Six months ago a friend referred me to "I AM JAKE" on YouTube. I was blown away by the quality of Jake's video's, positive attitude, and funny vibe; recollecting on the varied locations, trails, events, etc. that I experienced decades ago we well.
Thinking nothing would happen, I reached out to Jake and offered help for repairs or improvements should he pass through Northern New Mexico, USA.
I have had the great privilege of meeting Annie, Izzy, Ben, and Jake of "I AM JAKE" as they have stayed at my house while we work on upgrades to his jeep and trailer as well as exploring NM, CO, and Utah.
During this time, we went to the Moab Utah's Easter Jeep Safari where I meet Travis and Spencer of "Jeep Freeks". Again, blown away by a father son team that have developed a unique 'umbrella' website for all things jeep they too have been able to walk away from their mundane day jobs to embrace social entrepreneurialism.
With as many unique offroad projects as I have (usually over 15 vehicles in my yard minimum); they have urged me to take the time to showcase these projects.
My goal is to begin providing content on these unique builds, vehicle by vehicle, highlighting the builds with initial phase peformance options vs cost, products considerations, and even tools of the trade.
Also I am going to try and answer as many questions and take advice on build options in a collaborative effort to create some of the most unique offroad builds, purpose built, and invite anyone to participate in the builds.
A couple unique projects:
1970 VW bug body on a TJ rolling chassis with 3 link front and 4 link rear suspension.
1967 Jeep Kaiser Gladiator restomod.
1965 Jeep Kaiser Wagoneer on a 1974 Wagoneer with Scout 60 (centered up) rear axel
2005 Ford E250 'Casino' Van Build utilizing U Joint OffRoad 6" lift kit and diesel 7.3
2000 Ford F450 Expeditionary vehicle with Fire Rescue Box (in progress)
1989 Toyota Gen II pickup all chevy, 3 and 4 linked, bobbed bed, etc. (repairs)
1986 Jeep CJ7 plug and play AMC 360 out of Wagoneer described above...or not...
1981 Jeep CJ8 Scrambler rebuilt AMC 350, Rubicon Express SOA, etc. (in progress)
1989 Ford F350 Ambulance to Expeditionary conversion. IDI Diesel needs over haul
1965 Jeep Kaiser J200 2x4 to 4x4 conversion with 4.88s, frame off. (in progress).
1953/55 Jeep Willys Pickups. Not sure if I want to do a street rat rod or 4x4 rat truck, several bed options to choose from at this time.
1995 Jeep YJ Wrangler, simple 'Stage 1' upgrades for commuting/light wheeling.
...more to come!
Thank you for reading and supporting this effort!