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Keith Bailey: 1984 Jeep CJ-7

Posted in Ultimate Adventure: 2011 on November 1, 2011
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Photographers: 4 Wheel & Off-Road Staff

Driver: Keith Bailey
Co-Driver: Sam Gillis
Stomping Grounds: Mt. Olive, AL
Just as important as having a tail gunner to round up the rear of the pack, the group needs a mid gunner too. Since the UA came through Alabama five years ago, it has adopted Southern-fried cronies Keith Bailey and Sam Gillis. Both are diehard wheelers who love off-roading and use the UA as their personal work/official vacation for the year. Sam is currently serving our country overseas, but managed to have his two-week leave coincide with the end of the Ultimate Adventure. We were glad to have Keith back again and hope to see Sam on next year’s trip once he is finished serving his tour in Iraq. Thanks for your service, Sam!


  • Engine: 5.7L Chevy Vortec V-8
  • Transmission: 700R4
  • Transfer Case: 4:1 Atlas
  • Front Axle: Dana 60, Detroit Locker, 5.13 gears
  • Rear Axle: 14-bolt, spool, 5.13 gears


  • Springs & Such: Spring-over axle front with 21/2-inch springs, double triangulated 4-link rear with 14-inch travel air shocks
  • Tires & Wheels: 38x14.50 MTRs on 17x9 Allied beadlocks
  • Steering: High steer with hydraulic assist


  • Warn 8274 front winch, Warm M8000 rear winch, custom bumpers and cage

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