The First Four Door?Dayne Anderson of Banner Elk, North Carolina, owns a very rare ’62 Willys 101. While it was never offered in the U.S., the 101 designation represented the wheelbase of the stretched CJ-5. Anderson’s comes from Brazil, and he states that everything on the vehicle is written in Portuguese.
Over The PondBrian Maby sent us his family Jeep submission from a small town in England named Epping. He writes, “I have been a longtime subscriber to your magazine and longtime Jeep owner with various Wranglers, Cherokees, and Grand Cherokees over the years. The picture shows the current family lineup with my 6,000-mile TJ, my son’s new Renegade, and my wife’s JK. As you can see, it’s very much a family thing. In England, we have a saying, “I would rather push a Jeep than drive a Land Rover.” Editor’s note: We heartily agree.
For DadLonny Milliren of Henderson, Nevada, sent us this shot of her dad’s ’46 Willys. She states that her dad, a retired Nevada Department of Transportation supervisor, gained great knowledge of off-road trails around the desert Southwest region. She says he still enjoys getting outdoors and taking the Jeep on poker runs or meeting friends for a day of ‘wheeling. Under the hood is a 350ci Chevy V-8 fueled by a Fast EZ EFI fuel-injection conversion, which sends power to a four-speed manual transmission and Dana 300 transfer case. Other upgrades include a one-piece axleshaft conversion for the Dana 20 rear axle, 33x12.50R15 BFG KM2 Mud-Terrain tires, Corbeau suspension seats, and a windshield from a CJ-3A.
Plate SpottingScott Wesemann sent us this shot of the plate on his one-owner ’86 CJ-7. This is part of our plate spotting series. If you have an interesting Jeep plate, be sure to send us a photo of the license plate and a note about it, your Jeep, and you!
Wrangling FamilyThis Wrangler duo comes to us via Dustin Phillips of Indianapolis, Indiana. The ’16 Wrangler Unlimited belongs to his wife, while Phillips shares the ’97 TJ with his son. Since his boy (who is an Eagle Scout going through Marine Corps boot camp in San Diego) can’t currently drive the Jeep, Phillips is giving it a few upgrades. Next on the list are MetalCloak fenders, followed by 35-inch tires, and a new lift.
Ru-bark-onKris and Lisa Lavery of Old Forge, Pennsylvania, sent us this shot of the couple and their ’08 Wrangler. They’ve modified the JK to better suit hauling around dogs as they offer a pick-up service for dog grooming. We probably would have opted for a four-door, but their just doggone crazy about their two-door.
Family TraditionDean Prather’s son just joined the Army after graduating from high school and is currently in boot camp. Prather, who hails from Evans, Colorado, said, “My son requested that we send him a Jeep family picture. The only vehicles we currently own are Jeeps (makes that part easy). My parents and sister also have a Jeep. So, a couple phone calls later, we had five Jeeps parked in front of our house. Thought about somewhere on a trail, but we wanted ‘home’ to be in the photo.
“The Jeeps from left to right: His grandpa’s ’15 JK Unlimited: It’s mostly stock except for a winch and on-board air. His dad’s ’14 JK: Fit with a 2 1/2-inch Rock Krawler lift, 35-inch Toyo tires, Slab beadlocks, Rock Hard 4x4 cage, PSC brawler rockers, PSC body-mounted tire carrier, Smittybilt stinger front bumper and X20 winch, and an ARB twin compressor under the hood. His ’74 CJ-5: We spent a 1 1/2 years restoring the old girl. It had plywood floors when we brought it home and the typical front fender rust. We replaced everything with new sheetmetal. Inside and underneath was bed lined as well as the inside of the frame and all crossmembers. The outside of the body and frame were painted. It does have the original 258ci engine and T-18 four-speed transmission. His mother’s ’15 JK Unlimited: Still pretty much stock other than 31-inch-tall tires and CC body-mounted sliders. His aunt’s ’15 JK Unlimited: Stock.”