Face lift for the old Girl

With 70 years under its belt and multiple paint jobs the Willys was looking long in the tooth.  After trying to wax it with no luck and starting to get annoyed with the overspray I decided it was time to shine this old girl up. First I decided to go ahead and paint all the […]

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Willys Reinvention

If it is not broke, fix it.  After a hard season of wheeling the Willys it was feeling tired.  The paint was scratched and faded the wheel bearings were ready to fall out, the brakes didn’t work till you pump them 4 times and the tires were rock chunked and dry rotted enough to think […]

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Snow wheeling 11/27/17

The snow this season has been lacking in the ski department but is perfect for a little late season after work wheeling.  Headed out to the mountains after work we gathered a good crew of 4 vehicles.  2 JK Rubicon’s, a WJ and a ZJ. Headed up the mountain the snow was pretty shallow until […]

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8K’s Top 5 from SEMA

These are the things we found most interesting at SEMA. 1) Bollinger Motors 2) FJ Company signature series             3) Universal Motors Corporation CJ5 4) Maxlider Motors 4 Door Bronco             5) Icon Ford F- Series quad cab JB

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First time at SEMA

Hopping on the plane to Las Vegas I wasn’t sure what to expect out of my first SEMA show.  Though 8K has been to many industry events they have all been in the off road world and a much smaller scale than SEMA.  Walking into the show on Wednesday afternoon it was pure chaos, in […]

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Corbeau Baja JP Seats

After switching from my luxurious linked Jeep Grand Cherokee on 37s to a new to me 47 Willys CJ2a on 32s. The ride quality was a night and day difference. The short wheelbase and stiff leaf springs of the Willys combined with worn out seats made it a very harsh ride. This little devil is […]

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Fins and Things

Fins and Things is the perfect Moab warm up run.  It has epic scenery a few obstacles that can be a little challenging and plenty of pucker factor if it is you first time on slick rock.  We took a mixed group on this great trail.  The crew consisted of myself in the Willys, Steve […]

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Optima Blue Top Battery

I kept having corrosion issues with the battery in my FJ cruiser so it was a good excuse to upgrade. When looking for a battery I wanted 2 sets of terminals, a lot of cold cranking amps and the ability to run the battery hard with the winch without wearing out its life. I did […]

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