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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 (621)

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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Rebuilding Rockwell Axles for Off-Road Abuse

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Our Ultimate International Gets Into Gear With Engine & Transmission, Part 3 #UA2019

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Garage Refresh on a Dana 60

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Installing Flex-a-lite Radiator, Fans & Fluid Coolers

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Most of the Automatics That Matter

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Junkyard Manual Transmission Spotter’s Guide

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Junkyard T-Case Spotter’s Guide

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Identify Popular 4x4 Junkyard Axles

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A/C for a Dinosaur

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Toyota E-Locker for Our Sami

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Early Bronco Dana 20 Rebuild

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Fullsize Mutiny in Moab #EJS2019

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Mohab Rehab #EJS2019

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Bedliner Removal

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New Headlights for Our Old Truck

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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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