this really clean '88 Comanche SporTruck. It has the inline-six, five-speed manual transmission and NP231 transfer case sending power out to the stock front Dana 30 and rear Dana 35. A 3-inch Skyjacker lift provides more than enough clearance for Super Swamper Trxus Radials in a 31x10.50 size wrapped around some Mickey Thompson Classic Lock II rims. It was built to be a good, reliable, off-road trail rig while still pulling highway duties.

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