Follow along with the Technical Editor of Petersen’s 4-Wheel and Offroad as he goes on the first ever midnight run of the BFE area south of Moab, Utah during this year’s Easter Jeep Safari. There’s not much else to say beyond that it’s just some chill crawling footage. Also check out the orange Jeep that has two front ends.
Have you ever looked at your Jeep and thought, “Man, I sure wish this came as a full size double cab pickup truck.” Fear not, for the aftermarket has you covered. This is the Brute Double Cab conversion from American Expedition Vehicles (AEV). AEV prides themselves on doing quality work at an OEM level. Most of their parts are made from stamped steel and are sourced within 200 miles of their factory in Michigan. The double cab Brute has an extended wheelbase, reinforced frame and the composite bed and cab are rubber mounted to the frame to isolate noise and vibration. Engine options run from the base 3.6 liter V6 to the 5.7 liter Hemi V8 with a supercharger. They build the trucks with “Overlanding” in mind which is long trips into the wilderness where the vehicle is your only lifeline. That means special attention has been paid to the Brute’s durability and all day comfort. Check out the video to see more details on this interesting truck.
Watching footage of the relief efforts of Hurricane Sandy has stirred up my desire to build an unstoppable diesel tow rig/work truck/snow plow/apocalypse and disaster truck. Being in North Carolina, we get the occasional threat of hurricane damage and some freak sleet storms every year. That being said, I think the desire for a monster truck type vehicle is embedded on the Y-Chromosome right next to the whatever it is that makes men smile when hearing a V8 fire up for the first time. Natural disasters aside, off-roading also looks like it would be pretty fun. Check out this footage of a group of buddies with some killer Jeeps tackling some of the Moab “slick rock” (it’s really got a sandpaper texture) at this year’s Easter Jeep Safari:
This little gem is currently for sale on Ebay. It’s a custom 8 wheel drive, 8 wheel steer 1953 Willys Jeep nicknamed the Centipede. Dick Cook pulled parts from 3 different Willys Jeeps to build this one. It’s powered by a 327 Corvette engine that lives in its own compartment in the back.