Wrapping Up the Ultimate Adventure UACJ-6D Jeep Build

    Part 7: That’s a Wrap-Up

    Harry WagnerPhotographerVerne SimonsPhotographerChristian HazelWriterTrenton McGeePhotographer

    We could go on and on for 12 more issues about our super-cool Cummins-powered UACJ-6D project, but unfortunately it’s time to wrap things up. With the drivetrain snugly in the chassis, axles hung, suspension installed, and brake system in place, it was time to put the finishing touches on the UACJ-6D. We literally worked until an hour before the official start of the 2017 Ultimate Adventure wrapping up the headlight install, adjusting the PSC Motorsports hydraulic-assist steering ram, torqueing the mounting hardware on the TrailReady HD Beadlock wheels, and tackling all the essential trail items like finding a place for our 10-pound Power Tank, tools, recovery gear, and more.

    In all, the UACJ-6D was one of the most problem-free UA buildups in the history of the event. That’s no small feat, but it speaks volumes about the dedication and talents of Tech Editor Verne Simons, 4WOR freelancer Trent McGee, and everybody else who lent a hand in turning this forlorn former Border Patrol 1971 CJ-6 into one of the coolest UA builds to date. It’ll be hard to top, but you can be sure we’ll sure try when it comes time to break out the tools to build the UA2018 vehicle.