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Jeep Renegade Downhill On The Trail

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Sam Patton helped popularize extreme-trail Jeeps in the Midwest and Southeast. Hardcore Heartland enthusiasts gradually converted from fullsize mud running to trail-based Jeeping after seeing Patton’s CJ, Fred Perry of Clemson 4-Wheel’s Jeeps, John Lloyd’s Scrangler LWB YJ, and other inspiring east-of-the-Rockies machines. Patton’s unstoppable ’84 CJ-7 has a TPI Chevy 350, a 700R4, a 4.3:1 Atlas, Dana 60s with Detroit Lockers, an SOA suspension, and 39-inch Boggers.