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Jeff & Jen - 95 XJ

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Jeff on the Rubicon

Jeff and Jen's 1995 Jeep Cherokee

Engine: 4.0 with flomaster cat back exhaust, open air cleaner, MSD ignition, optima yellow top, Flowcooler water pump and 2 core aluminum radiator.
Suspension: 6" RE/Clayton long arm with Fox 2.0 res shocks
Axles: HPD30 front with Warn shafts and Manual hub kit, Aussie locker, Vanco big brake system,custom diff skid and LCA skids. Rear Chrysler 8.25 with Dutchman 29 spline axles, ARB, and a GC disk brake conversion.
Tires: Goodyear MTR in the 35" flavor
Wheels: 15x8 Rock crawler black steelies
Other Misc: Tera 4.1 tcase with 2 low kit, Detours rear bumper and tire carrier, AJ's custom front winch bumper with Mile Marker 8000lb winch, home fabbed rock rails. Auto/manual shift conversion for AW4 trans. Tube doors, Corbeau Baja SS seats, Tom Woods Drive shafts, and a whole lot of little custom do dads.

Jeff wheeling

Jeff on slickorck
Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 November 2008 16:41 )

Gui & Jonna’s - 1991 “YTJ”

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Gui hollister

1991 Wrangler YJ Renegade
6 cylinders 4.0L
Axles: rear: 4 bolt Chevy Detroit locker  front Ford HP Dana 44 front, 5.13ARB
T Case, Tranny: NP231 with Tera Low 4:1, 2 Low, and SYE, Tranny AX15 from 1994 YJ with external slave
Wheels\Tires: Super Swampers TSL 39”
Suspension: Home brewed SOA with Waggy, Cherokee and YJ springs, SRS
Other misc: 104” wheelbase, home brewed onboard air, TJ front conversion, garage Olive Drab paint, electric fan, etc.

Gui slickrock

The “YTJ Shrek”story:

"YTJ Shrek" started as a stock and pretty beat 1991 YJ Renegade I bought years ago.  The Jeep looked pretty bad when I bought it, very neglected, but I saw the potential, and could not wait to build it up from scratch into a good capable wheeler.  It has been through so many changes, lifts, suspension, tires, and mods, and slowly got to where it is today.  I think using the words "Jeep" and "complete" or "done" on the same phrase will probably never happen, but getting there is part of the fun :)  I like to do all the work on the rig myself, and have learned a lot while trying and experimenting new things on the rig.  The Jeep has been trough many CA and a few Nevada trails, including the Rubicon, Slickrock, DeerValley, Fordyce, etc.  The Jeep has recently received a front face lift (new Wrangler), garage Olive Drab paint job, and a lot of other customizations.   I have also been fortunate to get the "bone award" from the club, for having the rig breaking some minor stuff in quite a "few runs" ;)  Hope to see you on the trail!  

Gui & Jonna 



Last Updated ( Friday, 10 October 2008 17:56 )

Al & Colleen Paiva

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Al Paiva -  CJ7

Al on winch hill



198X CJ7
Engine: engine
Axles: axles
T Case, Tranny: tranny
Wheels\Tires: tires
Suspension: suspension
Other misc: misc



Last Updated ( Friday, 10 October 2008 18:01 )

Brian and Julie’s CJ7 :)

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brian finished

1976 CJ7
258 with a 4.0L head, Mopar MPI, Borla header, Flowmaster, 71 Chevy Dana 44 front (narrowed), alloy axle shafts, ARB, high steer arms, HD connecting rod and tie rod. Scout Dana 44 rear, ARB.  NV 4500 tranny.  Dana 300, 4 to 1 kit, HD rear output, twin stick  (Thank you JeepinDoug for the intro to T-cases class and for your time building up the case) - Rubicon Express SOA springs-HD driveshafts, rear CV  (Thank you Brian for coming by and measuring for the drive shafts, and also thank you for the advice and assistance on the questions I came across)  Tires are Goodyear MTR 35's, shocks are Rancho 9000's.  Used the Painless Wiring kit and 7 circuit boss fuse kit.  Extras:  York OBA, 2.5 gal. air tank, Hippo lined inside, heated seats, Tuffy console, updated fuel filler(circa 80's), tilt column, new stainless brake lines, WARN winch & front bumper, and lots of other little parts and pieces and still more to come.

brian beginning

The build :

I started this project by purchasing a 1976 Jeep CJ-7 body and frame in April of 2005.  Over a period of about 9 months I bought, sold, and traded parts for my new CJ.  The picture of the body with no front axle and the dash leaning against the side was taken in Nov. 2005.  The frame was wired wheeled and painted.  Then the axles, new brake lines, and body were installed.  The CJ was taken for paint in late Jan. 2006 after some minor rust was cut out, new sheet metal tacked in.  I received it backed on Feb. 18th, 2006.  I had it painted back to the original Sienna {Renegade} orange (well that's what I requested).  The last 6 months has been a marathon of running around getting certain necessary little parts, and spending every waking moment and free minute on the Jeep.  My wife Julie has been a huge support, and she has also been very patient to my selfishness with my time during this last 6 months.  Although, I did take 4 days off from the Jeep project to install new interior doors and door trim in our house (Keepin' her happy).  Also, her only real request for the new CJ was heated seats.

brian in progress

Last Updated ( Friday, 10 October 2008 17:40 )
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The Wandering Wheelers Jeep  Club is based out of Hayward, CA. Jeepers of all ages, singles, and families are welcome.

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