Born on the 22nd of February, 1979. I figured out whilst still crawling that 4×4s are part of the divine scheme of things. I like my life in the city because it makes me long for the outdoors. I enjoy creature comforts but working on my Jeep on a Saturday afternoon has its own pleasure.
Vehicle: 1982 Jeep CJ-7 Jamboree 30th Anniversary Commemorative Edition Issue No. 0044 of 2500
Rebuilt: Not yet
Engine: Toyota 1UZ-FE 4.0L 32 valve V8
Transmission: Borg-Warner T5
Transfer Case: Dana 300
Front Axle: Dana 30, 3.31:1 R/P ratio
Rear Axle: AMC 20, 3.31:1 R/P ratio
Tires: Dunlop SP/RV Major (31×10.50)
Wheels: Original Jeep 15×8” chrome wheels
Suspension: Stock CJ-7 leaf springs with KYB shock absorbers
Steering: Factory tilt column with recirculating ball Mercedes steering box
Lighting: Bosch H4 with Osram Silverstar bulbs, KC H3 fog lamps
Sound system: Who needs one when you have a V8?
Other Specs: Under-hood and under-body worklights, functional safety belts, factory center console, half doors, full doors, hard top and padded roll bar
Jeep profile: It’s copper in colour with a black hard top, chromed 15 inch steel wheels, stainless steel rear bumperettes, tow hitch and standard front bumper. Equipped with a T-5, it has extremely tall gear ratios, which make it feel car-like but the Dana 300’s granny low gearing makes it quite capable off-road. Originally acquired with an antiquated Toyota 3.0L NA diesel engine, the Jeep now has a V8. Apart from the engine, even after 23 years this Jeep has surprisingly retained most of its originality – it even came with the original space saver donut spare tire!