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J20 Overland Build: Meet the Participants of the 2020 Four Wheeler Overland Adventure

Bert Garrison’s 1978 Jeep J20 oozes capable and cool.

Overlanders: Bert G. Garrison Jr. and Bert G. Garrison Sr.

Vehicle: 1978 Jeep J20

About: "As a professional aviator, I have spent 30 years flying over the USA looking down on great trails—trails I would love to explore. Overlanding fits that need for adventure perfectly." The pickup gained ARB lockers, 4-inch lift, KC Lights Pro6 lightbar, swing-out tire carrier with fullsize matching spare, and an underhood performance boost via a Holley Truck Avenger carb and MSD ignition. There are also dual batteries and onboard air with a 2 -gallon tank. To stay in contact while off the grid, the Jeep has GMRS, HAM, and CB. Travel also means having a SnoMaster fridge, Jetboil stove, and Leitner rack and storage, while fuel and water storage are Scepter and RotopaX. Recovery is handled by Warn (a Zeon winch), 7P Overland, Factor 55, Maxtrax, and Hi-Lift Jack. And a rooftop tent and side awning also make appearances.

The 2020 Four Wheeler Overland Adventure takes place November 16-20, 2020, and will begin in Wickenburg, Arizona, then conclude in Flagstaff, Arizona. The event will include highway and backcountry driving by day led by an off-road guide and camping at night. The expedition will feature 20 overlanding-equipped rigs, handpicked from dozens of applicants.