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.
This is bad. I’ve got three weeks to turn a rusty carcass into an off-road beast, and there’s just no way in hell. Not after what happened this past weekend.
I’ve only got about a month to prepare for my trip from Detroit to Moab’s Easter Jeep Safari, but I’ve still got about a decade worth of wrenching to do. I really didn’t think those whole project through, but screw it, it’s too late to turn back now! Here’s the approximate route I’m taking. If you live anywhere along…
Well, turns out buying a rusted-out 69 year-old barn find Jeep as an off-road project was a major mistake. The car is in shambles, my garage is in shambles, even my house is in shambles. As for me, I’m struggling to keep it together mentally.
I just yanked the engine out of my 1948 Willys CJ-2A; here’s a look at the innards of that old cast iron hulk called the “Go Devil” that powered America’s troops through World War II.
What have you done with your truck lately, bro? That “Trail Rated” badge doesn’t mean jack if the wildest place it goes is the Whole Foods parking lot. Here’s a dude tackling the Hell’s Revenge trail in Moab in a lightly modified Subaru Legacy. Weep in shame at his mad skills, mall crawlers.
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.
The Jeep “Shortcut” is a no-frills Wrangler concept that’s two whole feet shorter than the normal SUV. This would qualify as a “pure Jeep experience.”Adventure photographer Chris Collard has the perfect hat for it, too.
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.
This weekend was a major success for my $600 Jeep XJ destined (hopefully) for the 50th Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. With help from friends and readers, I did some serious wrenching. But unfortunately, we uncovered two major problems—problems that are likely to bring this build down to the wire.
Time is running out on Project Swiss Cheese, my $600 Jeep Cherokee Moab build. I’ve got only a week to go, and there’s still tons to do. But, thanks to some awesome readers from Oppositelock, I’ve made lots of progress since my last update. Here’s where the XJ stands.
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.
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?
Have you ever pulled an all-nighter before a big race or off-road event? Well, I haven’t, but it looks like I’m headed down that path, as my old $600 Craigslist Jeep Cherokee still needs tons of work before it can conquer Moab.
Before wrenching could commence on my $600 Jeep XJ, which I plan to take to this year’s Easter Jeep Safari, I had to cobble together a lift kit. And it had to be cheap. Like, really cheap.
Moab, Utah is like a painting you can drive though. And hey, a Jeep Wrangler pickup like this one might be a lot easier to buy a year from today! [Image: Andrew P. Collins]
We know today’s Jeep Wrangler Unlimited as a four-door. But before that came out in 2007, the “Unlimited” was a long wheelbase two-door. That stretched setup was eliminated with the introduction of the current Wrangler bodystyle (JK), but the aftermarket’s just brought it back and it looks awesome.