Leave it to John to precariously perch
his FJ at the top of a steep climb... sideways. At first he just
hooked the rear right tire in an attempt to make a right at the top of the
hill. But then while trying to get out of the situation, the rear of
the FJ because hung up on the opposite side, leaving a rear tire tangling
above the hill. John was quite proud of himself.
Here John demonstrates that his rear spare tire can actually work to
stabilize the rear of his FJ and suspend the right rear tire up in the
The recovery involved a hand winch pulling the front of
the FJ forward as Lewis kept tension on the rear of John's FJ to prevent
it from slipping down the steep hill. Lewis tied off the rear of his
FJ and worked the winch, while Stephen manned his More Power Puller to
pull John's dangling FJ away from the ledge. The rest of the gang
had fun watching the show.
The documentation of a several
year project building a Jeep CJ-7 piece by piece. From
restoration of stock parts like the frame, body, engine and
driveline components to upgraded aftermarket improvements
over stock to custom fabrication and design ideas.
in Rattlesnake Country
In this offroad report we have the opportunity to take a
2007 Jeep JK Wrangler Rubicon and a 2007 Toyota
Cruiser up into the Pennsylvania Mountain Trails for a
Weekend of Offroading. With this report we will
run down the pros and cons and our offroad impressions
of the FJ Cruiser and the JK Wrangler Rubicon. But
bear with us as we get the report together...