Checking out the CJ-10 Honcho at #TENSEMA17
A Retro CJ-10 Honcho
Ultimate Adventure is always a bit of a blur during the event. There are 50 different things that need to happen, and everyone has to tend to their own set of fires. This CJ-10 built by the folks at Daystar and VooDoo Offroad caught our eye this past summer during our yearly event, but we didn’t get a good close up look at the rig until it made its appearance at SEMA 2017.
The Jeep started life as a military tug truck that used to belong to our pal, and former Editor, Fred Williams. Williams needed to cull the heard and sold the rig to Mark Turner of Daystar who had the vision to build the Jeep into what you see here. Still having parts and a vision is only part of what is necessary to finish a project like this. Turner has a trick up his sleeve in the form of a guy named Terry Young. Terry does some pretty amazing things with sheetmetal. Along with help from other folks at Daystar and VooDoo, Young modified the CJ-10 tub to fit a 2008 JK firewall and part of the floor. This was then combined with a custom aluminum bed from Aqualu. Both were then grafted to a 2008 Jeep JK Unlimited and things began to take shape. The Jeep was finished just before UA 2017 started. Power comes from a 3.8L V-6 with Sprintex supercharger, axles are G2 Core 44s with 5.38 gears and ARB Air Lockers and there’s an NV241 T-case, Skyjacker 4-inch suspension with Nitro shocks, and 37x12.50R17 Falken WildPeak M/Ts on 17x9 Pro Comp Vapor Pro beadlocks.