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2006 Ultimate Adventure Truck and Driver Profiles - Fred Perry- 2005 Jeep Wrangler

Posted in Ultimate Adventure: 2006 on November 1, 2006
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Driver: Fred Perry


Occupation:Owner of Clemson 4 Wheel Center

Where did you come from?:Clemson, SC

Did you tow it out or drive it?:Towed

How long have you been off-roading?:40 years, and some farm driving before that

What got you into 4x4s?:Ex-partner and my brother

Favorite part of the trip:The two rock trails the first two days

Funniest thing you saw happen:James Watson jumping Tom Boyd

What was your least favorite part of the trip?:The aftermath of the mud hole

Hardtop, soft top, or no top:Half soft top

Would you want to work for a 4x4 mag now that you've met us and seen what we do?:No, sir! I enjoy watching, but forget joining you guys

Would you kick out your co-driver if we had a supermodel to ride in your truck?:Uh no, unless she could spot

Would you do it again next year, or would it be asking too much of your battered body?:Ready to go again right now

Favorite truck on the trip (besides your own):Pat Meiwes' Warn Jeep (I built that one too)

Co-Driver:Pat Murray


Occupation:Owner of Murray's Body Shop

Vehicle: Perry-Built Jeep Wrangler YJ
--Looks like an Unlimited, but actually two TJ bodies grafted together


Tires/Wheels:39-inch BFG Krawlers/17x9 Walker Evans bead locks

Steering:AGR steering box with hydro-assist, crossover

Front suspension:Teraflex LCG, Clemson brackets, Fabtech air shocks

Rear suspension:Teraflex LCG, Fabtech air shocks

Front drivetrain:Hi-pinion 60, Detroit Locker, chromoly shafts, 4.88 gears, CTM U-joints

Rear drivetrain:Hi-pinion 60, Detroit Locker, chromoly shafts, 4.88 gears

Driveshafts:Custom 1350

Tranny:Auto from WJ

Transfer case(s)/ratio(s)/other mods:Atlas 3.8

Engine/Mods:4.7L WJ engine

Bumpers/rails/rollcage:Big Daddy aluminum bumpers and rails, custom rollcage


What (on your truck) gave you problems during the trip?:Shock shaft broke in rear.

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