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2003 Jeep Wrangler With Raked Windshield, Linked Suspension, And 40s Found At King of the Hammers 2020

Greg Pedersen’s Jeep has many different Jeeps in its blood.

From the front, this 2003 Jeep Wrangler looks to be a JK Wrangler. From the side, the Jeep looks to be a YJ, given your gaze falls only on the doors. Greg Pedersen of Lake Havasu, Arizona, piqued our interest when we rolled past his Jeep at King of the Hammers 2020 (KOH2020).

The first step in modifying his 2003 Wrangler was raking back the windshield 11 degrees. We first observed the Jeep from its side, and this detail really grabbed our attention.

Greg took the factory plastic fenders from a JK Wrangler and mounted them a bit higher than normal to make space for his tires to flex. Other parts donated by a JK Wrangler include the hood and front grille. Note Greg's tinted custom-made windows, as well.

The Wrangler has a custom-built rollcage made out of 1.5-inch-diameter, 0.120-inch-wall tubing, a custom-fabbed pair of bumpers, and rock sliders, and he built his own four-link suspension links, rear fenders and skidplates.

After scoring the 14-bolt rear axle and Dana 44 front axle for $130 apiece, Greg mounted his 40-inch Nitto Trail Grapplers for high clearance and a low stance. From the back, Greg's Jeep maintains its sleek looks with a row of ammo can storage bins beneath a diamond plate and custom LED rear lighting.