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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 (524)
Beta-Testing the R2.8 Diesel With Cummins

Beta-Testing the R2.8 Diesel With Cummins

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New Body, Motor, Transmission & Transfer Case Mounts for an Old 4x4

New Body, Motor, Transmission & Transfer Case Mounts for an Old 4x4

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Buying a Classic Ford to Build for Off-Roading

Buying a Classic Ford to Build for Off-Roading

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1969 Ford Bronco Project

1969 Ford Bronco Project

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Dino the Dinosaur, Part 4: Interior Refresh

Dino the Dinosaur, Part 4: Interior Refresh

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Nuts & Bolts: Rust and Broken Nuts on TJ

Nuts & Bolts: Rust and Broken Nuts on TJ

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Nuts & Bolts: Chevy Suburban Rear Lift

Nuts & Bolts: Chevy Suburban Rear Lift

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Nuts & Bolts: Rough Cherokee

Nuts & Bolts: Rough Cherokee

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Nuts & Bolts: Biggest Tires for My 1967 CJ-5

Nuts & Bolts: Biggest Tires for My 1967 CJ-5

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Illuminating Dirt: Lighting Tech For Four-Wheelers

Illuminating Dirt: Lighting Tech For Four-Wheelers

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Installing & Testing Bestop Trektop NX Glide

Installing & Testing Bestop Trektop NX Glide

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Verne’s Moab Experience: The Adventures Of A Man And His 1949 Willys Pickup At The 2017 Easter Jeep Safari

Verne’s Moab Experience: The Adventures Of A Man And His 1949 Willys Pickup At The 2017 Easter Jeep Safari

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2017 Ultimate Adventure Vehicle’s CJ-6 Tubs Meet Modified JK Unlimited Frame

2017 Ultimate Adventure Vehicle’s CJ-6 Tubs Meet Modified JK Unlimited Frame

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51st Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari

51st Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari

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End of Baja and the NORRA Mexican 1000

End of Baja and the NORRA Mexican 1000

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Day’s 2 and 3 of the NORRA Mexican 1000

Day’s 2 and 3 of the NORRA Mexican 1000

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The Cars of  the NORRA Mexican 1000 Contingency

The Cars of the NORRA Mexican 1000 Contingency

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One In A Million: Playing With The 2017 GMC Sierra HD Denali Duramax Trucks

One In A Million: Playing With The 2017 GMC Sierra HD Denali Duramax Trucks

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Suspension Lift & Tires for a Classic 1970 Suburban

Suspension Lift & Tires for a Classic 1970 Suburban

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2017 Ultimate Adventure Vehicle Skyjacker Suspension & Frame Buildup

2017 Ultimate Adventure Vehicle Skyjacker Suspension & Frame Buildup

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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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