More V-DriveToday I saw your article about this system. I own a ’79 Chevy G30 Beauville with V-Drive, 400ci V-8, and TH350. I have also a second V-Drive set for spare parts out of a ’79 Chevy G30 Cobra RV; this one had a 350ci V-8 and a TH400.
By searching the web over the years, I found the patent of the system and also some of its older versions, which were not full-time 4x4 and had to be switched on.
I would like to learn more about the system. Especially about differences between TH350, TH400, and Ford versions.
Yellow Bronc“Ole Yeller” at Rausch Creek Off-Road Park in Pennsylvania. Dana 60s front and rear with a stock 351ci Ford and a four-speed on the floor. Lifted 6 inches (suspension) and 4 inches (body) with 42-inch Pit Bulls. I love this beast and can’t wait to drop in my 460 big-block from a ’79 Lincoln I’m rebuilding eventually. I would love to see my truck in your magazine and I’ve been a subscriber for years. Please keep turning out the great monthly product!
K5 GoodnessHere’s my ’83 K5. Not too extravagant. It has 7 inches of lift, 42s, a 350ci V-8, and so on. Got it from a buddy. Never thought I’d be into wheeling, but there is nothing like going wherever you want. I’m in Oroville, California. Lots of rocky trails. She’s now in the process of getting a boxed frame, cage, 2.5 tons, 46s, and a 7.4L Vortec. You could say I’m hooked.
Blue in ColorMy son and I use our TJ (“Blue”) for trails, camping, shooting sports, and 4x4 club stuff. We are not rock hoppers and enjoy the bypass. We have done Moab and the Rubicon trail and most of Arizona and New Mexico…no problems…our Jeep goes where we point her…she is a great 4x4.
’01 Jeep Wrangler TJ
- 4 inch lift, multiple parts from multiple makers
- Straight-six, five-speed, T-case SYE kit
- Dana 30/Dana 44 with 4.56 gears
- Detroit Truetrac/Detroit Locker
- Warn M8000 winch
- BFG All-Terrain 33x10.50R15 on black steel 15x7 rims
- Multiple anchor hooks front and rear
Lee Kauss & Junior Jack
Always StartsI drive a small ’86 Isuzu pickup with a wooden flatbed on the back of it. We bought the truck about two years ago and it was originally from Ohio so the truck is rusted all over the place. The bed rattled like crazy so eventually we took a Skilsaw and cut the four bed bolts holding it on and cut the bed off. We replaced it with a wooden bed that me and my dad made out of pressure-treated tongue and groove boards. The heater in the truck wasn't working right so we rewired it to a switch hanging from the dash so it only blows air on high. The truck also has carburetor problems so some days it will run great and others it will die as soon as you push the clutch in, but it does start back up and it starts every day without a problem. The four-wheel drive also works great in the truck.