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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 (731)

Custom Seats for Our Early Bronco…and More

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Heavy Duty Motor Mounts for ’96-’98 5.9 Cummins

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Range Rover Turns 50 Years Old

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How does a Dana/Spicer Powr-Lok Work?

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We Run Down Land Cruiser’s Past

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Go Devil Run Part 2

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The First Two Weeks With A Roxor

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Roxor vs. Flattie vs. Samurai

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On The Trail Fender Trimming

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Move Bumpers For Our Second Gen Dodge

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What Is the Ford GPW Military Jeep?

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Go Devil Run Part 1

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Fender Rolling for Tire Clearance

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New Seat Cushions for Our Second-Gen Dodge

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Our Mahindra Roxor

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Rebuilding a T-90 and Spicer 18

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Mounting a Power Steering Box

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Disc Brakes For Early Jeep Axles

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Buying a GM Ecotec Engine

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Swapping Transmissions: How to Adapt a Ford NP435 to GM Bellhousings

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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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