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Verne Simons

Verne Simons

Technical Editor, Four Wheeler Network

About Me

I am an automotive writer and photographer who has dabbled in paleontology, a little gator wrasslin', and even spent a little time as a college lecturer. I grew up in North Carolina, but spent lots of time traveling. I've been all over the US, as well as Europe and several countries in Africa. Through an odd set of circumstances I learned to drive in a Russian 4x4 in the Sahara Desert when I was 11 years old. It may sound fancy, but I am really just a simple guy who loves wrenching on Jeeps, exploring, cooking, being outside, and learning.
Articles Verne Contributed To (636)

How to Resurrect a Dead Big-Block Chevy Vortec 454 (L29) Engine

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How to Build a Homemade Crane out of an Engine Hoist

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Ultimate Adventure 2019 Videos Are on Motor Trend Youtube Dec 2-6

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Best Starter Overland Vehicles

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Cracked Dashboard Fix

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3.0L EcoDiesel JL Diesel Wrangler First Drive Off Road

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10 Coolest SEMA Truck Builds

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10 Hottest SEMA Builds

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10 Best Jeep JL Wrangler Lift Kits from SEMA

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Best New Truck And SUV Winches From SEMA

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Wrapping Up Loose Ends on Our 1969 Bronco Project

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Meet the Staff and Cronies of Ultimate Adventure 2019 #UA2019

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Great Gifts We’ve Tested for the 4x4 Camper

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Our Bronco Project Drags On

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Ultimate Adventure 2019 Invited Readers #UA2019

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Part Eleventy-Hundred of Our 1969 Bronco Build

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Outfitting Our Two-Car Trailer for Long Trips

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Adding Hub Mount Disc Brakes to 2 1/2-Ton Axles

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Ultimate International Gets Suspension & Axles, Part 4 #UA2019

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Miller’s New Multimatic 220 AC/DC

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My Vehicles

  • 1997 Jeep Wrangler Shrink Ray TJ 1997 Jeep Wrangler Shrink Ray TJ
  • 1978 Jeep J-10 1978 Jeep J-10
  • 1949 Willys CJ-3A 1949 Willys CJ-3A

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