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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 (558)
Installing a JKU Budget Boost & 35-Inch Tires

Installing a JKU Budget Boost & 35-Inch Tires

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Wheel Anatomy

Wheel Anatomy

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Power Tank Tire Air-Up Race

Power Tank Tire Air-Up Race

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Testing the New Milestar Patagonia M/T

Testing the New Milestar Patagonia M/T

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Testing the Hankook Dynapro MT in a LT285/75R16 10-Ply

Testing the Hankook Dynapro MT in a LT285/75R16 10-Ply

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Junkyard Fuel Injection Conversion

Junkyard Fuel Injection Conversion

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Tips & Tricks for Finding What You Need at the Junkyard

Tips & Tricks for Finding What You Need at the Junkyard

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Tips for Buying a Used Electric Winch

Tips for Buying a Used Electric Winch

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Budget 4x4 Building Tips & Tricks

Budget 4x4 Building Tips & Tricks

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Building a Custom Exhaust at Home for Cheap

Building a Custom Exhaust at Home for Cheap

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Dana 60 Rear Disc Brake Swap

Dana 60 Rear Disc Brake Swap

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Petersen’s Shop & Trail Tools

Petersen’s Shop & Trail Tools

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Wrapping Up the Ultimate Adventure UACJ-6D Jeep Build

Wrapping Up the Ultimate Adventure UACJ-6D Jeep Build

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Welding Aluminum With TIG & MIG

Welding Aluminum With TIG & MIG

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Sheetmetal Bending 101

Sheetmetal Bending 101

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Shop Fans That Move Air: Flex-a-Lite 1000 Airmover and Flex-a-Chill 3000 Airmover

Shop Fans That Move Air: Flex-a-Lite 1000 Airmover and Flex-a-Chill 3000 Airmover

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Four Wheeler Of The Year 2018: Day 4 Hill Climb And Snow Drift Recap #FWOTY18

Four Wheeler Of The Year 2018: Day 4 Hill Climb And Snow Drift Recap #FWOTY18

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Cleaning With Parts Washer & Sandblaster

Cleaning With Parts Washer & Sandblaster

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4WD Shift Knobs of Four Wheeler of the Year 2018 #FWOTY18

4WD Shift Knobs of Four Wheeler of the Year 2018 #FWOTY18

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Ultimate Dana 60s for the Ultimate Adventure UACJ-6D Jeep Build

Ultimate Dana 60s for the Ultimate Adventure UACJ-6D Jeep Build

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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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