Much like the infamous pumpkin that appears in the Peanuts comic once a year, this orange Cherokee is shrouded in mystery. That is to say, while Jeremy Adkins sent in a usable picture, we received no text with it at all. So, we'll just give you some of the highlights from zooming and panning. The tires are 33x13.00R15 Interco SS-M16s wrapped around some aluminum rims finished in matte black. This late-model XJ has about 4 1/2 inches of Rusty's Off Road lift. When combined with the Bushwacker cut-out fender flares, the Jeep has no problems clearing the tires. The front bumper looks store-bought, but has enough custom touches that we wonder if Jeremy built it himself. We wish we had more info for you. Please download and fill out the forms to send along with your Jeep Shots.
Darren Schaefer hails from Woodland, Washington, but that isn't where he bought his '87 Comanche. He hunted on Craigslist until he found the perfect one in San Jose, California, and then rented a car to drive down and buy it. Once he had it, it got some Mustang injectors, an open cooling system conversion, and a pacesetter header. A rear spring-over conversion on the stock springs with a set of TnT Customs U-bolt Eliminators lifted the rear about 7 inches and a TnT Y-link system helps elevate the front. A Wagoneer front Dana 44 was swapped in with 4.56 gears and a Detroit Locker while out back a Comanche 44 was stuff with the same guts.
Rick Robinson of Salt Ash, NSW, Australia, sent us this picture of his brother's '78 CJ-7. We aren't sure if Michael Close (the brother and owner of the Jeep) even knows we have this picture. The Jeep has a 360ci V-8 backed by a T-18 and a Dana 20 T-case. A 4-inch Rubicon Express lift provides a good ride and clearance for the 33x12.50R15 BFG Mud Terrains on Mickey Thompson Classic rims. The front Dana 30 now has an ARB Air Locker while the rear AMC 20 runs a Detroit Locker.
There is so much here we don't know, so let's start with what we do know. This Jeep belongs to Josh Parrish. That's it. Well, even that was somewhat unclear from the letter since he called it a truck. We also know at the time Josh sent this picture in he was serving in the Navy. Now on to the speculation- from the grille, the hardtop, and the shape of the door opening we are going to call this a CJ-7. The Jeep runs a shackle reversal and has a well-weathered Hi-Lift on the bumper. What appear to be 37-inch Super Swamper TSL SX tires put power to the ground.
Bad, But Good
While we aren't sure where Robert Church is from, this picture of his '10 Wrangler was shot in the Badlands in Attica, Indiana. An AEV suspension and some fender trimming covers the 35x12.5R17 BFG KM2 Mud Terrains mounted on a set of Pro Comp Extreme Alloy rims. A Superwinch EPI 9.0s winch resides atop an Aberle front bumper while a HD Customs rear bumper tire carrier protects the rear. The bed has been Monstalined and just when Robert though he was done, the rear driveshaft started spewing grease. At the time he wrote in, he had already ordered a Tatton replacement driveshaft and adjustable Currie Enterprises control arms, which are sure to be installed by now.
Most of the time I just send these along to Christian, but it's been a while since I had a muddy FSJ in Jeep Shots, so here is Anthony Narke's '83 J10. Anthony is in the Marines (thanks for serving) and is originally from Shamokin, Pennsylvania, but was stationed in Oceanside, California, when he sent the pictures in. It looks like the pictures were taken back east but we aren't sure. The Jeep has a 360ci V-8 backed by a four-speed manual transmission. A Dana 44 front axle and AMC 20 rear spin 33-inch Super Swamper Boggers cleared by about 8 inches of lift.
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