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Survivor - 1973 Jeep Wagoneer

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Survivor - 1973 Jeep Wagoneer

Hard Facts
Owner: Shawn Nielsen
Hometown: Pocatello, ID
Wheeling Experience: 11 years
Favorite Wheeling Spot: Moab, Utah and Southern Idaho
Vehicle: '73 Wagoneer
Engine: '70s Chevy 350 V-8
Transmission: TH350
Transfer Case: NP203/NP205 doubler
Front Suspension: BDS 3/4-ton Chevy lift springs
Rear Suspension: BDS 3/4-ton Chevy lift springs
Axles: '83 Chevy Dana 60 (front), '83 Chevy 14-bolt (rear)
Ring and Pinion: 4.10
Differentials: Welded spider gears (front and rear)
Wheels: 15x10 steelies with do-it-yourself beadlocks
Tires: 15/39.5-15LT Super Swamper TSLs
Typical Fuel Economy: 7 mpg

Other Stuff: Boxed frame, homemade skidplates, Impco dual-fuel propane conversion, stock Jeep steering box tapped for hydro assist, Trans-Dapt transmission cooler, aluminum radiator, electric water pump to keep it cool when crawling, two electric fans, stock emblems and dashboard controls still present, Auto Meter gauges and Radio Shack lights for systems monitoring, and RCI fuel cell under bed protected by homemade skid plate
Estimated Value: $2,500-ish
Favorite Mod: Doubler
Least Favorite Mod: Steering shortcuts that had to be redone
If I Built It Again: Go with more pre-manufactured parts and less homebuilt items (after winning lottery)

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