Scratch-Built Scrambler: Jeep CJ-8Posted in Project Vehicles on January 1, 2011 Comment (0)
As a loyal patron of Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine, you've already read a series of articles about our Scrambler project. We're hoping they gave you an idea of how we design and build our rigs, but most of all that they got your creativity flowing while sparking some ideas on how to build your own trail rig. Of course we're building a way-cool CJ-8 that we'll hammer on and tour the country with, but it's not just about one Jeep. Most of the work completed on our Scrambler is custom, the parts are high- and low-end, and the fabrication and engineering have been tedious and intricate. But most of the work is not Jeep-specific, so the components could easily be transferred to your own truck or SUV.
This installment of our Scrambler build focuses on the Jeep's steering and emergency brake. We installed a reliable hydraulic steering system by PSC and a really cool emergency hand brake by Lokar. PSC offers many hydraulic steering systems for an array of vehicles, and Lokar offers e-brake systems that can be mounted under the dash, on the floor, and on the transmission tunnel. Installing a PSC system is advanced, and on some setups welding is required, while the Lokar e-brake systems are mostly bolt-in but may require some drilling and cutting.