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Photo: Bruce Dorn

Expedition Portal does a nice job of covering ARB’s latest Jeep Wrangler build with a good write-up and a gorgeous set of photos by Bruce Dorn.

Check out the article here: VFOTW: ARB-built Jeep Wrangler


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Of the many trucks for sale in the Expedition Portal forum, here are three stand outs: a 2007 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, professionally converted into a 2-door truck; a nicely built 2004 Discovery with RoverTym mods; and a 1976 Chevy 1-ton, long-bed truck with a massive 513 c.i.d. Cadillac big-block V8. Read the rest of this entry »

Continuing on the Grand Wagoneer theme, here’s a dealer commercial for the 1973 Grand Wagoneer. The narrator enthusiastically states that the rear seat is standard, not an optional extra.

It’s funny to look back at the history of the SUV. On this full-time 4-wheel-drive system, the lock-out for the center differential was in the glove box!

I found this vintage Jeep Grand Wagoneer ad on Pinterest. I have a soft spot for 80s-era, sun-glinting-off-the-hood car ads. The Grand Wagoneer was America’s only luxury SUV until Range Rover hit the North American market in 1987.

Independent filmmaker Andrew Miller shot this footage while riding along with AEV in Iceland this year. This gorgeous stuff.

What would happen if your truck shrunk to a quarter of its size but you remained the same, and it was snowy outside. Probably something like this…

I don’t know if this falls into the “too good to be true” category but there’s a reportedly restored 1947 CJ2A Willys Jeep on Craigslist in Illinois right now for $8500.

I think these early jeeps look great in gray and the rear-mounted PTO winch is a bonus. Drill down for more pics.

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There’s a beautiful ’68 Jeep Wagoneer 4×4 on ebay right now. Back then the Wagoneer was still made by Kaiser (formerly Willys). As for this black-plate example, the seller reports about 800 miles on a rebuilt Buick 350 V8, a TH400 automatic transmission, and a 4-inch, all-spring lift (no blocks). The chassis has a done a mere 83,000 miles. Along with freshened mechanicals, the ad states that the truck has been resprayed in its original Prairie Gold color. It even has A/C.

I haven’t come across many of these early Wagoneers. It’s nice to see one so true to it’s original design, without all of the fake wood and overstuffed seats. I also really like the steel wheels and dog-dish hubcaps.

For more research, check Wagoneer World and Wikipedia. You might also want to check with Willys America in northern California for parts.

With three days left on the clock, the no-reserve bidding stands at $5300, at the time of this writing. Bidding ends Sunday, July 15th at 5:39 PM PST. The truck is located in Los Angeles. More pictures after the jump.

Good luck!

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If you’re looking for something to go with your handlebar moustache, you might try this 1971 Jeep J4000 Gladiator. According to the seller, it was restored in 2008.

If you want to make a move, you’ve got about a day left. Bidding currently stands and $9,550 and the reserve hasn’t been met.

Check out the write up on Bring a Trailer or view all of the details on ebay.

Here’s a video about a bunch of guys that in 1978–79 took six stock Jeeps from Cape Horn, at the tip of South America, to Prudhoe Bay, at the top of Alaska. They called their 21,000-mile, 120-day trip the Expedición de Las Américas. The video, which is actually really great, comes complete with tough-guy narration and a goofy, 70s soundtrack that extols the virtues of being guided by rainbows.

As they leave South America, however, they’re in for some serious terrain. They must cross the Darien Gap, 200-miles of jungles and swamps that separate Central and South America. (Today it’s half as long.) One of their non-rainbow guides put it nicely: the Darien Gap is not something to be conquered but something to be experienced. I’m paraphrasing, but you get the idea.

This video is also something to be experienced: almost half-an-hour of vintage, Camel Trophy-worthy expedition.

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