FourWheeler 1.5: The Custom Jeep LJ Buggy Lives!
From a pile of parts to a day on the trail...
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FourWheeler Show Description: If it has wheels and goes off road, Ian Johnson will work on it! In FourWheeler we work on everything from upgrading your daily driving Jeep, to building a custom tube chassis rock crawler. Ian takes you along for the "do it yourself" ride as we tackle everything from simple "bolt-ons" to full on fabrication. Find it here!
Season 1, Episode 5: The buggy is nearly finished. It's back from paint and all that remains is wiring, plumbing, install the body panels, and the interior. When he's done, we are ready to hit the trails in our custom Jeep LJ.
Ian Johnson has spent three episodes of FourWheeler (Part 1, frame; Part 2, drivetrain; and Part 3, mockup) working on a cool custom Jeep LJ buggy. This is no off-the-shelf bolt-on project. Rather, the whole thing started as a literal pile of metal that Ian welded together to form the custom chassis onto which he mounted all the cool bits necessary to form the Jeep.
Episode 4 opens with the whole project completely stripped down and the tube chassis freshly coated in bright yellow. Johnson commences final assembly, and by final assembly, we mean literally every component has to be attached and perfected: engine, body panels, suspension, interior, and so on. It's a giant task, but by the end of the episode Ian has the custom Jeep LJ buggy tidied up and road-worthy. To celebrate, he goes wheeling with some friends.
Word has it Ian's working on a side-by-side next.
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