Drivers of short wheelbase rigs like Verne Simons’ ’49 CJ-3A often have to take unusual lines to make the Moab obstacles. These antics often leave unwanted trail spotters scratching their heads in disbelief. Verne’s Jeep is powered by a Howell-injected Buick 231 V-6 mated to a Ford T-18 manual transmission and a Spicer 18 transfer case outfitted with an Advance Adapters Saturn Overdrive. The axles are lightweight Dana 44s front and rear. The frontend is a Dodge axle that was narrowed at home, and the rear is a Dynatrac 44 that uses the larger and stronger JK Wrangler internals. Verne’s Jeep rolls on Wrangler leaf springs (spring-over front, spring-under rear) and 35-inch BFG Mud Terrain tires clamped to Champion aluminum beadlock wheels.