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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 (485)
2017 Ultimate Adventure Vehicle Skyjacker Suspension & Frame Buildup

2017 Ultimate Adventure Vehicle Skyjacker Suspension & Frame Buildup

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Watch Your Step: Cliffhanger Trail Report, 2017 Easter Jeep Safari Day 5

Watch Your Step: Cliffhanger Trail Report, 2017 Easter Jeep Safari Day 5

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License Plates of Moab Easter Jeep Safari

License Plates of Moab Easter Jeep Safari

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Lost Near Moab: A Different 2017 Easter Jeep Safari Experience

Lost Near Moab: A Different 2017 Easter Jeep Safari Experience

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We Need More Power Cap’n: A High-Amp Alternator Install In Moab

We Need More Power Cap’n: A High-Amp Alternator Install In Moab

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A Few Quick Obstacles Close To Moab

A Few Quick Obstacles Close To Moab

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Poison Spider Mesa Before #EJS2017

Poison Spider Mesa Before #EJS2017

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Axle 101: Solid Reasoning Or Independent Thinking?

Axle 101: Solid Reasoning Or Independent Thinking?

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International Scout 80 Project

International Scout 80 Project

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Hackberry Creek Trail With Friends

Hackberry Creek Trail With Friends

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Solid-Axle Swap Chevy Tahoe Year in Review

Solid-Axle Swap Chevy Tahoe Year in Review

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Solid-Axle Chevy S10 Blazer

Solid-Axle Chevy S10 Blazer

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Junkyard 1/2-Ton Axles

Junkyard 1/2-Ton Axles

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Rugged Radios Is The Official Communications Of The 2016 Ultimate Adventure

Rugged Radios Is The Official Communications Of The 2016 Ultimate Adventure

Skyjacker is the Official Shock and Suspension of Ultimate Adventure 2016

Skyjacker is the Official Shock and Suspension of Ultimate Adventure 2016

New Off-Road Parts From SEMA 2016

New Off-Road Parts From SEMA 2016

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Building a Custom Tie Rod & Drag Link

Building a Custom Tie Rod & Drag Link

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Junkyard Chevy 4x4 Power Steering

Junkyard Chevy 4x4 Power Steering

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Mired In Tires: Tire Tech For The Dirt

Mired In Tires: Tire Tech For The Dirt

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Grabbing Binders: Braking 101

Grabbing Binders: Braking 101

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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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