2006 Ultimate Adventure Truck and Driver Profiles - Nate Marsh - 1973 Jeep Wagoneer
Nate Marsh - 1973 Jeep Wagoneer
Driver: Nate Marsh
Age:Ancient, but not as ancient as Fred Perry
Occupation:Box Machine mechanic
Where did you come from?:Arvada, CO
Did you tow it out or drive it?:Towed to Paul, ID
How long have you been off-roading?:Since rocks were warm and dirt was clean
What got you into 4x4s?:Grew up wheeling and camping
Favorite part of the trip:Mac's irreverence on the CB, the sand dunes and surplus warehouse.
Funniest thing you saw happen: Pulling Tim Hardy into Pat Meiwes' Jeep.
What was your least favorite part of the trip?:Mud
Hardtop, soft top, or no top:Hard
Would you want to work for a 4x4 mag now that you've met us and seen what we do?:Meeting you and getting to know you guys, totally. Watching you guys get treated like...uh...cotton pickers, no way.
Would you kick out your co-driver if we had a supermodel to ride in your truck?:Uh...hello?
Would you do it again next year, or would it be asking too much of your battered body?:Ready to go now!
Favorite truck on the trip (besides your own):Big John's Bronco. One cat had a pretty cool big-block Chevy-powered Blazer, but it needs a driver change or something.
Co-Driver:Toby Erwin--and he's not full. More like twin size....
Occupation:Prairie Dog Village Project Manager (Cubicle install)
Vehicle: Jeep Wagoneer
Tires/Wheels:40-inch Goodyear Wrangler MTR/High Impact 17x10 Bead lock
Steering:West Texas Off Road Redneck Ram hydraulic assist, Poison Spyder Customs steering arms, tie rod, and drag link
Front suspension:Alcan, Rancho 9000
Rear suspension:Superlift, Rancho 9000
Front drivetrain:Dana 60, Detroit, 4.56 gears, Yukon, Great Lakes Off-road diff covers
Rear drivetrain:14-bolt, Detroit, 4.56 gears
Driveshafts:Front Range Driveline 0.250 wall 1410 CV front with Tom Woods offset 1410 joint, High Angle rear
Transfer case(s)/ratio(s)/other mods:NP203 Range box, Offroad Design Doubler, JB Conversions 3:1 NP205 case. 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, and 6:1 ratios
Engine/Mods:'93 Chevy TBI 350
What (on your truck) gave you problems during the trip?:CD player skipped repeatedly