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1977 Jeep Wagoneer - 2008 Top Truck Challenge Finalist

Posted in Project Vehicles on November 1, 2008 Comment (0)
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Somewhere in Spanish Fork, Utah, most likely near Byron Hair's house, there's a pile of Wagoneer parts. Doors, chunks of fenders, a liftgate, a tailgate, some back seats. Consider it collateral damage. In Hair's mind it all had to go away to create a better wheeling machine. And that it did. You liked it enough to make it the 6th most popular vote-getter this year, so Hair and his Wagoneer are coming to Hollister.

Owner name/city: Byron Hair/Spanish Fork, Utah
Occupation: Machinist
Vehicle model: 1977 Jeep Wagoneer
Estimated value: $6,000
Engine/aspiration: 455ci V-8, Quadrajet carburetor, 21/2-inch into 3-inch exhaust
Transmission(s): TH400, Hayden cooler
Transfer case: Divorced NP205
Suspension (f/r): Three-link, coil springs, Rancho RS 5000 shocks, limiting straps/Four-link, coil springs, Rancho RS 5000 shocks, limiting straps
Axles (f/r): Rockwell 2 1/2-ton, Detroit Locker, hydraulic steering/Rockwell 2 1/2-ton, welded
Axle ratio: 6.72:1
Wheels: 20x9.5 military with custom internal beadlocks
Tires: 46x19.5-20 Mickey Thompson Claws (cut)

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