I think I’ve died and gone to Jeep heaven, because my trusty $600 Jeep Cherokee and I just stumbled upon the most incredible Jeep junkyard I’ve ever seen. I want to live in it.
On our return to Michigan from Moab, Project Swiss Cheese and I took a break in Colorado Springs to help fix a friend’s AMC inline-six. On our way back from a machine shop, my trusty steed and I came upon an absolute goldmine for Jeep enthusiasts: an indoor junkyard filled with the most random Jeep parts I’ve ever seen.
As I walked into FN Jeep in Colorado Springs, I was greeted with a wall of old Willys grilles. But I had no idea what I was about to walk into. After a few more steps past the entrance, my mind melted.
This was a huge warehouse filled with almost every Jeep part you could ever even think of.
I walked through the warehouse, wide-eyed, with a steady drip of drool escaping my mouth. A salesperson came up and asked “Hello, how can I help you?” I just stood there, mouth agape, trying to process where I was. Had my $600 Jeep actually sent me off a cliff? Is this heaven? Do I have to pay rent to live here? Is there rent in heaven?
After getting myself together and buying a fender and shifter lever for my Jeep collection, I walked through the vast aisles of this Jeeptopia, amazed at the sheer volume of strange Jeep components on the shelves.
You need fuel rails? They’ve got dozens of them in a big pink bin. You want throttle and transmission kick-down cables? They’ve got scores of them hanging on the back wall. You want hood prop-rods? They’ve got hundreds of them in a bucket. You need shifters for your Jeep J10's T177 transmission? They’ve got boxes full of the things.
That’s the thing that makes this junkyard special— it’s not a typical “You Pull It” kind of yard—all the parts are already removed. And it’s also not your typical warehouse filled with new-old-stock parts. This place basically takes wrecked Jeeps, pulls the parts off, and keeps everything. And I do mean everything. Some of the stuff for sale I would never even think to buy used.
Here are some pictures of the random Jeep-y goodness. Prepare your minds:
Crates and Crates Of Air Boxes