by Yaseen Ali
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.
Owner's motto: In the pursuit of pleasure, I work hard so that I can play hard.
Favorite song: With or without you - U2
Favorite movie: Last of the Mohicans
Vehicle: 1982 Jeep CJ-7 Jamboree 30th Anniversary Commemorative Edition Issue No. 0044 of 2500
Rebuilt: Not yet
Engine: 3.0L Toyota B with free flow 2.25" exhaust
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" chromed wheels
Suspension: Original CJ-7 leaf springs with KYB shock absorbers
Steering: CJ-7 steering column with Mercedes steering box
Lighting: Bosch H4 with Osram silverstar bulbs, KC H3 fog lamps
Sound system: Pioneer CD/tape player with 4-speaker sound system
Other Specs: Under-hood and under-body worklights, functional seat belts, Tilt steering, 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. After 23 years this Jeep surprisingly has retained most of its originality - it even has its original spare tire!
Posted in Founder Members, April 23, 2005, by Yaseen Ali