God. Just look at that thing. It looks like an actual vehicle, and not just a rotten carcass about to return back to earth. This overly ambitious off-road project is coming down to the wire; here’s what happened on my first road test with #ProjectSlowDevil.
I never thought I’d say this, but my dilapidated 1948 Willys CJ-2A is going to actually propel itself down a road.
Now that I know my 1948 Willys CJ-2A runs, my biggest issue—one that threatens to cripple the whole project—is the electrical system. Namely, the fact that two critical components, the starter and generator, are toast.
On Friday, I may or may not have made the claim: “This weekend is it. If I can’t get my 1948 Willys CJ-2A up and running by Sunday night, all hope is lost.” Well, I was wrong, because my friends Brandon, Steve and I didn’t get the Willys up running, but because we got a lot done, there is still as much hope as there…
The usual formula for anything worth its weight in clicks on the automotive blogosphere is to mention the one name that has become the go-to benchmark for insanity and attainable power—Hellcat. The venerable engine can make any car, no matter how hum-drum, more desirable to the unwashed internet masses instantly. So,…
Off-road outfit Daystar has developed one of the first lift kits for the new Jeep Renegade. Combine that with a bunch of lights and tubes attached to the little car’s body, and the Italian compact crossover starts to look pretty mean.
Quick-release doors and a removable roof make the Jeep Wrangler hysterically fun to drive, whether you’re hardcore off-roading or just bouncing to the mall. We took the idea a step further. Did you know the windshield is removable too?
Last week, I wrote a post telling you, the glorious readers of Jalopnik, that I was beginning my seemingly-impossible 1,800 mile journey from Michigan to Utah in a $600 Jeep Cherokee. Here’s how that turned out.
Practical can be sexy! That’s kind of the Jeep Renegade’s whole mantra. Most of this year’s Easter Jeep Safari concepts are unusably extreme, but the little Commander actually looks pretty reasonable.
Here’s a Jeep that’s meant for ass-kicking, not the mall. Meet the Jeep Crew Chief concept.
What happens when you take perhaps the best Jeep engine of all time, the AMC 4-liter, and plop it under perhaps the sexiest Jeep body of all time, the FC pickup? Answer: borderline perfection.
If you’ve got a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited sitting in your driveway yearning for mods, here’s some inspiration: The Jeep Trailstorm Concept. It’s not particularly exciting, but it’s definitely still a beast off-road.
Hark, the ruggedest and most fearless among you! Who would dare take the reins of the most primitive modern car you can buy in America, with 707 horsepower of supercharged insanity under the hood? The Jeep Wrangler Trailcat concept is waiting.
You’ve all been asking for a new compact pickup truck for years, and a new Jeep truck for at least as long. Well, they finally built one. Both actually. Here’s Jeep’s modern interpretation of the classic Comanche pickup; a Renegade with a truck bed. Oh, and it’s a diesel!
The Jeep Crew Chief will be one of seven crazy concepts the company trots out at the annual Easter Jeep Safari this month, and it looks like an awesome adaptation of the original Cherokee Chief design dumped on a new Wrangler chassis.
What looks like a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with aggressive tires, muscle-car paint job and “Trailcat” graphics has just been teased as one of the seven Easter Jeep Safari vehicles we’ll drive in Moab next month. Is 707 horsepower going off-road?
A winch is tool you use to pull heavy things. Mounted to an off-road vehicle, it’s an invaluable insurance policy against getting bogged in the backcountry. Here’s a primer on how to use a Jeep-mounted winch to rescue a truck suck in a hole of slickrock.
Quigley is a small family-owned van upfitter that specializes in turning cargo carriers into off-road animals with 4WD. They already did the Baja 1000 in a Chevy 2500, and now they’ve turned a 2015 Ford Transit into an enormous EcoBoosted “rock-crawler,” sort of.
Of all the customized current-body style (JK) Jeep Wranglers, this is probably the closest "homage" to the original Willys army rig they're descended from.