Bitten by the automotive bug even before I learned how to drive, I am known chiefly for spending as much time tinkering around under the hood and under the jeep as I do in the driver’s seat.
Vehicle: 1979 Jeep CJ-7 (currently awaiting resurrection)
Rebuilt: June 2000
Engine: Toyota B 3.0L naturally aspirated diesel
Transmission: Toyota H55F 5 speed manual
Transfer Case: Toyota BJ40 Land Cruiser with 2 Lo option
Front Axle: Toyota BJ40 Land Cruiser, 4.10:1 R/P ratio
Rear Axle: Toyota BJ40 Land Cruiser, 4.10:1 R/P ratio
Brakes: Front discs with 4-piston calipers and rear drums
Tires: Bridgestone Desert Dueler 30×10.50 on 15×8″ alloy wheels
Suspension: Stock CJ-7 leaf springs with RS 9000 adjustable shock absorbers. polyurethane bushings.
Steering: Saginaw power-assisted recirculating ball. Momo steering wheel.
Lighting: Bosch off-road headlamps fitted with Sylvania Cool Blue 60/55W H4 bulbs; Hella 500 (100W) driving lights. Rear off-road lights 2×55W Hella lamps. Interior and under-body worklights.
Sound system: Coming soon with twin turbos
Other specs: Warn 8274 winch (8000 lbs load rated), custom built bumper and roll bar.
Coming soon: Twin turbo 2JZ-GTE swap, anti-roll bar, 32″ tires, custom suspension, new shock absorbers, weight reduction.