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Watch My Beloved $800 Jeep Break Down When I Least Expected It

We knew my $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer project was going to have a hard time driving 1,700 miles from Michigan to Utah, especially over the Rocky Mountains. But we weren’t expecting the Jeep to burst a hose and vaporize its coolant after the mountains, on the flat home stretch.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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A Few Hours Of Cleaning And Wrenching Totally Transformed My 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle

A couple months ago, after I struggled to decide if I wanted to buy a 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle, readers told me I’d be a fool not to. So I heeding their advice and hauled the Jeep home through an ice storm. Yesterday, I finally washed the big SUV, and my god were readers […]

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Watch Us Work Overtime To Get My $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer In Shape For Its Epic 1,700-Mile Trip To Moab

Last fall, I bought an $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer that hadn’t run in 12 years. After months of wrenching, in March, I drove with my coworker Andrew Collins on a grand journey from near Detroit, Michigan to the off-road trails of Moab, Utah. Here’s video of that trip’s first leg—the Jeep’s first highway voyage in […]

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This Chrysler Engineer Is Shoving A 485 Horsepower Hemi V8 Into A Jeep Scrambler

Fiat Chrysler engineer and passionate car-nut Ben Reedy spends his days engineering new cars, and his nights wrenching on old ones. His latest project involves shoehorning a 485 horsepower, 6.4-liter Hemi V8 out of a wrecked Challenger into his 1983 Jeep CJ-8. The whole thing is truly epic.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Lyft Driver Just Saved My Hide After I Ran Out Of Gas On A Major Highway

I ran my Jeep out of gas on Friday, stranding me in an “authorized vehicles only” turnaround between carriageways of one of the busiest stretches of Michigan’s Interstate 75. But I didn’t call AAA like I normally would have; I requested a Lyft. And it worked great.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Jeep CJ-5 was in production from the mid 1950s all the way until the the early 1980s, and—along

The Jeep CJ-5 was in production from the mid 1950s all the way until the the early 1980s, and—along with the M38A1 military model on which it is based—marked the beginning of the end of Jeep’s “flat fender” era. Just look at those beautiful rounded front fenders.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Say Farewell To The Jeep Wrangler JK: The Most Important Jeep Of A Generation

Today, after almost 12 years in production, the final Jeep Wrangler JK will roll off the assembly line in Toledo. And while this may not seem like such a big deal in the wake of the excellent replacement model, the JL, we shouldn’t forget how important the JK was. This is truly the end of […]

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Here’s How Much My ‘$800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer’ Moab Adventure Really Cost

A few weeks ago, I took a rusty Jeep named Project Redwood on a 3,500 mile road trip to and from the off-road Mecca of Moab, Utah. While the aim of the trip was to show that grand off-road adventures don’t have to be pricey, I did end up spending quite a bit more than […]

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How My $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Made It 1,700 Miles To Moab Despite A Scary Breakdown

Project Redwood—my $800 Craigslist Jeep Grand Wagoneer that hadn’t run in 12 years when I purchased it—just drove 1,700 miles from Michigan to the off-road trails of Utah almost flawlessly. I say “almost” because in the middle of nowhere, Colorado, the big Woodie left me and my copilot stranded. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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What It Was Like Driving My $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 700 Miles To Missouri

After sitting abandoned for 12 years, my $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer began its 1,700 mile journey to Moab with a few new parts, some thorough safety checking, a prayer, but almost no pre-trip testing. And yet, yesterday, Project Redwood somehow drove 700 miles from Michigan to Missouri with zero problems. Zero.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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