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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.
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Bumpstop Tuning

Bumpstop Tuning

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Rollcage Fabrication Tips, Tricks & Cost

Rollcage Fabrication Tips, Tricks & Cost

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57th Annual TDS Desert Safari

57th Annual TDS Desert Safari

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Junkyard Seat Swap

Junkyard Seat Swap

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Early Bronco Suspension Refresh

Early Bronco Suspension Refresh

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T-Case Cradle for Our Sami

T-Case Cradle for Our Sami

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Testing the New Firestone Transforce AT2 Tire

Testing the New Firestone Transforce AT2 Tire

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Reviving a Derelict Suzuki Samurai

Reviving a Derelict Suzuki Samurai

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A Junkyard Monster Truck?

A Junkyard Monster Truck?

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An Update on Our Early Bronco Project Vehicle

An Update on Our Early Bronco Project Vehicle

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Reviving Redferd

Reviving Redferd

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An Easy-to-Install Air System for Your Shop

An Easy-to-Install Air System for Your Shop

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Tips & Tricks for Bending Sheetmetal

Tips & Tricks for Bending Sheetmetal

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Backwoods Welding

Backwoods Welding

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You Need a Shop Lift

You Need a Shop Lift

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Derange Rover Crashes the Party at the Western National Land Rover Rally

Derange Rover Crashes the Party at the Western National Land Rover Rally

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Installing an Aeromotive Phantom Stealth Fuel System

Installing an Aeromotive Phantom Stealth Fuel System

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Power Vs. Gearing For Off-Roading

Power Vs. Gearing For Off-Roading

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The Axles of SUV And Pickup Truck of the Year #FWOTY19

The Axles of SUV And Pickup Truck of the Year #FWOTY19

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Gearing: Trans vs. T-Case for Off-Road

Gearing: Trans vs. T-Case for Off-Road

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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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